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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Floriana Station Approach ©355 viewsAt the entrance to St Philip's Garden. Map.Prefect
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Troopship Lancashire 1956354 views Mentioned in School Mag 1957.
Lancashire(2)Built 1914 for Bibby Line, in 1930 converted to permanent troopship, scrapped at Barrow in 1956.
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Birchircara Station354 viewsPrefect
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Gozo Boat G19354 viewsWith an improvised rig. Proper tal Latini job.
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Working on the Railroad353 viewsAttardPrefect
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Queen of Peace353 viewsGozo freight ferry 1956-1970.
Originally RN minesweeper MMS 135. Foundered 1977 in Gulf of Sirte.
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Bus No.6 at Palm Square, Msida.353 viewsThornycroft single decker imported in 1904.
From Edgar Vella.
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Gozo Ferry 1976352 viewsMelita Land ex Dordrechteansmith
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Rolling off at Mgarr352 viewsOur first vist to Gozo by Imperial Eagle 1960.Prefect
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Gleneagles & Princess Melita off Mgarr352 viewsGozo Mail Steamers c 1885 - 1924.Prefect
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Sliema Bus351 viewsMartin Powell
Bedford OB in the spray green livery 1973 - 1995.
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Knight of Malta351 viewsIn service from 1930 with passengers and mail to Syracuse and Tunis. Sunk 1941.Prefect
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Troopship Dilwara350 viewsProbably late forties.
ARUNDEL CASTLE appears to be in the background.
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Caption Competition350 viewsIn English please.Martin Powell
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Gozo Boat349 viewsPostcard - painting by LM Galea.Prefect
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Dunera349 viewsSchool Cruise 1962 & 1967Prefect
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Empress of Canada 1962348 viewsPrefect
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The Railway348 viewsValletta to Rabat/Mtarfa. 1883 - 1931.Prefect
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Land Rover Series I 1988 ©348 viewsPrefect
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Caronia 1950348 viewsThe Green Goddess. Built 1949, sold 1968, wrecked/scrapped 1974.
Admiralty tug Respond in attendance.
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"You Came A Long Way from Siggiewi"348 viewsPrefect
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Uganda348 viewsArthur Dixon PostcardPrefect
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Royal Lady at Mgarr348 viewsPrefect
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Star at Syracuse 1960 ©347 viewsPrefect
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3327 in later life347 viewsHaving emigrated3 commentsPrefect
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Cameronia 1952346 viewsAnchor Line, built 1920. Requisitioned as troopship 1940 - 47. Then emigrant ship until 1953 when bought by MOT as troopship and renamed Empire Clyde. Scrapped 1957.Prefect
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Birkirkara Station346 views2 commentsPrefect
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Notabile Station 1904346 viewsAnd now.Prefect
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Full House at Mgarr346 viewsMelitaland, Cominoland/Jylland 2 (Ex HMS Miner VI), Imperial Eagle & Ghawdex.
Circa 1980
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A Star by any other name, 1949.346 viewsIn 1947 she was acquired by the Minster SS Co. Ltd (Mitchell Cotts & Co. Malta) and renamed Westminster. In 1952 she was sold to Paul M. Laferla, who operated her thrice weekly as the passenger ferry Star of Malta between Malta and Syracuse. Prefect
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Grand Harbour ©345 viewsFeaturing the Città di Tunisi.
Others now identified as Strick Line's Albistan & the Turkish Yelkenci, built by Short Brothers in 1943, as Empire Camp, became Cunard's Valacia in 1946, New York City (Bristol City Line) in 1951, Loch Morar (Mackay and Macintyre)in 1955 and Yelkenci in 1959.
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Città di Tunisi 1960345 viewsThe Senior Pilot's Farewell
©Alex Birt
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