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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Someone's Favourite Bus391 viewsMagirus Deutz No. 1956 / Y-0421 / DBY 4211 commentsPrefect
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Gozo Boats at Mgarr 1880369 viewsPlus a Luzzu and Kajjik.Prefect
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Mosta 1954 © 320 viewsA Mellieha bus passing through.
Photo ©James Donald Bamber.
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The Eagle at Marfa355 viewsPrefect
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Dodge 4755402 viewsPre war body with a new post war grille.
Later rebuilt as a Mercedes Benz
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A More Recent Trip391 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 1936396 viewsDaina Garage Dodge 2128Prefect
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Daina Garage Stewart?434 & Dodge 4755.433 viewsPrefect
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"You Came A Long Way from Siggiewi"363 viewsPrefect
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"Kalafrana here I come"388 viewsPrefect
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Excursion to Armier411 viewsFrom the Vernon United Services ClubPrefect
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New Bus Terminus planned.342 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 © 426 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber.
Name that Ferry. (No prizes.)
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Ford Consul Mk 1374 viewsOn Wardija Ridge overlooking St Paul's Bay c1953.
Photo © James Donald Bamber.
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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?405 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?322 viewsdeco.rise
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Comet 4b342 viewsAt Rome enroute MaltaPrefect
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.664 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 ©334 viewsLaid up at Marsa 1996.

Full story HERE
Martin Powell
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Parafeen! ©323 viewsMartin Powell
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Melita 1996 ©293 viewsMorris Commercial resurrected for the tourists.Martin Powell
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New Man or Paul Newman? ©323 viewsMartin Powell
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Caption Competition356 viewsIn English please.Martin Powell
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Troop Transport WW2392 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 c1905396 viewsBefore the buses and the Phoenicia.Prefect
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444 viewsImperial Atlanta at Hal FarPrefect
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BEA Viscount307 viewsPrefect
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Luqa Terminal 1960s420 viewsPrefect
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"Josephina" at Tigne ©339 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 life359 viewsHaving emigrated3 commentsPrefect
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Troopship Lancashire289 viewsDavid Woolfenden
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Our new car ©334 viewsDavid Woolfenden
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