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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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Before Our Time


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Last comments - Malta
HMS Theseus546 viewsTwo Tirrenia Line and the Star. Probably 1953.1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:42alexander: tugs RESPOND, ROYSTERER
A boat Grand Harbour659 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells02/22/21 at 23:21alexander: DIRECTOR as Faithful left in 1961
HMS Silvia 1945259 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 22:46admin: I think Prefect is not far out Alexander as the hu...
Admiralty Dredger St. Alban510 views1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 23:29alexander: she was dredging dockyard creek when her mooring w...

Last additions - Malta
HMS Serapis bringing Edward, Prince of Wales to Malta 187649 viewsSerapis was one of five Euphrates class, originally built as troopers.

HMS Hercules behind (just ahead).

Read about the partying Prince in the TIMES OF MALTA
adminFeb 24, 2021
Inside the Pit 2005170 viewsRemove all the furniture and it looks just the same. I especially remember the opening at the end with bars in it. That was the only ventilation we had!1 commentsmikewJan 28, 2021
The Pit entrance tunnel 2005127 viewsThe tunnel fitted with all mod cons, handrail, steps, adequate lighting. Still damp though! but presumably not with the sweat of a lot of dancing teenagers.1 commentsmikewJan 28, 2021
The entrance to the Pit 200546 viewsI took this photo when we went back on the 2005 reunion visit. It was then the Castille Wine Vaults. It was closed at the time but I managed to get in and take some photos which will follow on from this one. Ivan, (author of a previous photo) I hope they are of interest. 1 commentsmikewJan 28, 2021

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