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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Matelots at the Ferry 1950s729 views©Lesley Cole3 commentsPrefect
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HMS Lofoten 1956728 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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HMS Flockton 1957727 viewsPrefect
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Hell Boats 1970727 viewsThe MoviePrefect
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Royal Naval Hospital Bighi725 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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HMS / HMT Brigand719 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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The Ark718 viewsProcedure Alfa1 commentsPrefect
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Light Jackstay Transfer718 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 Euroclydon aka Verdala715 viewsComplete with Palm Tree
1944-5
Les Hutton
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s713 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 Siggiewi707 viewsComms relay stationPrefect
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HMS Comet 1954707 viewsCo Class fitted as minelayer.Prefect
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HMS Tiger off Malta, Spring 1960 ©703 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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HMS Victorious 1966701 viewsPrefect
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100th Minesweeper Sqn. off Grand Harbour 1960/61699 viewsFeint pic but a rarity. They are HMS Appleton, Upton, Wolverton & Yarnton 3 commentsdeco.rise
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RAF 60ft General Service Pinnace Mk.II 1366 699 views © Edgar Vella. Marsamxett about 1968.
More about them here.
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HMS Lion off Fort Manoel697 viewsProbably 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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RAF Luqa696 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
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HMS Cockade 1958695 viewsPrefect
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Another one fails to make the turn!694 viewsEnriPrefect
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39 Squadron, RAF LUQA693 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 Malta688 viewsA Gannet overflies a Replenishment At Sea between HMS Centaur, RFA Tidepersil, and HMS Lagos.1 commentsPrefect
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Salvage 1950684 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
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HMS White Bear 1946682 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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Grand Harbour 1966 ©680 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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HMS Ark Royal ©678 viewspossibly in Sliema Creek 19602 commentsJohn Kirby
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RFA Fort Duquesne677 viewsStores Issuing Ship
Away from her usual haunt in Pieta Creek
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End of Patrol. 1950s.677 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect
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HMS Wolfe 1945 - 1947 674 viewsPrefect
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RAF Luqa 1956673 viewsPrefect
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The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)672 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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H M S LION 1962 ©671 viewsalexander
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