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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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St George's Bay & Barracks3559 views2 commentsPrefect
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Fleur de Lis Gate3483 viewsAbout 1904, before the roundabout.
Rails on the left by the Aqueduct are for the construction of the Tramway.
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The Harbour St Paul's Bay 1930s1880 viewsPrefect
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Hal Far 19451803 viewsPrefect
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Piazza Maggiore Floriana in 18581515 viewsWatercolour by Admiral Sir Edward Fanshawe showing the view from his house.
Piazza Maggiore was renamed Piazza Sir Filippo Sciberras and is now Triq Pietro Floriani (Map). Kalkara Gate was demolished in 1888.
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Bridge near Mosta1374 viewsAcross Wied ta' l-Isperanza or Wied il-Ghasel. Take your pick.
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Verdala 19161144 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.Prefect
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The Original Magic Kiosk1115 viewsThe film Naughty Marietta was released in 1935.Prefect
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Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520.1045 viewsprobably while being flown by No. 261 Squadron RAF at Ta Kali
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Hal Far Fighter Flight
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Tigne Barracks1037 viewsThe Royal Garrison Artillery prepares to leave for Ghajn Tuffieha Camp.
Courtesy of Malta and British Army Infantry Regiments by Bonnici and Cassar. HERE
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Marsamxett Ferry990 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
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Wartime Valleta989 views6 commentsPrefect
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Malta Protestant College, Balluta.959 viewsProposed new buildings. Were they ever built?Prefect
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Hal Far - Kalafrana. 1933-1938.941 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Postcard Villa Zammit Pietà916 viewsWith what looks like Villa Guardamangia at the top.Prefect
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Tower Road889 viewsOn a Sunday Afternoon?2 commentsPrefect
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Manoel Island under attack885 views21 commentsPrefect
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Msida Bastion Cemetery (left) & Hay Wharf884 viewsAn early British cemetery used 1806-1856, recently restored.
The hay stacked in pyramids was for Army horses.
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Pieta854 viewsThe little chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, which dates from the seventeenth century.Prefect
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Royal Naval Canteen, Corradino.839 viewsPre - War. From John Clark.
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The Water Supply, Spinola, WW2.821 viewsPrefect
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HMS Hibernia 1902819 viewsOn her way to be scrapped at Pieta. (R.Ellis).
HMS Hibernia was a 110-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Plymouth dockyard on 17 November 1804, and was the last ship to fly the flag of the Earl of St Vincent. (A famous House!)
She was flagship of the British Mediterranean Fleet from 1816 until 1855, when she became the flagship for the Royal Navy's base at Malta and stationed in Grand Harbour. She remained in this role until she was sold in 1902.
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HMS Hibernia800 viewsBuilt 1804. She was flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet from 1816 until 1855, when she became the flagship for the Royal Navy's base at Malta, remaining in this role until she was sold in 1902. Known locally as Arbania. Replaced by HMS Egmont and in 1912 the name transferred to the fort which was renamed HMS St Angelo in 1933.Prefect
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Fort Tigne794 viewsIn splendid isolation.Prefect
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Ta'Xbiex780 viewsThe Malta Story
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Manoel Island Bridge757 viewsPrefect
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Tigne Hospital WW1757 viewsSgts Mess, RAMC Mess & patients' recreation room.
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Sunderland at Kalafrana746 viewsAfter air attack in 1941.Prefect
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HMS Talbot746 viewsWith submarines Taku, P44 & P51.
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Rudolph Street Sliema 1880745 viewsR.Ellis2 commentsPrefect
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The Sliema terminal of the Ferry 1915742 viewsJane Banks3 commentsPrefect
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