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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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RFA Maine (1)424 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 1896406 viewsPrefect
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Dockyard Chapel 1875425 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, 1931.469 viewsPrefect
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Games & Merry-making 1896538 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 1915441 viewsPrefect
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HMS Nile 1896371 viewsPrefect
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Italian Training Ship410 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 1930s382 viewsCyclops with the Subs and Valiant/Barham?
Verdala Barracks & School on the skyline.
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HMS Stuart328 viewsPrefect
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Kingsgate409 viewsWith drawbridge.Prefect
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The King348 viewsArriving in HMS Aurora, June 20 1943.Prefect
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Grand Harbour 1930481 viewsTug is Respond or Roysterer.Prefect
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Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884.495 viewsThe Tug is Escort. See more.Prefect
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HMS Lancaster377 viewsPrefect
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HMS Fareham 1937599 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 Cinematograph508 viewsPreceded the Alhambra.Prefect
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HMS Resource 1936491 viewsPrefect
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A Perspective 1794504 viewsPrefect
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Verdala 19161151 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.Prefect
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Verdala Barracks 1916520 viewsPrisoners of War.Prefect
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Verdala Barracks 1915528 viewsPrisoners of War.Prefect
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Fort Tigne558 views© Dr. Stehen C. Spiteri
Read all about it.
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Fortifications426 viewsCourtesy of the Department of Information.Prefect
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HMS Eagle434 viewsPrefect
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HMS Eagle477 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 Order446 views3 commentsPrefect
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O not with arms reversed, 501 views And the slow beating of the muffled drum ...
Poem.
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Marsamuscetto, the Hydraulic Dock. 552 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 Horse433 viewsProbably at the Marsa, crossing the Wied il Kbir channel.Prefect
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Royal Garrison Artillery401 viewsAt St Elmo.Prefect
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The Band419 viewsPrefect
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