Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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St Angelo439 viewsPay Office Staff 1945Prefect
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HMS Cockade520 views1 commentsPrefect
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Hal Far decked out for the Coronation472 viewsPrefect
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Tigne Barracks ©458 viewsContractors block or MI Room(?), round fort in background. David Arnold
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Tigne Barracks 1944 ©428 viewsSame politician on Bk square, admin block (?) in background. David Arnold
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Tigne Barracks 1944 ©407 viewsVIP politician (can't remember who) viewing Bk block, c1944.David Arnold
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RSM (later Capt) CJ Arnold c. 1935. ©365 viewsDavid Arnold
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HMS Totem536 viewsPrefect
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HMS Scarborough511 viewsPrefect
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HMS Protector468 viewsPrefect
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HMS Forth 715 viewsWith Striker & Sefton alongside1 commentsPrefect
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HMS St Angelo1027 viewsFort St Angelo18 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ausonia551 viewsMoving!Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal561 views1970sPrefect
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HMS Ark Royal 1960499 viewsPrefect
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HMS Goldfinch469 viewsAs Ta Kali was known from 1945 to 1953 when it reverted to the RAF before closing in 1963.Prefect
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RAF Siggiewi681 viewsComms relay stationPrefect
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Hal Far436 viewsPrefect
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Monty at Hal Far386 viewsBrian Shackleton
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Mountbatten 1955368 viewsBrian Shackleton
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His Nibs 1949392 views1 commentsPrefect
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Combined Ops 1949431 viewsA split screen large Moggie at an RM roadblockPrefect
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Combined Ops 1949408 viewsBeach ControlPrefect
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Combined Ops 1949396 viewsLanding parties from HMS Phoebe at Armier BayPrefect
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Empty Creeks 1953536 views5 commentsPrefect
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RFA Brown Ranger539 viewsAt Malta 1962.
GRT 3417. Built H&W Glasgow, 1941. 6 Cyl H- B&W. Speed 14.
Based Gibraltar and escort oiler on all Malta convoys and N. African landings. Port oiler Bone and Algiers. Thence Pacific Fleet including Leyte and re-occupation of Honkers and Shankers. Royal tour with Vanguard. Latterly between the Med and Home stations with a venture across the Pacific to support Sir Percivale. Laid up Devonport November 1974 for disposal. Sold for scrap at Gijon, April 1975.
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HMS Striker 1951714 viewsWith Tigne Barracks as God intended!5 commentsPrefect
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HMS Templar 1948596 viewsIn the background is the wreck of the ammunition ship Talabot.
"Lieutenant O'Driscoll was the Officer-in-Charge of the Fleet Clearance Diving Team which was engaged in clearing a large number of unexploded bombs from the wreck of the SS Talabot in Grand Harbour, Malta. The SS Talabot had been bombed and set on fire on 26th March 1942 and because of her dangerous cargo was scuttled. From 16th October to 11th December 1972 the Fleet Clearance Diving Team recovered 73 bombs with a combined weight of 19,500 Ibs. All the bombs were fuzed and heavy corrosion had made them stick together. Many of the bombs were buried in the mud and had to be cleared by water jetting which meant that the divers had to work entirely by touch, visibility being nil."
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Lightning at Luqa432 viewsJust visiting.Prefect
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HMS Thermopylae 1964389 viewsPrefect
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The Social Life of a Wren 1962441 viewsPrefect
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Whitehall Mansions Xmas 1949442 viewsWren Os and QARNNS Sisters.Prefect
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