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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Last comments - Martin Powell
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©603 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 11:09Martin Powell: Supposedly the Gladiator that is now on display in...
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Thames 3037 at the Ferry541 views5 commentsPrefect02/20/15 at 00:04Martin Powell: The Army & Navy is still there though in a new inc...
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Simonds - Farsons but not yet Cisk421 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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Tigne Barracks - Football552 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/27/14 at 01:09Martin Powell: Five minutes or twenty? We should have airbrushed ...
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A (vivid) memory of Mdina488 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 - Football552 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/21/14 at 18:40Martin Powell: Judging by the long shorts pre-war vintage? From t...
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Tigne Barracks - Guardroom456 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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"The Umbrellas"740 views7 commentsPrefect08/22/14 at 00:54Martin Powell: Yanoh.
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Who Are They? 19661293 views4 commentsBrian Gunns08/22/14 at 00:34Martin Powell: Already had. Ask him.
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"The Umbrellas"740 views7 commentsPrefect08/21/14 at 00:30Martin Powell: Hillman Minx ; Borgward Isabella. Phone box much t...
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Who Are They? 19661293 views4 commentsBrian Gunns08/21/14 at 00:12Martin Powell: back right - Tiny Knapman?
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Tigne Beach1819 views14 commentsbernardhoctor 01/17/13 at 10:32Martin Powell: I bet that made him sit up and take notice, Prefec...
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403 views... some destinations are confusing. ©2 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 05:59Martin Powell: Might be cheaper than flying though.
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Scammell Scarab ©655 viewsMobile Post Office Valletta 2012
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2 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 05:58Martin Powell: Fantastic! Who said the authorities had no soul? I...
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Wied il-Kbir ©556 viewsOn the TH Cross Country route of blessed memory.3 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 05:54Martin Powell: Did you manage the run in less than 20mins?
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The Top Tunnel ©550 viewsScope for further exploration by the THN Alpine Club. OK Martin?1 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 05:51Martin Powell: I'll check when my Angel has a window. Such a...
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3 May 1954666 viewsHM & HRH are greeted by Sir Gerald & Lady Creasy at the start of the visit.
4 commentsPrefect06/10/12 at 16:36Martin Powell: Our sense of pride in Queen and Empire buoyed us u...
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The King & I, 1973.663 viewsRead all about it3 commentsPrefect02/24/12 at 11:15Martin Powell: He also played the trumpet passably well, maybe st...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 16:11Martin Powell: My uncle would have liked them too - he was on the...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 08:59Martin Powell: Lovely shots Pref. I hate to read of good ships be...
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A boat Grand Harbour711 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 Howells02/06/12 at 05:47Martin Powell: Landed at El Adem on the way to Cyprus DofE hike 1...
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Gozo trip 19701086 viewsLeft front to back: Dom Busuttil Rivers , Dom Wujastyk (rear view), Joe Vincenti, Dave Shepherd (Exile).
Right f-b: Martin Lawrence, Caroline Cary (Porridge), Adrian Worley, Diane Lawrence, Eddie Eichmann
12 commentsMartin Powell02/05/12 at 19:42Martin Powell: Yes you have - see THIS PHOTO
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Adrian Worley 1952-20041692 viewsTaken at the Farnborough reunion 1999. Adrian took his own life in Jan 2004 after a long history of health problems, which were not helped by his service in Bosnia.2 commentsMartin Powell02/05/12 at 19:26Martin Powell: Steve Croome and I went to Adrian's funeral o...
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Military Bay 1958675 views2 commentsPrefect02/05/12 at 17:03Martin Powell: That sounds more like Mellieha - I seem to remembe...
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Breakwater Foundation Stone640 viewsLaid by King Edward VII at Ricasoli 1903.2 commentsPrefect02/05/12 at 16:46Martin Powell: I still have Miss Candey's copy of the Pengui...
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!717 viewsThe four figures with the car are - Joyce Rippin, needlework teacher at Tal Handaq, Ian Merrilees, doing his National Service on the C-in-C's flagship HMS Surprise, Liz Keating from Ireland who was teaching in a Maltese school and Joe Mardel, Admiralty Civil Engineer.
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5 commentsOldBat02/05/12 at 16:30Martin Powell: I am greatly honoured Liz - but reckon you will ou...
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USS Nautilus 1960505 views1 commentsPrefect02/05/12 at 16:02Martin Powell: She was the first vessel to complete a submerged t...
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Kingsgate Terminus in 1967 ©481 viewsThe buses are organised by teardrop route signs.2 commentsMartin Powell02/05/12 at 15:58Martin Powell: MMU cold milk van in foreground - with thirsty que...
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Ta'Xbiex 1960s760 viewsFrom a 1965 Calendar.5 commentsMartin Powell02/05/12 at 15:55Martin Powell: Converted MTB / MGB / ML in foreground?
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Charmaine runnning goose-winged ©683 viewsDo the Maltese (or Gozitans) have a word for it? Peter continues below....1 commentsMartin Powell12/05/11 at 18:03Martin Powell: "....Mgarr is much changed as the improvement...
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Charmaine off Comino ©437 viewsMore from Peter below....1 commentsMartin Powell12/05/11 at 18:00Martin Powell: "....We sailed a lot this year (2011) and we ...
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Peter and Charmaine ©1011 viewsWhile doing the midday sun thing last year at Mgarr, we (Grahame Cain & I) came across what looked like a fully rigged luzzu. Being nosy I climbed aboard uninvited for a closer look. Peter emerged from the shade beneath and we spent an hour grilling him (no hat either). When he was fully baked we let him get back to his painting. He writes….(see comments below)….1 commentsMartin Powell12/05/11 at 17:44Martin Powell: "....I had forgotten that I only had the fore...
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