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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Someone's Favourite Bus381 viewsMagirus Deutz No. 1956 / Y-0421 / DBY 4211 commentsPrefect
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Gozo Boats at Mgarr 1880362 viewsPlus a Luzzu and Kajjik.Prefect
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Mosta 1954 © 312 viewsA Mellieha bus passing through.
Photo ©James Donald Bamber.
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The Eagle at Marfa348 viewsPrefect
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Dodge 4755393 viewsPre war body with a new post war grille.
Later rebuilt as a Mercedes Benz
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A More Recent Trip383 views2128 Departing HAFMED Floriana.
Daina Garage's pre-war Dodge having been rebuilt as a Bedford. (All very confusing!)
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Another Armier Trip 1936389 viewsDaina Garage Dodge 2128Prefect
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Daina Garage Stewart?434 & Dodge 4755.426 viewsPrefect
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"You Came A Long Way from Siggiewi"355 viewsPrefect
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"Kalafrana here I come"381 viewsPrefect
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Excursion to Armier403 viewsFrom the Vernon United Services ClubPrefect
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New Bus Terminus planned.335 viewsBuses will not drive up towards City Gate and park around the Tritons Fountain anymore. Instead, passengers will alight at a stage which will be built close to the gardens opposite the Phoenicia Hotel. Buses will then turn down towards St James Ditch and park briefly in one of the 14 bays where passengers will board.Prefect
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Marfa 1954 © 412 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber.
Name that Ferry. (No prizes.)
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Ford Consul Mk 1366 viewsOn Wardija Ridge overlooking St Paul's Bay c1953.
Photo © James Donald Bamber.
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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?398 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?317 viewsdeco.rise
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Comet 4b335 viewsAt Rome enroute MaltaPrefect
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.652 viewsPlease remain in your seat until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.
Information from Viscount Network
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear failed. The aircraft crashed into the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there was a break in the main hydraulic system.
The cockpit and nose was badly crushed and the fuselage broke open forward of the wing leading edge. All 5 crew and 46 passengers escaped without serious injury.
The radio equipment was stolen while the aircraft was stored awaiting disposal.
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Imperial Eagle ©329 viewsLaid up at Marsa 1996.

Full story HERE
Martin Powell
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Parafeen! ©318 viewsMartin Powell
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Melita 1996 ©288 viewsMorris Commercial resurrected for the tourists.Martin Powell
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New Man or Paul Newman? ©318 viewsMartin Powell
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Caption Competition351 viewsIn English please.Martin Powell
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Troop Transport WW2384 views1723 was a Diamond with the name "St Paul".
During the war buses were placed under Government control and were liable to requisition.
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Tram Terminus c1905388 viewsBefore the buses and the Phoenicia.Prefect
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437 viewsImperial Atlanta at Hal FarPrefect
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BEA Viscount299 viewsPrefect
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Luqa Terminal 1960s413 viewsPrefect
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"Josephina" at Tigne ©334 views Capt Arnold's pride and joy parked opposite Sgts Mess with Bk Sq, hockey pitch and offrs married quarters in the background.
David Arnold
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3327 in later life348 viewsHaving emigrated3 commentsPrefect
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Troopship Lancashire284 viewsDavid Woolfenden
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Our new car ©329 viewsDavid Woolfenden
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