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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Naval & Military
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon329 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 - 311 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 1955447 viewsWhen new.PrefectJan 13, 2016
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HMS Antrim 1973335 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Devonshire 1963323 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Norfolk 1971303 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS London 1971314 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Roberts 1945429 viewsOhio in background.PrefectAug 28, 2015
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946314 viewsPrefectAug 23, 2015
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Timms Family in Malta320 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul TimmsAug 14, 2015
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Timms family303 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.Timms296 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul TimmsAug 14, 2015
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Eagle & Victorious c1958381 viewsPrefectAug 06, 2015
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HMS Sheffield 1957369 viewsHMS Ceylon background. White Star's Brittanic rightPrefectAug 03, 2015
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HMS Broadsword 1987347 viewsPrefectJul 29, 2015
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HMS Falcon Steps - Kalafrana423 viewsThroughout 1944 and early 1945 Dark Blue uniforms had been gradually achieving numerical superiority over their RAF Blue cousins at Hal Far and at sunset on 14 April 1946 the RAF Ensign was lowered. At sunrise of the next day the airfield became Royal Naval Air Station Hal Far and was named HMS Falcon. It remained so until 1967.
History.
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HMS Dalrymple 1962328 viewsPrefectJul 26, 2015
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HMS Owen 1953320 viewsRFA War Hindoo right.PrefectJul 24, 2015
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HMS Dampier 1948343 viewsPrefectJul 20, 2015
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Pietà Creek early 1950s469 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefectJun 14, 2015
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HMS Tyne 1955333 viewsDestroyer Depot ShipPrefectJun 12, 2015
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HMS Mull of Kintyre 1960395 views1 commentsPrefectMay 31, 2015
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HMS Duncansby Head 1946299 viewsPrefectMay 30, 2015
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HMS Derby Haven 1947308 viewsLoch Class frigate converted to Support Ship for Coastal Minesweepers here returning from Far East. Later reconverted to frigate and sold to Persian Navy as BADR.PrefectMay 27, 2015
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 1955377 viewsLoch Class frigate converted to Support Ship for Coastal Minesweepers.PrefectMay 27, 2015
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HMS Wolfe 1947293 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship. Ex Canadian Pacific Montcalm. With the 1st Submarine Flotilla in Malta until relieved by HMS FORTH in 1947.PrefectMay 21, 2015
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HMS Ausonia 1962286 viewsPrefectMay 19, 2015
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HMS Fearless 1969259 viewsPrefectMay 12, 2015
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HMS Fearless 1968277 viewsPrefectMay 12, 2015
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RFA MAGAZINE 1934272 viewsPublished on Malta Station for worldwide distribution.
From the Mike Day Collection.
Read it all here. (Requires PDF reader).
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CrabAir Comet C.4399 viewsLast flight into Luqa 25 June 1975 prior to disposal.2 commentsPrefectApr 24, 2015
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Mtarfa325 viewsPrefectApr 23, 2015
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