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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Hell Boats1790 views2 commentsPrefect
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Hell Boats 1970753 viewsThe Movie

Watch HERE
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HSL 107659 views © IWM (CM 4310). Returning to base at Ta' Veccia, St Paul's Bay.Prefect
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RAF Seaplane Tender 1943508 viewsEscort for VIPs (including Monty) visiting new US Airfield in Gozo.
From this book.
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RAF HSL 107 1941-2660 viewsat full speed in St Paul's Bay at nearly 40 knots.
From this book.
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LST Empire Nordic411 viewsL3026. Built by Blyth Dry Dock & SB Co Ltd 1944. HMS Charger in 1946. Commercial charter to Ministry of Transport. In 1955 it was chartered by the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company for the Transport Ferry Service and named Empire Nordic. Recalled for Suez 1956. In operation until 1966 on a regular service between Tilbury and Antwerp. Broken up in the Far East.Prefect
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LST Empire Baltic390 viewsLST 3519. Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal. 1945. Commercial charter to Ministry of Transport. Named Empire Baltic. In 1946 chartered by the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company for the Transport Ferry Service. Recalled for Suez 1956. Sold Italy 1962 and scrapped La Spezia.Prefect
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LST Empire Shearwater377 viewsLST 3033. Built by Williams Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 1945. AA firing ship in 1950/51. Empire Shearwater in 1956. Scrapped Terneuzan 1962.Prefect
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Kalafrana & Hal Far 1958498 viewsPrefect
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USN Cougars over Marsaxlokk 1958412 viewsWikipediaPrefect
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12th. Suffolk312 viewsMalta Garrison
The Old Dozen
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11th. Devonshire302 viewsMalta Garrison
The Bloody Eleventh
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10th. Lincolnshire280 viewsMalta Garrison
The Poachers. The Yellow Bellies
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9th. Norfolk288 viewsMalta Garrison
The Fighting Ninth. The Holy Boys.
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HMS Cassandra 1963452 views1 commentsPrefect
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Sea Giant360 viewsAt Malta 1955 - 1965.Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal 1977582 viewsPrefect
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RAF 60ft General Service Pinnace Mk.II 1366 720 views © Edgar Vella. Marsamxett about 1968.
More about them here.
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My Little Boat467 viewsPieta Creek with RASC Launches beyond.Prefect
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HMS Bermuda462 views1 commentsPrefect
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HMNZS Royalist656 viewsPrefect
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HMS Cheviot 1953461 viewsPassing White Star Line Britannic which seems to be off her beaten track.Prefect
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HMS Charity 1949567 viewsPrefect
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HMS Carron 1959651 viewsPrefect
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HMS Caprice 1959589 viewsPrefect
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HMAFV Bridport 1955682 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. Prefect
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8th. King's (Liverpool)321 viewsMalta Garrison
The Leather Hats
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7th. Royal Fusiliers (City of London)592 viewsMalta Garrison
The Elegant Extracts
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6th. Royal Warwickshire292 viewsMalta Garrison
The Saucy Sixth
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5th. Northumberland Fusiliers395 viewsMalta Garrison
The Fighting Fifth. Old & Bold
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4th. King's Own (Royal Lancaster)288 viewsMalta Garrison. Cholera 1865.
Barrell's Blues. The Lions. "The King's, the Queens, the Royal Marines, the Tangerines."
Regimental Museum
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3rd. The Buffs (Royal East Kent)297 viewsMalta GarrisonPrefect
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