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John Attard398 viewsIn attendance on HMS Trafalgar.
Over the years he served many ships including HMS Chequers in 1949. (Also seen at right here.) If anyone has the photo of his dghajsa with Royal passengers, please contact his grandson Keith Attard at ktyson12@hotmail.com
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The Torpedo Depot, Msida Creek809 viewsOriginally built in 1855 as the P&O Coal Stores, the Depot closed in 1964 having looked after the sweepers in its final years.Prefect55555
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HMS Layburn ©789 viewsFrom 1969 - 1973, the last RN ship at Malta. Replaced by RMAS Garganey.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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RAF Luqa 1948575 views2 commentsPrefect55555
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HMS Blackpool 1966531 viewsPrefect55555
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HMS Victorious 1966679 viewsPrefect55555
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A Message from the Harriers619 viewsTo the instigators of the SDSR.
(Nothing to do with Malta and sorry about the apalling lapse of standards, but I couldn't resist it. Thank you Spike.)
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HMS Liverpool 1950 ©520 viewsThe Vice Admiral commanding the 15th Cruiser Squadron, his wife and HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh.
Andrew Blake
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HMS Devonshire 1974630 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect55555
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USS John F Kennedy875 views20041 commentsPrefect55555
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CCY Tweedie-Walker387 viewsHi Folks,
Anyone remember my dad in Malta in the 50s and then the 60s. 25 plus years service full time in the RN then after RNR. CCY Russell Manley Tweedie-Walker. Still have Pewter mug 1971 St Angelo Snrs mess I presume leaving present. I was at school in Malta from 67-70 don't remember where as all photos paper work etc lost during a flood in Scotland. My father crossed the line before I got to ask him many questions. But proud of him as all service personnel that dedicated life to Queen and country. I remember only doing swimming in rock pool for certificate, with sea urchins etc and prunes,warm milk.recorder and guitar lessons. I was 6 yrs old at the time in malta and remember being upset at not going to RN school but mixed school. Remember the pastor with the adams apple though.
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St Angelo 1967475 viewsFort St AngeloMartin Powell55555
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Ancient 1948440 viewsBuilt 1915 as Veteran. Renamed 1918. Based Malta until sold in 1953.Prefect55555
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HMS / HMT Brigand689 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

Story HERE
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Diving School 1956 - 57714 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island.3 commentsPrefect55555
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Destroyers in Sliema Creek963 viewsRMA Mess on Tigne Street, foreground. LSTs far right.
7th Destroyer Sqn. Probably 1962. HMS Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland, Aisne or Corunna?, Broadsword and Scorpion.
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Light Jackstay Transfer679 viewsBetween Stubbington and Shavington
Weekend trip to Sicily. June 1960.
Alan Walker
The Light Jackstay using fibre ropes and lots of manpower was tested for loads of 500 Lbs.
The Heavy Jackstay with steel wire ropes and auto-tension winches could manage loads up to 2 Tons.
Not a lot of people know that - or probably want to!
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The Ark693 viewsProcedure Alfa1 commentsPrefect44444
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Msida Creek 1962866 viewsNarvik with the subs, several Ton class, and Ausonia far left.1 commentsPrefect44444
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594085 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.
E Ferreira
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Kalafrana & Hal Far 1958428 viewsPrefect44444
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HMAFV Bridport 1955631 viewsIn 1946 the RAF took over two Bangor class Minesweepers, HMS Bridport and Bridlington, they became H.M.A.F.V's,[Her Majesty's Airforce Vessel's]. These vessels were operated,home and overseas on long range weapons and sonar bouy recovery amongst other duties, until 1958 when both were scrapped. Prefect44444
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HMS London 1947708 viewsAndrew Blake2 commentsPrefect44444
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS313 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!tedhebden44444
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Malta Story 1953382 viewsPrefect44444
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St Andrew's Barracks441 viewsEducation CentrePrefect44444
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King's Birthday Parade 1951468 viewsPrefect44444
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RAF Siggiewi666 viewsComms relay stationPrefect44444
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New book coming soon400 viewsUXB Malta
Royal Engineers
Bomb Disposal 1940-44
S.A.M. Hudson
http://www.uxbmalta.blogspot.com/

To be published 17th May 2010, at £20 Hardback. The first book to reveal what it was like to work in Army bomb disposal in the most bombed place on Earth.
The History Press
The Mill, Brimscombe Port, Stroud, Glos GL5 2QG
Tel +44(0)1453 883300 Fax +44(0)1453 883233
www.thehistorypress.co.uk
(Another scoop for TH Nostalgia!)
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The Fleet's in ©861 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby44444
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Hal Far487 viewsPrefect44444
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Sliema Creek862 viewsCorunna, Barrosa & Aisne ?
©Lesley Cole
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