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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Super Constelation Luqa Airport 270 viewsThis airplane was a constant during our two stays in Malta in the 70s. It was towed down the Safi road in the 70s apparently, then got stuck and was turned into a restaurant and finally burnt to the ground. Photo taken in 1971.fifla1973
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Morris Commercial LC5 477 viewsRoyal Mail van donated to Maltapost by the Postal Heritage Trust of the UK. Independent.Prefect
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Optare © 257 viewsPrefect
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Volvo. Another Colour Change © 259 viewsPerhaps only temporary as the negotiations for a commercial contract continue. Independent.Prefect
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RoboCop © 270 viewsPrefect
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Bedford OB 3119 © 310 viewsAt a garage in Mosta 2014.
Originally on the Cospicua route.
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A Titivated Tilly © 264 viewsMdinaPrefect
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Royal Lady at Marfa315 viewsGozo Ferry 1937 - 1942, when she was lost at Mgarr.Prefect
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A Pusser's Bus372 viewsBedford OWB, probably in Castille Street.

Photo courtesy of The Omnibus Society archive. The photographer was one Douglas Spray who served with the RAF (?) during the mid-40s. Photo taken around 1945.
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Dan Air Bristol Freighter318 viewsPhoto Graham King, © Camera Moose.Prefect
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Scottish Airlines Avro York331 viewsG-AMUM overshot the runway at Luqa on 13 April 1954. A much more serious accident occurred on 18 February 1956 when G-ANSY crashed with the loss of 50 lives.Prefect
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Comino Trip?287 viewsCan anyone identify this vessel which seems to be a converted MFV?Prefect
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A Classic © 285 viewsPrefect
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King of England335 viewsGozo Ferry 1933-1937 and 1944-1951. Built 1902 as Naval Water Tanker Helpful and based at Malta. 1933 sold to Bernardo Zammit. 1942 salvaged oil from Breconshire. 1951 scrapped Italy.Prefect
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Pieta 1961378 viewsPrefect
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Loading for Gozo308 viewsPrefect
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Star at Syracuse413 viewsPrefect
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Westminster361 viewsNot yet a Star.Prefect
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USS Marcasite361 views• Built in 1928 as Camargo for Julius Fleischmann of Cincinnati.
• Sold in 1938 to General Rafael Trujillo Molina, and renamed Ramfis
• Commissioned USS Marcasite (PY-28), 12 May 1942
• Decommissioned 5 October 1944 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
• 5 December 1945, sold and renamed Comando
• Sold in 1947 to the Minster SS Co., Ltd. (Mitchell Cotts & Co. Malta) and renamed Westminster
• Sold in 1952 to Paul M. Laferla of Malta, renamed Star of Malta.
• Sold for scrap in March 1966 to Cantieri Navali delle Grazie, La Spezia, Italy.
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A Star by any other name, 1949.344 viewsIn 1947 she was acquired by the Minster SS Co. Ltd (Mitchell Cotts & Co. Malta) and renamed Westminster. In 1952 she was sold to Paul M. Laferla, who operated her thrice weekly as the passenger ferry Star of Malta between Malta and Syracuse. Prefect
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Città di Alessandria370 viewsTirrenia LinePrefect
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Città di Livorno299 viewsTirrenia LinePrefect
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Città di Messina308 viewsTirrenia LinePrefect
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Taking the car home 1961 ©357 viewsPete ShepheardPrefect
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Morris Oxford at Ramla Bay ©369 viewsPete ShepheardPrefect
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More Survivors320 viewsPrefect
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Another problem for Arriva ©383 viewsSt Helen St, Mellieha today.
Photo by Gerri.
Independent.
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The long and winding road!334 views© CC Licence - BHS - Flickr.Prefect
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Old Zabbar Bus 2522 Back in Service742 viewsTimes of Malta.
As she was.
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Gozo Boat G19351 viewsWith an improvised rig. Proper tal Latini job.
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Marsa 1967333 viewsZurrieq Bus overheated and an RN Tilly approaching.
© CC Licence - BHS - Flickr.
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Bus No.6 at Palm Square, Msida.350 viewsThornycroft single decker imported in 1904.
From Edgar Vella.
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