Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Lynn 1965565 viewsEmbarking on Callboy for Comino.3 commentsDavid Robinson01/09/16 at 01:35Prefect: I thik Callboy went to Armed Forces Malta, but tha...
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Commander Mike Law363 viewsFarewell photo 1974.1 commentsPrefect12/11/15 at 05:54Prefect: We regret to report that Captain Law crossed the b...
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The Coast Road Dualled180 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefect11/18/15 at 07:45Prefect: Maybe. An explanation I have seen somewhere is tha...
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Verdala Old Entrance © 319 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 19:16Prefect: Gates removed/replaced?
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Verdala Old Entrance © 319 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 17:54Prefect: I give in.
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The Coast Road Dualled180 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 17:35Prefect: Good drivers do not have tunnel vision. The view w...
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The Coast Road Dualled180 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 15:12Prefect: Still 40kph when I was there but probably 60-80 no...
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Railway Terminus © 208 viewsNothing happening down there. Lift not working. Terminal decline?2 commentsPrefect10/29/15 at 10:41Prefect: I think they've run out of money. Times of Ma...
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25.9.09 Tal Handaq. ©432 viewsTuck Shop Terror2 commentsPrefect09/18/15 at 18:15Prefect: This isn't a pic of the Tuck Shop. TS Terror ...
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The Ferry - Before 1959255 views4 commentsPrefect08/23/15 at 17:55Prefect: That was selling bus tickets.
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The Ferry - Before 1959255 views4 commentsPrefect08/23/15 at 07:50Prefect: There was another one behind it.
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HMS Lofoten 1956611 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 15:12Prefect: During the Suez crisis she was used to land the tr...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©410 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 12:22Prefect: It is not to be confused with the pale imitation r...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©410 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 12:17Prefect: Presumably, though other sources name a different ...
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1953 Calendar303 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/19/15 at 20:09Prefect: Yes, already noted here.
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1953 Calendar303 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/18/15 at 17:53Prefect: Yep, that fits -"she returned to service on O...
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My Sister & Friends2128 viewsBirzebbuga beach 1971-2.
From cfaux.
10 commentsPrefect06/16/15 at 04:15Prefect: 38 Squadron Shackleton visit.
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Pietà Creek early 1950s273 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect06/14/15 at 17:20Prefect: Doubt it. Although her berth is vacated, that look...
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga572 views3 commentsPrefect06/11/15 at 06:59Prefect: Are you sure? It seemed to still be there last yea...
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Diving School 1956 - 57600 viewsHMS Phoenicia, Manoel Island.3 commentsPrefect05/13/15 at 18:17Prefect: He is Lt George Foster RN. Able Seaman Holdsworth...
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Tal Handaq Jukebox398 viewsAll TH Years catered for.
http://www.talhandaqnostalgia.org/THjukebox.htm
7 commentsPrefect05/03/15 at 17:57Prefect: Alas the upchucky.com site no longer works. No dou...
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Manoel Island Cinema?556 viewsThe security man wouldnt let me go any closer.
Was this where the strains of "Good Old Fred" would be heard every time Mr Quimby's name rolled by in the credits?
7 commentsPrefect05/01/15 at 09:31Prefect: As far as I recall it was just the Manoel Island C...
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Form 2A1 in 1975 with Mr Peter Wright893 viewsSpot the future MP.3 commentstompurnell04/30/15 at 14:28Prefect: You are now tagged.
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No1 Dock295 views3 commentsPrefect04/29/15 at 17:44Prefect: Could be anytime 50s- 60s before the Dockyard tugs...
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CrabAir Comet C.4271 viewsLast flight into Luqa 25 June 1975 prior to disposal.2 commentsPrefect04/25/15 at 18:13Prefect: I'm sure readers can Google it for themselves...
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Customs House Steps366 views2 commentsPrefect04/24/15 at 17:45Prefect: No, except that its probably late 1930s and you ca...
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HMS Tudor 1956251 viewsHere endeth the T Class.
RFA War Hindoo right.
2 commentsPrefect04/22/15 at 17:56Prefect: Probably Battle Class Destroyers, unless of course...
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HMS Templar 1946218 viewsT Class4 commentsPrefect04/15/15 at 18:11Prefect: You are quite correct, Ivan. I copied that from Wi...
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HMS Templar 1946218 viewsT Class4 commentsPrefect04/14/15 at 21:16Prefect: Yes Ohio. On September 19, 1946 the two halves of...
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39 Squadron RAF, in Italy213 viewsInteresting though it has been, Prefect, to learn about the Algerine Class of minesweepers, it must be time for another aeroplane. Here is a 39 Squadron Canberra PR9 from Luqa on detachment to Villa Franca, Verona, in the mid 1960's. Back of the photograph is stamped " 3A Aerobrigata" (Aeronautica Militaire). Not sure if the aircrew are arriving or departing. 1 commentsIvan03/28/15 at 09:32Prefect: By all means.
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Tal Handaq in its prime867 viewsAs a change from those awful bulldozer shots.
Anyone guess the date? From the trees and gardens, it seems to be after my time.
3 commentsPrefect02/25/15 at 08:50Prefect: Oh yes there were Denise. Most staff came in their...
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School v Staff 1963 472 viewsSorry Mr Lewis (Pay Back Time!) School v Staff Manoel Island2 commentsTex Brown 02/25/15 at 08:45Prefect: That's what it says on the tin.
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