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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Villa Rosa 625 views& St George's Bay 19455 commentsPrefect
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Louis Grima ©624 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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RAF HSL 107 1941-2624 viewsat full speed in St Paul's Bay at nearly 40 knots.
From this book.
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HMS Carron 1959623 viewsPrefect
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HMS Blake 1972 ©622 viewsAt the time of the "withdrawal".4 commentsPrefect
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Clive 1955621 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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Sliema Creek620 viewsLate 1950sPrefect
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HMS Forth 1950s Postcard620 viewsBetter image reposted.Prefect
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HMS Narvik615 viewsReplaced Forth in 1960Prefect
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Colonies Class Cruiser614 viewsJane BanksPrefect
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HMS Forth614 viewsPassing Tigne 19531 commentsPrefect
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HMS Chequers 1949614 viewsWith a well known 1st Lt.1 commentsPrefect
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The US Version of "Single Handed"611 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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Whaler 1955611 viewsMartin Powell1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Liverpool c1950610 viewsAnchored in St Paul's Bay.Prefect
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RFA Bacchus608 viewsStores Carrier
The tug is probably Airedale.
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HMS Unicorn 1953608 viewsPrefect
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HMS Concord 1947608 views2 commentsPrefect
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Luqa 1946 - 48607 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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Spanish Frigate " Triton" going into Marsamxett, c1961607 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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HMS Chichester607 viewsPrefect
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RAF Luqa 1948606 views2 commentsPrefect
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St Elmo Breakwater604 viewsThe surviving bridge span being removed by floating crane, CLIVE, Wednesday, October 5, 1955.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946602 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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HMS Templar 1948601 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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Eagle & Victorious 1958600 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Galatea599 views1978
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HMS Ajax 1947597 viewsVeteran of the Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Crete, Force K and D Day.
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Shackletons 1964597 viewsNew link to Pathe newsreel Malta Independent added HERE
Lots of RAF photos HERE
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Supermarine Attacker TS409597 viewsOne of the FAA's first jet fighters, at Luqa.Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal 1955596 viewsCC License-FlickrPrefect
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Ta'Xbiex, Lazaretto & Sliema Creeks. 1948.595 viewsHMS Ranpura off Manoel Is.Prefect
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