Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Football at St Clement's Camp596 viewsIn the background left are Zabbar Gate and the Cottonera Hospital which later became St Edward's College.Prefect
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St Clement's Camp368 viewsGerman & Turkish POWs during WW1.Prefect
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St Clement's Retrenchment430 viewsAs a POW Camp in WW1. Built by the Royal Engineers in 1854 to divide the area between the Margherita & Cottonera Lines, it later became the home of the Dockyard School & RN School Verdala.Prefect
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HMS Nile 1896369 viewsOff Pinto Wharf.
R. Ellis.
Britannia Circus Theatre centre background.
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Blackley's Bakery Pieta662 viewsPlanning Application Aprroved.Prefect
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Porta Reale484 views The Army Gymnasium was built 1873 on St James Bastion. Replaced by the Vernon Club in 1919, it was identical to the main building at Verdala School.Prefect
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Coastal Forces in Pieta Creek457 viewsPrefect
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The Ferry 1920442 viewsThe Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph preceded the Alhambra.Prefect
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Landing Place Marsamuscetto Harbour434 viewsH. AgiusPrefect
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President Roosevelt with Lord Gort at Luqa397 views8 December1943. " FDR left his plane, entered a jeep, and proceeded to a nearby area where a guard of honor rendered honors and the Stars and Stripes was hoisted nearby. This was the first time the US national ensign had ever been officially raised on Malta. Lord Gort presented various officers and local officials to FDR. FDR then addressed the crowd."Prefect
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Royal Artillery c1930392 viewsR.Ellis.Prefect
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Bathing Fashions 1920s454 viewsPrefect
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Visit Of King Edward VII 1903486 viewsFloriana, up from Port des Bombes.
Railway Viaduct at right.
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Collegiate School, St Julian's 1928.429 viewsSee also.Prefect
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Hospital Ship Goorkha 1917374 viewsBuilt for Union Castle 1897. Mined off Malta 10 October 1917 with no casualties. Towed into Malta, decommissioned and returned to owners for repair.Prefect
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HMS Ramillies373 viewsOne of Ramillies' 15-inch guns has been preserved and can be seen at the Imperial War Museum in London.Prefect
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HMS Raglan c1915359 viewsAbercrombie class monitor. Sunk 1918. Wiki.Prefect
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RFA Montenol386 views Built Gray, West Hartlepool 1917. Dardanelles & Black Sea 1921 - 23, then Malta until 1932. Relieved by Cherryleaf and then in reserve until 1935. Fleet attendant at La Rochelle during Spanish Civil War and then Haifa and Alexandria. Torpedoed off West Africa 21 March 1942 en route Far East. Sunk by gunfire.Prefect
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HMS Resolution c1932347 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.Prefect
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Crane Lighter No.4 c1932438 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Trafalgar 1896380 viewsPrefect
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Spinola Palace Steps c1932436 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.Prefect
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Sheer Bastion c1932406 viewsTug must be "Restive".
From Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.
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Vittoria Street Senglea448 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.Prefect
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San Pawl tat-Tarġa376 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.Prefect
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Fleur de Lys Arch413 viewsWhich carried the Wignacourt Aqueduct built between 1610 and 1614. The construction of the aqueduct was recorded on a marble tablet fixed to a decorated archway at Fleur-de-Lys, which in translation reads "So far Valletta was a corpse, now, the spirit of water revives her; as once the first spirit moved on the water, so now, that water has been led to her, the spirit returns". Demolished by an RAF truck in 1943. Later replaced by the roundabout. Beyond is the Vincenzo Bugeja Institute.
From Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.
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HMS Glorious 1934356 viewsPrefect
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Porte des Bombes422 viewsWith Bombes (original size & position?) and tram tracks before 1928.
From Edgar Vella.
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Msida Festa 1932398 viewsFrom Edgar Vella.Prefect
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Souvenir of Malta350 viewsPublished sometime in the 1930s with 32 unattributed photos, some of which we have seen before.
Courtesy of Andrew Rennie who was once a pupil at Verdala.
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Flotilla Marsamuscetto Harbour - Valletta385 views(1st Destroyer Flotilla - Grenville, Gallant, Garland, Gipsy, Grafton, Grenade, Greyhound, Griffin, & Glowworm.)Prefect
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General View of Marina - Valletta371 viewsPrefect
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