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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Thermopylae 1964393 viewsPrefect
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The Social Life of a Wren 1962442 viewsPrefect
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Whitehall Mansions Xmas 1949445 viewsWren Os and QARNNS Sisters.Prefect
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Vampires Ta Kali 1953424 viewsPrefect
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RFA Retainer 1955510 viewsArriving in Malta for the first time after conversion from a cargo/passenger ship to Ammunition Replenishment.
She caused something of a stir by being the first RFA with draught beer and retaining a sprung dance floor!
There is still a bar down the Gut sporting her name.
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A boat Grand Harbour625 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©666 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells
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Meteor ©418 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.Prefect
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Javelin ©409 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.
Not bad for my little Brownie.
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RFA Wave Master391 viewsDoing a Mediterranean Moor with a dghajsa running the stern lines.Prefect
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Vickers Valiant 1956455 viewsBombing up at Luqa for Suez.Prefect
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KD Sri Negri Sembilan (Malaysia) 1964517 viewsPassing the Queen of Peace berthed at the foot of Crucifix Hill.Prefect
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HMS Volage 1946587 viewsReturning from the Corfu Channel Incident.1 commentsPrefect
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1074 views10 commentsOldBat
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New book coming soon429 viewsUXB Malta
Royal Engineers
Bomb Disposal 1940-44
S.A.M. Hudson
http://www.uxbmalta.blogspot.com/

To be published 17th May 2010, at £20 Hardback. The first book to reveal what it was like to work in Army bomb disposal in the most bombed place on Earth.
The History Press
The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Glos GL5 2QG
Tel +44(0)1453 883300 Fax +44(0)1453 883233
www.thehistorypress.co.uk
(Another scoop for TH Nostalgia!)
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HMS Forth 1950s Postcard617 viewsBetter image reposted.Prefect
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U 17558 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
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King's Colour 1951398 viewsCarried by an Officer of the Destroyer Command. HRH accompanied by Admiral Sir John Edelsten, CinC.
See more of this occasion
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HRH Princess Elizabeth410 viewsArriving at Floriana Parade Ground to present the new King's Colour for the Mediterranean Station, 5th May 1951.
Andrew Blake
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King's Colour programme372 views See more of this occasionPrefect
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King's Colour programme335 views See more of this occasionPrefect
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Invitation to Turkish delights365 viewsAndrew Blake
TCG Muavenet was the former I Class destroyer, HMS Inconstant.
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HMS Liverpool 1950 ©534 viewsThe Vice Admiral commanding the 15th Cruiser Squadron, his wife and HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh.
Andrew Blake
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Earl Mountbatten and Missus in safe hands ©552 viewsTaken in 1953 with Whaler crewed by Dockyard Sea Scouts.
The Dockyard Sea Scouts also had Maltese members unlike
Tal Handaq's.Cannot remember occasion but I was the Bow oarsman.
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RFA Bishopdale. Mid 1950s. 417 views©Rex CooperPrefect
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HMS Wolfe 1945 - 1947579 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship. Ex Canadian Pacific Montcalm. Nominated for service with the 1st Submarine Flotilla in Malta until relieved by HMS FORTH in 1947. She paid-off in 1949 and was reduced to Reserve status. Placed in the Disposal List in 1952 the ship was sold to BISCO in 1952 and arrived at Faslane for breaking-up by Metal Industries on 8th November that year.
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RFA Plumleaf 1975 ©425 viewsOpening the new Laboratory Wharf which has been extended to replace Parlatorio.Prefect
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HMS Ajax 1947542 viewsof River Plate fame.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Liverpool c1950487 viewsAndrew BlakePrefect
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Royal Visitor c1950 ©427 viewsPrincess Elizabeth on the bridge of HMS Liverpool, on which my father John Blake was navigating officer, leaving the Grand Harbour.
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HMS London 1947724 viewsAndrew Blake2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Forth in Msida Creek ca 1958 ©654 viewsStunning photo by Barbara Kernahan from the window of her flat.1 commentsOldBat
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