Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Leander498 viewsPassing the Città di Livorno.
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HMS Narvik & charges498 views1960 - 62.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Tiger 1960 ©497 viewsPrefect
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Pieta Creek 1946-48497 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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Grand Harbour. 1920s ?497 viewsEarly colour postcard. About 1920s? Any guesses to year & vessels?deco.rise
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HMS Highburton 1956497 viewsPrefect
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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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HMS Gambia 1952495 viewsPrefect
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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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CS St Margarets493 viewsAdmiralty Cable Ship
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Vampires over Comino493 views601 Sqn 1952Prefect
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HMS Devonshire493 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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St George's Bay ©492 viewsMilitary bathing facilities.Prefect
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HMS Hermes 1962492 viewsPrefect
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Sunderland in SPB492 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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St Patrick's Barracks490 viewsCompleted 1939. Handed over to AFM 1971-2.Prefect
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HMS Turpin Departs490 viewsThe last station submarine left on 9 November 1964 to the strains of Auld Lang Syne.Prefect
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Land of Romance490 viewsAs drawn on a postcard depicting Strada Stretta before the war.
McEwans had a bottling plant in Malta.
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Communicators 1954489 viewsMemoirs of a Wren RO.Prefect
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HMS Essington 1955489 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Admiralty Tug Robust 1946489 viewsPrefect
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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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HMY Britannia488 viewsUp the creek for a touch up.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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HMS Warden487 viewsPrefect
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