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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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RAF HSL 107 1941-2621 viewsat full speed in St Paul's Bay at nearly 40 knots.
From this book.
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Villa Rosa 621 views& St George's Bay 19455 commentsPrefect
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HMS Carron 1959620 viewsPrefect
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Sliema Creek615 viewsLate 1950sPrefect
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A boat Grand Harbour614 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells
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HMS Narvik613 viewsReplaced Forth in 1960Prefect
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Clive 1955613 viewsOfficially Crane Lighter No.4. (CL(IV) not sure where the E came from).
A familiar sight in Grand Harbour up to 1964.
Here lifting patrol boat P8044 from Oakmore.
Tirrenia Line Argentina at left.
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HMS Chequers 1949612 viewsWith a well known 1st Lt.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Forth609 viewsPassing Tigne 19531 commentsPrefect
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HMS Liverpool c1950609 viewsAnchored in St Paul's Bay.Prefect
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Colonies Class Cruiser608 viewsJane BanksPrefect
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HMS Concord 1947607 views2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Unicorn 1953605 viewsPrefect
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Spanish Frigate " Triton" going into Marsamxett, c1961605 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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HMS Chichester605 viewsPrefect
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The US Version of "Single Handed"604 viewsBased on C S Forester's "Brown on Resolution".

A few shots of Dingli or Gozo cliffs posing as the Galapagos.

Both the 1935 ("Forever England") and the 1953 ("Sailor of the King") versions can be found in full on Youtube.
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RFA Bacchus602 viewsStores Carrier
The tug is probably Airedale.
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Luqa 1946 - 48601 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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Whaler 1955601 viewsMartin Powell1 commentsPrefect
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St Elmo Breakwater601 viewsThe surviving bridge span being removed by floating crane, CLIVE, Wednesday, October 5, 1955.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946599 viewsFormer P&O liner, then AMC and from 1943 a repair ship. Resident of Lazaretto Creek until replaced by Ausonia in 1958.Prefect
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Eagle & Victorious 1958597 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Forth 1950s Postcard597 viewsBetter image reposted.Prefect
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HMS Galatea596 views1978
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HMS Templar 1948596 viewsIn the background is the wreck of the ammunition ship Talabot.
"Lieutenant O'Driscoll was the Officer-in-Charge of the Fleet Clearance Diving Team which was engaged in clearing a large number of unexploded bombs from the wreck of the SS Talabot in Grand Harbour, Malta. The SS Talabot had been bombed and set on fire on 26th March 1942 and because of her dangerous cargo was scuttled. From 16th October to 11th December 1972 the Fleet Clearance Diving Team recovered 73 bombs with a combined weight of 19,500 Ibs. All the bombs were fuzed and heavy corrosion had made them stick together. Many of the bombs were buried in the mud and had to be cleared by water jetting which meant that the divers had to work entirely by touch, visibility being nil."
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HMS Ark Royal 1955594 viewsCC License-FlickrPrefect
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RAF Luqa 1948594 views2 commentsPrefect
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Shackletons 1964593 viewsNew link to Pathe newsreel Malta Independent added HERE
Lots of RAF photos HERE
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HMS Naiad593 viewsCorradino Canteen left.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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HMS Stubbington592 viewsMid 60s with the 7th MS.1 commentsPrefect
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Supermarine Attacker TS409592 viewsOne of the FAA's first jet fighters, at Luqa.Prefect
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HMS Ajax 1947591 viewsVeteran of the Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Crete, Force K and D Day.
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