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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Then & Now


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Royal Visit 1954


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Naval & Military


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Transport


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Before Our Time


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Last comments - Malta
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956508 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

2 commentsPrefect11/23/20 at 23:19Martin Powell:
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956508 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

2 commentsPrefect11/23/20 at 22:57billkby: I was 6 when we sailed on the Empire Ken, rough ov...
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Army childhood107 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but sadly lacks a sorely-needed search facility).
2 commentsMartin Powell05/26/20 at 22:05Martin Powell: Just bought the book.
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Army childhood107 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but sadly lacks a sorely-needed search facility).
2 commentsMartin Powell05/26/20 at 15:01Military Brat: I like the TACA website Clare has done a great job...

Last additions - Malta
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Whaler in Marsamxett...522 views...like we sailed at St Angelo.

See 1955 RN video filmed in Malta part one
part two
part three
PrefectNov 04, 2020
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Never trust a Pongo43 viewsSome great Malta stories HERE. Thanks to Jan Meecham.

Type Malta into his search box when you've read this one.

adminSep 16, 2020
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39 viewsOur late father being presented with the Marksman's Trophy by Sir Maurice Dorman Governor-General of Malta at the Sgts' Mess Annual Darts Awards Dinner held at Simonds Farsons Cisk Brewery, 1967.Military BratAug 30, 2020
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A boy's eye view, 1950s - by Andrew McLeod94 views"The sand was so beautiful on Ramla beach that it was golden shading into red. There was no habitation there. You walked down a farm track through groves of bamboo to the beach. On the beach there is a statue of the Madonna on a pedestal. It carried a light or lantern on the top. There were few if any visitors. On some days the only person to visit the beach was a lamplighter who faithfully lit the Madonna’s light. As the evening light faded bats would swoop low over our campground. The trip was a success, except that our pet tortoise who we had taken with us, marched off into the bamboo groves, and may even be living there now after an interval of sixty something years."

Wallow in more nostalgia
HERE by Andrew.
adminJul 23, 2020

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