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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Maenad 1954211 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Stubborn210 viewsStubborn survived the Second World War and was sunk on 30 April 1946 as an ASDIC target off Malta.Prefect
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HMS Chameleon 1947210 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Pickle 1946210 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Antares 1946207 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Fly 1945207 viewsAlgerine Class.Prefect
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HMS Michael 1954207 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Mutine 1945207 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Empire Shelter 1949206 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Barnard Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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Empire Comfort 1948205 viewsCastle Class Corvette (York Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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HMS Arcturus 1945205 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Whaler (L) & gig (R)205 viewsHMS Sultan's crew jolly 1889admin
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HMS Circe 1945203 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Espiegle 1947202 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Melita 1946202 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Clinton 1945198 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Pelorus 1946198 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Liberty 1945196 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Moon 1946196 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Albacore 1945195 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Empire Lifeguard 1948193 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Maiden Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952181 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
Copyright © Phill Rose
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Painting by OldBat176 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

Copyright © Liz Mardel
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Not waving but drowning174 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.admin
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Canberras & Shackleton 1969169 viewsTeam formation of an Avro Shackleton MR Mk.3, XF705 ‘C’ of 203 Squadron with a pair of English Electric Canberra PR Mk.9s of 13 Squadron pictured off the coast of Malta in July 1969.

Photo : Aviation Classics Editor’s collection
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The Parting Shot167 viewsFinal Farewell - the then President of Malta Anton Buttigieg giving the last goodbye as HMS London departs the Grand Harbour on 1st April 1979, the last British naval vessel to leave Malta on the ultimate withdrawal from Malta. She wears the flag of the last Commander of the British forces in Malta, Rear Admiral O N A Cecil CB.

The end of an era - nearly 180 years of the Royal Navy at Malta.
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Crab Air afloat - almost161 viewsRAF pinnace off Gozo taken when it ran into a rock and gouged a large hole in its side. Photo thanks to Caroline Roberts whose Dad was a passenger on it that day, circa 1962.admin
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Trooper R Martin d. 1918160 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

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Canberras 1970154 viewsEnglish Electric Canberras over Grand Harbour in 1970 during exercise Lime Jug.

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Fairey Fireflies over Ghar-id-Dud during the Battle of Britain flypast in September 1952152 viewsPhoto: Paul Demajo Albanese Collection Times of Malta. (Negs lost in fire at the Times of Malta offices).admin
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Freshspring (L) & Carbine (R) 1960 ©149 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
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Traditional farewell to C-in-C147 viewsAdmiral Sir Alexander Bingley, Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean, being rowed to HMS Surprise by his senior Captains and Flag staff on his departure from Malta, 1961.

Photo : Matthew Ellul
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