Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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HMS Acute 1946220 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Corradino Canteen273 viewsOpened 1897, closed 1968. Damaged by bombing and only partly rebuilt. (As was). Re-opened by HRH Princess Elizabeth 1949. Once had 38 snooker tables, 200 seat restaurant and 1000 seat theatre. Seen here about to be demolished in 1975 to make way for the new dock.Prefect
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RAF Luqa SNCO Wives Club tour of a 38 Sqdn Shackleton, 1965 or 66332 viewsThe officer in sunglasses is clearly amused by the result of the playful breeze. Unlike the airman on the right who appears highly fed-up.1 commentsIvan
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RMA Officers at St Elmo249 viewsPrefect
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RFA Wave Chief on Ras Hanzir Dolphins235 viewsPrefect
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Admiral Sir Guy Grantham312 viewsCinC Med 1954–1957. Governor 1959–1962.
Here at TH. "No one, however, made a greater personal contribution to the history of the Royal Navy in the first half of this century." Obituary.
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Flower Class Corvettes 1947240 viewsPenstemon & Nasturtium.Prefect
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HMS Mallow 1949221 viewsFlower Class Corvette. Ex Yugoslav Nada & Partizanka. Probably here as the Egyptian El Sudan.Prefect
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HMS Snapdragon c1946212 viewsFlower Class Corvette. Ex USS Saucy, ex HMS Arabis.Prefect
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HMS Manxman 1952239 viewsDisguised as "Essen" for the film Single Handed.Prefect
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HMS Manxman 1951213 viewsPrefect
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HMS Tiger 1960233 viewsPrefect
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RFA Eddycliff 1955208 viewsLots more Eddys here.Prefect
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Empire Shelter 1949200 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Barnard Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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Empire Peacemaker 1949210 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Scarborough Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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Empire Lifeguard 1948188 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Maiden Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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Empire Comfort 1948199 viewsCastle Class Corvette (York Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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Britannia "Canopus"212 viewsThis aircraft took a lot of us to Malta. It was the very one I flew on in 1970 to get to the island. In fact this picture was taken in 1970 so there is a possibility that we were on board at the time! We spent time on arrival at Hal Far while we were taxied around choosing a quarter. We ended up in Peter Street in F'Gura to start with before moving to St George's' Street Paola, where we then lived in two flats; three homes in just over a year! fifla1973
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Dining-in Night216 viewsRecent posts about the Sergeant's Mess at RAF Luqa 2 Site reminded me of this photo. Unknown Warrant Officer on the left; centre is F/Sgt Ron Commons DFM, right is F/Sgt Hugh Grundy.Ivan
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LSL Sir Lancelot205 viewsUnder British India management prior to transferring to RFA in 1970.Prefect
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RFA Fort Dunvegan292 viewsPhoto possibly 1948. Built as VSIS by Burrard Drydock in 1944. Managed Ellerman. Laid up 1946-8. RFA service from 1951 as store carrier and "flagship". Coronation Review in 1953 then Malta run until 1960 when she went Far East as AirSIS, reverting to NS/VSIS in 1961. Scrapped Kaohsiung 1968.2 commentsPrefect
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LST Humphrey Gale 1956207 viewsFormerly HMS LST 3509.
Army LSTs.
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RASCV Snowden Smith 1948221 viewsFormerly HMS LST 3028.
Army LSTs.
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RFA Fort Duquesne 1951222 viewsWith early aviation facilities.Prefect
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HMS Amethyst 1950228 viewsPrefect
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RFA Plumleaf206 viewsPrefect
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HMS Hampshire221 viewsPrefect
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Lots of Naval Boats359 views2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Stubborn205 viewsStubborn survived the Second World War and was sunk on 30 April 1946 as an ASDIC target off Malta.Prefect
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HMS Sturdy 1952220 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sentinel c1959285 viewsPassing HMS Eagle.Prefect
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HMS Scorcher 1947279 views2 commentsPrefect
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