Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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TSS Oxfordshire [1957-1964] Later TSS Fairstar [1964-1997].12 viewsSS Oxfordshire was a Troopship launched on December 15th by
Mrs Dorothea Head wife of The Minister of Defence.
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RFA Empire Gull [L3513] 12 viewsRFA Empire Gull was a landing ship of The Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
She was affectionately known as the "Black Pig" and was one of
the last serving LSTs.
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Empire29 viewsTroopship "Empire Fowey"Military Brat
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Looking for that elusive present...45 views...for him/her who has everything?

What about a Xarabanc ?

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Bathing machine47 viewsBalluta Bay c.1960

Photo : Norman Schembri
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...but when very shiny68 viewsPhoto : pinterest unattributedadmin
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...and now108 viewsRust in Peace.

Photo: Marco Zammit Collection
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Then...101 viewsGasan Wayne Sliema bus at the Ferry 1958.

With 104th Minesweeping Squadron.

Photo: Alex Hosking
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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.104 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
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HMS MMS 10 (pennant J 510) 1951120 viewsHarbour minesweeper, postcard.

With Forth before moving to Msida.
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Star of Malta July 1955559 viewsFull story here.Prefect
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Zejtun Terminus287 viewsAnd collapsed reservoir.

The authorities were looking into it.
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Mellieha Bus at Mgarr280 viewsThe Church was completed in 1946.
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The Coast Road Dualled365 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
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Octopus ©279 viewsIn Mellieha Bay. Wiki1 commentsPrefect
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The latest colour scheme ©212 viewsThough many are still in Arriva colours.Prefect
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New Grand Harbour Ferry ©231 viewsPrefect
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The Ferry - Before 1959421 views4 commentsPrefect
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Wolseley 1500273 viewsPrefect
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Spinola Terminus 1963274 viewsPrefect
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Viscounts at Luqa377 views1 commentsPrefect
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Trouble on the Buses again!353 viewsNew ticket system. And the tourists are being ripped off again. Times of Malta.1 commentsPrefect
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Film Prop Submarine U571358 viewsNow berthed Marsa end of Grand Harbour. See Wiki for more details MacHead
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Sliema Buses at Kingsgate315 viewsPrefect
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Troopship Dunera289 viewsBritish India SN Co.Prefect
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Castille Bus Terminus300 viewsSee the Bus Routes.Prefect
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Thames 3037 at the Ferry473 views5 commentsPrefect
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Bargain Bus ticket260 viewsUnlimited all day travel for E1.50.(No extra charge for non-residents.) It probably won't last long as the new operator is planning an Oyster Card.Prefect
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Fords at Mosta306 viewsPrefect
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All Change Again268 viewsNew bus service starts today, operator to retain 'Malta Public Transport' name.
Independent.
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Puccini 1937282 viewsTirrenia LinePrefect
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Ford V8 2890422 viewsAt the Ferry after the colour change.Prefect
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