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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Last comments - Martin Powell
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Valetta from inside caves.568 views(I prefer the old spelling).7 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 05:13Martin Powell: I never follow party policy (to put it politely). ...
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How to get to Tigne Tunnels636 viewsThe steps lead from the new walkway opposite the Chop House restaurant, after you clamber across the flowerbeds, ignoring the Keep Off notice! Presumably when the development is finished and the beach opened, the tunnels will be closed off.3 commentsPrefect06/29/11 at 05:10Martin Powell: No wheelchairs in the Cospicua or Mellieha shelter...
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Winch for boom defence672 viewsA tad rusty, but it has had 70 years exposed to the salt (although the doors were locked in our time). But Prefect took his wire brush this year and polished it all up.7 commentsMartin Powell06/29/11 at 05:08Martin Powell: And round and round went that b....y great wheel.....
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How to get to Tigne Tunnels636 viewsThe steps lead from the new walkway opposite the Chop House restaurant, after you clamber across the flowerbeds, ignoring the Keep Off notice! Presumably when the development is finished and the beach opened, the tunnels will be closed off.3 commentsPrefect06/29/11 at 04:58Martin Powell: I have asked Wirtartna if they have any plans to p...
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RFA Maine (3)547 viewsPassing Tigne in the 1920s.3 commentsPrefect06/13/11 at 17:07Martin Powell: Interesting tower to the right of the round fort, ...
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Royalty 1950 ©3680 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
© Malcolm Shykles
2 commentsPrefect06/10/11 at 07:53Martin Powell: Happy 90th Birthday to HRH. I wish Roy Tomlinson c...
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HMS Victorious 1967609 views5 commentsMartin Powell06/08/11 at 18:11Martin Powell: You mean Scotland?
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Dragonara Swimming Pool 1967782 viewsWith distant view of an early Sliema High-Rise, probably the Preluna.2 commentsMartin Powell05/31/11 at 05:17Martin Powell: The Preluna was the Prelude of things to come. You...
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Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.944 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks05/28/11 at 13:01Martin Powell: Not in our day, but your book showed it was differ...
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2005 viewsTal Handak Class 1DG 1958 - 1959

Lt. Cdr. Law
12 commentsBillPutman05/28/11 at 12:56Martin Powell: Obviously as an air hostess she kept young by flyi...
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Dodge 4755418 viewsPre war body with a new post war grille.
Later rebuilt as a Mercedes Benz
1 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 18:09Martin Powell: Don't tell the Germans. I mentioned it once b...
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Someone's Favourite Bus412 viewsMagirus Deutz No. 1956 / Y-0421 / DBY 4211 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 18:04Martin Powell: Oh good, it's all better again. I wish.
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Not Verdala Sports Day562 viewsIt turns out to be RN School Singapore. Never mind, nice pic.
More here. and here.
2 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 18:02Martin Powell: Have you directed the two Dereks to this page? Der...
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Anyone for Tennis?436 viewsNaval Officer (with hat) playing at Dragonara Palace.
See Film
1 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 17:54Martin Powell: Dam' fellas should be wearing pith helmets do...
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Cambridge Battery moat, Tigne569 viewsDevelopment taking place to within a few inches. October 2009. Compare with the advertising poster.3 commentsMartin Powell05/27/11 at 17:21Martin Powell: The dry moat round the Cambridge Battery - yes. T...
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Comino Trip 1952550 viewsPhill Rose7 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 17:12Martin Powell: Definitely not an RASC River Class from Pieta. And...
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Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.944 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks05/27/11 at 17:03Martin Powell: I remember the steps, a quick hop over the wall in...
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2005 viewsTal Handak Class 1DG 1958 - 1959

Lt. Cdr. Law
12 commentsBillPutman05/27/11 at 17:01Martin Powell: Pauline H in 1st yr 1959?? She not that old? That ...
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1980 in front of the drop below Tigne Fort859 viewsWe used to call this the 'old swimming pool' - it was on the sea front just below a big drop from the area around the old fort if I remember rightly....3 commentsNick Robinson05/27/11 at 16:55Martin Powell: It was there last year 2010 - I went along it and ...
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The Sliema terminal of the Ferry 1915780 viewsJane Banks3 commentsPrefect02/22/11 at 12:58Martin Powell: Yes, still there - just. See pic taken 2009.
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Marfa 1954 © 442 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber.
Name that Ferry. (No prizes.)
5 commentsPrefect02/22/11 at 12:52Martin Powell: She'd certainly be missed, she'd certain...
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Marfa 1954 © 442 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber.
Name that Ferry. (No prizes.)
5 commentsPrefect02/22/11 at 07:56Martin Powell: Can't find my ferry book, but you can see fro...
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Prefect & Mum 1959639 viewsContinuing the archaeological thread, this is at some ancient site, probably the Roman Baths, Ghajn Tuffieha.
Don't I look fascinated?
4 commentsPrefect02/19/11 at 16:05Martin Powell: Or he'd been on his knees looking for a lost ...
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Prefect at Ħaġar Qim 1960500 viewsNote spelling with a K on the bar.5 commentsPrefect02/17/11 at 13:13Martin Powell: I feel sure Liz knows all that, I think it's ...
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Għar Lapsi 1979457 viewsCave of the Ascension.2 commentsPrefect02/14/11 at 11:26Martin Powell: Hence the steps.
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Kingsgate503 viewsAs it should have been left.1 commentsPrefect02/14/11 at 11:25Martin Powell: Goats trained to walk on pavement.
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Kalkara Creek 1954 © 478 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber. 2 commentsPrefect02/12/11 at 18:42Martin Powell: I imagine the white yacht had a few bottles on boa...
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Dockyard Creek 1954 © 548 viewsSpa Class water boat left.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
5 commentsPrefect02/12/11 at 18:39Martin Powell: Neither did mine.
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Dockyard Creek 1954 © 548 viewsSpa Class water boat left.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
5 commentsPrefect02/11/11 at 15:12Martin Powell: Is this bloke with the fag on in school uniform?
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A Crimbo Card from the Governor410 viewsc 1960
Sir Guy Grantham
1 commentsPrefect02/07/11 at 15:54Martin Powell: Follow that. I heard him turning in the grave last...
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The Arnold Family547 viewsRegular Sunday outing to Armier Bay, c 1938.
5 commentsDavid Arnold02/07/11 at 14:20Martin Powell: The TV drama was abysmal and the documentary that ...
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RAF Luqa725 viewsOfficers Mess Committee.
Now at the Ta Qali Museum.
Lots of RAF photos HERE
6 commentsMartin Powell02/07/11 at 07:22Martin Powell: Even so they are all uniform and look like the pai...
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