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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Albion 1957528 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Duke of York 1946502 viewsMartin Powell
KGV Class Battleship.
Responsible for the sinking of Scharnhorst 1943.
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The US Version of "Single Handed"604 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 disguise841 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 Far504 viewsPrefect
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Luqa 1950500 viewsPrefect
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Hal Far504 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1946-48 500 views©Anita Sackett
RFA Fort and 3 Funnel Cruiser, possibly Sussex.
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Pieta Creek 1946-48498 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 - 48601 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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Supermarine Walrus470 viewsAt Hal Far 1946 - 8
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Hal Far Airfield 1946 - 8508 views©Anita SackettPrefect
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French Visitors547 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 Eagle534 views©Lesley Cole
Blue Ranger alongside
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Can I come too?532 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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HMS Blake 1961-1963906 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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Sliema Creek877 viewsCorunna, Barrosa & Aisne ?
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Battle Class Destroyers549 viewsSliema Creek mid 1950s
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HMS Birmingham 1954545 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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Matelots at the Ferry 1950s704 views©Lesley Cole3 commentsPrefect
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H M T BRIGAND ©478 viewsHMT BRIGAND LATE 50s

See also THIS PHOTO and link below it.
Alexander Birt
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HMS Bermuda 1954522 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Jamaica 1955468 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Rorqual532 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Eagle & Victorious 1958597 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Truelove519 viewsAlgerine Class Minesweeper around 1950.Prefect
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Not HMS Pinafore447 viewsThe Governor 1950.Prefect
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HMS Opossum, about 1947534 viewsSloop of the Modified Black Swan Class. Prefect
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USS John F Kennedy 2004540 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Essington 1955490 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Vickers Valiant over Valletta587 views(Miss Yule would have called that Alliteration!)2 commentsPrefect
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Light Jackstay Transfer696 viewsBetween Stubbington and Shavington
Weekend trip to Sicily. June 1960.
Alan Walker
The Light Jackstay using fibre ropes and lots of manpower was tested for loads of 500 Lbs.
The Heavy Jackstay with steel wire ropes and auto-tension winches could manage loads up to 2 Tons.
Not a lot of people know that - or probably want to!
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