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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Champion Boat's Crew 1882441 viewsFrench Creek1 commentsPrefect
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RFA Maine (1)452 viewsMike Day Collection.
The Hospital Ship is in Lazaretto Creek. Behind are probably the depot ships Leander (ex cruiser) & Tyne which are dressed with German Ensigns probably in honour of the Kaiser during his visit in 1904. In the background is the beginnings of Gzira with the RN Canteen and Manoel Island bridge.
The story of the Maines.
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1st Lincolns 1896433 viewsPrefect
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Dockyard Chapel 1875452 viewsIn use in part of the sail loft from 1819, on Store Wharf above what became Church Tunnel. The original Dockyard School was in or near the same building.
School History.-" (originally in or near the Chapel by the sail loft in the Sta Margherita Cospicua, area)"
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RN Canteen, Corradino, 1931.500 viewsPrefect
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Games & Merry-making 1896571 views"In the Piazza Maggiore is the Soldier's and Sailor's Home, an excellent charitable institution, furnished with a good serviceable library, a reading and writing room, smoking and other rooms. This admirably conceived and philanthropic organization is calculated to greatly benefit and improve the class for whom it is designed, affording them not only respectable accommodations, but occupation for their leisure hours. " (From The Story of Malta.)3 commentsPrefect
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Our Great Mediterranean Naval Base 1915470 viewsPrefect
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HMS Nile 1896399 viewsPrefect
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Italian Training Ship445 viewsWhich could be either Cristoforo Colombo or Amerigo Vespucci. At right is the original 250 Ton Admiralty Crane Lighter No.4 which replaced the Macina in 1927 and was sunk at Boiler Wharf in April 1942. Despite the assertion by Bonnici & Cassar that it was raised & rebuilt, the post war Crane Lighter No.4 (Clive) appears to be an entirely different 150 Ton crane built by Cowans & Sheldon.Prefect
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Dockyard 1930s412 viewsCyclops with the Subs and Valiant/Barham?
Verdala Barracks & School on the skyline.
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HMS Stuart352 viewsPrefect
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Kingsgate437 viewsWith drawbridge.Prefect
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The King374 viewsArriving in HMS Aurora, June 20 1943.Prefect
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Grand Harbour 1930512 viewsTug is Respond or Roysterer.Prefect
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Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884.525 viewsThe Tug is Escort. See more.Prefect
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HMS Lancaster403 viewsPrefect
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HMS Fareham 1937624 viewsHunt class minesweeper, in 1944-45 she was named St Angelo II, acting as a minesweeping base ship. Prefect
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Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph537 viewsPreceded the Alhambra.Prefect
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HMS Resource 1936515 viewsPrefect
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A Perspective 1794529 viewsPrefect
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Verdala 19161178 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.Prefect
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Verdala Barracks 1916548 viewsPrisoners of War.Prefect
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Verdala Barracks 1915553 viewsPrisoners of War.Prefect
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Fort Tigne593 views© Dr. Stehen C. Spiteri
Read all about it.
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Fortifications454 viewsCourtesy of the Department of Information.Prefect
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HMS Eagle463 viewsPrefect
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HMS Eagle504 views On 11 August 1942 whilst still in the Malta bound convoy (Pedestal) she was hit by 4 torpedoes from the German Uboat U-73 and sank in position 38'05' N: 3'02' E.1 commentsPrefect
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Founder of the Order473 views3 commentsPrefect
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O not with arms reversed, 526 views And the slow beating of the muffled drum ...
Poem.
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Marsamuscetto, the Hydraulic Dock. 580 viewsBase for mine-sweepers, patrol trawlers and MLs.
Watercolour from World War I by Frank Mason.
© IWM (Art.IWM ART 3128)
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Important Chap on Horse456 viewsProbably at the Marsa, crossing the Wied il Kbir channel.Prefect
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Royal Garrison Artillery428 viewsAt St Elmo.Prefect
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