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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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St Angelo473 viewsPay Office Staff 1945Prefect
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HMS Cockade553 views1 commentsPrefect
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Hal Far decked out for the Coronation518 viewsPrefect
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Tigne Barracks ©496 viewsContractors block or MI Room(?), round fort in background. David Arnold
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Tigne Barracks 1944 ©470 viewsSame politician on Bk square, admin block (?) in background. David Arnold
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Tigne Barracks 1944 ©452 viewsVIP politician (can't remember who) viewing Bk block, c1944.David Arnold
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RSM (later Capt) CJ Arnold c. 1935. ©400 viewsDavid Arnold
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HMS Totem570 viewsPrefect
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HMS Scarborough545 viewsPrefect
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HMS Protector503 viewsPrefect
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HMS Forth 821 viewsWith Striker & Sefton alongside1 commentsPrefect
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HMS St Angelo1111 viewsFort St Angelo18 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ausonia595 viewsMoving!Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal605 views1970sPrefect
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HMS Ark Royal 1960541 viewsPrefect
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HMS Goldfinch534 viewsAs Ta Kali was known from 1945 to 1953 when it reverted to the RAF before closing in 1963.Prefect
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RAF Siggiewi739 viewsComms relay stationPrefect
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Hal Far489 viewsPrefect
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Monty at Hal Far444 viewsBrian Shackleton
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Mountbatten 1955407 viewsBrian Shackleton
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His Nibs 1949433 views1 commentsPrefect
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Combined Ops 1949485 viewsA split screen large Moggie at an RM roadblockPrefect
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Combined Ops 1949455 viewsBeach ControlPrefect
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Combined Ops 1949444 viewsLanding parties from HMS Phoebe at Armier BayPrefect
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Empty Creeks 1953607 views5 commentsPrefect
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RFA Brown Ranger586 viewsAt Malta 1962.
GRT 3417. Built H&W Glasgow, 1941. 6 Cyl H- B&W. Speed 14.
Based Gibraltar and escort oiler on all Malta convoys and N. African landings. Port oiler Bone and Algiers. Thence Pacific Fleet including Leyte and re-occupation of Honkers and Shankers. Royal tour with Vanguard. Latterly between the Med and Home stations with a venture across the Pacific to support Sir Percivale. Laid up Devonport November 1974 for disposal. Sold for scrap at Gijon, April 1975.
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HMS Striker 1951810 viewsWith Tigne Barracks as God intended!5 commentsPrefect
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HMS Templar 1948641 viewsIn the background is the wreck of the ammunition ship Talabot.
"Lieutenant O'Driscoll was the Officer-in-Charge of the Fleet Clearance Diving Team which was engaged in clearing a large number of unexploded bombs from the wreck of the SS Talabot in Grand Harbour, Malta. The SS Talabot had been bombed and set on fire on 26th March 1942 and because of her dangerous cargo was scuttled. From 16th October to 11th December 1972 the Fleet Clearance Diving Team recovered 73 bombs with a combined weight of 19,500 Ibs. All the bombs were fuzed and heavy corrosion had made them stick together. Many of the bombs were buried in the mud and had to be cleared by water jetting which meant that the divers had to work entirely by touch, visibility being nil."
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Lightning at Luqa479 viewsJust visiting.Prefect
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HMS Thermopylae 1964431 viewsPrefect
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The Social Life of a Wren 1962481 viewsPrefect
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Whitehall Mansions Xmas 1949486 viewsWren Os and QARNNS Sisters.Prefect
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