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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Edgar Battye944 viewsMarsascala 1970s5 commentsPrefect01/20/15 at 07:13Prefect: Thanks Marie. He rests in Ta' Braxia Cemetery...
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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 19621614 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect01/20/15 at 07:09Prefect: Thanks Marie. One of Sally and me, here.
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Edgar Battye944 viewsMarsascala 1970s5 commentsPrefect01/20/15 at 07:08Marie Allen: Mr Battye was my deputy head master at Slim School...
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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 19621614 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect01/20/15 at 07:00Marie Allen: Boy on far right hand side of photograph is Robert...
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Orpheum Gzira520 views1 commentsPrefect01/16/15 at 17:26Bernard Derrick: I remember it well. We lived in Belvedere Road in ...
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Tigne Barracks - Football526 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect01/16/15 at 16:45Bernard Derrick: Probably not the same year, but my first ever comp...
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HMS Fierce 1948347 viewsAlgerine Class. Flotilla leader 2nd MSF with a Vice Admiral embarked.3 commentsPrefect01/09/15 at 08:19Ivan: I agree with fifla1973. I know aeroplanes but know...
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HMS Fierce 1948347 viewsAlgerine Class. Flotilla leader 2nd MSF with a Vice Admiral embarked.3 commentsPrefect01/09/15 at 06:52Prefect: Thank you. Its at the entrance to Sliema Creek wit...
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HMS Fierce 1948347 viewsAlgerine Class. Flotilla leader 2nd MSF with a Vice Admiral embarked.3 commentsPrefect01/08/15 at 19:42fifla1973: Where was this taken David? Interesting background...
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Simonds - Farsons but not yet Cisk408 viewsFrom 1929 following the merger with L. Farrugia & Sons (alias 'Farsons') until 1948 when further merged with the Malta Export Brewery which was owned by a bank founded by Giuseppe"Iċ-Ċisk" Scicluna.2 commentsPrefect01/07/15 at 07:00Prefect: It means "The cheque". Scicluna was nota...
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Simonds - Farsons but not yet Cisk408 viewsFrom 1929 following the merger with L. Farrugia & Sons (alias 'Farsons') until 1948 when further merged with the Malta Export Brewery which was owned by a bank founded by Giuseppe"Iċ-Ċisk" Scicluna.2 commentsPrefect01/06/15 at 21:33Martin Powell: Does ic-Cisk mean anything in English or is it jus...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School474 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 17:10Prefect: It was long after my time but I recall reading abo...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School474 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 17:04Ivan: Health & Safety hadn’t been invented then, but I d...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School474 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 15:01Prefect: Until closed down as a fire risk and perhaps for b...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School474 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 13:21Ivan: Even more important than the august pedigree noted...
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Tigne Barracks - Football526 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/27/14 at 06:35Prefect: Funny you should mention that. I've had 2nd t...
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Tigne Barracks - Football526 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/27/14 at 01:09Martin Powell: Five minutes or twenty? We should have airbrushed ...
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Tigne Barracks - Football526 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/26/14 at 06:54Prefect: No but this is the right place for an argument. ;-...
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Tigne Barracks - Football526 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/22/14 at 16:48Nick Woodley: Right of picture. Is that a Ministry of silly walk...
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A (vivid) memory of Mdina464 viewsThis is Casa Mdina, Wesgha Ta’ Sant’ Agata, Mdina. This is where our Eng Lit master lived. He invited his Upper 6th class one evening for a literary soiree (his phrase, not mine), and whilst readings were being delivered to and by the guests I recall having a cosy time on this balcony with a young lady. My Eng Lit A-level grade was not good…1 commentsIvan12/21/14 at 18:54Martin Powell: That master being Mr (Bill) Alexander. From your d...
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Tigne Barracks - Football526 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/21/14 at 18:40Martin Powell: Judging by the long shorts pre-war vintage? From t...
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Tigne Barracks - Guardroom435 viewsPostcard.
The clock tower (but not the clock) has survived the redevelopment - here.
1 commentsPrefect12/21/14 at 18:38Martin Powell: 1920s-1930s from the puttees? Probably same vintag...
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2 site NAAFI or is it?857 viewsThe building in question is in the middle of the shot and I took the picture from down the road going away from the building at about 7:30.2 commentsfifla197311/27/14 at 12:24Ivan: fifla1973 - thanks for that. You're right, th...
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2 site NAAFI or is it?857 viewsThe building in question is in the middle of the shot and I took the picture from down the road going away from the building at about 7:30.2 commentsfifla197311/27/14 at 07:02Prefect: An enlarged view!
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Luqa 2 site Sick Quarters or NAAFI?781 viewsAlthough this photo shows clearly a Sick Quarters I am not sure this wasn't the NAAFI in 1973; any ideas? 1 commentsfifla197311/25/14 at 17:55Ivan: Still fascinated by all these photos of 2 Site. Us...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 19731086 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/23/14 at 01:50cfaux: that bring back memory my dad was a flt sgt w...
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SS Uganda (Not)683 viewsIn 1973 this ship was used for Tal Handaq school trips to Greece etc. my girlfriend was on board at the time as I waited for her to come back (hence the picture). Apparently the girls were chased back to the ship in Greece because of their attire (hot pants and mini skirts). The ship was scrapped in the 1980s but I guess memories live on! 2 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 09:42fifla1973: Oh sorry about that I always thought it was called...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 19731086 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 09:11Ivan: I couldn't say, I've never used or seen ...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 19731086 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 07:59Prefect: Thank you. Wouldn't want it to be like Facebo...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 19731086 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 07:14Ivan: Thanks for that. Instructions copied and saved! I ...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 19731086 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 23:14Prefect: Wouldn't want to disappoint you Ivan. Here is...
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SS Uganda (Not)683 viewsIn 1973 this ship was used for Tal Handaq school trips to Greece etc. my girlfriend was on board at the time as I waited for her to come back (hence the picture). Apparently the girls were chased back to the ship in Greece because of their attire (hot pants and mini skirts). The ship was scrapped in the 1980s but I guess memories live on! 2 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 22:19Prefect: Sorry but its not Uganda. Looks like one of the Ti...
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