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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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We will remember them.
1 commentsadminNov 11, 2018
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Freshspray & Freshspring 196051 viewsPainting by OldBat.

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

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadminAug 10, 2018
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Freshspray (L) & Freshspring (R) 196050 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
adminAug 10, 2018
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Caption competition126 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadminJul 14, 2018
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Feeling chuffed131 views"Train" rides round St Andrew's, Airborme Forces Day 1969.adminJul 14, 2018
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Not waving but drowning82 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.adminJul 14, 2018
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Whaler (L) & gig (R)152 viewsHMS Sultan's crew jolly 1889adminApr 23, 2018
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952145 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
Copyright ©Phill Rose
adminApr 04, 2018
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS320 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!tedhebdenOct 26, 2017
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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.

Copyright © Bruce Williams
1 commentsadminJan 31, 2017
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On This Day - Vulcan crash 14 Oct 1975499 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
adminOct 15, 2016
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On This Day 482 viewsLt George Carroll - Hero of Mosta - died 23 May 2012

Lt Carroll (pictured left) is believed to have been responsible for tackling more unexploded bombs than any other Royal Engineers bomb disposal officer in World War II, across all theatres of war.

Remarkably, he was the only bomb disposal officer from the Army, Navy and Air Force active during the siege of Malta not to be decorated, though this did not bother him.

See TIMES OF MALTA

And UXB MALTA
adminMay 23, 2016
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Another mess 'do' - HMS Falcon, Hal Far 1950s399 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

Sue Lewis
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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952346 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Bridesmaid307 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Leonard Reed270 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon289 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Mess Ball - Hal Far?315 viewsMy parents and pals.

Sue Lewis
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon300 viewsMy father Len Reed was in the Royal Navy when he became in charge of a small unit of the Fleet Air Arm at Hal Far in 1950-53. I think he went up in planes fixing electrical faults connected with the radios and communications. (He didn't care much for that part !)

Sue Lewis
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HMS Galatea - 1978 - 286 viewsA PR shot found by Russ Palmer when clearing out one of the ships offices prior to going in to refit.SC-UKApr 17, 2016
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Ark Royal 1955419 viewsWhen new.PrefectJan 13, 2016
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HMS Antrim 1973315 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Devonshire 1963300 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Norfolk 1971282 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS London 1971293 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Roberts 1945406 viewsOhio in background.PrefectAug 28, 2015
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946296 viewsPrefectAug 23, 2015
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Timms Family in Malta301 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul TimmsAug 14, 2015
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Timms family285 viewsMy father R.E.Timms with me, Paul Timms & my sister Linda Timms . c 1955/56Paul TimmsAug 14, 2015
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P.O. R.E.Timms280 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul TimmsAug 14, 2015
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Eagle & Victorious c1958360 viewsPrefectAug 06, 2015
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HMS Sheffield 1957342 viewsHMS Ceylon background. White Star's Brittanic rightPrefectAug 03, 2015
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