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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Royal Visit 1954
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Pathe News clip430 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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240 viewsBritannia escorted by the Med Fleet en route to Malta.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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217 viewsHM the Queen and TRHs Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in a special enclosure on Britannia's bridge.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Suggestions for ship names welcome.....248 viewsSC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Suggestions for ship names welcome..... 226 viewsSC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Three cheers237 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Destroyers in line ahead escorting Britannia219 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Land ho !230 viewsA future Royal sailor

Sorry for camera shake
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A perfect gentleman206 viewsPrince Charles gives his sister Princess Anne a helping hand as they leave the Hotel PhoeniciaSC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Philip and Louis play polo224 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....214 views....to watch the polo match.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Entering Grand Harbour200 viewsTug name anyone?SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Investiture214 viewsHer Majesty held an Investiture at the Palace where 19 recipients were invested with their awards.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Off-duty moment216 viewsNo handbag?SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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In civvies216 viewsWhither away? Photos of all official trips ashore have HRH in uniform.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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HRH at Kalafrana 1954417 viewsLanding from HMS Perseus on a visit to Hal Far.
Lots more here.
PrefectSep 08, 2012
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Polo at the Marsa 1954507 viewsArranged for the Royal Visit2 commentsPrefectSep 05, 2012
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Britannia May 1954 ©719 viewsPhoto: James Donald Bamber.1 commentsPrefectFeb 14, 2011
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Steam Past 2 May 1954679 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
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Two Royal Yachts508 viewsGothic passes Britannia leaving Malta 4th May 1954.

Terence Williams
See more of his photos of The Royal Tour

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3 May 1954640 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 1954660 viewsPrefectMay 16, 2008
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HMS Glasgow escorting Britannia 1954601 views©Lesley Cole
Glasgow was the Flagship of the CinC Mediterranean, Lord Mountbatten.
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HMY Britannia 1954495 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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