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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Empire Lifeguard 1948232 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Maiden Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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Empire Comfort 1948243 viewsCastle Class Corvette (York Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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Britannia "Canopus"259 viewsThis aircraft took a lot of us to Malta. It was the very one I flew on in 1970 to get to the island. In fact this picture was taken in 1970 so there is a possibility that we were on board at the time! We spent time on arrival at Hal Far while we were taxied around choosing a quarter. We ended up in Peter Street in F'Gura to start with before moving to St George's' Street Paola, where we then lived in two flats; three homes in just over a year! fifla1973
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Dining-in Night260 viewsRecent posts about the Sergeant's Mess at RAF Luqa 2 Site reminded me of this photo. Unknown Warrant Officer on the left; centre is F/Sgt Ron Commons DFM, right is F/Sgt Hugh Grundy.Ivan
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LSL Sir Lancelot253 viewsUnder British India management prior to transferring to RFA in 1970.Prefect
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RFA Fort Dunvegan342 viewsPhoto possibly 1948. Built as VSIS by Burrard Drydock in 1944. Managed Ellerman. Laid up 1946-8. RFA service from 1951 as store carrier and "flagship". Coronation Review in 1953 then Malta run until 1960 when she went Far East as AirSIS, reverting to NS/VSIS in 1961. Scrapped Kaohsiung 1968.2 commentsPrefect
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LST Humphrey Gale 1956260 viewsFormerly HMS LST 3509.
Army LSTs.
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RASCV Snowden Smith 1948270 viewsFormerly HMS LST 3028.
Army LSTs.
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RFA Fort Duquesne 1951275 viewsWith early aviation facilities.Prefect
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HMS Amethyst 1950270 viewsPrefect
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RFA Plumleaf254 viewsPrefect
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HMS Hampshire262 viewsPrefect
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Lots of Naval Boats420 views2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Stubborn244 viewsStubborn survived the Second World War and was sunk on 30 April 1946 as an ASDIC target off Malta.Prefect
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HMS Sturdy 1952261 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sentinel c1959343 viewsPassing HMS Eagle.Prefect
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HMS Scorcher 1947329 views2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Chieftain 1946275 viewsPrefect
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HMS Cheviot 1946285 viewsPrefect
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HMS Childers 1953301 viewsPrefect
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HMS Chequers306 viewsNew in 1945.Prefect
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HMS Grey Goose 1956280 viewsFormer Steam Gun Boat as a Gas Turbine Trials vessel.
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RFA Fort Charlotte 1947288 viewsPrefect
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HMS Teredo 1948311 viewsLazaretto Creek, outboard of a destroyer alongside Forth.Prefect
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Il Widna302 views Read all about it. Here on the map. Prefect
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HMS Blyth © 264 viewsPrefect
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FS Marne & HMS Blyth © 253 viewsLascaris Wharf this morning.Prefect
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5 Subs & mother ship Cyclops566 views Not sure when, Late 50's? Do not recall any names or location?? Anyone help?1 commentsdeco.rise
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CCY Tweedie-Walker464 viewsHi Folks,
Anyone remember my dad in Malta in the 50s and then the 60s. 25 plus years service full time in the RN then after RNR. CCY Russell Manley Tweedie-Walker. Still have Pewter mug 1971 St Angelo Snrs mess I presume leaving present. I was at school in Malta from 67-70 don't remember where as all photos paper work etc lost during a flood in Scotland. My father crossed the line before I got to ask him many questions. But proud of him as all service personnel that dedicated life to Queen and country. I remember only doing swimming in rock pool for certificate, with sea urchins etc and prunes,warm milk.recorder and guitar lessons. I was 6 yrs old at the time in malta and remember being upset at not going to RN school but mixed school. Remember the pastor with the adams apple though.
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HMS Caprice370 viewsAnd Città Di Tunisi.Prefect
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HMS Devonshire410 viewsIn post war training role.
We Joined the Navy. By John Winton.
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HMS London Departs318 views1 April 1979Prefect
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