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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS White Bear 1946743 viewsSurvey Ship. Steam Yacht Iolanda sold to the Admiralty in 1940 for $5.
Sold on 1948 and scrapped 1958.
Toni Chetcuti
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Destroyers in Sliema Creek1036 viewsRMA Mess on Tigne Street, foreground. LSTs far right.
7th Destroyer Sqn. Probably 1962. HMS Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland, Aisne or Corunna?, Broadsword and Scorpion.
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End of Patrol. 1950s.708 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect
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RFA Maine (3)526 viewsHospital Ship of the Med Fleet. In service 1921 - 1947.Prefect
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Going Ashore with our Prezzies614 views©Jane BanksPrefect
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Children's Party in the Hangar. 1949/50552 viewsProbably watching Tom & Jerry cartoons?
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HMS Decoy 1957680 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect
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RFA Turmoil 487 viewsSalvage Tug of the Bustler class famed for her part in the Flying Enterprise saga of January 1952.
See Link
©Ian Benton
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RFA Turmoil 493 viewsPassing through on her way east.
©Ian Benton
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HMS Cumberland573 viewsCounty Class Cruiser. Veteran of the River Plate.
Trials ship from 1951 - 1958.
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Sub off St Angelo 1950s570 viewsT Class
©Ian Benton
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HMS Barfleur492 viewsBattle Class Destroyer
©Ian Benton
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RFA Cherryleaf (3)483 viewsFreighting TankerPrefect
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HMS Gambia 1952536 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1955675 viewsPrefect
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Salvage 1950719 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip but no sound. (Refreshing your page a couple of times will often skip the adverts).
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HMS Breconshire 1950762 viewsAn Auxiliary Supply Ship sunk by bombing in Marsaxlokk, March 1942 after a valiant attempt to reach Grand Harbour from Alexandria, her convoy having been scattered.
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RAS off Malta709 viewsA Gannet overflies a Replenishment At Sea between HMS Centaur, RFA Tidepersil, and HMS Lagos.1 commentsPrefect
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Whaler & Wave Boat503 viewsThe whaler may have been manned by Tal Handaq sailors who opted to spend their sports afternoons in this idyllic fashion.
The Wave is either Baron, Ruler or Chief which has just done a sharp "right hand down a bit" to make the entrance.
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HMS Amethyst 1952614 viewsOf Yangste Incident fame.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Carysfort 1965671 viewsC class destroyer. 27th Escort Squadron.Prefect
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HMS Comet 1955587 viewsC class destroyer.
Eric Hartley
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HMS Sylvia 1946560 viewsAlgerine class minesweeper.
Eric Hartley
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Detention Quarters Staff 1946590 viewsC/SGT Hartley RM 2nd right.
©Eric Hartley
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RFA Wave Baron544 viewsReplenishment TankerPrefect
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RFA Bacchus650 viewsStores Carrier
The tug is probably Airedale.
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Blackburn Beverley ©543 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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Avro Shackleton ©522 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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Handley Page Hastings ©494 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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RFA Tide Austral 1962467 viewsLater commissioned as HMAS Supply.Prefect
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St Patrick's Barracks 1960s540 viewsPrefect
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Army Band516 viewsProbably Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regt, 1962 - 5.1 commentsPrefect
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