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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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100th Minesweeper Sqn. off Grand Harbour 1960/61683 viewsFeint pic but a rarity. They are HMS Appleton, Upton, Wolverton & Yarnton 3 commentsdeco.rise06/20/09 at 06:32Prefect: In 1960/61 the Minesweeper Squadron based in Malta...
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A bit risque for 1960!483 views1 commentsPrefect06/20/09 at 06:29Prefect: Yes, very risque for the 1960s! During this era ...
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La Passeggiata593 viewsDefinition: As evening falls and the harsh sun inches out of the your favorite piazza, an evening ritual is bound to begin, the Italian/Maltese tradition of passeggiata, a gentle stroll (slow! think slow!) through the main streets of the old town.
Locals tend to dress up for passeggiata, and tourists are usually easy to spot in their shorts and fanny packs. Older folks sit along the route, nursing a beer or a glass of wine in the bar, and watching for things to gossip about; la passeggiata is where new romances are on display as well as new shoes.
1 commentsPrefect06/14/09 at 04:31MilkMonitor: I think "fanny packs" must be American f...
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Army Band482 viewsProbably Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regt, 1962 - 5.1 commentsPrefect06/13/09 at 06:34Prefect: I think its actually the Wyvern badge of the Wesse...
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In Your Dreams!475 viewsPhill Rose1 commentsPrefect06/09/09 at 15:30phillrose: Good old Boris gets it right again.......... ...
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Pretty Bay, Birzebbuga619 viewsPostcard2 commentsPrefect05/27/09 at 15:12Prefect: Not sure, but guessing by the cars, probably 80s.
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Pretty Bay, Birzebbuga619 viewsPostcard2 commentsPrefect05/27/09 at 15:02cfaux: what year was this?.
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Tigne Beach758 views6 commentsPrefect05/17/09 at 21:52Martin Powell: Judging by the enclosed terrace up the far steps t...
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Sur Fons Street before the name change to Triq Alphonse Maria Galea.503 views1 commentsjane banks05/17/09 at 21:49Martin Powell: Long live the Fons
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"Its not for me, its for my diso ...."493 views4 commentsPrefect05/11/09 at 19:59MilkMonitor: Not to mention "Kalafrana Here I Come" a...
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HMS Tiger off Malta, Spring 1960 ©689 viewsShot taken from a tug by myself after having a day at sea on a Naval Exercise, together with HMS Ark Royal & HMS Scorpion ( pics available )3 commentsdeco.rise05/11/09 at 19:33alexander: tug one of three expert,sea giant or confiance
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.. whilst the Bougainvillea takes over Block 1. ©456 views1 commentsPrefect05/11/09 at 19:26alexander: right hand steps to class 2am left hand steps up t...
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RFA Amherst625 viewsArmament Stores Carrier usually on the UK-Gibraltar-Malta run, 1952-1963.2 commentsPrefect05/10/09 at 17:38Prefect: Probably but I dont have an exact date.
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AFD 35776 viewsAdmiralty Floating Dock. Towed from Bombay in two sections, it remained off Magazine Wharf from 1948 - 1965.2 commentsPrefect05/10/09 at 17:36Prefect: Two RFAs. A Fort Class (Ammo) left and a Wave Boa...
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AFD 35776 viewsAdmiralty Floating Dock. Towed from Bombay in two sections, it remained off Magazine Wharf from 1948 - 1965.2 commentsPrefect05/10/09 at 16:38deco.rise: Just noticed this pic. Is that an RFA next to the ...
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RFA Amherst625 viewsArmament Stores Carrier usually on the UK-Gibraltar-Malta run, 1952-1963.2 commentsPrefect05/10/09 at 16:22deco.rise: Great pic. Better than mine!. Early 60's I gue...
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Mater Dei452 viewsThe new state of the art hospital.
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3 commentsPrefect05/07/09 at 15:47jane banks: we agree with you Admin.Charlie had to visit the ...
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Mater Dei452 viewsThe new state of the art hospital.
Jane Banks
3 commentsPrefect05/07/09 at 04:08Prefect: Its at Msida, up on the heights next to the Univer...
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Mater Dei452 viewsThe new state of the art hospital.
Jane Banks
3 commentsPrefect05/06/09 at 20:56OldBat: Good heavens, whereabouts is this? Looks as if th...
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Future Barrakka Lift794 viewsThe lift that connected Lascaris Wharf and Upper Barrakka in Valletta more than four decades ago will be rebuilt and completed before March 2011. (Times of Malta)9 commentsPrefect05/06/09 at 14:48Prefect: It seems all the frigates are staying in Guz for a...
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Tigne Beach758 views6 commentsPrefect05/05/09 at 15:54Prefect: 'fraid not. Its from a postcard.
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Tigne Beach758 views6 commentsPrefect05/05/09 at 15:50deco.rise: Great pic. Any date known please?
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Corner of Depiro Street444 viewsThe post box has been relocated.
Retro balconies on the new Egmont Close.
Jane Banks
1 commentsPrefect05/05/09 at 14:32OldBat: Retro balconies OK - but surely that's not the...
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Staff 1958938 views5 commentsPrefect05/05/09 at 03:14Prefect: A better view of Mr Cleaver here.
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Ghar id-Dud 2009501 viewsDodging the waves where the Chalet used to be.
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2 commentsPrefect05/04/09 at 15:56MilkMonitor: Is that the entrance to the "Cave of Worms&qu...
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The End of the Magic Kiosk643 views2009. The only Internet Cafe which catered for tobacco addicts like me!!5 commentsPrefect05/04/09 at 03:16Prefect: Agreed it wasnt pretty, but it did provide useful ...
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The End of the Magic Kiosk643 views2009. The only Internet Cafe which catered for tobacco addicts like me!!5 commentsPrefect05/03/09 at 21:26Martin Powell: I think your memory's playing tricks Chris - t...
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Staff 1958938 views5 commentsPrefect05/01/09 at 16:07bass player: At the very top with his head just inside the righ...
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The End of the Magic Kiosk643 views2009. The only Internet Cafe which catered for tobacco addicts like me!!5 commentsPrefect04/27/09 at 20:41Chris Willmann: Well there goes another nostalgic landmark... Pity...
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Dave Ansell, Paul Darmody, Ean Smith et al1672 viewsCirkewwa 19761 commentseansmith04/21/09 at 16:45Lindy Lou: Anyone know where Dave Ansell is at the moment. W...
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Hockey 19731989 views2 commentsPrefect04/21/09 at 16:40Lindy Lou: My sister is bottom 2nd from right Elaine Hessell,...
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RAF Cadets Tal Handaq 19772082 viewsRuth Markwell4 commentsPrefect04/17/09 at 11:16Prefect: Reply from Ruth - ""I'm afraid I hav...
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