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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Nigeria 1948751 viewsMartin Powell
Colonies Class Cruiser. Damaged by torpedo on Operation Pedestal 1942.
Sold to India (INS Mysore) 1957.
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Paradise Bay 1956 ©1516 viewsRelaunching their boat at Paradise Bay in choppy weather.
Jane Banks
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Paradise Bay 1956 ©469 viewsSuccessfully refloated.
Jane Banks
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HMS Albion 1957548 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Duke of York 1946519 viewsMartin Powell
KGV Class Battleship.
Responsible for the sinking of Scharnhorst 1943.
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The US Version of "Single Handed"629 viewsBased on C S Forester's "Brown on Resolution".

A few shots of Dingli or Gozo cliffs posing as the Galapagos.

Both the 1935 ("Forever England") and the 1953 ("Sailor of the King") versions can be found in full on Youtube.
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HMS Manxman in disguise863 viewsAbdiel Class Minelayer. Photographed off Gozo (Dwejra Bay) in 1952 disguised as a German cruiser for the film Single Handed. Along with her sister Welshman, she played an important part in sustaining Malta during the Siege and was later there for most of the 1950s, taking part in the Suez operation.
Manxman History
Welshman Episode
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Hal Far531 viewsPrefect
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Luqa 1950520 viewsPrefect
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Hal Far527 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1946-48 522 views©Anita Sackett
RFA Fort and 3 Funnel Cruiser, possibly Sussex.
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Pieta Creek 1946-48519 views©Anita Sackett
An RFA Fort to the right. A MFA? centre.
The Old School in Villa Sunshine at Ta'Xbiex to the left.
RASC Launches foreground.
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Luqa 1946 - 48628 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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Supermarine Walrus495 viewsAt Hal Far 1946 - 8
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Hal Far Airfield 1946 - 8532 views©Anita SackettPrefect
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French Visitors572 views©Lesley Cole
Chateaurenalt & Guichen. Built as very fast Italian Light Cruisers but reclassified by the French as Destroyers.
Probably 1954
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HMS Eagle554 views©Lesley Cole
Blue Ranger alongside
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Can I come too?551 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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HMS Blake 1961-1963929 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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Sliema Creek905 viewsCorunna, Barrosa & Aisne ?
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Battle Class Destroyers573 viewsSliema Creek mid 1950s
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HMS Birmingham 1954566 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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Matelots at the Ferry 1950s738 views©Lesley Cole3 commentsPrefect
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H M T BRIGAND ©502 viewsHMT BRIGAND LATE 50s

See also THIS PHOTO and link below it.
Alexander Birt
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HMS Bermuda 1954545 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Jamaica 1955488 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Rorqual553 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Eagle & Victorious 1958616 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Truelove543 viewsAlgerine Class Minesweeper around 1950.Prefect
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Not HMS Pinafore469 viewsThe Governor 1950.Prefect
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HMS Opossum, about 1947555 viewsSloop of the Modified Black Swan Class. Prefect
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USS John F Kennedy 2004565 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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