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Trooper R Martin d. 191841 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

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1 commentsadmin11/11/18 at 00:28admin: ...and even more HERE - click on his photo (with s...
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Freshspray & Freshspring 196051 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

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3 commentsadmin08/11/18 at 02:19OldBat: CHEEKY!!
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Freshspray & Freshspring 196051 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 22:20admin: Nonsense Miss, there's nothing wrong with you...
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Freshspray & Freshspring 196051 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 21:43OldBat: But don't look too closely or you'll see...
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Caption competition125 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadmin07/16/18 at 14:51Sailor Boy: "Patch of ice you say, Corporal?"
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HMS Euryalus 1950739 views1 commentsDavid Woolfenden06/11/18 at 18:19David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden was Sgt Major Royal Mar...
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Passing the Mail394 viewsEuryalus - Vigo 1952
Illustrated London News
1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 18:15David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the Euryalus ...
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HMS Bermuda420 views1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 18:11David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the HMS Bermu...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562154 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/30/18 at 10:24kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, while on the rocky rocks of manoe...
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HMS / HMT Brigand691 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

Story HERE
1 commentsrobinwilliams01/26/18 at 23:01admin: HMS Brigand was a tug of the Brigand Class, fitted...
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Small twin Prop - Luqa about 1960714 viewsDon't recognise aircraft or occasion4 commentsdeco.rise01/24/18 at 16:01pixelshot: Yes a Devon one is still flying at Headcorn Airfie...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562154 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 15:35Martin Powell: Yes, went on board - our Cub leader ("Baloo&q...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562154 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 15:24pixelshot: Yes remember HMS Forth...do you remember HMS TOTEM...
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HMS Serene 1946297 viewsAlgerine Class1 commentsPrefect08/19/17 at 23:39Martin Powell: c/w RNSA 14 dinghy.
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Mtarfa water400 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

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1 commentsadmin01/31/17 at 00:08admin: Bruce writes "For the whole of the roughly 4 ...
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USS John F Kennedy878 views20041 commentsPrefect07/14/16 at 21:39Mick.Jackson: i can remember the J.F.K coming to malta in 1969/7...
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HMS Galatea585 views1978
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2 commentsPrefect04/17/16 at 08:30SC-UK: Originally posted with a 1967 date but revised fol...
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HMS Galatea585 views1978
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2 commentsPrefect02/09/16 at 05:46ThomasJohn: Date of 1967 I think is way off the mark. The Ikar...
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HMS Cassandra 1963399 views1 commentsPrefect09/18/15 at 17:23billkby: My father was serving on Cassandra when it was tor...
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HMS Lofoten 1956705 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 16:12Prefect: During the Suez crisis she was used to land the tr...
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HMS Ranpura 1958468 viewsGoing home.1 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 13:54Paul Timms: Dad served on Ranpura between 29th November 1954 t...
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HMS Lofoten 1956705 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 12:43Paul Timms: My father served on the Lofoten from 25th August 1...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©513 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 13:22Prefect: It is not to be confused with the pale imitation r...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©513 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 13:17Prefect: Presumably, though other sources name a different ...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©513 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 12:09Martin Powell: Supposedly the Gladiator that is now on display in...
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RAF Luqa SNCO Wives Club tour of a 38 Sqdn Shackleton, 1965 or 66322 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 commentsIvan06/16/15 at 09:48Cezza: Great photo!...dad was an NCO....sad day when 38 d...
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Pietà Creek early 1950s446 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect06/14/15 at 18:20Prefect: Doubt it. Although her berth is vacated, that look...
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Pietà Creek early 1950s446 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect06/14/15 at 16:17robinwilliams: In that RFA Fort Duquesne on the move?
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HMS Mull of Kintyre 1960371 views1 commentsPrefect05/31/15 at 15:52phillrose: And a damned fine shot of Expert.
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Diving School 1956 - 57716 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island.3 commentsPrefect05/13/15 at 19:17Prefect: He is Lt George Foster RN. Able Seaman Holdsworth...
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Diving School 1956 - 57716 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island.3 commentsPrefect05/13/15 at 15:37phillrose: There is someone around whose father is front row ...
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Diving School 1956 - 57716 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island.3 commentsPrefect05/12/15 at 11:29carocleeve: Thats my father back row centre, Roy Falk. I love ...
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