Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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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.rise05/11/09 at 18:33alexander: tug one of three expert,sea giant or confiance
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RFA Amherst622 viewsArmament Stores Carrier usually on the UK-Gibraltar-Malta run, 1952-1963.2 commentsPrefect05/10/09 at 16:38Prefect: Probably but I dont have an exact date.
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AFD 35776 viewsAdmiralty Floating Dock. Towed from Bombay in two sections, it remained off Magazine Wharf from 1948 - 1965.2 commentsPrefect05/10/09 at 16:36Prefect: Two RFAs. A Fort Class (Ammo) left and a Wave Boa...
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AFD 35776 viewsAdmiralty Floating Dock. Towed from Bombay in two sections, it remained off Magazine Wharf from 1948 - 1965.2 commentsPrefect05/10/09 at 15:38deco.rise: Just noticed this pic. Is that an RFA next to the ...
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RFA Amherst622 viewsArmament Stores Carrier usually on the UK-Gibraltar-Malta run, 1952-1963.2 commentsPrefect05/10/09 at 15:22deco.rise: Great pic. Better than mine!. Early 60's I gue...
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HMS Troutbridge920 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).
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7 commentsPrefect01/12/09 at 14:37Martin Powell: Deal. I've got the tent, just need the transpo...
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HMS Troutbridge920 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).
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7 commentsPrefect01/07/09 at 16:14Prefect: How about two weeks on Filfla?
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HMS Troutbridge920 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).
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7 commentsPrefect01/06/09 at 15:59Martin Powell: What about 5 points for each (censored) pic to dat...
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HMS Troutbridge920 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).
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7 commentsPrefect12/30/08 at 11:40Prefect: Correct. 5 points awarded. Only another 95 needed ...
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HMS Troutbridge920 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).
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7 commentsPrefect12/29/08 at 12:26Martin Powell: She's had loads. Do you mean Daisy in KUA?
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HMS Troutbridge920 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).
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7 commentsPrefect12/21/08 at 16:52Prefect: It called in regularly courtesy of the General Ove...
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HMS Troutbridge920 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).
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7 commentsPrefect12/21/08 at 13:58Martin Powell: Never knew it called in at Malta (a pre-requisite ...
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My mum, Joyce Day, on board RFA Amherst April/May 1960. ©588 viewsThis goes with the previous pic 'entering Grand harbour' She had just come back from Suda Bay, Crete. Time for cocktails no doubt! ( who last scrubbed the deck!! )3 commentsdeco.rise11/30/08 at 01:55Prefect: Cheek! Its Ready For Anything.
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My mum, Joyce Day, on board RFA Amherst April/May 1960. ©588 viewsThis goes with the previous pic 'entering Grand harbour' She had just come back from Suda Bay, Crete. Time for cocktails no doubt! ( who last scrubbed the deck!! )3 commentsdeco.rise11/29/08 at 14:40Martin Powell: Does RFA = Rather Filthy Appearance? (Sorry boss).
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My mum, Joyce Day, on board RFA Amherst April/May 1960. ©588 viewsThis goes with the previous pic 'entering Grand harbour' She had just come back from Suda Bay, Crete. Time for cocktails no doubt! ( who last scrubbed the deck!! )3 commentsdeco.rise11/26/08 at 01:57Prefect: I think the problem with the deck is not lack of s...
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Tug awaiting RFA Amherst entering Grand Harbour - April/May 1960 ©517 views3 commentsdeco.rise11/26/08 at 01:18deco.rise: Only one more I can find. Part view alas, put in o...
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Tug awaiting RFA Amherst entering Grand Harbour - April/May 1960 ©517 views3 commentsdeco.rise11/25/08 at 13:26Prefect: Tug is probably Sea Giant. Photos of RFA Amherst a...
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Small twin Prop - Luqa about 1960724 viewsDon't recognise aircraft or occasion4 commentsdeco.rise11/12/08 at 12:45Prefect: De Havilland (Sea) Devon, used as VIP transports b...
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HMS Tiger & Lion in Grand Harbour -24 August 1961941 viewsTiger steaming past her sister ship. According to my records this is the first occasion since the "Tiger" class Cruisers were launched that the two of them are seen together in the Med. Date please??4 commentsdeco.rise10/30/08 at 13:44Martin Powell: You could lend her your anorak to mow the the lawn...
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The Fleet's in ©872 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby10/28/08 at 12:54Prefect: Yes it is Sliema Creek this time. HMS Corrunna ce...
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HMS Ark Royal ©662 viewspossibly in Sliema Creek 19602 commentsJohn Kirby10/25/08 at 10:50John Kirby: Thank you Admin - a grand ship in THE harbour.
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HMS Ark Royal ©662 viewspossibly in Sliema Creek 19602 commentsJohn Kirby10/25/08 at 10:42Prefect: No - its Grand Harbour. She was too big for Sliema...
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HMS Tiger & Lion in Grand Harbour -24 August 1961941 viewsTiger steaming past her sister ship. According to my records this is the first occasion since the "Tiger" class Cruisers were launched that the two of them are seen together in the Med. Date please??4 commentsdeco.rise09/28/08 at 14:41Prefect: You should hear what my wife says about the state ...
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HMS Tiger & Lion in Grand Harbour -24 August 1961941 viewsTiger steaming past her sister ship. According to my records this is the first occasion since the "Tiger" class Cruisers were launched that the two of them are seen together in the Med. Date please??4 commentsdeco.rise09/28/08 at 14:13deco.rise: Great research, well done that man! Kept you busy ...
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100th Minesweeper Sqn. off Grand Harbour 1960/61682 viewsFeint pic but a rarity. They are HMS Appleton, Upton, Wolverton & Yarnton 3 commentsdeco.rise09/28/08 at 14:11deco.rise: Yes, The Times - the blurb did say the 100th, I th...
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HMS Tiger & Lion in Grand Harbour -24 August 1961941 viewsTiger steaming past her sister ship. According to my records this is the first occasion since the "Tiger" class Cruisers were launched that the two of them are seen together in the Med. Date please??4 commentsdeco.rise09/28/08 at 06:27Prefect: Tiger became Med Flagship in late 1959, and left i...
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100th Minesweeper Sqn. off Grand Harbour 1960/61682 viewsFeint pic but a rarity. They are HMS Appleton, Upton, Wolverton & Yarnton 3 commentsdeco.rise09/28/08 at 06:03Prefect: I think it was the 108th MS which was in Malta fro...
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s687 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
7 commentsdeco.rise09/25/08 at 12:33deco.rise: Great research, well done that man!
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Spanish Frigate " Triton" going into Marsamxett, c1961604 views2 commentsdeco.rise09/22/08 at 15:35Prefect: And lots of whalers!
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s687 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
7 commentsdeco.rise09/22/08 at 08:36Prefect: Battleships/Battle Cruisers therefore probably pre...
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RFA Tide Austral, Spring 1960 Grand Harbour ©503 viewsAs per other 'at sea' pics, Tide Austral re-fuelled HMS Tiger at sea during exrecise I was on.1 commentsdeco.rise09/21/08 at 11:02Prefect: I moved her from Transport as although technically...
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 958 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise09/21/08 at 10:59Prefect: No its not Forth, she was in Msida Creek. Probably...
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