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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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NATO Exercise Sliema Creek 1956503 viewsAnd Manxman.Prefect
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Pieta Creek 1946-48502 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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Vampires over Comino502 views601 Sqn 1952Prefect
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HMS Leander502 viewsPassing the Città di Livorno.
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HMS Ark Royal 1960502 viewsPrefect
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HMS Eagle502 views© IWM (FL 10443)Prefect
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728 (FRU) Sqn FAA at Hal Far dispersal, 1966. ©502 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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HMS Narvik & charges501 views1960 - 62.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Tiger 1960 ©500 viewsPrefect
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RFA Maine (3)500 viewsPassing Tigne in the 1920s.3 commentsPrefect
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Sunderland in SPB500 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 Gambia 1952499 viewsPrefect
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HMS Highburton 1956499 viewsPrefect
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Verdala Camp Christmas Menu 498 viewsHMS Euroclydon was the wartime name of Verdala School .
Les Hutton confirms that this menu was above the usual standard!
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The Dockyard 1954498 viewsPrefect
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HMS Waterwitch497 views Les Hutton's Algerine Class Sweeper.Prefect
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Grand Harbour. 1920s ?497 viewsEarly colour postcard. About 1920s? Any guesses to year & vessels?deco.rise
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CS St Margarets496 viewsAdmiralty Cable Ship
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Land of Romance496 viewsAs drawn on a postcard depicting Strada Stretta before the war.
McEwans had a bottling plant in Malta.
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An unloved Pinnace as Picket Boat495 viewsWartime convoy arrival.Prefect
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HMS Hermes 1962495 viewsPrefect
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Cruising in Blue Ranger 1952494 viewsPhill RosePrefect
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Fairey Firefly494 viewsAt HMS Falcon (Hal Far) 1955Prefect
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St George's Bay ©494 viewsMilitary bathing facilities.Prefect
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HMS Turpin Departs494 viewsThe last station submarine left on 9 November 1964 to the strains of Auld Lang Syne.Prefect
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HMS Essington 1955493 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Devonshire493 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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Lt Cdr Jack Colbeck 493 viewsAEO 728 Squadron, 1967.

By then no longer RNAS Hal-Far (HMS Falcon) having become RAF Hal-Far on 1st Sept 1965.
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HMS Ark Royal 1960 ©491 viewsPrefect
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HMS Hermes 1960491 viewsPrefect
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St Patrick's Barracks491 viewsCompleted 1939. Handed over to AFM 1971-2.Prefect
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St Angelo 1967491 viewsFort St AngeloMartin Powell
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