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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Naval & Military
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RAF Seaplane Tender 1943465 viewsEscort for VIPs (including Monty) visiting new US Airfield in Gozo.
From this book.
PrefectNov 03, 2012
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RAF HSL 107 1941-2624 viewsat full speed in St Paul's Bay at nearly 40 knots.
From this book.
PrefectNov 03, 2012
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LST Empire Nordic376 viewsL3026. Built by Blyth Dry Dock & SB Co Ltd 1944. HMS Charger in 1946. Commercial charter to Ministry of Transport. In 1955 it was chartered by the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company for the Transport Ferry Service and named Empire Nordic. Recalled for Suez 1956. In operation until 1966 on a regular service between Tilbury and Antwerp. Broken up in the Far East.PrefectNov 02, 2012
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LST Empire Baltic351 viewsLST 3519. Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal. 1945. Commercial charter to Ministry of Transport. Named Empire Baltic. In 1946 chartered by the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company for the Transport Ferry Service. Recalled for Suez 1956. Sold Italy 1962 and scrapped La Spezia.PrefectNov 02, 2012
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LST Empire Shearwater346 viewsLST 3033. Built by Williams Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 1945. AA firing ship in 1950/51. Empire Shearwater in 1956. Scrapped Terneuzan 1962.PrefectNov 02, 2012
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Kalafrana & Hal Far 1958450 viewsPrefectOct 31, 2012
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USN Cougars over Marsaxlokk 1958371 viewsWikipediaPrefectOct 30, 2012
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12th. Suffolk284 viewsMalta Garrison
The Old Dozen
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11th. Devonshire277 viewsMalta Garrison
The Bloody Eleventh
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10th. Lincolnshire251 viewsMalta Garrison
The Poachers. The Yellow Bellies
PrefectOct 29, 2012
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9th. Norfolk264 viewsMalta Garrison
The Fighting Ninth. The Holy Boys.
PrefectOct 29, 2012
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HMS Cassandra 1963418 views1 commentsPrefectOct 28, 2012
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Sea Giant333 viewsAt Malta 1955 - 1965.PrefectOct 27, 2012
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HMS Ark Royal 1977544 viewsPrefectOct 24, 2012
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RAF 60ft General Service Pinnace Mk.II 1366 690 views © Edgar Vella. Marsamxett about 1968.
More about them here.
PrefectOct 18, 2012
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My Little Boat430 viewsPieta Creek with RASC Launches beyond.PrefectOct 18, 2012
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HMS Bermuda435 views1 commentsPrefectOct 16, 2012
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HMNZS Royalist626 viewsPrefectOct 16, 2012
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HMS Cheviot 1953397 viewsPassing White Star Line Britannic which seems to be off her beaten track.PrefectOct 15, 2012
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HMS Charity 1949539 viewsPrefectOct 15, 2012
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HMS Carron 1959622 viewsPrefectOct 13, 2012
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HMS Caprice 1959562 viewsPrefectOct 13, 2012
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HMAFV Bridport 1955647 viewsIn 1946 the RAF took over two Bangor class Minesweepers, HMS Bridport and Bridlington, they became H.M.A.F.V's,[Her Majesty's Airforce Vessel's]. These vessels were operated,home and overseas on long range weapons and sonar bouy recovery amongst other duties, until 1958 when both were scrapped. PrefectOct 13, 2012
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8th. King's (Liverpool)297 viewsMalta Garrison
The Leather Hats
PrefectOct 05, 2012
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7th. Royal Fusiliers (City of London)560 viewsMalta Garrison
The Elegant Extracts
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6th. Royal Warwickshire267 viewsMalta Garrison
The Saucy Sixth
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5th. Northumberland Fusiliers371 viewsMalta Garrison
The Fighting Fifth. Old & Bold
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4th. King's Own (Royal Lancaster)263 viewsMalta Garrison. Cholera 1865.
Barrell's Blues. The Lions. "The King's, the Queens, the Royal Marines, the Tangerines."
Regimental Museum
PrefectOct 01, 2012
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3rd. The Buffs (Royal East Kent)276 viewsMalta GarrisonPrefectOct 01, 2012
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2nd. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey)260 views Malta Garrison
Kirke's Lambs
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1st. Royal Scots291 viewsMalta Garrison
Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard
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Final Commando Parade408 views16 March 1977 at St Andrew's when 41 CDO Group trooped the Colour before the Colonel Commandant, Earl Mountbatten. Thereafter one company group, based at Luqa, remained to cover the final withdrawal in 1979.
Royal Marines in Malta
PrefectSep 26, 2012
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