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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Last additions - Royal Visit 1954
Pathe News clip516 viewsPlay video clip HERE (click on orange word)

For nine more clips of the Royal visit search youtube for British Pathe Queen in Malta 1954.
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271 viewsBritannia escorted by the Med Fleet en route to Malta.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
239 viewsHM the Queen and TRHs Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in a special enclosure on Britannia's bridge.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
Suggestions for ship names welcome.....266 viewsSC-UKApr 20, 2016
Suggestions for ship names welcome..... 243 viewsSC-UKApr 20, 2016
Three cheers257 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UKApr 20, 2016
Destroyers in line ahead escorting Britannia234 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UKApr 20, 2016
Land ho !251 viewsA future Royal sailor

Sorry for camera shake
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A perfect gentleman229 viewsPrince Charles gives his sister Princess Anne a helping hand as they leave the Hotel PhoeniciaSC-UKApr 20, 2016
Philip and Louis play polo249 viewsCharles and Anne accompanied the Queen to watch their father play polo at the Marsa polo ground. HRH played for the Navy team against the Army for the Rundle Cup and scored once.

HM presented the Cup to Admiral Mountbatten and trophies to the other seven players.
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En route to the Marsa....234 views....to watch the polo match.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
Britannia Entering Grand Harbour218 viewsCopyright © Lesley Cole

Tug Roysterer or Respond.
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Investiture234 viewsHer Majesty held an Investiture at the Palace where 19 recipients were invested with their awards.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
Off-duty moment234 viewsNo handbag?SC-UKApr 20, 2016
In civvies233 viewsWhither away? Photos of all official trips ashore have HRH in uniform.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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HRH at Kalafrana 1954436 viewsLanding from HMS Perseus on a visit to Hal Far.
Lots more here.
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Polo at the Marsa 1954524 viewsArranged for the Royal Visit2 commentsPrefectSep 05, 2012
Britannia May 1954 ©741 viewsPhoto: James Donald Bamber.1 commentsPrefectFeb 14, 2011
Steam Past 2 May 1954701 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 commentsPrefectJan 22, 2011
Two Royal Yachts544 viewsGothic passes Britannia leaving Malta 4th May 1954.

Terence Williams
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3 May 1954661 viewsHM & HRH are greeted by Sir Gerald & Lady Creasy at the start of the visit.
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The Governor greets Prince Charles & Princess Anne 1954676 viewsPrefectMay 16, 2008
HMS Glasgow escorting Britannia 1954617 views©Lesley Cole
Glasgow was the Flagship of the CinC Mediterranean, Lord Mountbatten.
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HMY Britannia 1954510 viewsLesley Cole

Following sea trials, Britannia undertook her first Royal duties in April 1954. Members of the Royal family were given tours of the Yacht and crowds gathered along the sea front at Portsmouth to see her.
Prince Charles and Princess Anne boarded at Portsmouth before travelling to Tobruk to be reunited with their parents. The final stages of Her Majesty's Commonwealth tour were then completed on Britannia, with visits to Malta and Gibraltar.
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