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Hell Boats 1970714 viewsThe MoviePrefect
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HMS Striker 1951712 viewsWith Tigne Barracks as God intended!5 commentsPrefect
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Royal Naval Hospital Bighi708 viewsA museum is being established by MCST.
"Medical History of Royal Naval Hospital in Bighi will be presented in a
museum-like format of exhibition. We are hoping to find any Hospital-
related photos and artefacts. We also very interested in finding some
personal stories, legends and anecdotes about Bighi Hospital."
Prefect will forward contributions, or send direct to elena.yasnetskaya@gov.mt
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The Ark701 viewsProcedure Alfa1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Forth 700 viewsWith Striker & Sefton alongside1 commentsPrefect
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HMS / HMT Brigand699 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

Story HERE
1 commentsrobinwilliams
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Matelots at the Ferry 1950s697 views©Lesley Cole3 commentsPrefect
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HMS Comet 1954696 viewsCo Class fitted as minelayer.Prefect
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Light Jackstay Transfer695 viewsBetween Stubbington and Shavington
Weekend trip to Sicily. June 1960.
Alan Walker
The Light Jackstay using fibre ropes and lots of manpower was tested for loads of 500 Lbs.
The Heavy Jackstay with steel wire ropes and auto-tension winches could manage loads up to 2 Tons.
Not a lot of people know that - or probably want to!
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HMS Victorious 1966688 viewsPrefect
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HMS Tiger off Malta, Spring 1960 ©687 viewsShot taken from a tug by myself after having a day at sea on a Naval Exercise, together with HMS Ark Royal & HMS Scorpion ( pics available )3 commentsdeco.rise
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s685 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
7 commentsdeco.rise
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RAF 60ft General Service Pinnace Mk.II 1366 684 views © Edgar Vella. Marsamxett about 1968.
More about them here.
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100th Minesweeper Sqn. off Grand Harbour 1960/61681 viewsFeint pic but a rarity. They are HMS Appleton, Upton, Wolverton & Yarnton 3 commentsdeco.rise
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HMS Cockade 1958681 viewsPrefect
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RAF Siggiewi680 viewsComms relay stationPrefect
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Another one fails to make the turn!678 viewsEnriPrefect
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RAF Luqa678 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
6 commentsMartin Powell
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HMS Lion off Fort Manoel678 viewsProbably 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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39 Squadron, RAF LUQA673 viewsThis may be optimistic at a file size of 216kb, but if you can zoom in enough there may be one or two fathers that can be recognised.1 commentsIvan
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RAS off Malta671 viewsA Gannet overflies a Replenishment At Sea between HMS Centaur, RFA Tidepersil, and HMS Lagos.1 commentsPrefect
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Salvage 1950666 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip
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RFA Fort Duquesne663 viewsStores Issuing Ship
Away from her usual haunt in Pieta Creek
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HMS Ark Royal ©662 viewspossibly in Sliema Creek 19602 commentsJohn Kirby
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H M S LION 1962 ©661 viewsalexander
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HMS Wolfe 1945 - 1947 660 viewsPrefect
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The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)658 viewsBeing inspected by the Governor General, Sir Maurice Dorman in 1966.
"In 1966 the security situation in Aden deteriorated and reinforcement companies of the Loyals were rotated from Malta, and the following year the Lancashires played a distinguished part in the difficult final months of the bitter anti-terrorist campaign, amassing more operational awards there than any other unit."
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RAF Luqa 1956652 viewsPrefect
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HMS White Bear 1946651 viewsSurvey Ship. Steam Yacht Iolanda sold to the Admiralty in 1940 for $5.
Sold on 1948 and scrapped 1958.
Toni Chetcuti
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Grenadier Guards 1950s651 views1 commentsPrefect
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End of Patrol. 1950s.650 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©649 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells
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