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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Most viewed - Before Our Time
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Cutter Race 1921529 viewsPrefect
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At Hal Far mid 1930s529 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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HMS Trafalgar 1896529 viewsReplacing a 13.5 inch gun.
Beyond is the head of French Creek before the Ghajn Dwieli docks were built. On the right is the Boathouse.
Photo from Tim Webb.
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Storm Damage Hal Far 1934529 viewsPrefect
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Ottoman Cemetery528 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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O not with arms reversed, 528 views And the slow beating of the muffled drum ...
Poem.
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Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884.528 viewsThe Tug is Escort. See more.Prefect
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Spinola527 viewsWas there a ferry service or is it just moving a barge?Prefect
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King's Birthday Salute c1911527 viewsPrefect
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Army Racing Gig527 viewsSliema CreekPrefect
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Lord Gort with AVM Sir Keith Park527 viewsOpening of RAF Safi, May 1943.
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Valletta from the Quarantine Harbour 1842527 viewsArtist Lt. Allen, Royal Engineers. Engraver W. Wallis
(We have it right this time!)
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Bartolomeo Colleoni526 viewsItalian Cruiser about to sink after action with HMAS Sydney and destroyers off Crete 19 July 1940.
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RNH Bighi526 viewsNew block under construction c 1902.Prefect
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Laying the Dust525 viewsPrefect
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Postcard 1909525 viewsThe Army goes boating?
The warship is possibly a Monmouth Class Cruiser and the boat is probably a racing gig.
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Fairey IIIF floatplanes of 202 Squadron525 views at Kalafrana in 1934. Prefect
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Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884.524 viewsThe British steamship Adjutant, was bound from Calcutta to London with a general cargo. On the morning of January 4th, 1884, when off Fort Tigne, Malta, she was driven ashore in a gale and became a total wreck. The tug Escort endeavoured to render assistance but without avail. Of the Adjutant´s crew five men were drowned, the captain and all the officers being among the survivors.
More here.
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The Ruler of the King's Navee523 views1925Prefect
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Faith, Hope & Jane522 viewsPrefect
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Studio Portrait of a Goat521 views Malta Fever (Brucellosis) was identified by Sir David Bruce in 1887, and later found to be spread by goat's milk. The Mtarfa Hospital was named after him.Prefect
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Collision521 viewsWorcester came off worst.Prefect
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Strada Mercanti 1854 or 1856521 viewsJames Robertson/Felice Beato.Prefect
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The Mosta Bomb ©520 viewsJane Banks
Myths & facts.
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St Michael's Bastion c 1870520 viewsMalta Windmills.Prefect
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Trooping the Colour519 viewsKing's Birthday Parade 1934
John Clark
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Wartime Cricket519 viewsAt Tigne Barracks
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HMS Resource 1936519 viewsPrefect
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Bathing Fashions 1920s519 viewsPrefect
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St Clement's Retrenchment519 viewsAs a POW Camp in WW1. Built by the Royal Engineers in 1854 to divide the area between the Margherita & Cottonera Lines, it later became the home of the Dockyard School & RN School Verdala.Prefect
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Coastal Defence ©518 viewsJane BanksPrefect
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A Very Old Postcard518 viewsPrefect
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