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Beaufighter Mk VIF aircraft of No. 272 Squadron RAF Coastal Command at Takali airfield, Malta, 27 Jun 1943

Caption     Beaufighter Mk VIF aircraft of No. 272 Squadron RAF Coastal Command at Takali airfield, Malta, 27 Jun 1943 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   4905-03 TR 1064
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Photos at Same Place Ta' Qali, Malta
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Anonymous says:
17 Aug 2011 02:13:38 PM

That city in the background is not Valletta but the former Capital Mdina. I can confirm this as I am Maltese.
2. Rod Abela says:
24 Aug 2011 01:03:42 AM

As 'anonymous' says the walled city in the background is Mdina - not Valletta. Consequently the airfield is definitely not Luqa but Ta' Qali (or RAF Ta' Kali).
3. Carmen Cilia says:
26 Aug 2011 01:38:46 PM

This picture was taken in Ta' Qali and in the backgroung there is the Mdina Cathedral.
4. Owen says:
13 Feb 2012 03:18:38 AM

As a many-time visitor to Ta Qali, that is most definitely Mdina in the background!
5. Emanuel Gauci says:
27 Jun 2014 10:34:43 AM

I think here is R.A.F. ta Qali because the background is M'dina church.& Rabat
6. Brian Power says:
30 May 2016 05:04:24 PM

The person in the middle of the Photos with long trousers is my Father
Flight Sargent E. Power

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WW2-Era Place Name Ta' Qali, Malta
Lat/Long 35.8950, 14.4208
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