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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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RFA Maine (3)547 viewsPassing Tigne in the 1920s.3 commentsPrefect06/14/11 at 11:41Nick Woodley: Do you mean the back sticky up thing, near the blu...
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RFA Maine (3)547 viewsPassing Tigne in the 1920s.3 commentsPrefect06/13/11 at 23:41Prefect: Mainmast!
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RFA Maine (3)547 viewsPassing Tigne in the 1920s.3 commentsPrefect06/13/11 at 17:07Martin Powell: Interesting tower to the right of the round fort, ...
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HMS Chequers 1949659 viewsWith a well known 1st Lt.1 commentsPrefect06/12/11 at 13:14Prefect: And a future Chief of the Defence Staff (1982) se...
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HMS Victorious 1967609 views5 commentsMartin Powell06/10/11 at 12:38phillrose: I could not possibly comment on that one(snigger)
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End of Patrol. 1950s.715 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect06/09/11 at 12:37phillrose: Better than today thats for sure.
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HMS Victorious 1967609 views5 commentsMartin Powell06/08/11 at 18:11Martin Powell: You mean Scotland?
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End of Patrol. 1950s.715 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect06/08/11 at 15:57David Robinson: No, I was there from 63 - 66. Looking at the photo...
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HMS Victorious 1967609 views5 commentsMartin Powell06/02/11 at 03:18phillrose: Beat me to it, agree fully on both comments, but l...
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HMS Victorious 1967609 views5 commentsMartin Powell06/01/11 at 15:18Prefect: And we actually had some!
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HMS Victorious 1967609 views5 commentsMartin Powell06/01/11 at 13:19Nick Woodley: Back in the days when an aircraft carrier actually...
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HMS Nubian557 views3 commentsPrefect05/30/11 at 17:35OldBat: Thanks prefect - if I was a bit more observant I&#...
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HMS Nubian557 views3 commentsPrefect05/30/11 at 16:18Prefect: 'fraid not, this is the 1960 Tribal Class fri...
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HMS Nubian557 views3 commentsPrefect05/30/11 at 16:05OldBat: AAHHhhh - is this the wartime HMS Nubian? If so i...
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Anyone for Tennis?436 viewsNaval Officer (with hat) playing at Dragonara Palace.
See Film
1 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 17:54Martin Powell: Dam' fellas should be wearing pith helmets do...
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Tigne Barracks 1956907 viewsBuild up for Suez.3 commentsPrefect05/16/11 at 00:58Prefect: Probably 36 according to this site. Several Tigne ...
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Tigne Barracks 1956907 viewsBuild up for Suez.3 commentsPrefect05/15/11 at 21:20arfabuck: 36 or 39 Regt RA?
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 1013 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise05/15/11 at 21:12arfabuck: Definitely the Ranpura. Used to know the name of t...
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End of Patrol. 1950s.715 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 12:14phillrose: Image was taken from a hand tinted postcard of unc...
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HMS Amethyst 1952614 viewsOf Yangste Incident fame.1 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 04:27David Robinson: Funnily enough I watched that film only 3 nights a...
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RAS off Malta710 viewsA Gannet overflies a Replenishment At Sea between HMS Centaur, RFA Tidepersil, and HMS Lagos.1 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 04:26David Robinson: Brilliant picture!
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Sub off St Angelo 1950s571 viewsT Class
©Ian Benton
1 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 04:24David Robinson: Its a 'T' class Ian.
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End of Patrol. 1950s.715 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 04:22David Robinson: What a super photo Phil. I can also see our old Ti...
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HMS Decoy 1957684 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect05/14/11 at 04:20David Robinson: I work quite a bit with the navy and even the offi...
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HMS Decoy 1957684 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect05/10/11 at 12:35phillrose: Could not agree more David, have always considered...
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HMS Decoy 1957684 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect05/10/11 at 01:41Prefect: Comparison Here
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HMS Decoy 1957684 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect05/09/11 at 13:11David Robinson: Compare this beautiful ship to the new 'Darin...
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HMS Troubridge 1964684 views See an interesting comparison1 commentsPrefect05/09/11 at 13:07David Robinson: She was an anti-submarine frigate converted from a...
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 1013 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise05/09/11 at 12:57David Robinson: There is a 'Weapons' class destroyer on ...
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Luqa 1946 - 48653 viewsMosquitos, Spitfire, Martinets.
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2 commentsPrefect04/26/11 at 17:07David Robinson: These would fetch a fortune now. Probably dumped i...
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HMS Manxman in disguise881 viewsAbdiel Class Minelayer. Photographed off Gozo (Dwejra Bay) in 1952 disguised as a German cruiser for the film Single Handed. Along with her sister Welshman, she played an important part in sustaining Malta during the Siege and was later there for most of the 1950s, taking part in the Suez operation.
Manxman History
Welshman Episode
2 commentsPrefect04/26/11 at 17:06David Robinson: she had large fake gun turrets fitted over her own...
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HMS Templar 1948645 viewsIn the background is the wreck of the ammunition ship Talabot.
"Lieutenant O'Driscoll was the Officer-in-Charge of the Fleet Clearance Diving Team which was engaged in clearing a large number of unexploded bombs from the wreck of the SS Talabot in Grand Harbour, Malta. The SS Talabot had been bombed and set on fire on 26th March 1942 and because of her dangerous cargo was scuttled. From 16th October to 11th December 1972 the Fleet Clearance Diving Team recovered 73 bombs with a combined weight of 19,500 Ibs. All the bombs were fuzed and heavy corrosion had made them stick together. Many of the bombs were buried in the mud and had to be cleared by water jetting which meant that the divers had to work entirely by touch, visibility being nil."
1 commentsPrefect04/26/11 at 16:54David Robinson: While snorkelling in Sliema I picked up a live mor...
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