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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Fort Ricasoli597 viewsA tale by Peter Prictoe.Prefect
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Salvatore Gate705 viewsFacing Kalkara in the Cottonera Lines.
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Fort Tigne791 viewsIn splendid isolation.Prefect
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Fort Ricasoli643 viewsR. Ellis. Early 1900s.
The fort suffered significant damage from enemy action in WW2, when much of the internal structure was badly damaged. The gate has been rebuilt, but the internal buildings including the Governor's House have been lost.
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Strada Reale c1870672 viewsWith view to St Elmo Lighthouse.
Francis Frith. Museum Victoria.
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Isola Battery c1870514 viewsFrancis Frith. Museum Victoria.Prefect
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Building Mosta Military Iron Bridge 1896456 viewsPrefect
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St Paul's 1850s713 viewsJames Robertson/Felice Beato.
Built on the site of the Auberge d’Allemagne, the cathedral was designed by William Scamp and was built between 1839 and 1844. Queen Adelaide laid the foundation stone on 20 March 1839 and her banner hangs above the choir stalls.
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HMS Ajax 1919394 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Bighi from St Angelo 1870s446 viewsPrefect
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St Elmo from St Angelo430 viewsPrefect
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HMS Protector 1938379 viewsNetlayer, later converted to Antarctic Patrol Ship.Prefect
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HMS Guardian 1937527 viewsNetlayerPrefect
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Towards St Elmo524 viewsPrefect
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Calesse, Caleche or Calash.408 viewsMark I GharryPrefect
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Auberge de Baviere et d'Angleterre515 viewsOn the English Curtain.
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Fairey IIIF floatplanes of 202 Squadron488 views at Kalafrana in 1934. Prefect
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HMS Penelope356 viewsPrefect
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HMS Gloucester 1939352 viewsWhen new. Spanish Civil War neutrality markings.Prefect
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HMS Centurion 1937376 viewsFormer Battleship converted to radio controlled target.Prefect
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War damage at the Victualling Yard459 viewsThe 200 column colonnade was built in 1823 to keep the sun off the victuals. The Yard transferred to Pinto Wharf in 1964 and the remnants of the colonnade were removed in 1988.Prefect
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Those were the days!382 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sandhurst541 views Ex merchant ship Manipur, built by Harland and Wolff Belfast 1905, served through WW1 as a destroyer depot ship and later as a fleet repair ship.
The Med Fleet 1932
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HMS Nelson 1938373 viewsPrefect
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Not the Rialto479 viewsBridge over the "canal" at Marsa Sewage Works.Prefect
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Military engineering at Mosta 1928646 viewsProbably repairing Wied l-Isperanza Bridge. (Built 1905)Prefect
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Any more for the Skylark?509 viewsTug Ancient with some of Eagle's ship's company.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Malaya 1927558 viewsPrefect
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SS Sardinia 1908600 viewsEllerman Liner caught fire and was wrecked off Ricasoli with great loss of life. More.Prefect
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The Nobility 1913502 viewsWith titles dating from 1350, official Government recognition was withdrawn in 1975.Prefect
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HMS Talbot742 viewsWith submarines Taku, P44 & P51.
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HMS Olympus716 viewsA sonar scan showing the position of the submarine HMS Olympus on the seabed seven miles off the coast of Malta. Story here.Prefect
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