750 Squadron, RNAS Hal Far, 1965


The photographs on this page were all taken during my father's posting to 750 Squadron at RNAS Hal Far, on the lovely Mediterranean island of Malta, during the the first half of 1965.  The Squadron primarily used Sea Prince T1 and Sea Venom FAW.22 aircraft to train Observers.

The six photos below were all taken during the de-commissioning ceremony of RNAS Hal Far in July 1965 which the wives were invited to attend.  Following this the airfield was handed over to the RAF and 750 Squadron relocated to RNAS Lossiemouth in Scotland.  The picture on the far right features the Hal Far station Gunnery Officer (Fred ? ) who was responsible for weapons and also for ceremonial and parades  (click on thumbnails for larger image).



The following pictures feature Spanish Air Force aircraft and were probably taken during a 750 Squadron sortie to an airfield in Spain - possibly Palma.

    Heinkel 1-11

    Heinkel 1-11

    Junkers 52 with 750 Squadron Sea Princes in the background.

    Two F86 Sabres.

All colour photos taken by Bob and Ingrid Woolley.


Left to right above: Ingrid Woolley, Bob Woolley and a friend at the 'Knights and Crusaders' party held to commemorate the closure of RNAS Hal Far in summer 1965.  



The effects of a lightning strike on the radome of Sea Venom no. XG721 over Malta on 12th February 1965.  The aircraft landed safely.

Both photos above taken by the RNAS Hal Far photographic section.


Detailed information on the history of RNAS Hal Far can be found on the Fleet Air Arm Officer's website page at:




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