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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/28/10 at 18:32OldBat: A neighbour (widower of Mrs Brett-Knowles who taug...
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/28/10 at 04:14Prefect: That may change when Coppermine finally publish a ...
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/28/10 at 03:04robinwilliams: Google HMS Collingwood Museum - it will not accept...
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 17:27Chris Howells: Thank you guys, Dad being a crab rather than a fis...
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 14:18phillrose: Thanks Robin & Prefect, I was not far out!!! Found...
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:22robinwilliams: 965 and the double bedstead was 965M - 954 was a U...
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:20Prefect: No Phill, it was 965. See my google bit on the Sli...
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A boat Grand Harbour707 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 Howells04/27/10 at 13:17Prefect: Admiralty "Director" Class paddle tug, p...
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:11phillrose: Robin, as you are into radar, what is the designat...
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 13:08Prefect: Victorious.
Eagle.jpg
Grand Harbour 1966 ©702 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells04/27/10 at 11:54robinwilliams: Could be one of three Carriers only Eagle R05, Vic...
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The Ark742 viewsProcedure Alfa1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:53Chris Howells: Queen of all the fleets! With a load of bricks on ...
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Assault!563 viewsThe Army invades Armier Beach. 1960s.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:30Chris Howells: ..but the pub was shut!
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Handley Page Hastings ©494 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:28Chris Howells: Rattled like a bag of bolts! Dad and I came back f...
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Avro Shackleton ©522 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:26Chris Howells: MR2 'Taildragger' Wonderful aeroplne. The ...
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Blackburn Beverley ©543 viewsAt RAF Ta Kali Air Display 1960.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:25Chris Howells: Flying block of flats, as my Dad used to call them...
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The Fleet's in ©919 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby04/24/10 at 14:15Prefect: 965 it seems. "there emerged a need for fast ...
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Nimrods of 203 Sqn at Luqa 1970s829 viewsColin Pomeroy
No prizes for spotting the school!
2 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 14:02Chris Howells: I spent 3 years at the school. Can even see where ...
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HMS Tiger off Malta, Spring 1960 ©723 viewsShot taken from a tug by myself after having a day at sea on a Naval Exercise, together with HMS Ark Royal & HMS Scorpion ( pics available )3 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:39Prefect: Well they were until the back end got hacked for h...
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Shackleton over Corradino579 views1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 13:29Chris Howells: Early MR 3 judging by the nose and the lack of tai...
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Msida Creek 1962936 viewsNarvik with the subs, several Ton class, and Ausonia far left.1 commentsPrefect04/24/10 at 13:27Chris Howells: and St Nicholas flats on the left, last block goin...
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 1013 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:23Chris Howells: Lazaretto was a yacht marina when we lived at Ta&#...
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HMS Tiger off Malta, Spring 1960 ©723 viewsShot taken from a tug by myself after having a day at sea on a Naval Exercise, together with HMS Ark Royal & HMS Scorpion ( pics available )3 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:20Chris Howells: weren't this class of cruisers wonderful warsh...
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Postcard - Sepia shot late 1930s747 viewsCan anyone name the Criusers & date it accurately?
Batttleships Warspite & Malaya. Date 1938-9.
Netlayer Guardian and Carrier is Courageous or Glorious
7 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:17Chris Howells: Superb picture thanks for posting that. Back in th...
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Spanish Frigate " Triton" going into Marsamxett, c1961641 views2 commentsdeco.rise04/24/10 at 13:13Chris Howells: Plus 4 of the british fleet on their way out! :lol...
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The Fleet's in ©919 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby04/24/10 at 12:59phillrose: Was it a 945 naval radar? it started off with one ...
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The Fleet's in ©919 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby04/24/10 at 12:39Chris Howells: Superb picture. Love the huge radar on the top! :-...
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Postcard Marsamxett Harbour - HM Naval Fleet619 viewsLook at this lot! From c1958/59. 10 points for naming each vessel!2 commentsdeco.rise04/07/10 at 08:23sheila macdonald: I agree. We lived there in 1947-1952 and I know fo...
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Postcard Marsamxett Harbour - HM Naval Fleet619 viewsLook at this lot! From c1958/59. 10 points for naming each vessel!2 commentsdeco.rise04/07/10 at 03:44phillrose: Suspect the date is incorrect, the flats we lived ...
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U 17597 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
4 commentsPrefect03/31/10 at 12:14Prefect: Not that I don't like them, just too old to ma...
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U 17597 viewsGerman Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit. It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.
Times of Malta.
(In the distance can be seen some obscure scholastic buildings, with vegetation.)
4 commentsPrefect03/31/10 at 09:56Martin Powell: You said you don't like sails and masts anyway...
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HMS Volage 1946620 viewsReturning from the Corfu Channel Incident.1 commentsPrefect03/31/10 at 09:27Martin Powell: My Dad (Dockyard drawing office) was one of the fi...
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