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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


RAF Ta Kali 1950s

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Ivan   [Aug 06, 2014 at 05:13 PM]
In 1962 I was an ATC cadet in No.1 (Overseas) Squadron based at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus. In July that year we had 2 weeks summer camp at Ta Qali. I recall stories of a curved wall on the airfield that acted as a sounding board. Axis bombers could be heard taking off from Sicily and the wall provided 40 minutes warning of the attack. I have fancied that I actually saw that wall - or, with the passage of time, have I dreamt the whole thing? Can't see it here...
Prefect   [Aug 06, 2014 at 05:34 PM]
You didn't dream it Ivan, but it wasn't at Ta Qali and wasn't quite as effective as that. Its still there near Gharghur. See here. Oddly enough I took a photo a few weeks ago. See new uploads. Its here on the map.
Ivan   [Aug 06, 2014 at 07:46 PM]
Thanks for that. Glad to know I'm not going Deolali Smile

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