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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Naval & Military
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HMS Wolfe 1945 - 1947 662 viewsPrefectFeb 22, 2013
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HMS Narvik & charges499 views1960 - 62.1 commentsPrefectFeb 19, 2013
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39 Squadron, RAF LUQA676 viewsThis may be optimistic at a file size of 216kb, but if you can zoom in enough there may be one or two fathers that can be recognised.1 commentsIvanFeb 15, 2013
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HMS Cowdray 1945-6570 viewsOhio in the background.PrefectFeb 09, 2013
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Sliema Creek 510 viewsEarly 50s.PrefectJan 30, 2013
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Airmen's Mess RAF Luqa2366 views2 commentsPrefectJan 30, 2013
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Supermarine Attacker TS409593 viewsOne of the FAA's first jet fighters, at Luqa.PrefectJan 26, 2013
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HMS Eagle RM Band383 viewsPrefectJan 20, 2013
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The Mountbattens c 1950393 viewsPrefectJan 17, 2013
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Monty at Luqa373 viewsPrefectJan 17, 2013
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Avro Ashton480 viewsExperimental Jet Airliner/Bomber c1950.PrefectJan 12, 2013
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Lancaster GR Mk 3 over Filfla c1952734 views37 Squadron.
Crashed on Luqa village 30 Dec 1952- See ToM.
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Villa Rosa 622 views& St George's Bay 19455 commentsPrefectJan 11, 2013
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Command Pay Office389 viewsSt George's Barracks 1945PrefectJan 11, 2013
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HMS Woolwich 19471026 viewsPrefectJan 04, 2013
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HMS Ark Royal 1960s424 viewsPrefectJan 04, 2013
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RFA Dingledale301 viewsCourtesy of MaltaPost.
Probably taken from this photo.
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RFA Brown Ranger302 viewsCourtesy of MaltaPost
Full set here.
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A gathering of RFAs ©357 viewsBayleaf, Sir Bedivere, & Sir Percivale on the way home from the Gulf 2003.
Barry Thompson.
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To All our Readers352 views(Stirring the Pud. RFA Tarbatness 1972. Photo GGM.)PrefectDec 23, 2012
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5th Destroyer Squadron Malta 1960-1962587 views1 commentsscrumpyratDec 12, 2012
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HMS Ark Royal437 viewsPaying off for the last time 16 November 1978.2 commentsPrefectDec 11, 2012
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HMS Ark Royal390 viewsPaying off for the last time 16 November 1978.

HMS Ark Royal was an Audacious class aircraft carrier launched on 3 May 1950 by Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother. She was commissioned on 25 February 1955. She was the sister ship to HMS Eagle and was originally to be called Irresistible, but was renamed Ark Royal prior to launch.

Initially on entry into service, she had a complement of up to 50 aircraft comprising Sea Hawks, Sea Venoms, Gannets, Skyraiders and various helicopters. As later aircraft types grew in size and complexity, her air group fell to below 40 when she left service in 1978.

She entered Devonport for the last time on 4 December 1978 and decommissioned on 14 February 1979.
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RFA Association Malta © 414 viewsWith HRH The Earl of Wessex & Captain David Buck.PrefectNov 26, 2012
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Royal Visit to RFA Mounts Bay © 348 viewsReportPrefectNov 26, 2012
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RFA Mounts Bay1420 viewsAs part of Royal Navy's Cougar-12 deployment, together with HMS Illustrious, HMS Bulwark, HMS Northumberland, HMS Montrose and MV Hartland Point. PrefectNov 21, 2012
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HMS Illustrious today367 viewsPicture - Noel Psaila mynews@timesofmalta.comPrefectNov 19, 2012
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HMS Blake 1961405 viewsPrefectNov 18, 2012
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Hell Boats1710 views2 commentsPrefectNov 12, 2012
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Hell Boats 1970717 viewsThe MoviePrefectNov 12, 2012
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HSL 107575 views © IWM (CM 4310). Returning to base at Ta' Veccia, St Paul's Bay.PrefectNov 04, 2012
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RAF Seaplane Tender 1943461 viewsEscort for VIPs (including Monty) visiting new US Airfield in Gozo.
From this book.
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