Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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St George's Bay & Barracks3541 views2 commentsPrefect
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Fleur de Lis Gate3458 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 1930s1873 viewsPrefect
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Hal Far 19451790 viewsPrefect
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Piazza Maggiore Floriana in 18581497 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 Mosta1362 viewsAcross Wied ta' l-Isperanza or Wied il-Ghasel. Take your pick.
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Verdala 19161134 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.Prefect
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The Original Magic Kiosk1110 viewsThe film Naughty Marietta was released in 1935.Prefect
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Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520.1039 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 Barracks1023 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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Wartime Valleta984 views6 commentsPrefect
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Marsamxett Ferry980 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
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Hal Far - Kalafrana. 1933-1938.934 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Postcard Villa Zammit Pietà911 viewsWith what looks like Villa Guardamangia at the top.Prefect
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Malta Protestant College, Balluta.904 viewsProposed new buildings. Were they ever built?Prefect
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Tower Road882 viewsOn a Sunday Afternoon?2 commentsPrefect
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Msida Bastion Cemetery (left) & Hay Wharf879 viewsAn early British cemetery used 1806-1856, recently restored.
The hay stacked in pyramids was for Army horses.
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Manoel Island under attack865 views21 commentsPrefect
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Pieta835 viewsThe little chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, which dates from the seventeenth century.Prefect
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Royal Naval Canteen, Corradino.829 viewsPre - War. From John Clark.
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The Water Supply, Spinola, WW2.814 viewsPrefect
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HMS Hibernia 1902813 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.
More here.
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HMS Hibernia792 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 Tigne789 viewsIn splendid isolation.Prefect
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Ta'Xbiex774 viewsThe Malta Story
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Tigne Hospital WW1743 viewsSgts Mess, RAMC Mess & patients' recreation room.
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Manoel Island Bridge740 viewsPrefect
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HMS Talbot739 viewsWith submarines Taku, P44 & P51.
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The Sliema terminal of the Ferry 1915738 viewsJane Banks3 commentsPrefect
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Sunderland at Kalafrana736 viewsAfter air attack in 1941.Prefect
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Rudolph Street Sliema 1880735 viewsR.Ellis2 commentsPrefect
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