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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Mess Ball - Hal Far?370 viewsMy parents and pals.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon357 viewsMy father Len Reed was in the Royal Navy when he became in charge of a small unit of the Fleet Air Arm at Hal Far in 1950-53. I think he went up in planes fixing electrical faults connected with the radios and communications. (He didn't care much for that part !)

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HMS Galatea - 1978 - 338 viewsA PR shot found by Russ Palmer when clearing out one of the ships offices prior to going in to refit.SC-UK
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Ark Royal 1955472 viewsWhen new.Prefect
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HMS Antrim 1973354 viewsPrefect
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HMS Devonshire 1963344 viewsPrefect
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HMS Norfolk 1971322 viewsPrefect
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HMS London 1971333 viewsPrefect
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HMS Roberts 1945446 viewsOhio in background.Prefect
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946333 viewsPrefect
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Timms Family in Malta339 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul Timms
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Timms family323 viewsMy father R.E.Timms with me, Paul Timms & my sister Linda Timms . c 1955/56Paul Timms
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P.O. R.E.Timms316 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul Timms
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Eagle & Victorious c1958402 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sheffield 1957389 viewsHMS Ceylon background. White Star's Brittanic rightPrefect
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HMS Broadsword 1987365 viewsPrefect
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HMS Falcon Steps - Kalafrana449 viewsThroughout 1944 and early 1945 Dark Blue uniforms had been gradually achieving numerical superiority over their RAF Blue cousins at Hal Far and at sunset on 14 April 1946 the RAF Ensign was lowered. At sunrise of the next day the airfield became Royal Naval Air Station Hal Far and was named HMS Falcon. It remained so until 1967.
History.
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HMS Dalrymple 1962350 viewsPrefect
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HMS Owen 1953337 viewsRFA War Hindoo right.Prefect
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HMS Dampier 1948364 viewsPrefect
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Pietà Creek early 1950s501 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Tyne 1955357 viewsDestroyer Depot ShipPrefect
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HMS Mull of Kintyre 1960419 views1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Duncansby Head 1946319 viewsPrefect
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HMS Derby Haven 1947328 viewsLoch Class frigate converted to Support Ship for Coastal Minesweepers here returning from Far East. Later reconverted to frigate and sold to Persian Navy as BADR.Prefect
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 1955403 viewsLoch Class frigate converted to Support Ship for Coastal Minesweepers.Prefect
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HMS Wolfe 1947315 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship. Ex Canadian Pacific Montcalm. With the 1st Submarine Flotilla in Malta until relieved by HMS FORTH in 1947.Prefect
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HMS Ausonia 1962308 viewsPrefect
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HMS Fearless 1969277 viewsPrefect
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HMS Fearless 1968296 viewsPrefect
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RFA MAGAZINE 1934290 viewsPublished on Malta Station for worldwide distribution.
From the Mike Day Collection.
Read it all here. (Requires PDF reader).
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CrabAir Comet C.4418 viewsLast flight into Luqa 25 June 1975 prior to disposal.2 commentsPrefect
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