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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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2nd. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey)286 views Malta Garrison
Kirke's Lambs
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1st. Royal Scots315 viewsMalta Garrison
Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard
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Final Commando Parade449 views16 March 1977 at St Andrew's when 41 CDO Group trooped the Colour before the Colonel Commandant, Earl Mountbatten. Thereafter one company group, based at Luqa, remained to cover the final withdrawal in 1979.
Royal Marines in Malta
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Salerno Company 41 CDO RM418 viewsLeaving St Angelo to embark in Sir Lancelot.Prefect
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Auld Lang Syne 30 March 1979463 viewsFrom Navy News via this recommended site - Royal Marines in Malta.Prefect
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Lascaris Tunnel from "The Ditch" ©472 viewsPrefect
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Lascaris Comcen ©712 viewsMemoirs of an Inmate.
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HAFMED461 viewsNato HQ opened in 1953 and closed rather suddenly in 1971.
NATO UNCLAS
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NAAFI HQ450 viewsBuilt 1949 at Flagstone Wharf, Marsa.Prefect
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Blue Ranger for Sea 1952 ©612 views Captain H W Flint RFA does the Boyhood of Raleigh.phillrose
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The Dockyard 1954555 viewsPrefect
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NATO Exercise Sliema Creek 1956548 viewsAnd Manxman.Prefect
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ANZAC DAY 1953612 viewsThe Honourable Miss Mabel Strickland chats with Flight Lieutenant John Britten RAAF.
Lots more here.
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RAAF airmen at the Ferry 1952-54.468 viewsLots more here.Prefect
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Passing the Mail449 viewsEuryalus - Vigo 1952
Illustrated London News
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Dolphin & Eagle365 viewsFinal edition.Prefect
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HMAS Vengeance 1955459 viewsAnd probably Freshspring.
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See Freshspring now.
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HMS Ark Royal 1955639 viewsCC License-Flickr1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ranpura 1958490 viewsHer bell is at a church in Plymstock, here.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1958528 viewsGoing home.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ranpura 1953387 viewsPrefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946434 viewsPrefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946365 viewsPrefect
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HMS Hermes 1962528 viewsPrefect
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New Memorial to Op Pedestal409 viewsPhoto MoD Crown Copyright.Prefect
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HMS Dunkirk516 viewsPrefect
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HMS Tally-Ho 1957582 viewsPrefect
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Another bomb scare at the Law Courts367 viewsPrefect
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St Andrew's Handed Over449 viewsOctober 1977Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal438 viewsDeparting to the sound of "Sailing" in November 1977 on what turned out to be her penultimate visit.Prefect
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HMS Falcon Guard 1948604 viewsAt Kalafrana with Lt. Forte for Rear-Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma.Prefect
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The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)690 viewsBeing inspected by the Governor General, Sir Maurice Dorman in 1966.
"In 1966 the security situation in Aden deteriorated and reinforcement companies of the Loyals were rotated from Malta, and the following year the Lancashires played a distinguished part in the difficult final months of the bitter anti-terrorist campaign, amassing more operational awards there than any other unit."
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