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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Naval & Military
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Mtarfa water548 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Copyright © Bruce Williams
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On This Day - Vulcan crash 14 Oct 1975651 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
adminOct 15, 2016
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On This Day 604 viewsLt George Carroll - Hero of Mosta - died 23 May 2012

Lt Carroll (pictured left) is believed to have been responsible for tackling more unexploded bombs than any other Royal Engineers bomb disposal officer in World War II, across all theatres of war.

Remarkably, he was the only bomb disposal officer from the Army, Navy and Air Force active during the siege of Malta not to be decorated, though this did not bother him.

See TIMES OF MALTA

And UXB MALTA
adminMay 22, 2016
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Another mess 'do' - HMS Falcon, Hal Far 1950s528 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

Sue Lewis
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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952457 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Bridesmaid417 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Leonard Reed361 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon396 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Mess Ball - Hal Far?421 viewsMy parents and pals.

Sue Lewis
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon406 viewsMy father Len Reed was in the Royal Navy when he became in charge of a small unit of the Fleet Air Arm at Hal Far in 1950-53. I think he went up in planes fixing electrical faults connected with the radios and communications. (He didn't care much for that part !)

Sue Lewis
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HMS Galatea - 1978 - 387 viewsA PR shot found by Russ Palmer when clearing out one of the ships offices prior to going in to refit.SC-UKApr 17, 2016
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Ark Royal 1955528 viewsWhen new.PrefectJan 13, 2016
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HMS Antrim 1973398 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Devonshire 1963386 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Norfolk 1971362 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS London 1971372 viewsPrefectNov 12, 2015
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HMS Roberts 1945487 viewsOhio in background.PrefectAug 28, 2015
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946373 viewsPrefectAug 23, 2015
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Timms Family in Malta377 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul TimmsAug 14, 2015
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Timms family364 viewsMy father R.E.Timms with me, Paul Timms & my sister Linda Timms . c 1955/56Paul TimmsAug 14, 2015
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P.O. R.E.Timms351 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul TimmsAug 14, 2015
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Eagle & Victorious c1958443 viewsPrefectAug 06, 2015
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HMS Sheffield 1957434 viewsHMS Ceylon background. White Star's Brittanic rightPrefectAug 03, 2015
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HMS Broadsword 1987406 viewsPrefectJul 29, 2015
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HMS Falcon Steps - Kalafrana498 viewsThroughout 1944 and early 1945 Dark Blue uniforms had been gradually achieving numerical superiority over their RAF Blue cousins at Hal Far and at sunset on 14 April 1946 the RAF Ensign was lowered. At sunrise of the next day the airfield became Royal Naval Air Station Hal Far and was named HMS Falcon. It remained so until 1967.
History.
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HMS Dalrymple 1962404 viewsPrefectJul 26, 2015
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HMS Owen 1953395 viewsRFA War Hindoo right.PrefectJul 24, 2015
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HMS Dampier 1948423 viewsPrefectJul 20, 2015
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Pietà Creek early 1950s571 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefectJun 14, 2015
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HMS Tyne 1955411 viewsDestroyer Depot ShipPrefectJun 12, 2015
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HMS Mull of Kintyre 1960477 views1 commentsPrefectMay 31, 2015
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HMS Duncansby Head 1946382 viewsPrefectMay 30, 2015
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