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HMS Highburton 1956497 viewsPrefect
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Pieta Creek 1946-48496 views©Anita Sackett
An RFA Fort to the right. A MFA? centre.
The Old School in Villa Sunshine at Ta'Xbiex to the left.
RASC Launches foreground.
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HMS Waterwitch496 views Les Hutton's Algerine Class Sweeper.Prefect
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728 (FRU) Sqn FAA at Hal Far dispersal, 1966. ©496 viewsTT20 Target Towing Meteors.
Formed at North Front, Gibraltar on 1 May 1943 with fixed wing target tugs and moved around bases of the Mediterranean rim during WWII. Mosquitos were issued towards the end of 1945. After 4 months at RAF Luqa, the unit moved to Hal Far (HMS Falcon) on 5 May 1946. From Dec 1952 the Squadron operated helicopters alongside its fixed wing types, first Dragonfly HR.3s then Whirlwinds. 728 Squadron was disbanded at Hal Far on 31 May 1967, when it handed back its last Meteors.
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5 Subs & mother ship Cyclops496 views Not sure when, Late 50's? Do not recall any names or location?? Anyone help?1 commentsdeco.rise
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Grand Harbour. 1920s ?495 viewsEarly colour postcard. About 1920s? Any guesses to year & vessels?deco.rise
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An unloved Pinnace as Picket Boat495 viewsWartime convoy arrival.Prefect
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The Dockyard 1954495 viewsPrefect
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Cruising in Blue Ranger 1952494 viewsPhill RosePrefect
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Verdala Camp Christmas Menu 494 viewsHMS Euroclydon was the wartime name of Verdala School .
Les Hutton confirms that this menu was above the usual standard!
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HMS Leander494 viewsPassing the Città di Livorno.
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Vampires over Comino493 views601 Sqn 1952Prefect
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HMS Narvik & charges493 views1960 - 62.1 commentsPrefect
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CS St Margarets492 viewsAdmiralty Cable Ship
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St George's Bay ©492 viewsMilitary bathing facilities.Prefect
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HMS Hermes 1962491 viewsPrefect
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Sunderland in SPB491 views© IWM (MH 8043). Short Sunderland Mark I, 'DQ-M', of No. 228 Squadron RAF, on fire in St Paul's Bay, Malta after being shot up for a second time by Messerschmitt Bf 109s of 7/JG26., already damaged from the previous attack on 7 March 1941, ultimately sank after efforts to tow her ashore failed.

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HMS Hermes 1960490 viewsPrefect
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Fairey Firefly490 viewsAt HMS Falcon (Hal Far) 1955Prefect
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Communicators 1954489 viewsMemoirs of a Wren RO.Prefect
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Lt Cdr Jack Colbeck 489 viewsAEO 728 Squadron.
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HMS Ark Royal 1960 ©488 viewsPrefect
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HMS Essington 1955488 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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St Patrick's Barracks488 viewsCompleted 1939. Handed over to AFM 1971-2.Prefect
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Close Up on Ferry 1954488 viewsAnd the neoclassical Police Station at the foot of Tower Road
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Land of Romance488 viewsAs drawn on a postcard depicting Strada Stretta before the war.
McEwans had a bottling plant in Malta.
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HMY Britannia487 viewsUp the creek for a touch up.Prefect
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St Angelo 1967487 viewsFort St AngeloMartin Powell
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HMS Turpin Departs487 viewsThe last station submarine left on 9 November 1964 to the strains of Auld Lang Syne.Prefect
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HMS Scarborough485 viewsMaking a sternboard into Sliema Creek.Prefect
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