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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1133 views10 commentsOldBat04/09/12 at 16:44OldBat: Happy days Filfla! (sorry, Fifla!)
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1133 views10 commentsOldBat04/02/12 at 06:50fifla1973: Great picture and remnds me of fishing with some v...
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1133 views10 commentsOldBat03/30/12 at 13:12OldBat: Wow - only just seen this! I think I need to borr...
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1133 views10 commentsOldBat03/13/12 at 09:57phillrose: The quality is great compared to some of my color ...
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1133 views10 commentsOldBat03/12/12 at 15:34Prefect: Now given an online digital dusting with my new ga...
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 1013 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise03/04/12 at 02:35Prefect: They were similar and Ausonia replaced Ranpura in ...
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 1013 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise03/04/12 at 02:26fivestar: I thought this was Ausonia?
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Lazaretto Creek 1959-601165 viewsWinter of 1959/1960. HMS Ausonia with alongside to right, HMS Lofoten (LST3027), a 108MSS Ton minesweeper (I think Leverton), HM Tug Brigand (A383) and Ford class launch. To the left the destroyer HMS Dainty (D108) and forward a Weapon Destroyer, probably HMS Crossbow (D96). Forward of these are three LCTs incl HMS Redoubt. To the left the two LSTs are Charles Macleod (ex LST3021) managed by British India Steam Navigation on behalf of the Army and behind it HMS Anzio (LST3003). The remainder of the large number of vessels formed part of the reserve fleet. Notice particularly open fields behind Gzira and Ta’ Xbiex.
Mac


More photos and info on Ausonia HERE
1 commentsPrefect03/04/12 at 02:23fivestar: I lived in the white box like house at the end of ...
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Shackletons 1964670 viewsNew link to Pathe newsreel Malta Independent added HERE
Lots of RAF photos HERE
2 commentsPrefect03/03/12 at 13:18Prefect: And now we have no MRs at all.
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Shackletons 1964670 viewsNew link to Pathe newsreel Malta Independent added HERE
Lots of RAF photos HERE
2 commentsPrefect03/03/12 at 13:12Chris Howells: MR2s
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RFA Blue Ranger 1948453 viewsEspecially for Phill.1 commentsPrefect03/01/12 at 08:58phillrose: Great, if I had a lantern I would be swinging it. ...
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HMS Lion off Fort Manoel741 viewsProbably 1962.3 commentsPrefect02/17/12 at 09:11phillrose: As you say it is a puzzle, surely GH was not that ...
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HMS Lion off Fort Manoel741 viewsProbably 1962.3 commentsPrefect02/16/12 at 09:06Prefect: I think she used Pieta Creek where the buoys norma...
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HMS Lion off Fort Manoel741 viewsProbably 1962.3 commentsPrefect02/16/12 at 08:59phillrose: Is it assumed she was going to moor between the bu...
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HMS Victorious 1958626 views2 commentsPrefect02/13/12 at 11:47Prefect: Could be though Faithful was also there in 1958.
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HMS Victorious 1958626 views2 commentsPrefect02/13/12 at 10:56Nick Woodley: Are the tugs Expert and Director?
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 16:11Martin Powell: My uncle would have liked them too - he was on the...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 13:16Prefect: Well perhaps a better use of them than razor blade...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 08:59Martin Powell: Lovely shots Pref. I hate to read of good ships be...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 08:01Prefect: Faithful. Director. Expert.
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 05:47Martin Powell: Landed at El Adem on the way to Cyprus DofE hike 1...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 01:40Prefect: BTW El Adem was British, the Yanks were at Wheelus...
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USS Nautilus 1960505 views1 commentsPrefect02/05/12 at 16:02Martin Powell: She was the first vessel to complete a submerged t...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells01/03/12 at 07:25Nick Woodley: Director and Expert were in Malta at least until s...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells01/02/12 at 17:05alexander: Director as Faithful had already left for UK sever...
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No 2 Dock 1960s607 viewsDirector Class Tug.1 commentsPrefect01/02/12 at 16:55alexander: either faithful left malta september 1961 or dire...
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Corradino Canteen947 viewsOpened 1897, closed 1968. Damaged by bombing and only partly rebuilt. (As was). Once had 38 snooker tables, 200 seat restaurant and 1000 seat theatre. Continued as a trade school until demolished in 1975 to make way for the new dock.2 commentsPrefect01/02/12 at 16:04Prefect: Bet it was called Tombola back then.
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Corradino Canteen947 viewsOpened 1897, closed 1968. Damaged by bombing and only partly rebuilt. (As was). Once had 38 snooker tables, 200 seat restaurant and 1000 seat theatre. Continued as a trade school until demolished in 1975 to make way for the new dock.2 commentsPrefect01/02/12 at 11:34alexander: went here many times to the pictures ,shows and th...
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Handley Page Hastings499 views3 commentsPrefect12/20/11 at 06:17Chris Howells: True! We went home on that trip in an Argosy via I...
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Small twin Prop - Luqa about 1960785 viewsDon't recognise aircraft or occasion4 commentsdeco.rise12/19/11 at 06:15Prefect: Quite correct. It seems she was of 207 Squadron. N...
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Small twin Prop - Luqa about 1960785 viewsDon't recognise aircraft or occasion4 commentsdeco.rise12/19/11 at 05:59Chris Howells: I take issue with you there, judging by the colour...
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Handley Page Hastings499 views3 commentsPrefect12/15/11 at 02:02Prefect: Yes - Indulgence passages allowed service families...
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