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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Egmont Close 3186 viewsTaken Sept 1971 along St Ignatius Junction1 commentsderrick calver07/29/22 at 15:02derrick calver: Does anyone remember the Royal Navy guarding Egmon...
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Farewell to BFBS Malta, 40 years ago249 viewsFarewell to BFBS Malta, March 1979 - open the LINK HERE and click on the small black panel to listen.2 commentsadmin07/28/22 at 13:47admin: Thank you Derrick - I'll leave it to you to w...
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Farewell to BFBS Malta, 40 years ago249 viewsFarewell to BFBS Malta, March 1979 - open the LINK HERE and click on the small black panel to listen.2 commentsadmin07/28/22 at 12:03derrick calver: I remember hearing the final broadcast, however ac...
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Meadowbank Hotel179 viewsHotel before 1960s makeover. We and many other families stayed here on arrival in Malta.2 commentsderrick calver07/22/22 at 20:41admin: Derrick use the search button for the Star.
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Meadowbank Hotel179 viewsHotel before 1960s makeover. We and many other families stayed here on arrival in Malta.2 commentsderrick calver07/22/22 at 10:43derrick calver: Memories of the Meadowbank. Seeing The Star of Mal...
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HMS Ranpura 1958564 viewsGoing home.3 commentsPrefect07/03/22 at 17:44admin: Derrick - search on 'whaler' for a few p...
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HMS Ranpura 1958564 viewsGoing home.3 commentsPrefect07/03/22 at 17:35derrick calver: I understand that Captain Pond (father of Paul Jon...
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Tower Road Swimming team1047 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 07/02/22 at 16:06admin: Thanks Derrick - I have moved it and sent 100-line...
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Tower Road Swimming team1047 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 07/02/22 at 15:48derrick calver: This really should be in the 40/50 gallery. Mike C...
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Form 2A1 in 1975 with Mr Peter Wright1595 viewsSpot the future MP.4 commentstompurnell06/06/22 at 14:21tompurnell: Happy memories. Tom Purnell here. I remember Vic...
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All The King's Men - 1976398 views The King, Andy Basson, The Queen, Joanne Wiggins, Chillingworth, Tony Clarke, Col Massey, Nick Hall. King's Soldiers and Generals Women and Children of Gloucester. Drummer Boy, Peter Graham.2 commentsPrefect04/10/22 at 20:36admin: You may be right Frances - info is taken from the...
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All The King's Men - 1976398 views The King, Andy Basson, The Queen, Joanne Wiggins, Chillingworth, Tony Clarke, Col Massey, Nick Hall. King's Soldiers and Generals Women and Children of Gloucester. Drummer Boy, Peter Graham.2 commentsPrefect04/10/22 at 20:20fxroff: Isn't 'Chillingworth' Terry Clarke ...
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Stamp cover to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross119 viewsTo mark the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross BFPS has produced, in conjunction with the George Cross Island Association (GCIA), a commemorative cover to be issued on the 15th of April 2022.

The covers can be ordered from the BFPS online shop or by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX

Details HERE
2 commentsadmin03/15/22 at 15:45admin:
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Stamp cover to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross119 viewsTo mark the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross BFPS has produced, in conjunction with the George Cross Island Association (GCIA), a commemorative cover to be issued on the 15th of April 2022.

The covers can be ordered from the BFPS online shop or by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX

Details HERE
2 commentsadmin03/15/22 at 15:37Ivan: Thanks for the heads-up (as they say these days). ...
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What became the Naval Families Clinic627 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
Independent.
2 commentsPrefect12/02/21 at 13:01SchatziD: Also me. Th Dentist in `67 was awful!
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Aerial view taken 2000, photo courtesy Keith Poulton369 viewsInto my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those tin remembered roofs?
What bell, what kids are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain.
Hot dusty classrooms where I went
And cannot come again.

(With apologies to A.E.Housman)
1 commentsadmin11/26/21 at 13:58admin: Actually you CAN still visit and see the hall, gym...
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Wendy Battleday 1952-20211099 viewsMuch missed2 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)07/31/21 at 23:26Martin Powell: So sad to hear today that Wendy passed away earlie...
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What became the Naval Families Clinic627 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
Independent.
2 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 16:40Pbked: I don't know what happened to it, but I remem...
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Mr Ron Tierney668 viewsStaff 1956 - 1965
See1965 Magazine
5 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 16:37Pbked: A lovely man. The day he put my wet shirt on the r...
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HMS Mediator829 viewsRescue Tug operated out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Bustler Class. Built 1944, sold 1964.
1 commentsrobinwilliams07/14/21 at 12:15Pbked: This was my father's ship during our stay. He...
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HMS Ausonia & Manoel Is. 1959/601288 viewsOther ships are HMS Dainty, parts of HMS Anzio & LST Charles McLeod and a lonely HMS Eastbourne in Sliema Creek. On the island is part of the Leper Hospital, beyond that the Base Supply Office, Fort Manoel, the Diving Centre and Comms Training Centre. To the left of the football pitches is the Canteen (Cinema), in front of which are the tennis courts/roller skating rink of blessed memory.
What a lot of nostalgia!
Mac

More photos and info on Ausonia HERE
4 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 12:08Pbked: I remember watching the Ausonia leave Malta in 196...
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Memoir - Peter Keddie365 viewsClick here to view

Screen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-65
2 commentsSC-UK07/14/21 at 11:39admin: !!
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Memoir - Peter Keddie365 viewsClick here to view

Screen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-65
2 commentsSC-UK07/14/21 at 11:18Ivan: That was very interesting. Thanks for posting it. ...
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Staff 19581100 views6 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:19alexander: my 1 st year 1EG
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Staff 1959824 views1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:18alexander: my 2nd year 2AM
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HMS Theseus597 viewsTwo Tirrenia Line and the Star. Probably 1953.1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 22:42alexander: tugs RESPOND, ROYSTERER
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A boat Grand Harbour717 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells02/22/21 at 22:21alexander: DIRECTOR as Faithful left in 1961
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HMS Silvia 1945315 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 21:46admin: I think Prefect is not far out Alexander as the hu...
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Admiralty Dredger St. Alban552 views1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:29alexander: she was dredging dockyard creek when her mooring w...
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HMS Ark Royal 1955654 viewsCC License-Flickr1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:07alexander: with PAS Frosty alongside
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HMS Cowdray 1945-6627 viewsOhio in the background.1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:53alexander: two vessels being compass swing
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PAS Director 1967351 viewsAwaiting the arrival of an RFA, probably Tarbatness.
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1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:34alexander: i would love a copy of this one
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