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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Vickers Valiant over Valletta591 views(Miss Yule would have called that Alliteration!)2 commentsPrefect
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Light Jackstay Transfer703 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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HMS White Bear 1946661 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 Creek984 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.658 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect
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RFA Maine (3)490 viewsHospital Ship of the Med Fleet. In service 1921 - 1947.Prefect
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Going Ashore with our Prezzies579 views©Jane BanksPrefect
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Children's Party in the Hangar. 1949/50517 viewsProbably watching Tom & Jerry cartoons?
©Jane Banks
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HMS Decoy 1957634 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect
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RFA Turmoil 455 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 460 viewsPassing through on her way east.
©Ian Benton
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HMS Cumberland534 viewsCounty Class Cruiser. Veteran of the River Plate.
Trials ship from 1951 - 1958.
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Sub off St Angelo 1950s535 viewsT Class
©Ian Benton
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HMS Barfleur464 viewsBattle Class Destroyer
©Ian Benton
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RFA Cherryleaf (3)449 viewsFreighting TankerPrefect
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HMS Gambia 1952499 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1955639 viewsPrefect
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Salvage 1950669 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
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HMS Breconshire 1950730 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 Malta673 viewsA Gannet overflies a Replenishment At Sea between HMS Centaur, RFA Tidepersil, and HMS Lagos.1 commentsPrefect
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Whaler & Wave Boat473 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 1952578 viewsOf Yangste Incident fame.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Carysfort 1965631 viewsC class destroyer. 27th Escort Squadron.Prefect
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HMS Comet 1955558 viewsC class destroyer.
Eric Hartley
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HMS Sylvia 1946532 viewsAlgerine class minesweeper.
Eric Hartley
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Detention Quarters Staff 1946556 viewsC/SGT Hartley RM 2nd right.
©Eric Hartley
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RFA Wave Baron514 viewsReplenishment TankerPrefect
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RFA Bacchus607 viewsStores Carrier
The tug is probably Airedale.
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Blackburn Beverley ©505 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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Avro Shackleton ©487 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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Handley Page Hastings ©459 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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RFA Tide Austral 1962440 viewsLater commissioned as HMAS Supply.Prefect
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