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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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RAF Propaganda 1973586 views2 commentsPrefect
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The Cruel Sea586 viewsTug Roysterer with HMS Coreopsis (or RHS Kriezis) about to achieve fame playing the part of HMS Compass Rose. 1952.
Finding a suitable corvette was another problem The Admiralty, while anxious to co-operate in the making of the film, had got rid of all its wartime corvettes. Eventually one was located in Malta – the Coreopsis of the Flower Class – which had been loaned to the Greek navy and was now awaiting a tow back to England, and the breaker’s yard.
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Allura Wave Ruler! 585 views©Shaun Jones
Pinto Wharf today 18 July.
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RAF Luqa585 viewsPrefect
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HMS Tiptoe 1960s584 viewsPrefect
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HMS Falcon Guard 1948583 viewsAt Kalafrana with Lt. Forte for Rear-Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma.Prefect
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HMS Lion, Tiger in Grand Harbour, Summer 1961 ©582 viewsMajority of the Fleet on show. Note a tanker in the
floating dock to rear.
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Floriana Parade Ground 1960581 views©John GardinerPrefect
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U 17581 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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White Rocks - St Patrick's580 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 Ranpura580 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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HMS Galatea 1965578 viewsIn Dockyard Creek. Leader of the 27th Escort Squadron.
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Forth at Home 1960 ©576 views7 commentsPrefect
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HMS Caprice 1959576 viewsPrefect
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HMS Ausonia575 viewsMoving!Prefect
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Lazaretto Creek c1960 ©575 viewsAusonia, Messina, Broadsword & Fighter.Prefect
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HMS Comet 1955574 viewsC class destroyer.
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Earl Mountbatten and Missus in safe hands ©574 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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Empty Creeks 1953574 views5 commentsPrefect
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7th. Royal Fusiliers (City of London)574 viewsMalta Garrison
The Elegant Extracts
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On This Day - Vulcan crash 14 Oct 1975574 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
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Detention Quarters Staff 1946573 viewsC/SGT Hartley RM 2nd right.
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Battle Class Destroyers572 viewsSliema Creek mid 1950s
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No 2 Dock 1960s572 viewsDirector Class Tug.1 commentsPrefect
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French Visitors570 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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The Duke of Edinburgh570 viewsDisembarking from HMS Walkerton of the 108th MS in Sliema Creek. 1960.
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LST Empire Guillemot570 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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Boathook Drill569 viewsAdmiral's Barge leaving Customs House 1955.
SEE THE MOVIE
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HMS Hermes entering Grand Harbour 1961569 viewsSS Olav & SS Lido in foregrounddeco.rise
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HMS Forth569 viewsComing home 1959Prefect
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RFA Brown Ranger568 viewsAt Malta 1962.
GRT 3417. Built H&W Glasgow, 1941. 6 Cyl H- B&W. Speed 14.
Based Gibraltar and escort oiler on all Malta convoys and N. African landings. Port oiler Bone and Algiers. Thence Pacific Fleet including Leyte and re-occupation of Honkers and Shankers. Royal tour with Vanguard. Latterly between the Med and Home stations with a venture across the Pacific to support Sir Percivale. Laid up Devonport November 1974 for disposal. Sold for scrap at Gijon, April 1975.
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HMS Illustrious (Capt J.Band) (Now the First Sea Lord) 1995567 viewsShortly before an unfortunate incident with the forward tug.Prefect
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