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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Crab Air afloat - almost259 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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Pride and Prejudice 1959258 viewsAnne Pullen who portrayed the eldest daughter Elizabeth very professionally and with great confidence. Christine Mullally as the gushing Mrs. Bennett was very popular with all three audiences, as was Bernard Hoctor in his amusing character part as the Rev. Collinsbernardhoctor
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HMS Chameleon 1947258 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Espiegle 1947258 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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The latest colour scheme ©258 viewsThough many are still in Arriva colours.Prefect
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Empire Peacemaker 1949257 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Scarborough Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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HMS Maenad 1954257 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Snapdragon c1946256 viewsFlower Class Corvette. Ex USS Saucy, ex HMS Arabis.Prefect
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HMS Laertes 1946256 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Providence 1946256 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Philip and Louis play polo256 viewsCharles and Anne accompanied the Queen to watch their father play polo at the Marsa polo ground. HRH played for the Navy team against the Army for the Rundle Cup and scored once.

HM presented the Cup to Admiral Mountbatten and trophies to the other seven players.
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Suna in Marsamxett256 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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Grand Harbour Ferry ©254 viewsAt what remains of Customs House Steps.Prefect
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HMS Manxman 1951254 viewsPrefect
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HMS Mary Rose 1946254 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Michael 1954254 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Pickle 1946254 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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RFA Eddycliff 1955252 viewsLots more Eddys here.Prefect
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Braid the Raven Hair251 viewsPrefect
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HMS Antares 1946251 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Stubborn250 viewsStubborn survived the Second World War and was sunk on 30 April 1946 as an ASDIC target off Malta.Prefect
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HMS Fly 1945250 viewsAlgerine Class.Prefect
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Farewell to BFBS Malta, 40 years ago250 viewsFarewell to BFBS Malta, March 1979 - open the LINK HERE and click on the small black panel to listen.2 commentsadmin
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See How the Fates249 viewsPrefect
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Empire Shelter 1949249 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Barnard Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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HMS Melita 1946249 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Empire Comfort 1948248 viewsCastle Class Corvette (York Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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HMS Arcturus 1945248 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Circe 1945248 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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HMS Mutine 1945248 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Destroyers in line ahead escorting Britannia248 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UK
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