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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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St George's Bay & Barracks3595 views2 commentsPrefect
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Fleur de Lis Gate3535 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 1930s1922 viewsPrefect
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Hal Far 19451845 viewsPrefect
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Piazza Maggiore Floriana in 18581585 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 Mosta1417 viewsAcross Wied ta' l-Isperanza or Wied il-Ghasel. Take your pick.
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Verdala 19161182 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.Prefect
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The Original Magic Kiosk1148 viewsThe film Naughty Marietta was released in 1935.Prefect
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Tigne Barracks1127 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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Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520.1078 viewsprobably while being flown by No. 261 Squadron RAF at Ta Kali
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Hal Far Fighter Flight
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Marsamxett Ferry1047 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
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Malta Protestant College, Balluta.1037 viewsProposed new buildings. Were they ever built?Prefect
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Wartime Valleta1036 views6 commentsPrefect
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Postcard Villa Zammit Pietà1013 viewsWith what looks like Villa Guardamangia at the top.Prefect
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Hal Far - Kalafrana. 1933-1938.984 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Msida Bastion Cemetery (left) & Hay Wharf941 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 attack934 views21 commentsPrefect
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Tower Road926 viewsOn a Sunday Afternoon?2 commentsPrefect
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Royal Naval Canteen, Corradino.905 viewsPre - War. From John Clark.
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Pieta884 viewsThe little chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, which dates from the seventeenth century.Prefect
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HMS Hibernia 1902860 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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The Water Supply, Spinola, WW2.855 viewsPrefect
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Dockyard College, Clock & Senglea Gate851 viewsNear Sheer Bastion.2 commentsPrefect
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Tigne Hospital WW1842 viewsSgts Mess, RAMC Mess & patients' recreation room.
Courtesy of Malta and British Army Infantry Regiments by Bonnici and Cassar. HERE
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HMS Hibernia840 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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Sunderland at Kalafrana829 viewsAfter air attack in 1941.Prefect
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Fort Tigne826 viewsIn splendid isolation.Prefect
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Ta'Xbiex825 viewsThe Malta Story
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Water Polo Fleet Final 1929817 viewsPrefect
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Officers' Quarters - Dockyard Terrace 1880s803 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Rudolph Street Sliema 1880801 viewsR.Ellis2 commentsPrefect
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Ghar id-Dud791 views3 commentsPrefect
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