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Grand Harbour 1966 ©649 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 11:54robinwilliams: Could be one of three Carriers only Eagle R05, Vic...
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The Ark701 viewsProcedure Alfa1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:53Chris Howells: Queen of all the fleets! With a load of bricks on ...
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Assault!521 viewsThe Army invades Armier Beach. 1960s.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:30Chris Howells: ..but the pub was shut!
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Handley Page Hastings ©457 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:28Chris Howells: Rattled like a bag of bolts! Dad and I came back f...
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Avro Shackleton ©482 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:26Chris Howells: MR2 'Taildragger' Wonderful aeroplne. The ...
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Blackburn Beverley ©502 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:25Chris Howells: Flying block of flats, as my Dad used to call them...
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The Fleet's in ©872 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby04/24/10 at 14:15Prefect: 965 it seems. "there emerged a need for fast ...
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Nimrods of 203 Sqn at Luqa 1970s769 viewsColin Pomeroy
No prizes for spotting the school!
2 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:02Chris Howells: I spent 3 years at the school. Can even see where ...
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HMS Tiger off Malta, Spring 1960 ©687 viewsShot taken from a tug by myself after having a day at sea on a Naval Exercise, together with HMS Ark Royal & HMS Scorpion ( pics available )3 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:39Prefect: Well they were until the back end got hacked for h...
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Shackleton over Corradino534 views1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 13:29Chris Howells: Early MR 3 judging by the nose and the lack of tai...
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Msida Creek 1962880 viewsNarvik with the subs, several Ton class, and Ausonia far left.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 13:27Chris Howells: and St Nicholas flats on the left, last block goin...
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 958 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:23Chris Howells: Lazaretto was a yacht marina when we lived at Ta&#...
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HMS Tiger off Malta, Spring 1960 ©687 viewsShot taken from a tug by myself after having a day at sea on a Naval Exercise, together with HMS Ark Royal & HMS Scorpion ( pics available )3 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:20Chris Howells: weren't this class of cruisers wonderful warsh...
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s685 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
7 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:17Chris Howells: Superb picture thanks for posting that. Back in th...
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Spanish Frigate " Triton" going into Marsamxett, c1961604 views2 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:13Chris Howells: Plus 4 of the british fleet on their way out! :lol...
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The Fleet's in ©872 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby04/24/10 at 12:59phillrose: Was it a 945 naval radar? it started off with one ...
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The Fleet's in ©872 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby04/24/10 at 12:39Chris Howells: Superb picture. Love the huge radar on the top! :-...
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Postcard Marsamxett Harbour - HM Naval Fleet577 viewsLook at this lot! From c1958/59. 10 points for naming each vessel!2 commentsdeco.rise04/07/10 at 08:23sheila macdonald: I agree. We lived there in 1947-1952 and I know fo...
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Postcard Marsamxett Harbour - HM Naval Fleet577 viewsLook at this lot! From c1958/59. 10 points for naming each vessel!2 commentsdeco.rise04/07/10 at 03:44phillrose: Suspect the date is incorrect, the flats we lived ...
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U 17551 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
4 commentsPrefect03/31/10 at 12:14Prefect: Not that I don't like them, just too old to ma...
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U 17551 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
4 commentsPrefect03/31/10 at 09:56Martin Powell: You said you don't like sails and masts anyway...
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HMS Volage 1946571 viewsReturning from the Corfu Channel Incident.1 commentsPrefect03/31/10 at 09:27Martin Powell: My Dad (Dockyard drawing office) was one of the fi...
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1048 views10 commentsOldBat03/30/10 at 05:45Prefect: Almost certainly RFA Tide Austral, later HMAS Supp...
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New book coming soon407 viewsUXB Malta
Royal Engineers
Bomb Disposal 1940-44
S.A.M. Hudson
http://www.uxbmalta.blogspot.com/

To be published 17th May 2010, at £20 Hardback. The first book to reveal what it was like to work in Army bomb disposal in the most bombed place on Earth.
The History Press
The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Glos GL5 2QG
Tel +44(0)1453 883300 Fax +44(0)1453 883233
www.thehistorypress.co.uk
(Another scoop for TH Nostalgia!)
2 commentsPrefect03/27/10 at 14:53OldBat: Yes, indeed you did - I'll remember to get som...
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New book coming soon407 viewsUXB Malta
Royal Engineers
Bomb Disposal 1940-44
S.A.M. Hudson
http://www.uxbmalta.blogspot.com/

To be published 17th May 2010, at £20 Hardback. The first book to reveal what it was like to work in Army bomb disposal in the most bombed place on Earth.
The History Press
The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Glos GL5 2QG
Tel +44(0)1453 883300 Fax +44(0)1453 883233
www.thehistorypress.co.uk
(Another scoop for TH Nostalgia!)
2 commentsPrefect03/27/10 at 13:00phillrose: Looks a good read, might treat myself. Also a good...
gesub.jpg
U 17551 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
4 commentsPrefect03/15/10 at 13:17phillrose: Now I have seen the picture, it would not open for...
gesub.jpg
U 17551 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
4 commentsPrefect03/13/10 at 14:03OldBat: Just you watch your language, young Admin!
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Earl Mountbatten and Missus in safe hands ©547 viewsTaken in 1953 with Whaler crewed by Dockyard Sea Scouts.
The Dockyard Sea Scouts also had Maltese members unlike
Tal Handaq's.Cannot remember occasion but I was the Bow oarsman.
2 commentsrobinwilliams03/10/10 at 11:43Martin Powell: See guestbook messages to Robin 26-12-09
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Earl Mountbatten and Missus in safe hands ©547 viewsTaken in 1953 with Whaler crewed by Dockyard Sea Scouts.
The Dockyard Sea Scouts also had Maltese members unlike
Tal Handaq's.Cannot remember occasion but I was the Bow oarsman.
2 commentsrobinwilliams03/07/10 at 16:15Prefect: And making a splendid effort Robin, even if you ar...
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Raising a submarine in Msida Creek ca 1958 ©995 viewsPhoto by (Miss) Barbara Kernahan6 commentsOldBat02/06/10 at 20:19OldBat: Wouldn't we all!
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Raising a submarine in Msida Creek ca 1958 ©995 viewsPhoto by (Miss) Barbara Kernahan6 commentsOldBat02/06/10 at 02:29Prefect: I cannot tell a lie Miss, I would be lost without ...
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Raising a submarine in Msida Creek ca 1958 ©995 viewsPhoto by (Miss) Barbara Kernahan6 commentsOldBat02/05/10 at 19:05OldBat: Whoops, I'm giving you a lot of research aren&...
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