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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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1st Lincolns 1896393 viewsPrefect
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Dockyard Chapel 1875409 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, 1931.454 viewsPrefect
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Games & Merry-making 1896518 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 1915428 viewsPrefect
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HMS Nile 1896360 viewsPrefect
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Italian Training Ship395 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 1930s370 viewsCyclops with the Subs and Valiant/Barham?
Verdala Barracks & School on the skyline.
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HMS Stuart315 viewsPrefect
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Kingsgate396 viewsWith drawbridge.Prefect
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The King335 viewsArriving in HMS Aurora, June 20 1943.Prefect
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Grand Harbour 1930467 viewsTug is Respond or Roysterer.Prefect
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Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884.481 viewsThe Tug is Escort. See more.Prefect
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HMS Lancaster367 viewsPrefect
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HMS Fareham 1937587 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 Cinematograph492 viewsPreceded the Alhambra.Prefect
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HMS Resource 1936481 viewsPrefect
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A Perspective 1794494 viewsPrefect
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Verdala 19161139 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.Prefect
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Verdala Barracks 1916505 viewsPrisoners of War.Prefect
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Verdala Barracks 1915514 viewsPrisoners of War.Prefect
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Fort Tigne543 views© Dr. Stehen C. Spiteri
Read all about it.
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Fortifications414 viewsCourtesy of the Department of Information.Prefect
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HMS Eagle424 viewsPrefect
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HMS Eagle465 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 Order432 views3 commentsPrefect
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O not with arms reversed, 488 views And the slow beating of the muffled drum ...
Poem.
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Marsamuscetto, the Hydraulic Dock. 539 viewsBase for mine-sweepers, patrol trawlers and MLs.
Watercolour from World War I by Frank Mason.
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Important Chap on Horse420 viewsProbably at the Marsa, crossing the Wied il Kbir channel.Prefect
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Royal Garrison Artillery389 viewsAt St Elmo.Prefect
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The Band407 viewsPrefect
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Parade at St Andrew's402 viewsPrefect
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