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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Transport
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Gozo hydofoil 1964 - Postcard25 viewsIn 1964 the Malta Aliscafi Ltd started operating a hydrofoil service between Grand Harbour and Mgarr Harbour in Gozo. The hydrofoil in use was the Delfin. It was commonly known as L-Izgicc. The company went bankrupt in 1968 and Delfin was sold in Italy.adminJan 31, 2020
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Making a comeback32 viewsNewly restored buses for hire from Malta Bus Co-op1 commentsadminJan 05, 2020
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TSS Oxfordshire [1957-1964] Later TSS Fairstar [1964-1997].62 viewsSS Oxfordshire was a Troopship launched on December 15th by
Mrs Dorothea Head wife of The Minister of Defence.
Military BratAug 06, 2019
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RFA Empire Gull [L3513] 65 viewsRFA Empire Gull was a landing ship of The Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
She was affectionately known as the "Black Pig" and was one of
the last serving LSTs.
Military BratAug 06, 2019
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Empire74 viewsTroopship "Empire Fowey"Military BratAug 04, 2019
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Looking for that elusive present...89 views...for him/her who has everything?

What about a Xarabanc ?

adminJul 19, 2019
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Bathing machine92 viewsBalluta Bay c.1960

Photo : Norman Schembri
adminMay 20, 2019
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...but when very shiny112 viewsPhoto : pinterest unattributedadminFeb 25, 2019
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...and now151 viewsRust in Peace.

Photo: Marco Zammit Collection
adminFeb 11, 2019
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Then...143 viewsGasan Wayne Sliema bus at the Ferry 1958.

With 104th Minesweeping Squadron.

Photo: Alex Hosking
adminFeb 11, 2019
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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.145 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
adminMay 22, 2018
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HMS MMS 10 (pennant J 510) 1951130 viewsHarbour minesweeper, postcard.

With Forth before moving to Msida.
adminApr 15, 2018
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Star of Malta July 1955569 viewsFull story here.PrefectDec 01, 2015
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Zejtun Terminus296 viewsAnd collapsed reservoir.

The authorities were looking into it.
PrefectNov 24, 2015
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Mellieha Bus at Mgarr288 viewsThe Church was completed in 1946.
PrefectNov 24, 2015
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The Coast Road Dualled369 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefectNov 17, 2015
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Octopus ©285 viewsIn Mellieha Bay. Wiki1 commentsPrefectNov 06, 2015
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The latest colour scheme ©215 viewsThough many are still in Arriva colours.PrefectNov 06, 2015
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New Grand Harbour Ferry ©235 viewsPrefectNov 01, 2015
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The Ferry - Before 1959427 views4 commentsPrefectAug 20, 2015
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Wolseley 1500284 viewsPrefectAug 10, 2015
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Spinola Terminus 1963281 viewsPrefectAug 07, 2015
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Viscounts at Luqa387 views1 commentsPrefectJul 31, 2015
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Trouble on the Buses again!360 viewsNew ticket system. And the tourists are being ripped off again. Times of Malta.1 commentsPrefectJul 02, 2015
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Film Prop Submarine U571361 viewsNow berthed Marsa end of Grand Harbour. See Wiki for more details MacHeadFeb 15, 2015
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Sliema Buses at Kingsgate321 viewsPrefectFeb 15, 2015
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Troopship Dunera296 viewsBritish India SN Co.PrefectFeb 15, 2015
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Castille Bus Terminus306 viewsSee the Bus Routes.PrefectFeb 10, 2015
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Thames 3037 at the Ferry479 views5 commentsPrefectFeb 04, 2015
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Bargain Bus ticket264 viewsUnlimited all day travel for E1.50.(No extra charge for non-residents.) It probably won't last long as the new operator is planning an Oyster Card.PrefectJan 19, 2015
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Fords at Mosta312 viewsPrefectJan 09, 2015
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All Change Again272 viewsNew bus service starts today, operator to retain 'Malta Public Transport' name.
Independent.
PrefectJan 09, 2015
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