Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Forth in Msida Creek ca 1958 ©650 viewsStunning photo by Barbara Kernahan from the window of her flat.1 commentsOldBat
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©650 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 Ricasoli 1947 -1958650 viewsSignal training, Cookery, Leadership, Rifle Range, Transit Depot & Lido.
The Army took over the fort but the Lido came under St Angelo.
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234 Signals Squadron Parade at Lintorn Barracks 647 views234 Signals Squadron, the last British Army Unit in Malta who moved to Mtarfa in July 1971 as Lintorn was handed over to the Government. (Photo is earlier).Prefect
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Msida Creek 1960s ©646 viewsWith HMS Miner VI at the Torpedo Depot.1 commentsPrefect
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7th Destroyer Squadron645 viewsC1962: Scorpion, Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland & Broadsword.
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HMAFV Bridport 1955645 viewsIn 1946 the RAF took over two Bangor class Minesweepers, HMS Bridport and Bridlington, they became H.M.A.F.V's,[Her Majesty's Airforce Vessel's]. These vessels were operated,home and overseas on long range weapons and sonar bouy recovery amongst other duties, until 1958 when both were scrapped. Prefect
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Another picture of the raising of a submarine in Msida Creek ©642 viewsPhoto by Barbara KernahanOldBat
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Lazaretto Creek 1949642 viewsWith HMS Forth not yet in Msida Creek.Prefect
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Dutch Cruiser " De Zeven Provincien" Grand Harbour c1961641 viewsFull harbour!, the Netherlands Cruiser, follwed by 27,300 ton "Empress of Canada" & then 12,300 ton " Dunera"deco.rise
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A well known face in the Dockyard.641 viewsPrefect
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HMS Delight641 viewsPrefect
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HMS Devonshire 1974638 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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HMS Exmouth ©638 viewsType 14 converted to carry out trials for gas turbine propulsion.
©Chris Howell Collection
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HMS Gambia & HMS Belfast637 views©John GardinerPrefect
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HMNZS Black Prince 1953637 viewsPrefect
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5th Frigate Squadron 1954637 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1955636 viewsPrefect
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A Message from the Harriers636 viewsTo the instigators of the SDSR.
(Nothing to do with Malta and sorry about the apalling lapse of standards, but I couldn't resist it. Thank you Spike.)
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HMS Troubridge 1964635 views See an interesting comparison1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Manxman 1951634 viewsFound one at last.Prefect
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HMS Decoy 1957632 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect
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The Reserve Fleet631 viewsLazaretto Creek c19542 commentsPrefect
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HMS Carysfort 1965629 viewsC class destroyer. 27th Escort Squadron.Prefect
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Lascaris Comcen ©627 viewsMemoirs of an Inmate.
Lascaris Association
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Tiger, Tiger, burning bright ...626 viewsXmas 19591 commentsPrefect
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HMS Kemerton 1962625 views5 commentsPrefect
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HMNZS Royalist625 viewsPrefect
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RFA Amherst622 viewsArmament Stores Carrier usually on the UK-Gibraltar-Malta run, 1952-1963.2 commentsPrefect
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Louis Grima ©622 viewsMy grandfather, Louis Grima, and me on RFA Wave Ruler. Photo taken yesterday during the Malta ex-RFA Association visit to the ship. My grandpa served between 1955 and 1970.
Ken Grima
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HMS Blake 1972 ©622 viewsAt the time of the "withdrawal".4 commentsPrefect
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HMS Venerable 1947621 viewsVenerable was sold to the Dutch in 1948 and became Karel Doorman and then commissioned into the Argentine Navy in 1969 as Veinticinco De Mayo, which briefly caused some concern in 1982.Prefect
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