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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last comments - Royal Visit 1954
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Steam Past 2 May 1954679 viewsFirst to roar past at 21 knots was the 1st Cruiser Squadron, led by HMS GLASGOW (Captain B Bryant), wearing the flag of the C-in-C Mediterranean, Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. HMS GAMBIA (Captain P W Gretton), HMS BERMUDA (Captain G K Collett), HMS DELIGHT (Captain H J F Lane), HMS DARING (Captain E A Blundell) and HMS EAGLE (Captain D E Holland-Martin) wearing the flag of Flag Officer Heavy Squadron, Rear Admiral W T Couchman. On the Yacht’s port side, are the 1st Destroyer Squadron, HMS CHEQUERS (Captain R C M Duckworth) wearing the flag of Rear Admiral R D Watson, Flag Officers Flotillas, HMS CHEVIOT (Commander H E P Wilkin), HMS COMET (Commander R C Burton), HMS CHEVRON (Commander J J S Yorke) and HMS CHAPLET (Commander P N Howes); the 3rd Destroyer Squadron, HMS SAINTES (Captain D P Dreyer) and HMS BARFLEUR (Commander W G F Skelton); and ships of the 5th Frigate Squadron, HMS WHIRLWIND (Commander A R E Evans) and HMS ROEBUCK (Commander H J A Brooke). Either side now are ships of the Close Escort comprising the 2nd Frigate Squadron, HMS MERMAID (Captain A H C Gordon-Lennox), HMS MAGPIE (Commander J W Meadows), HMS PEACOCK (Commander J Wood) and the C-in-C’s despatch vessel, HMS SURPRISE (Commander G C Leslie) today wearing the flag of Vice Admiral J P L Reid, Flag Officer Second-in-Command, Mediterranean.1 commentsPrefect04/21/16 at 22:49admin: Britannia sailed on her maiden voyage from Portsmo...
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Britannia May 1954 ©719 viewsPhoto: James Donald Bamber.1 commentsPrefect09/18/15 at 16:35billkby: Went past her on the way to swimming at Fort Ricas...
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Polo at the Marsa 1954507 viewsArranged for the Royal Visit2 commentsPrefect09/06/12 at 11:42Prefect: Can't help with the horse but the rundown mus...
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Polo at the Marsa 1954507 viewsArranged for the Royal Visit2 commentsPrefect09/06/12 at 11:10robinwilliams: Cannot remember the exact date but early 1970s I v...
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3 May 1954640 viewsHM & HRH are greeted by Sir Gerald & Lady Creasy at the start of the visit.
4 commentsPrefect06/11/12 at 07:37phillrose: As you say Martin best not get started, our friend...
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3 May 1954640 viewsHM & HRH are greeted by Sir Gerald & Lady Creasy at the start of the visit.
4 commentsPrefect06/10/12 at 16:36Martin Powell: Our sense of pride in Queen and Empire buoyed us u...
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3 May 1954640 viewsHM & HRH are greeted by Sir Gerald & Lady Creasy at the start of the visit.
4 commentsPrefect06/04/12 at 08:23phillrose: Not many bothered with life jackets in those days ...
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3 May 1954640 viewsHM & HRH are greeted by Sir Gerald & Lady Creasy at the start of the visit.
4 commentsPrefect06/03/12 at 12:07Prefect: Interesting to note that in 1954, the crew of the ...
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