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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last comments - Naval & Military
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HMS Mediator800 viewsRescue Tug operated out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Bustler Class. Built 1944, sold 1964.
1 commentsrobinwilliams07/14/21 at 12:15Pbked: This was my father's ship during our stay. He...
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HMS Ausonia & Manoel Is. 1959/601273 viewsOther ships are HMS Dainty, parts of HMS Anzio & LST Charles McLeod and a lonely HMS Eastbourne in Sliema Creek. On the island is part of the Leper Hospital, beyond that the Base Supply Office, Fort Manoel, the Diving Centre and Comms Training Centre. To the left of the football pitches is the Canteen (Cinema), in front of which are the tennis courts/roller skating rink of blessed memory.
What a lot of nostalgia!
Mac

More photos and info on Ausonia HERE
4 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 12:08Pbked: I remember watching the Ausonia leave Malta in 196...
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HMS Theseus582 viewsTwo Tirrenia Line and the Star. Probably 1953.1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 22:42alexander: tugs RESPOND, ROYSTERER
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A boat Grand Harbour697 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells02/22/21 at 22:21alexander: DIRECTOR as Faithful left in 1961
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HMS Silvia 1945289 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 21:46admin: I think Prefect is not far out Alexander as the hu...
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Admiralty Dredger St. Alban541 views1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:29alexander: she was dredging dockyard creek when her mooring w...
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HMS Ark Royal 1955639 viewsCC License-Flickr1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:07alexander: with PAS Frosty alongside
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HMS Cowdray 1945-6613 viewsOhio in the background.1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:53alexander: two vessels being compass swing
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PAS Director 1967336 viewsAwaiting the arrival of an RFA, probably Tarbatness.
© CC Licence - BHS - Flickr.
1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:34alexander: i would love a copy of this one
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HMS Silvia 1945289 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:07alexander: H M T Expert in background if date correct this wo...
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS471 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!1 commentstedhebden04/28/20 at 12:17Bernard Derrick: I'm in the centre wearing a bow tie!! I think...
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HMS Forth 817 viewsWith Striker & Sefton alongside1 commentsPrefect03/01/19 at 01:08kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, after all, the 1959 Sicily trip w...
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594658 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.

Copyright © Liz Mardel
1 commentsPrefect02/05/19 at 05:34kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, lived in Gazira, and looked out t...
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Trooper R Martin d. 1918217 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

Read MORE

...and HERE

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We will remember them.
1 commentsadmin11/10/18 at 23:28admin: ...and even more HERE - click on his photo (with s...
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Painting by OldBat245 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/11/18 at 01:19OldBat: CHEEKY!!
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Painting by OldBat245 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 21:20admin: Nonsense Miss, there's nothing wrong with you...
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Painting by OldBat245 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 20:43OldBat: But don't look too closely or you'll see...
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Caption competition317 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadmin07/16/18 at 13:51Sailor Boy: "Patch of ice you say, Corporal?"
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HMS Euryalus 1950788 views1 commentsDavid Woolfenden06/11/18 at 17:19David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden was Sgt Major Royal Mar...
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Passing the Mail449 viewsEuryalus - Vigo 1952
Illustrated London News
1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 17:15David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the Euryalus ...
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HMS Bermuda462 views1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 17:11David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the HMS Bermu...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562263 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/30/18 at 09:24kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, while on the rocky rocks of manoe...
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HMS / HMT Brigand759 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

War service HERE
1 commentsrobinwilliams01/26/18 at 22:01admin: HMS Brigand was a tug of the Brigand Class, fitted...
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Small twin Prop - Luqa about 1960782 viewsDon't recognise aircraft or occasion4 commentsdeco.rise01/24/18 at 15:01pixelshot: Yes a Devon one is still flying at Headcorn Airfie...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562263 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 14:35Martin Powell: Yes, went on board - our Cub leader ("Baloo&q...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562263 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 14:24pixelshot: Yes remember HMS Forth...do you remember HMS TOTEM...
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HMS Serene 1946364 viewsAlgerine Class1 commentsPrefect08/19/17 at 22:39Martin Powell: c/w RNSA 14 dinghy.
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Mtarfa water518 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Copyright © Bruce Williams
1 commentsadmin01/30/17 at 23:08admin: Bruce writes "For the whole of the roughly 4 ...
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USS John F Kennedy944 views20041 commentsPrefect07/14/16 at 20:39Mick.Jackson: i can remember the J.F.K coming to malta in 1969/7...
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HMS Galatea643 views1978
GGM
2 commentsPrefect04/17/16 at 07:30SC-UK: Originally posted with a 1967 date but revised fol...
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HMS Galatea643 views1978
GGM
2 commentsPrefect02/09/16 at 04:46ThomasJohn: Date of 1967 I think is way off the mark. The Ikar...
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HMS Cassandra 1963452 views1 commentsPrefect09/18/15 at 16:23billkby: My father was serving on Cassandra when it was tor...
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