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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


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USS Nautilus 1960505 views1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ricasoli 1947 -1958709 viewsSignal training, Cookery, Leadership, Rifle Range, Transit Depot & Lido.
The Army took over the fort but the Lido came under St Angelo.
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Bighi Cot Lift495 viewsBuilt 1903. Damaged WW2 and reopened by Lady Grantham in 1956.Prefect
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H M S LION 1962 ©710 viewsalexander
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HMS Girdle Ness 1961846 viewsGoing home on completion of the Sea Slug trials.
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Forth again559 viewsPrefect
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HMS Lion 1962461 viewsProceeding.Prefect
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HMS Lion 1962450 viewsAnd leaving again.Prefect
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HMS Lion 1962449 viewsUnusually entering Marsamxett.Prefect
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HMS Amethyst 1949469 viewsLieut Cdr J S Kerans, DSO, RN. At Malta on the way home from the Yangtse Incident.
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LST Empire Gaelic 1956450 viewsAnd Empire Parkeston.Prefect
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RFA Wave Sovereign 1947429 viewsPrefect
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White Rocks - St Patrick's608 viewsArmy married quarters overlooking Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq. After 1979 they became a failed tourist village and are now derelict. There are plans for a sports complex. Squatters camp in foreground.Prefect
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HMS Bulawayo2527 viewsNordmark (later Northmark) was a former German Navy fast fleet oiler which was allocated to the Royal Navy by the Inter-Allied Repatriations Commission when British forces entered Copenhagen on 9 May 1945. Cost of conversion to RFA standards was considered prohibitive, so she remained RN. Carried out trials of the abeam method. The Bulawayo Cup was presented to ships on the Mediterranean Station which displayed the most conspicuous efficiency in Replenishment at Sea.
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HMS Eagle543 views© IWM (FL 10443)Prefect
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Corradino Canteen947 viewsOpened 1897, closed 1968. Damaged by bombing and only partly rebuilt. (As was). Once had 38 snooker tables, 200 seat restaurant and 1000 seat theatre. Continued as a trade school until demolished in 1975 to make way for the new dock.2 commentsPrefect
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Assault Course521 viewsAt Ghajn Tuffieha Camp 1960s.Prefect
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St Patrick's Barracks535 viewsCompleted 1939. Handed over to AFM 1971-2.Prefect
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St George's Bay ©545 viewsMilitary bathing facilities.Prefect
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HMS Battleaxe ©472 viewsPrefect
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St Elmo Breakwater655 viewsRemaining breakwater span being removed by floating crane, CLIV(e) on 5th October 1955. Google the new bridge span built in 2012.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946642 viewsFormer P&O liner, then AMC and from 1943 a repair ship. Resident of Lazaretto Creek until replaced by Ausonia in 1958.Prefect
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RFA Sea Salvor491 viewsHastening to the aid of Star of Malta July 29 1955.Prefect
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Msida Creek 1960s ©690 viewsWith HMS Miner VI at the Torpedo Depot.1 commentsPrefect
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Forth at Home 1960 ©601 views7 commentsPrefect
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Lazaretto Creek c1960 ©600 viewsAusonia, Messina, Broadsword & Fighter.Prefect
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Ancient 1948495 viewsBuilt 1915 as Veteran. Renamed 1918. Based Malta until sold in 1953.Prefect
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Pieta Creek c1960 ©481 viewsFort Duquesne, Brown Ranger, RASC Launches.Prefect
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Harbour Launch ©495 viewsAnd Visitors, Sliema Creek.Prefect
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HMS Hermes ©509 viewsGrand Harbour 1966 or 67 according to my late Father's notes on
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Malta Story 1953370 viewsPrefect
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Malta Story 1953369 viewsPrefect
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