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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Fairey Fireflies over Ghar-id-Dud during the Battle of Britain flypast in September 1952146 viewsPhoto: Paul Demajo Albanese Collection Times of Malta. (Negs lost in fire at the Times of Malta offices).admin
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Canberras 1970144 viewsEnglish Electric Canberras over Grand Harbour in 1970 during exercise Lime Jug.

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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.143 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
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Verdala reunion group Oct 2018140 viewsOn the top deck of Fort St Angelo.

L-R Russ (K) Eileen Butler (now Snell), Brian (K), Lisa (K), Liz McMeeking (now Mardel) - (OldBat), Pauline Hargreaves (now Mendez), Shelagh & Richard Butler, self, Grahame Cain, Ambrose (K).

(K = Klingon)
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Aerial view mid-60s140 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts).
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1966 (2)139 viewsTwo paces forward.

Copyright © Martin Powell
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Then...139 viewsGasan Wayne Sliema bus at the Ferry 1958.

With 104th Minesweeping Squadron.

Photo: Alex Hosking
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Folklore at MGSC Hay Warf 1970137 viewsMartin Donnelly on foredeck, who on the helm? (Or was it vice versa?)

Apologies for camera shake and poor quality.
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Traditional farewell to C-in-C137 viewsAdmiral Sir Alexander Bingley, Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean, being rowed to HMS Surprise by his senior Captains and Flag staff on his departure from Malta, 1961.

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Malta v England 12 May 1971134 viewsEngland 5 : Malta 0

See MATCH REPORT
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Oliver 1973131 viewsDolphin & Eagle press release.admin
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HMS MMS 10 (pennant J 510) 1951129 viewsHarbour minesweeper, postcard.

With Forth before moving to Msida.
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Uganda 1970s127 viewsTH pupils disembarking - which port?

Photo : Josephine Xuereb
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More sailing in Marsamxett126 viewsFrom the Times of Malta 26 July 1970. Folkdance was a Garrison boat. Mike Johnson taught at St Andrew's.

Pictures of Sonia and Sheba (Navy Folkboats) required !!
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Farewell to BFBS Malta, 40 years ago.122 viewsFarewell to BFBS Malta, 31st March 1979 - open the LINK HERE and click on the small black panel to listen.admin
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Sheriff who?120 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

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Making Tracks120 viewsIn September 1956 families enjoying the sun at Military Bay (now Golden Bay) are seemingly unconcerned by the landing craft sharing the beach. The vehicles are LVT-3s, known to their British users as the Buffalo, and their crews are training for the invasion of Suez.

Photo : The Tank Museum
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