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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Kalafrana 1933725 views1 commentsPrefect
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Coaling561 viewsOne hopes the "natives" were friendly!Prefect
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Young Shepherd at Hal Far 1934534 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Strait Street (Strada Stretta) 1933778 viewsJohn Clark1 commentsPrefect
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Victoria Gate552 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Marsamxett Ferry1047 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
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Trooping the Colour516 viewsKing's Birthday Parade 1934
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HMS Maidstone c1939686 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship, sister to Forth.Prefect
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Kingsgate 1947623 viewsWith stone ballustrade and effigies removed.
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Kingsgate 1934533 viewsWith railings & effigies.
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Kingsgate pre-war559 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Admiralty Tug Respond c1925557 views2 commentsPrefect
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Holy Trinity Sliema 1880545 viewsPrefect
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Manoel Island Bridge c 1900671 viewsThe canteen competed unsuccessfully with the local Gzira bars.
See it now.
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Ghajn Dwieli Road620 viewsUnder construction 1901
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Ghajn Dwieli Tunnels626 viewsUnder construction 1901. Part of the project to build No. 4 & 5 Docks which were completed in 1906.
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Paceville newly built 1938692 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Submarine M1 c 1920537 viewsPrefect
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At Hal Far mid 1930s526 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Fairey IIID460 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Fishing505 viewsBefore it became an industry.Prefect
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Laying the Dust521 viewsPrefect
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Jack Robbins & Vera (John Clark's Mum)503 viewsIn Dockyard School uniform 1933Prefect
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HMS Ajax530 viewsKGV Class Battleship. 1913- -1926.
(Nothing to do with the River Plate).
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A Very Old Postcard515 viewsPrefect
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HMS Glowworm530 viewsSliema Creek, paying off December 1938.
Others are Gipsy and Grenade.
Glowworm came to a heroic end up against the Hipper in 1940. Click here
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1st Destroyer Flotilla513 viewsMediterranean Fleet, leaving Malta, December 1938.
Grenville the Leader is out of sight. Glowworm is the canteen boat. Others are Gallant, Garland, Gipsy, Grafton, Grenade, Greyhound, Griffin. (But not necessarily, Mr Preview, in that order!)
Sliema Ferry in foreground.
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HMS Glorious512 viewsPre war.
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202 Squadron RAF at Kalafrana771 views On 1 January 1929, No 481 Flight flying Fairey IIID floatplanes out of Kalafrana, Malta was redesignated No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron. Flying boats in the shape of Scapas did not arrive until 1935 but these were replaced two years later by Londons. The Squadron was placed on a high state of alert during the Spanish Civil War and Munich Crisis, but both incidents passed uneventfully. Within days of the Second World War starting, the unit moved to Gibraltar and took over a number of Swordfish floatplanes.Prefect
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Hal Far - Kalafrana. 1933-1938.984 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Verdala POW Camp 1915675 viewsAmongst the inmates in 1918-19 was one Oberleutnant Karl Doenitz.Prefect
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Ghajn Tuffieha 1930657 viewsPrefect
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