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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Destroyers in Sliema Creek1034 viewsRMA Mess on Tigne Street, foreground. LSTs far right.
7th Destroyer Sqn. Probably 1962. HMS Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland, Aisne or Corunna?, Broadsword and Scorpion.
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End of Patrol. 1950s.706 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect
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RFA Maine (3)524 viewsHospital Ship of the Med Fleet. In service 1921 - 1947.Prefect
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Going Ashore with our Prezzies613 views©Jane BanksPrefect
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Children's Party in the Hangar. 1949/50551 viewsProbably watching Tom & Jerry cartoons?
©Jane Banks
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HMS Decoy 1957679 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect
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RFA Turmoil 486 viewsSalvage Tug of the Bustler class famed for her part in the Flying Enterprise saga of January 1952.
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©Ian Benton
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RFA Turmoil 492 viewsPassing through on her way east.
©Ian Benton
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HMS Cumberland572 viewsCounty Class Cruiser. Veteran of the River Plate.
Trials ship from 1951 - 1958.
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Sub off St Angelo 1950s569 viewsT Class
©Ian Benton
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HMS Barfleur491 viewsBattle Class Destroyer
©Ian Benton
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RFA Cherryleaf (3)481 viewsFreighting TankerPrefect
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HMS Gambia 1952535 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1955674 viewsPrefect
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Salvage 1950718 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip but no sound. (Refreshing your page a couple of times will often skip the adverts).
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HMS Breconshire 1950761 viewsAn Auxiliary Supply Ship sunk by bombing in Marsaxlokk, March 1942 after a valiant attempt to reach Grand Harbour from Alexandria, her convoy having been scattered.
Video Clip
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RAS off Malta708 viewsA Gannet overflies a Replenishment At Sea between HMS Centaur, RFA Tidepersil, and HMS Lagos.1 commentsPrefect
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Whaler & Wave Boat502 viewsThe whaler may have been manned by Tal Handaq sailors who opted to spend their sports afternoons in this idyllic fashion.
The Wave is either Baron, Ruler or Chief which has just done a sharp "right hand down a bit" to make the entrance.
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HMS Amethyst 1952612 viewsOf Yangste Incident fame.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Carysfort 1965667 viewsC class destroyer. 27th Escort Squadron.Prefect
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HMS Comet 1955586 viewsC class destroyer.
Eric Hartley
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HMS Sylvia 1946559 viewsAlgerine class minesweeper.
Eric Hartley
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Detention Quarters Staff 1946589 viewsC/SGT Hartley RM 2nd right.
©Eric Hartley
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RFA Wave Baron543 viewsReplenishment TankerPrefect
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RFA Bacchus649 viewsStores Carrier
The tug is probably Airedale.
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Blackburn Beverley ©542 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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Avro Shackleton ©521 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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Handley Page Hastings ©493 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect
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RFA Tide Austral 1962466 viewsLater commissioned as HMAS Supply.Prefect
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St Patrick's Barracks 1960s539 viewsPrefect
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Army Band515 viewsProbably Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regt, 1962 - 5.1 commentsPrefect
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Canberra PR3463 viewsLanding at Luqa 1958Prefect
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