Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Flockton 1957715 viewsPrefect
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HMS Striker 1951714 viewsWith Tigne Barracks as God intended!5 commentsPrefect
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HMS Lofoten 1956714 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 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."
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The Ark701 viewsProcedure Alfa1 commentsPrefect
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Matelots at the Ferry 1950s701 views©Lesley Cole3 commentsPrefect
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HMS / HMT Brigand700 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

Story HERE
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HMS Comet 1954698 viewsCo Class fitted as minelayer.Prefect
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Light Jackstay Transfer696 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 1930s687 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
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RAF 60ft General Service Pinnace Mk.II 1366 685 views © Edgar Vella. Marsamxett about 1968.
More about them here.
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HMS Cockade 1958683 viewsPrefect
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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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RAF Siggiewi681 viewsComms relay stationPrefect
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RAF Luqa680 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
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Another one fails to make the turn!678 viewsEnriPrefect
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HMS Lion off Fort Manoel678 viewsProbably 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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39 Squadron, RAF LUQA675 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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H M S LION 1962 ©663 viewsalexander
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HMS Ark Royal ©662 viewspossibly in Sliema Creek 19602 commentsJohn Kirby
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HMS Wolfe 1945 - 1947 662 viewsPrefect
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The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)660 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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HMS White Bear 1946654 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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End of Patrol. 1950s.652 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect
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RAF Luqa 1956652 viewsPrefect
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Grenadier Guards 1950s652 views1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Euroclydon aka Verdala652 viewsComplete with Palm Tree
1944-5
Les Hutton
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