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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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The Ferry - An early postcard708 viewsShowing the Police Station, creekfront houses and no Bisazza Street. Portsmouth United was a beer.Prefect
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Church/Cinema at Ghajn Tuffieha Camp669 viewsStill standingPrefect
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Postcard Villa Zammit Pietà1014 viewsWith what looks like Villa Guardamangia at the top.Prefect
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Wied Għomor (Spinola)767 viewsPrefect
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Villa Zammit Pietà 1901777 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Pretty Bay Birżebbuġa 1900699 viewsPrefect
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Crucifix Hill 1910669 viewsPrefect
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Rudolph Street Sliema 1880802 viewsR.Ellis2 commentsPrefect
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The Ferry 1900659 views"By day, officers and men when working in the open wore sun helmets; when dressed in their best, the sailors wore sennet hats. These are the traditional straw hats only associated with certain unfortunate small boys and the chorus of H.M.S. Pinafore. This extremely smart looking but most impractical headgear disappeared, as an item of naval uniform, a year or so later."
Leslie Brownfield 1918
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HMS Courageous 1929714 viewsand lots of dockyard tugs.1 commentsPrefect
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Msida Postcard658 viewsPrefect
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Royal Naval Canteen, Corradino.908 viewsPre - War. From John Clark.
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Tigne Barracks 1915701 viewsRecreation Establishment.
Courtesy of Malta and British Army Infantry Regiments by Bonnici and Cassar. HERE
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Tigne Hospital WW1845 viewsSgts Mess, RAMC Mess & patients' recreation room.
Courtesy of Malta and British Army Infantry Regiments by Bonnici and Cassar. HERE
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Tigne Barracks1130 viewsThe Royal Garrison Artillery prepares to leave for Ghajn Tuffieha Camp.
Courtesy of Malta and British Army Infantry Regiments by Bonnici and Cassar. HERE
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Dragonara Palace c1910739 viewsBefore Paceville was thought of.Prefect
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Winston Churchill644 viewsTouring the Dockyard 19431 commentsPrefect
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The King591 viewsPassing the Ferry 1943.Prefect
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The King met by Lord Gort June 1943533 viewsPrefect
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Bofors Gunners WW2563 viewsPrefect
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Sliema 1882782 viewsWith neo-classical Police Station.
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Victoria Gate574 viewsR.Ellis
With drawbridges.
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Verdala Barracks621 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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St Paul's Anglican Cathedral498 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Porta Reale538 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Ottoman Cemetery528 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Manoel Island624 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Lascaris and Barriera Wharf567 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Cotttonera Hospital647 viewsR.Ellis
Malta Military Hospitals
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Barracca before the lift.600 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Lazaretto Creek and HMS Talbot708 viewsPrefect
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RNH BIGHI753 viewsD Ward Xmas 1917
Richard Ellis was one of the pioneers of photography in Malta and Ellis studios in Strada Reale, Valletta were popularly considered the epitome in professional and artistic excellence in the art of photography
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