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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Gozo hydofoil 1964 - Postcard57 viewsIn 1964 the Malta Aliscafi Ltd started operating a hydrofoil service between Grand Harbour and Mgarr Harbour in Gozo. The hydrofoil in use was the Delfin. It was commonly known as L-Izgicc. The company went bankrupt in 1968 and Delfin was sold in Italy.admin
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Making a comeback65 viewsNewly restored buses for hire from Malta Bus Co-op1 commentsadmin
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TSS Oxfordshire [1957-1964] Later TSS Fairstar [1964-1997].95 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] 84 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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Empire90 viewsTroopship "Empire Fowey"Military Brat
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Looking for that elusive present...102 views...for him/her who has everything?

What about a Xarabanc ?

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Bathing machine109 viewsBalluta Bay c.1960

Photo : Norman Schembri
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...but when very shiny127 viewsPhoto : pinterest unattributedadmin
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...and now166 viewsRust in Peace.

Photo: Marco Zammit Collection
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Then...161 viewsGasan Wayne Sliema bus at the Ferry 1958.

With 104th Minesweeping Squadron.

Photo: Alex Hosking
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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.165 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
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HMS MMS 10 (pennant J 510) 1951142 viewsHarbour minesweeper, postcard.

With Forth before moving to Msida.
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Star of Malta July 1955581 viewsFull story here.Prefect
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Zejtun Terminus307 viewsAnd collapsed reservoir.

The authorities were looking into it.
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Mellieha Bus at Mgarr297 viewsThe Church was completed in 1946.
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The Coast Road Dualled385 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
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Octopus ©296 viewsIn Mellieha Bay. Wiki1 commentsPrefect
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The latest colour scheme ©226 viewsThough many are still in Arriva colours.Prefect
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New Grand Harbour Ferry ©244 viewsPrefect
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The Ferry - Before 1959442 views4 commentsPrefect
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Wolseley 1500296 viewsPrefect
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Spinola Terminus 1963291 viewsPrefect
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Viscounts at Luqa401 views1 commentsPrefect
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Trouble on the Buses again!375 viewsNew ticket system. And the tourists are being ripped off again. Times of Malta.1 commentsPrefect
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Film Prop Submarine U571375 viewsNow berthed Marsa end of Grand Harbour. See Wiki for more details MacHead
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Sliema Buses at Kingsgate336 viewsPrefect
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Troopship Dunera310 viewsBritish India SN Co.Prefect
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Castille Bus Terminus321 viewsSee the Bus Routes.Prefect
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Thames 3037 at the Ferry500 views5 commentsPrefect
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Bargain Bus ticket274 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 Mosta331 viewsPrefect
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All Change Again283 viewsNew bus service starts today, operator to retain 'Malta Public Transport' name.
Independent.
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