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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Lion 1962454 viewsProceeding.Prefect
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HMS Lion 1962443 viewsAnd leaving again.Prefect
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HMS Lion 1962443 viewsUnusually entering Marsamxett.Prefect
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HMS Amethyst 1949458 viewsLieut Cdr J S Kerans, DSO, RN. At Malta on the way home from the Yangtse Incident.
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LST Empire Gaelic 1956444 viewsAnd Empire Parkeston.Prefect
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RFA Wave Sovereign 1947422 viewsPrefect
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White Rocks - St Patrick's602 viewsArmy married quarters overlooking Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq. After 1979 they became a failed tourist village and are now derelict. There are plans for a sports complex. Squatters camp in foreground.Prefect
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HMS Bulawayo2509 viewsNordmark (later Northmark) was a former German Navy fast fleet oiler which was allocated to the Royal Navy by the Inter-Allied Repatriations Commission when British forces entered Copenhagen on 9 May 1945. Cost of conversion to RFA standards was considered prohibitive, so she remained RN. Carried out trials of the abeam method. The Bulawayo Cup was presented to ships on the Mediterranean Station which displayed the most conspicuous efficiency in Replenishment at Sea.
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HMS Eagle537 views© IWM (FL 10443)Prefect
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Corradino Canteen939 viewsOpened 1897, closed 1968. Damaged by bombing and only partly rebuilt. (As was). Once had 38 snooker tables, 200 seat restaurant and 1000 seat theatre. Continued as a trade school until demolished in 1975 to make way for the new dock.2 commentsPrefect
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Assault Course518 viewsAt Ghajn Tuffieha Camp 1960s.Prefect
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St Patrick's Barracks532 viewsCompleted 1939. Handed over to AFM 1971-2.Prefect
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St George's Bay ©540 viewsMilitary bathing facilities.Prefect
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HMS Battleaxe ©470 viewsPrefect
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St Elmo Breakwater650 viewsRemaining breakwater span being removed by floating crane, CLIV(e) on 5th October 1955. Google the new bridge span built in 2012.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946640 viewsFormer P&O liner, then AMC and from 1943 a repair ship. Resident of Lazaretto Creek until replaced by Ausonia in 1958.Prefect
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RFA Sea Salvor489 viewsHastening to the aid of Star of Malta July 29 1955.Prefect
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Msida Creek 1960s ©687 viewsWith HMS Miner VI at the Torpedo Depot.1 commentsPrefect
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Forth at Home 1960 ©598 views7 commentsPrefect
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Lazaretto Creek c1960 ©597 viewsAusonia, Messina, Broadsword & Fighter.Prefect
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Ancient 1948491 viewsBuilt 1915 as Veteran. Renamed 1918. Based Malta until sold in 1953.Prefect
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Pieta Creek c1960 ©477 viewsFort Duquesne, Brown Ranger, RASC Launches.Prefect
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Harbour Launch ©491 viewsAnd Visitors, Sliema Creek.Prefect
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HMS Hermes ©506 viewsGrand Harbour 1966 or 67 according to my late Father's notes on
the surround of the slide.
Chris Howells
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Malta Story 1953366 viewsPrefect
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Malta Story 1953366 viewsPrefect
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Malta Story 1953379 viewsPrefect
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Malta Story 1953418 viewsPrefect
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HMS Glasgow496 viewsBefore 1957. Nice view of Tigne.Prefect
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HMS Vanguard625 viewsHopefully going astern.7 commentsPrefect
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