Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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The old Vernon Club572 viewsNow the Central Bank.
Eric Hartley
1 commentsPrefect08/06/19 at 18:35Military Brat: The Old Vernon Club with the Barber Shop located d...
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RNH Mtarfa732 viewsAfter the First World War there was a re-organization of the military medical services on the Islands. The Mtarfa Hospital, commissioned in 1912, was opened on the 29th June 1920, even though it had been in use for some time earlier. During the Second World War, the Mtarfa Hospital and barracks were reorganized as the 90th General Hospital and built up to a maximum of 1200 beds. An underground hospital was excavated under the military hospital. After the war the 90th General was reformed as the David Bruce Military Hospital. This continued to serve the military, complementing Bighi Naval Hospital, until 1970. For the next eight years, the Mtarfa Hospital served the needs of British military and naval personnel until its closure in 1978.1 commentsPrefect08/04/19 at 09:33admin: The last British hospital outpost was a hospital c...
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HMS Forth 721 viewsWith Striker & Sefton alongside1 commentsPrefect03/01/19 at 01:08kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, after all, the 1959 Sicily trip w...
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594503 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.
E Ferreira
1 commentsPrefect02/05/19 at 05:34kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, lived in Gazira, and looked out t...
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Batman breadmobile170 viewscirca 1980? Anyone remember this?1 commentsadmin02/01/19 at 20:26admin: It was registered 22095 and subsequently K-2095. I...
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Trooper R Martin d. 191886 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

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We will remember them.
1 commentsadmin11/10/18 at 23:28admin: ...and even more HERE - click on his photo (with s...
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Captans Garage (Captain's?)598 viewsThe sign says Tower Road, but where?1 commentsPrefect09/22/18 at 18:17admin: A secret source refers to it being the corner buil...
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Tigne Court Hotel460 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 17:22admin: Many an hour spent in the Anchor Bar beneath (the ...
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Tigne Court Hotel460 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 17:16Mitch Hinde: It may have been a bit run down and only three sta...
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Freshspray & Freshspring 1960 ©103 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/11/18 at 01:19OldBat: CHEEKY!!
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Freshspray & Freshspring 1960 ©103 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 21:20admin: Nonsense Miss, there's nothing wrong with you...
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Freshspray & Freshspring 1960 ©103 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 20:43OldBat: But don't look too closely or you'll see...
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Caption competition185 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadmin07/16/18 at 13:51Sailor Boy: "Patch of ice you say, Corporal?"
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Exiles Beach610 viewsPostcard. Aka Balluta Rocks c/w the Green Shed.2 commentsPrefect07/11/18 at 11:04admin: However, the theory re Russian exiles is disputed ...
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Fishers of men270 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadmin07/02/18 at 16:42admin: No, New Testament. I forget gospel & verse but it&...
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Fishers of men270 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadmin07/02/18 at 15:35Sailor Boy: NT? National Trust?
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HMS Euryalus 1950750 views1 commentsDavid Woolfenden06/11/18 at 17:19David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden was Sgt Major Royal Mar...
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Passing the Mail408 viewsEuryalus - Vigo 1952
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1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 17:15David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the Euryalus ...
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HMS Bermuda433 views1 commentsPrefect06/11/18 at 17:11David Woolfenden: My father Harry Woolfenden served on the HMS Bermu...
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.272 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin04/21/18 at 17:05Nick Woodley: I think its after 1967 as the city gate does not l...
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.272 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin04/21/18 at 13:56Martin Powell: Intriguing to try and date it. I think the buildin...
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.272 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin04/21/18 at 13:01phillrose: Great picture, looks as though the destruction of ...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562178 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/30/18 at 09:24kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, while on the rocky rocks of manoe...
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Tigne & Sliema Creek932 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect01/30/18 at 08:23kenneth c proudlove: Alan, i still remember the Sicily trip, excellent ...
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HMS / HMT Brigand702 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

Story HERE
1 commentsrobinwilliams01/26/18 at 22:01admin: HMS Brigand was a tug of the Brigand Class, fitted...
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Are there cows in Malta?446 views3 commentsMartin Powell01/24/18 at 20:02pixelshot: They ued to keep them in the lage caves in the 195...
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Città di Livorno ©421 views1 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 19:57pixelshot: Yes our expedition to Italy left and returned on t...
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Small twin Prop - Luqa about 1960724 viewsDon't recognise aircraft or occasion4 commentsdeco.rise01/24/18 at 15:01pixelshot: Yes a Devon one is still flying at Headcorn Airfie...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562178 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 14:35Martin Powell: Yes, went on board - our Cub leader ("Baloo&q...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562178 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 14:24pixelshot: Yes remember HMS Forth...do you remember HMS TOTEM...
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Tigne & Sliema Creek932 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 14:19pixelshot: Hello Kenneth so your in OZ now... l was with you ...
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Dockyard College, Clock & Senglea Gate712 viewsNear Sheer Bastion.2 commentsPrefect01/12/18 at 21:40Martin Powell: The five buildings on the waterfront under large s...
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