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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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HMS Lofoten 1956758 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 15:12Prefect: During the Suez crisis she was used to land the tr...
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HMS Ranpura 1958528 viewsGoing home.1 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 12:54Paul Timms: Dad served on Ranpura between 29th November 1954 t...
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HMS Lofoten 1956758 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 11:43Paul Timms: My father served on the Lofoten from 25th August 1...
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Viscounts at Luqa428 views1 commentsPrefect08/07/15 at 15:56Ivan: Plus (from L to R), RAF Handley Page Hastings, RAF...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©596 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 12:22Prefect: It is not to be confused with the pale imitation r...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©596 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 12:17Prefect: Presumably, though other sources name a different ...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©596 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 11:09Martin Powell: Supposedly the Gladiator that is now on display in...
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Trouble on the Buses again!398 viewsNew ticket system. And the tourists are being ripped off again. Times of Malta.1 commentsPrefect07/05/15 at 15:33phillrose: What was the old song? "Oh you'll never ...
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The Gyppo Queen 1950501 viewsOld Theatre Street.
Life Magazine
1 commentsPrefect06/27/15 at 14:03phillrose: With the entertainment on the balcony by the look ...
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Alec Guinness and Muriel Pavlow 1952567 viewsAbout to be run down by an MFV.1 commentsPrefect06/26/15 at 10:26bass player: Filming 'The Malta Story' which was rele...
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/19/15 at 20:09Prefect: Yes, already noted here.
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/19/15 at 14:25phillrose: From the book, "Ranpura rarely left her Lazze...
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/19/15 at 13:26robinwilliams: Was Ranpura relieved by Ausonia in 1958?
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/18/15 at 17:53Prefect: Yep, that fits -"she returned to service on O...
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/18/15 at 15:38phillrose: How about the Tyne? have a picture of her on that ...
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RAF Luqa SNCO Wives Club tour of a 38 Sqdn Shackleton, 1965 or 66396 viewsThe officer in sunglasses is clearly amused by the result of the playful breeze. Unlike the airman on the right who appears highly fed-up.1 commentsIvan06/16/15 at 08:48Cezza: Great photo!...dad was an NCO....sad day when 38 d...
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My Sister & Friends2891 viewsBirzebbuga beach 1971-2.
From cfaux.
10 commentsPrefect06/16/15 at 04:15Prefect: 38 Squadron Shackleton visit.
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My Sister & Friends2891 viewsBirzebbuga beach 1971-2.
From cfaux.
10 commentsPrefect06/15/15 at 21:50Cezza: I lived at No 1 Shangri La Flats ( bottom left as ...
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Pietà Creek early 1950s543 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect06/14/15 at 17:20Prefect: Doubt it. Although her berth is vacated, that look...
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Pietà Creek early 1950s543 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect06/14/15 at 15:17robinwilliams: In that RFA Fort Duquesne on the move?
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga758 views3 commentsPrefect06/11/15 at 16:35Cezza: Yes, sorry, it is imported sand, with palm trees a...
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga758 views3 commentsPrefect06/11/15 at 06:59Prefect: Are you sure? It seemed to still be there last yea...
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga758 views3 commentsPrefect06/10/15 at 21:47Cezza: I lived at No 1 Shangri La Flats, on Pretty Bay, f...
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Dockyard College, Clock & Senglea Gate842 viewsNear Sheer Bastion.2 commentsPrefect06/01/15 at 17:10phillrose: With my fathers office in the right hand corner.
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HMS Mull of Kintyre 1960452 views1 commentsPrefect05/31/15 at 14:52phillrose: And a damned fine shot of Expert.
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Jessie's Bar509 viewsMuch patronised by the occupants of the barracks, the walls were covered in military photos and memorabilia.
From Bruce Williams.
1 commentsPrefect05/21/15 at 10:30Ivan: I never went there, but the plaque is a very touch...
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Diving School 1956 - 57803 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island.3 commentsPrefect05/13/15 at 18:17Prefect: He is Lt George Foster RN. Able Seaman Holdsworth...
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Diving School 1956 - 57803 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island.3 commentsPrefect05/13/15 at 14:37phillrose: There is someone around whose father is front row ...
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Diving School 1956 - 57803 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island.3 commentsPrefect05/12/15 at 10:29carocleeve: Thats my father back row centre, Roy Falk. I love ...
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Panto407 viewsNot sure what date but probably 1954 - I know it was February time as after the show I went swimming and it was freezing - thats me on the extreme right. The show was on Manoel Island in a small theatre attached to the Small Ships Training Centre. Cannot remember who put the show on but we did the Hornpipe. No names I am afraid although a Heather was there! 2 commentsrobinwilliams05/04/15 at 18:35robinwilliams: Sorry no idea re Theatre name - it was at the end ...
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Tal Handaq Jukebox667 viewsAll TH Years catered for.
http://www.talhandaqnostalgia.org/THjukebox.htm
7 commentsPrefect05/03/15 at 17:57Prefect: Alas the upchucky.com site no longer works. No dou...
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Manoel Island Cinema?733 viewsThe security man wouldnt let me go any closer.
Was this where the strains of "Good Old Fred" would be heard every time Mr Quimby's name rolled by in the credits?
7 commentsPrefect05/01/15 at 14:21phillrose: The MSPCA dogs home is still at Floriana or was 5 ...
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