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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594672 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.

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HMS Bulawayo2520 viewsNordmark (later Northmark) was a former German Navy fast fleet oiler which was allocated to the Royal Navy by the Inter-Allied Repatriations Commission when British forces entered Copenhagen on 9 May 1945. Cost of conversion to RFA standards was considered prohibitive, so she remained RN. Carried out trials of the abeam method. The Bulawayo Cup was presented to ships on the Mediterranean Station which displayed the most conspicuous efficiency in Replenishment at Sea.
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Airmen's Mess RAF Luqa2456 views2 commentsPrefect
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Water Boats2289 viewsPainting by OldBat
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562271 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
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HMY Britannia 19612214 views©Liz MardelOldBat
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Paradise Bay 1956 ©1539 viewsRelaunching their boat at Paradise Bay in choppy weather.
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75 Sqn RAAF Ta Kali 19541522 viewsPrefect
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RFA Mounts Bay1458 viewsAs part of Royal Navy's Cougar-12 deployment, together with HMS Illustrious, HMS Bulwark, HMS Northumberland, HMS Montrose and MV Hartland Point. Prefect
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HMS Ausonia & Manoel Is. 1959/601285 viewsOther ships are HMS Dainty, parts of HMS Anzio & LST Charles McLeod and a lonely HMS Eastbourne in Sliema Creek. On the island is part of the Leper Hospital, beyond that the Base Supply Office, Fort Manoel, the Diving Centre and Comms Training Centre. To the left of the football pitches is the Canteen (Cinema), in front of which are the tennis courts/roller skating rink of blessed memory.
What a lot of nostalgia!
Mac

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Former RN Camerata Barracks, Valletta.1240 views3 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ausonia ©1203 viewsIn the summer of 1960 HMS Ausonia went for her summer cruise and is seen here exchanging salutes passing HMS Phoenicia.
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Lazaretto Creek 1959-601162 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


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Hermes Squadrons at Hal Far 1966 ©1145 viewsBuccaneers of 809, and Sea Vixens of 892 Squadrons, disembarked from HMS Hermes, ashore at RNAS Hal Far dispersal.Kalabrat
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The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1133 views10 commentsOldBat
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HMS St Angelo1114 viewsFort St Angelo18 commentsPrefect
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Raising a submarine in Msida Creek ca 1958 ©1098 viewsPhoto by (Miss) Barbara Kernahan6 commentsOldBat
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HMS Woolwich 19471067 viewsPrefect
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Destroyers in Sliema Creek1038 viewsRMA Mess on Tigne Street, foreground. LSTs far right.
7th Destroyer Sqn. Probably 1962. HMS Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland, Aisne or Corunna?, Broadsword and Scorpion.
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Manoel Island Lido 1960 ©1028 viewsThis was taken during the summer of 1960 at the Lido (Manoel Island) and shows crew members from the destroyers and frigates berthed in Sliema Creek relaxing. I recall the great fun we had on the diving board and raft both visible in this photograph. There was also a counter on the beach (in reality rocks) that sold cold drinks. For returning an empty bottle you received 1d. Empties were usually thrown into the sea. We only got paid every 14 days so on the blank week, we’d dive for these empty bottles for the 1d return! Happy days.
Mac
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RFA Maine 19461017 views©Dickinson CollectionPrefect
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Postcard - Gzira Creek 1010 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise
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HMS Tiger & Lion in Grand Harbour -24 August 19611008 viewsTiger steaming past her sister ship. According to my records this is the first occasion since the "Tiger" class Cruisers were launched that the two of them are seen together in the Med. Date please??4 commentsdeco.rise
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HMS Troutbridge974 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).

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HMS Blake 1961-1963967 views©Lesley ColePrefect
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HMS Forth in her usual place 965 views©Liz MardelOldBat
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HMS St Angelo964 views©Liz Mardel
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Last White Ensign at Hal Far 953 views31 May 1967 on the disbandment of 728 Naval Air Squadron.

HMS Falcon had already ceased to be on 31 August 1965. RAF Hal-Far was instituted 1st Sept 1965.

The Kalafrana - Hal Far Story
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USS John F Kennedy947 views20041 commentsPrefect
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