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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Bridesmaid396 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

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Leonard Reed344 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon384 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

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Mess Ball - Hal Far?403 viewsMy parents and pals.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon392 viewsMy father Len Reed was in the Royal Navy when he became in charge of a small unit of the Fleet Air Arm at Hal Far in 1950-53. I think he went up in planes fixing electrical faults connected with the radios and communications. (He didn't care much for that part !)

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HMS Galatea - 1978 - 378 viewsA PR shot found by Russ Palmer when clearing out one of the ships offices prior to going in to refit.SC-UK
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Ark Royal 1955518 viewsWhen new.Prefect
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HMS Antrim 1973390 viewsPrefect
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HMS Devonshire 1963378 viewsPrefect
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HMS Norfolk 1971355 viewsPrefect
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HMS London 1971365 viewsPrefect
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HMS Roberts 1945479 viewsOhio in background.Prefect
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946366 viewsPrefect
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Timms Family in Malta369 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul Timms
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Timms family355 viewsMy father R.E.Timms with me, Paul Timms & my sister Linda Timms . c 1955/56Paul Timms
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P.O. R.E.Timms343 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul Timms
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Eagle & Victorious c1958434 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sheffield 1957425 viewsHMS Ceylon background. White Star's Brittanic rightPrefect
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HMS Broadsword 1987397 viewsPrefect
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HMS Falcon Steps - Kalafrana491 viewsThroughout 1944 and early 1945 Dark Blue uniforms had been gradually achieving numerical superiority over their RAF Blue cousins at Hal Far and at sunset on 14 April 1946 the RAF Ensign was lowered. At sunrise of the next day the airfield became Royal Naval Air Station Hal Far and was named HMS Falcon. It remained so until 1967.
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HMS Dalrymple 1962382 viewsPrefect
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HMS Owen 1953370 viewsRFA War Hindoo right.Prefect
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HMS Dampier 1948398 viewsPrefect
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Pietà Creek early 1950s543 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Tyne 1955387 viewsDestroyer Depot ShipPrefect
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HMS Mull of Kintyre 1960452 views1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Duncansby Head 1946354 viewsPrefect
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HMS Derby Haven 1947361 viewsLoch Class frigate converted to Support Ship for Coastal Minesweepers here returning from Far East. Later reconverted to frigate and sold to Persian Navy as BADR.Prefect
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 1955444 viewsLoch Class frigate converted to Support Ship for Coastal Minesweepers.Prefect
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HMS Wolfe 1947353 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship. Ex Canadian Pacific Montcalm. With the 1st Submarine Flotilla in Malta until relieved by HMS FORTH in 1947.Prefect
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HMS Ausonia 1962341 viewsPrefect
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HMS Fearless 1969309 viewsPrefect
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