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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Paradise Bay 1956 ©1490 viewsRelaunching their boat at Paradise Bay in choppy weather.
Jane Banks
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Paradise Bay 1956 ©452 viewsSuccessfully refloated.
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HMS Albion 1957531 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Duke of York 1946504 viewsMartin Powell
KGV Class Battleship.
Responsible for the sinking of Scharnhorst 1943.
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The US Version of "Single Handed"608 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 disguise845 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 Far508 viewsPrefect
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Luqa 1950503 viewsPrefect
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Hal Far506 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1946-48 505 views©Anita Sackett
RFA Fort and 3 Funnel Cruiser, possibly Sussex.
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Pieta Creek 1946-48502 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 - 48605 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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Supermarine Walrus474 viewsAt Hal Far 1946 - 8
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Hal Far Airfield 1946 - 8511 views©Anita SackettPrefect
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French Visitors550 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 Eagle537 views©Lesley Cole
Blue Ranger alongside
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Can I come too?535 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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HMS Blake 1961-1963909 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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Sliema Creek884 viewsCorunna, Barrosa & Aisne ?
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Battle Class Destroyers554 viewsSliema Creek mid 1950s
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HMS Birmingham 1954550 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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Matelots at the Ferry 1950s713 views©Lesley Cole3 commentsPrefect
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H M T BRIGAND ©483 viewsHMT BRIGAND LATE 50s

See also THIS PHOTO and link below it.
Alexander Birt
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HMS Bermuda 1954525 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Jamaica 1955472 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Rorqual534 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Eagle & Victorious 1958599 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Truelove521 viewsAlgerine Class Minesweeper around 1950.Prefect
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Not HMS Pinafore450 viewsThe Governor 1950.Prefect
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HMS Opossum, about 1947537 viewsSloop of the Modified Black Swan Class. Prefect
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USS John F Kennedy 2004544 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Essington 1955493 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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