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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Empire Shelter 1949244 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Barnard Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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HMS Melita 1946244 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Canberras & Shackleton 1969244 viewsTeam formation of an Avro Shackleton MR Mk.3, XF705 ‘C’ of 203 Squadron with a pair of English Electric Canberra PR Mk.9s of 13 Squadron pictured off the coast of Malta in July 1969.

Photo : Aviation Classics Editor’s collection
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Suna in Marsamxett244 viewsJoe Mardel at the helm, 1958.

Suna was a "windfall" yacht. With Star & RNSA 14' as supporting cast.

See Windfall Yacht Suna
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243 viewsMe (standing) with younger brother Andrew at Ghajn Tuffieha beach probably 1966. I imaging it would have been one of the first colour photos we had taken.jimjoyner1
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Empire Comfort 1948243 viewsCastle Class Corvette (York Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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HMS Antares 1946243 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Fly 1945243 viewsAlgerine Class.Prefect
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HMS Mutine 1945243 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Triton Fountain 1960s243 viewsAfter Kingsgate became Citygate (1964).2 commentsadmin
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952242 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
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HMS Arcturus 1945240 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Liberty 1945240 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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School Club in Valletta c.1960240 viewsPhotograph was taken at the School Club in Valletta, in about 1960. Some names are missing, but all the following were in the photo.

Far back standing centre possibly Mark Tagliaferro (left) in dark jumper, Mike Hay and Willie Willman.

Back left is Peter Searle, Ian McCaul. Girl standing on chair on left hand side is Diane Murton, Phyllis Hannan and Carole Knight (father taught at TH), Mary Bishop, Anne ? Elsie ? Janet Merriman (now Witcher) with folded arms standing behind Andy Wilkin (who is far left front row wearing glasses), Diane Rowe behind her. Pat Bryce, Marian Totman, Carole Matthews, Anne ? Pauline Gill wearing glasses, Patricia Hatton, Marie Allen wearing white jacket. Robin Bowes back right.

Front row: Andy Wilkin, Bev Pearce, (boyfriend of Bernice), Bernice White, Ann ? Girl? Paula Finch, top part of Edna Pritchard's face, and John Finch. Mr and Mrs Matthews sitting in front of Carole Matthews.

Photo : Marie Allen Curley
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239 viewsMy Dad overlooking Balluta Bay, Sliemajimjoyner1
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239 viewsHM the Queen and TRHs Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in a special enclosure on Britannia's bridge.SC-UK
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238 viewsMilkMonitor
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HMS Moon 1946238 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Not waving but drowning238 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.admin
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HMS Circe 1945237 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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235 viewsMum Dad and Andrewjimjoyner1
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HMS Pelorus 1946235 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Crab Air afloat - almost235 viewsRAF pinnace off Gozo taken when it ran into a rock and gouged a large hole in its side. Photo thanks to Caroline Roberts whose Dad was a passenger on it that day, circa 1962.admin
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The Parting Shot235 viewsFinal Farewell - the then President of Malta Anton Buttigieg giving the last goodbye as HMS London departs the Grand Harbour on 1st April 1979, the last British naval vessel to leave Malta on the ultimate withdrawal from Malta. She wears the flag of the last Commander of the British forces in Malta, Rear Admiral O N A Cecil CB.

The end of an era - nearly 180 years of the Royal Navy at Malta.
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Off-duty moment234 viewsNo handbag?SC-UK
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Investiture234 viewsHer Majesty held an Investiture at the Palace where 19 recipients were invested with their awards.SC-UK
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En route to the Marsa....234 views....to watch the polo match.SC-UK
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Destroyers in line ahead escorting Britannia234 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UK
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In civvies233 viewsWhither away? Photos of all official trips ashore have HRH in uniform.SC-UK
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From the archives - the 68-71 team reunions233 viewsWith thanks to Judith Chitty Blair and Bob Callaghan.

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Empire Lifeguard 1948232 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Maiden Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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