Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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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 Forth 701 viewsWith Striker & Sefton alongside1 commentsPrefect03/01/19 at 01:08kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, after all, the 1959 Sicily trip w...
HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594497 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.
E Ferreira
1 commentsPrefect02/05/19 at 05:34kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, lived in Gazira, and looked out t...
Batman breadmobile163 viewscirca 1980? Anyone remember this?1 commentsadmin02/01/19 at 20:26admin: It was registered 22095 and subsequently K-2095. I...
Trooper R Martin d. 191878 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.


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We will remember them.
1 commentsadmin11/10/18 at 23:28admin: ...and even more HERE - click on his photo (with s...

Last additions - Malta
Traditional farewell to C-in-C13 viewsAdmiral Sir Alexander Bingley, Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean, being rowed to HMS Surprise by his senior Flag staff on his departure from Malta, 1961.

Photo : Matthew Ellul
adminJun 21, 2019
More dinghy racing, circa 196537 viewsSwordfish from Garrison Club in M'xett. Sail no.174 in centre.

Navy dentist Jerry Gardner (RN Tower Road clinic) sailed 175 (actually a Navy boat from St Angelo) and lavished much attention on her with gleaming mirror finish. He kept her at MGSC and constantly beat the Pongos. In retaliation he was disqualified for not wearing the correct "15" mark on the sail. Sour grapes or what !
adminJun 09, 2019
More sailing in Marsamxett69 viewsFrom the Times of Malta 26 July 1970. Folkdance was a Garrison boat. Mike Johnson taught at St Andrew's.

Pictures of Sonia and Sheba (Navy Folkboats) required !!
adminMay 27, 2019
Garrison club dinghies in Marsamxett. Postcard,30 viewsPre 1980 when the Carmelite dome came to dominate the skyline. (Probably Swordfishes pre 1968 when the club bought Pegasus dinghies. Club closed in 1978 of course).

Sails are coloured in, they were white. Some cards show them as white but are less clear.
adminMay 26, 2019

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TH from across the valley Richard Johnson in the old Barracca Lift Karen Beer July/August 1973 Calesse, Caleche or Calash. HMS Glowworm The King Two Royal Yachts Dave Faulkner & Mr Pollard. August 1960. On Sliema Beach But somethings didn't last! Ghajn Dwieli Docks Unloading Welshman Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884. All The King's Men - 1976 Fort Ricasoli  ©  
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