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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Lion, Tiger in Grand Harbour, Summer 1961 ©565 viewsMajority of the Fleet on show. Note a tanker in the
floating dock to rear.
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Diving School 1956 - 57564 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island
Photo from MCDOA. - http://www.mcdoa.org.uk/index.html
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HMS Falcon Guard 1948563 viewsAt Kalafrana with Lt. Forte for Rear-Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma.Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal562 views1970sPrefect
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RAF Luqa562 viewsPrefect
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HMS Caprice 1959561 viewsPrefect
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Allura Wave Ruler! 560 views©Shaun Jones
Pinto Wharf today 18 July.
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HMS Galatea 1965559 viewsIn Dockyard Creek. Leader of the 27th Escort Squadron.
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7th. Royal Fusiliers (City of London)558 viewsMalta Garrison
The Elegant Extracts
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HMS Hermes entering Grand Harbour 1961557 viewsSS Olav & SS Lido in foregrounddeco.rise
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Floriana Parade Ground 1960556 views©John GardinerPrefect
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HMS Comet 1955556 viewsC class destroyer.
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White Rocks - St Patrick's556 viewsArmy married quarters overlooking Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq. After 1979 they became a failed tourist village and are now derelict. There are plans for a sports complex. Squatters camp in foreground.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura555 viewsPaid off in November 1958 after five years on station, mostly in Lazaretto Creek, though on this occasion she was in Grand Harbour.Prefect
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Forth at Home 1960 ©554 views7 commentsPrefect
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Detention Quarters Staff 1946553 viewsC/SGT Hartley RM 2nd right.
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U 17553 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
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HMS Illustrious (Capt J.Band) (Now the First Sea Lord) 1995552 viewsShortly before an unfortunate incident with the forward tug.Prefect
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LST Messina, Sliema Creek, 1961552 viewsdeco.rise
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HMS Ausonia551 viewsMoving!Prefect
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HMS Forth551 viewsComing home 1959Prefect
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Battle Class Destroyers549 viewsSliema Creek mid 1950s
©Lesley Cole
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Boathook Drill549 viewsAdmiral's Barge leaving Customs House 1955.
SEE THE MOVIE
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Earl Mountbatten and Missus in safe hands ©548 viewsTaken in 1953 with Whaler crewed by Dockyard Sea Scouts.
The Dockyard Sea Scouts also had Maltese members unlike
Tal Handaq's.Cannot remember occasion but I was the Bow oarsman.
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French Visitors547 views©Lesley Cole
Chateaurenalt & Guichen. Built as very fast Italian Light Cruisers but reclassified by the French as Destroyers.
Probably 1954
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Submarine 1950s547 viewsDisguised as Greek for a film.Prefect
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Lazaretto Creek c1960 ©547 viewsAusonia, Messina, Broadsword & Fighter.Prefect
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Israel Destroyer ' Eilat' Marsamxett c1960546 viewsEilat was originally an R.N. Destroyer - Zealous.1 commentsdeco.rise
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HMS Forth545 viewsActually moving!Prefect
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HMS Birmingham 1954545 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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The Duke of Edinburgh545 viewsDisembarking from HMS Walkerton of the 108th MS in Sliema Creek. 1960.
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LST Empire Guillemot544 viewsBuilt by Davie Shipbuilding, Lauzon 1945. L3525. Named HMS Walcheren in 1947. Empire Guillemot in 1956. Sold Singapore for scrapping 1968.Prefect
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