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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Army childhood107 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but sadly lacks a sorely-needed search facility).
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Could Malta have become a US possession?103 viewsJudge for yourself HERE

Watercolour USS Constitution in GH 1804, Edwin Galea
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Spinola 1870670 viewsThe statue of St Julian is still there.Prefect
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What became the Naval Families Clinic467 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
Independent.
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Dockyard College, Clock & Senglea Gate785 viewsNear Sheer Bastion.2 commentsPrefect
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St Elmo Breakwater458 viewsUnder construction.Prefect
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St Elmo Breakwater459 viewsOpen to the public.
Postcard 1930s
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Customs House Steps590 views2 commentsPrefect
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Church of St Paul's Bonfire494 viewsSt Paul's Bay.
Bombed 1943.
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Grand Harbour 1930460 viewsPrefect
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Floriana 1857423 viewsPrefect
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Gozo Military Hospital 1882426 viewsPrefect
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Bighi Naval Hospital417 viewsR.Ellis
Prior to 1903. (No Cot Lift.)
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HMS Nile c1890-93401 viewsPrefect
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The Ill Fated HMS Victoria396 viewsWiki.Prefect
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Australia Hall434 viewsIn good order.Prefect
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Tigne Barracks 1915441 viewsPrefect
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HMS Royal Sovereign447 views1 commentsPrefect
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Fort St Angelo407 viewsPrefect
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World Leaders Up the Creek423 viewsWSC & FDR confer, 2 Feb 1945 prior to Yalta.
"No more let us falter! From Malta to Yalta. Let nobody alter!"
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P&O Arcadia356 viewsBuilt 1888.
Details.
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HMS Euphrates366 viewsIndian Trooper built 1866.Prefect
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Racecourse Street, Saqqajja Hill, Rabat.411 viewsPrefect
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Racing at Marsa389 viewsRacing Club History.Prefect
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Musta378 viewsPrefect
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Musta Church365 viewsPrefect
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Mosta Church390 viewsPrefect
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The Manderaggio436 viewsA hole dug in Valletta by the Order, intended as a dock but not completed, became a notorious slum until cleared in 1948 and replaced with Government housing.Prefect
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HMS Tamar c1882373 viewsTroopship built 1863. Later hulked at Hong Kong where she was scuttled in 1941, her name transferring to the Naval Base.
Hibernia beyond.
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Viaduct at Wied il-Faħam near Gharghur380 viewsPrefect
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Mellieha Church404 viewsPrefect
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Bormla Street Scene412 viewsPrefect
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