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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Blake 1972 ©622 viewsAt the time of the "withdrawal".4 commentsPrefect
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Villa Rosa 622 views& St George's Bay 19455 commentsPrefect
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A boat Grand Harbour621 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 Carron 1959621 viewsPrefect
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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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Sliema Creek617 viewsLate 1950sPrefect
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HMS Narvik614 viewsReplaced Forth in 1960Prefect
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Clive 1955614 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 1949613 viewsWith a well known 1st Lt.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Forth 1950s Postcard611 viewsBetter image reposted.Prefect
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HMS Forth610 viewsPassing Tigne 19531 commentsPrefect
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Colonies Class Cruiser609 viewsJane BanksPrefect
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HMS Liverpool c1950609 viewsAnchored in St Paul's Bay.Prefect
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HMS Concord 1947608 views2 commentsPrefect
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Spanish Frigate " Triton" going into Marsamxett, c1961606 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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HMS Chichester606 viewsPrefect
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RFA Bacchus605 viewsStores Carrier
The tug is probably Airedale.
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The US Version of "Single Handed"605 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 1955605 viewsMartin Powell1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Unicorn 1953605 viewsPrefect
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Luqa 1946 - 48602 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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St Elmo Breakwater602 viewsThe surviving bridge span being removed by floating crane, CLIVE, Wednesday, October 5, 1955.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946600 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 Templar 1948597 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 Galatea596 views1978
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Shackletons 1964595 viewsNew link to Pathe newsreel Malta Independent added HERE
Lots of RAF photos HERE
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RAF Luqa 1948595 views2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Naiad594 viewsCorradino Canteen left.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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HMS Ark Royal 1955594 viewsCC License-FlickrPrefect
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HMS Ajax 1947593 viewsVeteran of the Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Crete, Force K and D Day.
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Supermarine Attacker TS409593 viewsOne of the FAA's first jet fighters, at Luqa.Prefect
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