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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Naval & Military
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Empire Lifeguard 1948232 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Maiden Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.PrefectNov 29, 2014
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Empire Comfort 1948243 viewsCastle Class Corvette (York Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.PrefectNov 29, 2014
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Britannia "Canopus"259 viewsThis aircraft took a lot of us to Malta. It was the very one I flew on in 1970 to get to the island. In fact this picture was taken in 1970 so there is a possibility that we were on board at the time! We spent time on arrival at Hal Far while we were taxied around choosing a quarter. We ended up in Peter Street in F'Gura to start with before moving to St George's' Street Paola, where we then lived in two flats; three homes in just over a year! fifla1973Nov 22, 2014
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Dining-in Night260 viewsRecent posts about the Sergeant's Mess at RAF Luqa 2 Site reminded me of this photo. Unknown Warrant Officer on the left; centre is F/Sgt Ron Commons DFM, right is F/Sgt Hugh Grundy.IvanNov 21, 2014
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LSL Sir Lancelot253 viewsUnder British India management prior to transferring to RFA in 1970.PrefectNov 18, 2014
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RFA Fort Dunvegan342 viewsPhoto possibly 1948. Built as VSIS by Burrard Drydock in 1944. Managed Ellerman. Laid up 1946-8. RFA service from 1951 as store carrier and "flagship". Coronation Review in 1953 then Malta run until 1960 when she went Far East as AirSIS, reverting to NS/VSIS in 1961. Scrapped Kaohsiung 1968.2 commentsPrefectNov 13, 2014
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LST Humphrey Gale 1956260 viewsFormerly HMS LST 3509.
Army LSTs.
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RASCV Snowden Smith 1948270 viewsFormerly HMS LST 3028.
Army LSTs.
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RFA Fort Duquesne 1951275 viewsWith early aviation facilities.PrefectNov 10, 2014
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HMS Amethyst 1950270 viewsPrefectOct 28, 2014
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RFA Plumleaf254 viewsPrefectOct 26, 2014
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HMS Hampshire262 viewsPrefectSep 23, 2014
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Lots of Naval Boats420 views2 commentsPrefectSep 17, 2014
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HMS Stubborn244 viewsStubborn survived the Second World War and was sunk on 30 April 1946 as an ASDIC target off Malta.PrefectSep 17, 2014
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HMS Sturdy 1952261 viewsPrefectSep 16, 2014
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HMS Sentinel c1959343 viewsPassing HMS Eagle.PrefectSep 12, 2014
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HMS Scorcher 1947329 views2 commentsPrefectSep 11, 2014
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HMS Chieftain 1946275 viewsPrefectSep 09, 2014
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HMS Cheviot 1946285 viewsPrefectSep 07, 2014
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HMS Childers 1953301 viewsPrefectSep 03, 2014
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HMS Chequers306 viewsNew in 1945.PrefectAug 30, 2014
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HMS Grey Goose 1956281 viewsFormer Steam Gun Boat as a Gas Turbine Trials vessel.
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RFA Fort Charlotte 1947289 viewsPrefectAug 25, 2014
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HMS Teredo 1948318 viewsLazaretto Creek, outboard of a destroyer alongside Forth.PrefectAug 11, 2014
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Il Widna305 views Read all about it. Here on the map. PrefectAug 06, 2014
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HMS Blyth © 267 viewsPrefectJul 05, 2014
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FS Marne & HMS Blyth © 256 viewsLascaris Wharf this morning.PrefectJul 04, 2014
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5 Subs & mother ship Cyclops568 views Not sure when, Late 50's? Do not recall any names or location?? Anyone help?1 commentsdeco.riseMay 24, 2014
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CCY Tweedie-Walker465 viewsHi Folks,
Anyone remember my dad in Malta in the 50s and then the 60s. 25 plus years service full time in the RN then after RNR. CCY Russell Manley Tweedie-Walker. Still have Pewter mug 1971 St Angelo Snrs mess I presume leaving present. I was at school in Malta from 67-70 don't remember where as all photos paper work etc lost during a flood in Scotland. My father crossed the line before I got to ask him many questions. But proud of him as all service personnel that dedicated life to Queen and country. I remember only doing swimming in rock pool for certificate, with sea urchins etc and prunes,warm milk.recorder and guitar lessons. I was 6 yrs old at the time in malta and remember being upset at not going to RN school but mixed school. Remember the pastor with the adams apple though.
iaintwMay 21, 2014
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HMS Caprice370 viewsAnd Città Di Tunisi.PrefectApr 30, 2014
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HMS Devonshire410 viewsIn post war training role.
We Joined the Navy. By John Winton.
2 commentsPrefectApr 24, 2014
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HMS London Departs318 views1 April 1979PrefectApr 22, 2014
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