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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last comments - Naval & Military
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Farewell to BFBS Malta, 40 years ago249 viewsFarewell to BFBS Malta, March 1979 - open the LINK HERE and click on the small black panel to listen.2 commentsadmin07/28/22 at 13:47admin: Thank you Derrick - I'll leave it to you to w...
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Farewell to BFBS Malta, 40 years ago249 viewsFarewell to BFBS Malta, March 1979 - open the LINK HERE and click on the small black panel to listen.2 commentsadmin07/28/22 at 12:03derrick calver: I remember hearing the final broadcast, however ac...
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HMS Ranpura 1958564 viewsGoing home.3 commentsPrefect07/03/22 at 17:44admin: Derrick - search on 'whaler' for a few p...
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HMS Ranpura 1958564 viewsGoing home.3 commentsPrefect07/03/22 at 17:35derrick calver: I understand that Captain Pond (father of Paul Jon...
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HMS Mediator829 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. 1959/601288 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 Theseus597 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 Harbour717 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 1945315 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. Alban552 views1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:29alexander: she was dredging dockyard creek when her mooring w...
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HMS Ark Royal 1955654 viewsCC License-Flickr1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:07alexander: with PAS Frosty alongside
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HMS Cowdray 1945-6627 viewsOhio in the background.1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:53alexander: two vessels being compass swing
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PAS Director 1967351 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 1945315 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 SIGNALS507 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 828 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 19594706 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. 1918243 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 OldBat274 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

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3 commentsadmin08/11/18 at 01:19OldBat: CHEEKY!!
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Painting by OldBat274 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 OldBat274 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

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3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 20:43OldBat: But don't look too closely or you'll see...
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Caption competition356 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 1950801 views1 commentsDavid Woolfenden06/11/18 at 17:19David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden was Sgt Major Royal Mar...
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Passing the Mail457 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 Bermuda467 views1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 17:11David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the HMS Bermu...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562274 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 Brigand765 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 1960785 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 19562274 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 19562274 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 1946376 viewsAlgerine Class1 commentsPrefect08/19/17 at 22:39Martin Powell: c/w RNSA 14 dinghy.
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Mtarfa water557 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

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1 commentsadmin01/30/17 at 23:08admin: Bruce writes "For the whole of the roughly 4 ...
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