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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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Verdala Barracks 1915557 viewsPrisoners of War.Prefect
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HMS Repulse 1936-7556 viewsEntering the Floating Dock.
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Ascot House556 viewsEarly in the war before it was bombed.Prefect
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Visit Of King Edward VII 1903556 viewsFloriana, up from Port des Bombes.
Railway Viaduct at right.
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RFA Berbice555 viewsBuilt 1909 for Royal Mail. Requisitioned as Hospital Ship 1915.
Sold 1922.
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Victoria Gate555 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Back from Church555 viewsPrefect
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HMS Guardian 1937555 viewsNetlayerPrefect
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Isola Battery c1870555 viewsFrancis Frith. Museum Victoria.Prefect
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Presentation of the George Cross554 viewsBy Lord Gort to the Chief Justice, 13 September 1942.Prefect
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HMS Sandhurst Coaling c 1924554 viewsRepair ship, (out of shot) ex Brocklebank's Manipur.
Destroyer D78 is HMS Wolverine.
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Indian Army Camps 1878554 viewsTop - Cavalry near Attard.
Bottom - Infantry on a mountainous Manoel Island.
In 1878, the Indian government dispatched 7000 native Indian troops to the island of Malta. This was the first time the Indian Army was deployed outside the British Indian Empire, and questions regarding its constitutionality were raised in the British parliament. The move was seen as a signal, during the height of the Great Eastern Crisis, that Britain was ready to supplement its own forces with troops from India to counter any Russian threats to Turkey, or future wars in Europe
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HMS Cyclops 1926553 viewsMartin Powell
Submarine Depot Ship between the wars.
Scrapped 1947.
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Verdala Barracks 1916552 viewsPrisoners of War.Prefect
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Porta Reale552 views The Army Gymnasium was built 1873 on St James Bastion. Replaced by the Vernon Club in 1919, it was identical to the main building at Verdala School.Prefect
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Tigne Barracks - Football552 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect
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Naval Cross Country 1934551 viewsMartin Powell
Starting from Marsa?
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Mosta 1920s551 viewsPrefect
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St Luke's 1939551 viewsNearing completion. Prefect
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Dockyard Fitting Shop 1943549 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sussex 1937548 viewsDonald HPrefect
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HMS Sultan Aground 1889548 viewsOn 6 March 1889 she grounded on an uncharted rock in the Comino Channel, ripping her bottom open. She slowly flooded and in a gale on 14 March 1889 she slipped off the rock and sank. She was raised in August and brought into Malta. After temporary repairs she was brought home to Portsmouth, undergoing modernisation and repair until 1896. She served in the reserve until 1906, became a training ship until sold 1947.
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Pieta Creek early 1900s547 viewsThe boathouse is still there.Prefect
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Holy Trinity Sliema 1880547 viewsPrefect
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Auberge de Baviere et d'Angleterre547 viewsOn the English Curtain.
Giorgio Sommer
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Ponsonby's Column547 viewsOn St Andrew's Bastion before being struck down by lightning in 1864.
Major General The Honourable Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby
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Kingsgate Bridge546 viewsBeing widened 1931.Prefect
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Church of St Paul's Bonfire546 viewsSt Paul's Bay.
Bombed 1943.
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Lascaris Power Station545 viewsBuilt 1895. Superceded by "Marsa A" in the 1950sPrefect
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Wholesale Veg Market544 viewsPrefect
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RNH BIGHI544 viewsLaboratory
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Kingsgate544 viewsDecorated for the Coronation of KGVI 1937.Prefect
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