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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Troopship Empire Orwell c 1956472 views ©Rex Cooper
1936 PRETORIA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy. 1945 Seized by Allies at Copenhagen. 1945 EMPIRE DOON, MOWT, managed by Orient Line. 1949 EMPIRE ORWELL, managed by Orient Line. 1959 GUNUNG DJATI, Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool. 1962 Indonesian Government. 1987 Scrapped Taiwan.
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956496 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

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Troopship Empire Clyde c1956383 views ©Rex Cooper
Cameronia. Later renamed Empire Clyde - 7515tons built 1920.
Scrapped in September 1957 at Newport, Monmouthshire, England.
Go here http://hmtships.googlepages.com/home to see that HMT does not stand for Her Majesty's Troopship.
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Its that ship again335 viewsStar of Malta 1955.
©Rex Cooper
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Magirus-Deutz643 viewsWhen did the green rooflights disappear?

Martin Powell
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Smoker's Paradise!477 viewsAd from Punch 19561 commentsPrefect
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A new way to go to Gozo ©336 viewsPrefect
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Flying Moggie340 views RFA Wave Monarch goes into the export business. 1959.
©George Mortimore
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Caledonia Star 1968296 viewsPrefect
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Postcard Crested Eagle438 viewsImperial Eagle in a former life.Prefect
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Hold very tightly please! ©382 viewsTransport of delight 1959.John Kirby
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Home Alone ©342 viewsLeaving Luqa at 6am on 1st October 1961 to go to boarding school.
I think this was a DC7 and very noisy it was too! I was not to return to Malta until April 1962.
John Kirby
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Uganda440 viewsBI Liner converted for School Cruises 1968.
TH Cruise over Xmas 1968.
Hospital Ship in Falklands 1982
©Dickinson Collection.
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Star Arrival 1960 ©325 viewsJohn Kirby
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BEA Comet 4B at Luqa 1961 ©315 viewsJohn Kirby
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BEA Vanguard at Luqa 1962 ©315 viewsJohn Kirby
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Malta International Airport364 viewsWhich is considered to be at Gudja rather than Luqa.Prefect
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All together now ....383 viewsPrefect
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SS Constitution entering Grand Harbour c1961309 viewsdeco.rise
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Swedish liner Grinsholm in Grand Harbour 21/3/1961288 viewsRFA & Floating Dock in background.deco.rise
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SS Amarna Grand harbour 1961285 viewsdeco.rise
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Postcard - Unusual night shot, Grand Harbour c1959308 viewsCannot recall the name of this freighter - Greek maybe?deco.rise
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SS Nea Mellas - Grand Harbour 1957/58295 viewsPostcard, tinted. I knew the name of this ship by spotting it on a later Malta visit.deco.rise
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Scottish Ptarmigan entering Grand Harbour, May 1961 ©288 viewsGreat shot showing entrance into the harbourdeco.rise
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Knight of Malta278 viewsRan to Syracuse in the thirties.Prefect
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Train343 viewsEmerging from the tunnel into Museum Station.Prefect
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Austins in the 90s278 viewsTen, A30, A40.Prefect
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Vauxhalls in the 90s277 viewsCresta & VictorsPrefect
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Fords in the 90s - 2262 viewsConsul & ZodiacPrefect
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Fords in the 90s - 1273 viewsAnglia & PrefectPrefect
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The Bus Routes from 1955386 viewsSEE THEM ALL HERE
And for some excellent bus photos click here.
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