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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Nubian524 views3 commentsPrefect05/30/11 at 17:18Prefect: 'fraid not, this is the 1960 Tribal Class fri...
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HMS Nubian524 views3 commentsPrefect05/30/11 at 17:05OldBat: AAHHhhh - is this the wartime HMS Nubian? If so i...
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Anyone for Tennis?401 viewsNaval Officer (with hat) playing at Dragonara Palace.
See Film
1 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 18:54Martin Powell: Dam' fellas should be wearing pith helmets do...
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Tigne Barracks 1956795 viewsBuild up for Suez.3 commentsPrefect05/16/11 at 01:58Prefect: Probably 36 according to this site. Several Tigne ...
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Tigne Barracks 1956795 viewsBuild up for Suez.3 commentsPrefect05/15/11 at 22:20arfabuck: 36 or 39 Regt RA?
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 960 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise05/15/11 at 22:12arfabuck: Definitely the Ranpura. Used to know the name of t...
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End of Patrol. 1950s.653 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 13:14phillrose: Image was taken from a hand tinted postcard of unc...
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HMS Amethyst 1952576 viewsOf Yangste Incident fame.1 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 05:27David Robinson: Funnily enough I watched that film only 3 nights a...
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RAS off Malta671 viewsA Gannet overflies a Replenishment At Sea between HMS Centaur, RFA Tidepersil, and HMS Lagos.1 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 05:26David Robinson: Brilliant picture!
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Sub off St Angelo 1950s532 viewsT Class
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1 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 05:24David Robinson: Its a 'T' class Ian.
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End of Patrol. 1950s.653 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 05:22David Robinson: What a super photo Phil. I can also see our old Ti...
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HMS Decoy 1957632 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 05:20David Robinson: I work quite a bit with the navy and even the offi...
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HMS Decoy 1957632 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect05/10/11 at 13:35phillrose: Could not agree more David, have always considered...
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HMS Decoy 1957632 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect05/10/11 at 02:41Prefect: Comparison Here
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HMS Decoy 1957632 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect05/09/11 at 14:11David Robinson: Compare this beautiful ship to the new 'Darin...
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HMS Troubridge 1964636 views See an interesting comparison1 commentsPrefect05/09/11 at 14:07David Robinson: She was an anti-submarine frigate converted from a...
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 960 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise05/09/11 at 13:57David Robinson: There is a 'Weapons' class destroyer on ...
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Luqa 1946 - 48602 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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2 commentsPrefect04/26/11 at 18:07David Robinson: These would fetch a fortune now. Probably dumped i...
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HMS Manxman in disguise842 viewsAbdiel Class Minelayer. Photographed off Gozo (Dwejra Bay) in 1952 disguised as a German cruiser for the film Single Handed. Along with her sister Welshman, she played an important part in sustaining Malta during the Siege and was later there for most of the 1950s, taking part in the Suez operation.
Manxman History
Welshman Episode
2 commentsPrefect04/26/11 at 18:06David Robinson: she had large fake gun turrets fitted over her own...
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HMS Templar 1948597 viewsIn the background is the wreck of the ammunition ship Talabot.
"Lieutenant O'Driscoll was the Officer-in-Charge of the Fleet Clearance Diving Team which was engaged in clearing a large number of unexploded bombs from the wreck of the SS Talabot in Grand Harbour, Malta. The SS Talabot had been bombed and set on fire on 26th March 1942 and because of her dangerous cargo was scuttled. From 16th October to 11th December 1972 the Fleet Clearance Diving Team recovered 73 bombs with a combined weight of 19,500 Ibs. All the bombs were fuzed and heavy corrosion had made them stick together. Many of the bombs were buried in the mud and had to be cleared by water jetting which meant that the divers had to work entirely by touch, visibility being nil."
1 commentsPrefect04/26/11 at 17:54David Robinson: whilst snorkelling in Sliema I picked up a live mo...
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HMS Striker 1951715 viewsWith Tigne Barracks as God intended!5 commentsPrefect04/26/11 at 17:51David Robinson: How right he was. We were in the same block as you...
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HMS Cumberland527 viewsReturning to Benghazi today.
Photo courtesy Times of Malta.
2 commentsPrefect02/27/11 at 11:00phillrose: Not wishing to go political, but we can only live ...
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HMS Cumberland527 viewsReturning to Benghazi today.
Photo courtesy Times of Malta.
2 commentsPrefect02/26/11 at 15:24Prefect: But she is still slated for disposal when she gets...
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The Cruel Sea566 viewsTug Roysterer with HMS Coreopsis (or RHS Kriezis) about to achieve fame playing the part of HMS Compass Rose. 1952.
Finding a suitable corvette was another problem The Admiralty, while anxious to co-operate in the making of the film, had got rid of all its wartime corvettes. Eventually one was located in Malta – the Coreopsis of the Flower Class – which had been loaned to the Greek navy and was now awaiting a tow back to England, and the breaker’s yard.
1 commentsPrefect02/22/11 at 15:17MilkMonitor: Snorkers! Good oh!
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Nimrods of 203 Sqn at Luqa 1970s774 viewsColin Pomeroy
No prizes for spotting the school!
2 commentsPrefect02/08/11 at 03:30Prefect: And whilst we are being political, click HERE for ...
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RAF Luqa681 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
6 commentsMartin Powell02/07/11 at 08:35Prefect: Standard shields about 7 inches long. They looked ...
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RAF Luqa681 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
6 commentsMartin Powell02/07/11 at 08:22Martin Powell: Even so they are all uniform and look like the pai...
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RAF Luqa681 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
6 commentsMartin Powell02/07/11 at 08:00Prefect: No they are all regular shield shapes in the museu...
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RAF Luqa681 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
6 commentsMartin Powell02/07/11 at 07:52Martin Powell: Hmm - strange they're all so identical in siz...
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RAF Luqa681 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
6 commentsMartin Powell02/07/11 at 07:03Prefect: Perhaps it ended up HERE?
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RAF Luqa681 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
6 commentsMartin Powell02/07/11 at 06:27Martin Powell: Someone probably took the crest home with them, or...
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HMS Cockade520 views1 commentsPrefect12/14/10 at 13:50Prefect: Could this be where the "detached facades&quo...
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