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TOPIC: MALTA - Luqa

MALTA - Luqa 30 Jun 2009 14:29 #1

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Luqa airfield is now Malta International airport, originally this was an airfield on its own but after the war this was merged in with Safi airfield sited to the north of Luqa.

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One of a few gun emplacements dotted around the site, these are still fully operational, just in case.

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Opposite the plane spotters viewing area where the airfield shots were taken are these huts.

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Nearby are these two hangars

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I am planning to re-visit the island at sometime and do a more in depth explore of ALL sites, i ran out of time to look around the old Safi site.

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MALTA - Luqa 30 Jun 2009 20:03 #2

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Great set of Malta pics. An old school friend of mine had a 1950's cloth map of Malta with a scale between Explorer and Pathfinder it showed all the airfields and the layouts. It missed the Gozo one, Xewkija.
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MALTA - Luqa 30 Jun 2009 20:05 #3

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That looks like a B1 Hangar

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MALTA - Luqa 08 Jan 2011 16:43 #4

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jason;26868 wrote: Luqa airfield is now Malta International airport, originally this was an airfield on its own but after the war this was merged in with Safi airfield sited to the north of Luqa.


Hi!

Some images from inside the old RAF site during May 2006 not normally seen by the public...

8-)

http://picasaweb.google.com/100753624550317305363/Malta2006#

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MALTA - Luqa 08 Jan 2011 17:54 #5

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Some great stuff here. Must have been a great posting (except for 1941-42!)

Picture 2, the large hangar in the centre, what's the type name? I've seen them at Akrotiri and Muharraq and pics of the Luqa ones, is that an RAF 50's Middle East standard type, or can they be found further east as well?

I'd love to go to Malta and look around the old sites. Shame Santa forgot to leave me a winning lottery ticket instead of the bits of coal wrapped in newspaper....

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MALTA - Luqa 12 Feb 2011 18:25 #6

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While doing research for my website I found a picture of that NCA hangar being demolished in March 2010.
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/37088958

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MALTA - Luqa 07 Feb 2018 13:01 #7

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A couple of photos taken at RAF Luqa (as was) back in summer of 1977.

There were two RAF units based there, 203 Sqn, on Nimrods, and 9 Sqn (I think?) on Canberras. During the week I spent on Malta (on ATC Overseas summer camp) at least one RAF Vulcan also passed through, and can be seen in the background of one of the photos.

Unfortunately I never managed to get a photo of the old Lockheed Constellation (5Q-TAF I seem to recall?) that was in use as a bar/restaurant just outside the airfield.

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MALTA - Luqa 07 Feb 2018 16:03 #8

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I too went on an ATC camp to Luqa in the summer of 77. The Canberra Squadron was 13 Squadron with PR7s.

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MALTA - Luqa 15 Mar 2018 11:25 #9

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Still quite a lot of the old WW2 Base remaining.
http://www.ww2ni.webs.com - History in your grasp!

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MALTA - Luqa 11 Jun 2018 09:39 #10

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Back in 77 I can recall seeing a Convair 990, the only one of those Ive ever seen.

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