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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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CS St Margarets531 viewsAdmiralty Cable Ship
Martin Powell
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HMS Nigeria 1948766 viewsMartin Powell
Colonies Class Cruiser. Damaged by torpedo on Operation Pedestal 1942.
Sold to India (INS Mysore) 1957.
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Paradise Bay 1956 ©1540 viewsRelaunching their boat at Paradise Bay in choppy weather.
Jane Banks
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Paradise Bay 1956 ©490 viewsSuccessfully refloated.
Jane Banks
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HMS Albion 1957565 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Duke of York 1946534 viewsMartin Powell
KGV Class Battleship.
Responsible for the sinking of Scharnhorst 1943.
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The US Version of "Single Handed"653 viewsBased on C S Forester's "Brown on Resolution".

A few shots of Dingli or Gozo cliffs posing as the Galapagos.

Both the 1935 ("Forever England") and the 1953 ("Sailor of the King") versions can be found in full on Youtube.
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HMS Manxman in disguise881 viewsAbdiel Class Minelayer. Photographed off Gozo (Dwejra Bay) in 1952 disguised as a German cruiser for the film Single Handed. Along with her sister Welshman, she played an important part in sustaining Malta during the Siege and was later there for most of the 1950s, taking part in the Suez operation.
Manxman History
Welshman Episode
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Hal Far552 viewsPrefect
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Luqa 1950542 viewsPrefect
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Hal Far545 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1946-48 542 views©Anita Sackett
RFA Fort and 3 Funnel Cruiser, possibly Sussex.
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Pieta Creek 1946-48535 views©Anita Sackett
An RFA Fort to the right. A MFA? centre.
The Old School in Villa Sunshine at Ta'Xbiex to the left.
RASC Launches foreground.
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Luqa 1946 - 48653 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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Supermarine Walrus515 viewsAt Hal Far 1946 - 8
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Hal Far Airfield 1946 - 8548 views©Anita SackettPrefect
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French Visitors586 views©Lesley Cole
Chateaurenalt & Guichen. Built as very fast Italian Light Cruisers but reclassified by the French as Destroyers.
Probably 1954
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HMS Eagle566 views©Lesley Cole
Blue Ranger alongside
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Can I come too?564 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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HMS Blake 1961-1963969 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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Sliema Creek918 viewsCorunna, Barrosa & Aisne ?
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Battle Class Destroyers585 viewsSliema Creek mid 1950s
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HMS Birmingham 1954579 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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Matelots at the Ferry 1950s759 views©Lesley Cole3 commentsPrefect
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H M T BRIGAND ©525 viewsHMT BRIGAND LATE 50s

See also THIS PHOTO and link below it.
Alexander Birt
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HMS Bermuda 1954568 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Jamaica 1955511 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Rorqual576 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Eagle & Victorious 1958638 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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HMS Truelove566 viewsAlgerine Class Minesweeper around 1950.Prefect
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Not HMS Pinafore493 viewsThe Governor 1950.Prefect
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HMS Opossum, about 1947576 viewsSloop of the Modified Black Swan Class. Prefect
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