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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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The entrance to the Pit 2005172 viewsI took this photo when we went back on the 2005 reunion visit. It was then the Castille Wine Vaults. It was closed at the time but I managed to get in and take some photos which will follow on from this one. Ivan, (author of a previous photo) I hope they are of interest. 1 commentsmikew
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Triton Fountain 2171 viewsFor those who are unaware of the livecam on the roof of The Phoenicia I have been trying unsuccessfully to include a link here, but if you Google "Live Cam Floriana - The Triton Fountain" you will find it. There are other views, too - Tigne, St George's Square, Grand harbour etc.Ivan
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Memories of Xlendi, Gozo - part two171 viewsFrom Joe Zammit Ciantar in a recent Times of Malta - part 2 (click the blue link)

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Tony Wise ©169 viewsContinuing the Verdala theme, this was painted by Tony Wise, Verdala staff member 1962-5. TW is mentioned by KEITH ALLEN in THIS EXTRACTadmin
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Air Malta169 viewsAd no.6 from 1974
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Relic of St Angelo168 viewsNow on display in the re-opened fort. Well worth a visit.admin
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HMS MMS 10 (pennant J 510) 1951166 viewsHarbour minesweeper, postcard.

With Forth before moving to Msida.
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On this day 1965 - Hal-Far166 views1st Sept 1965 RNAS Hal Far was formally handed over to the RAF.

Picture taken 31 August the last day of HMS Falcon.

By kind permission of Mark Woolley whose father Bob took it. See Woolley Family
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Malta Independence 1964166 views21st September

See Youtube

...and lots more clips there.
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TSS Oxfordshire [1957-1964] Later TSS Fairstar [1964-1997].164 viewsSS Oxfordshire was a Troopship launched on December 15th by
Mrs Dorothea Head wife of The Minister of Defence.
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...but when very shiny162 viewsPhoto : pinterest unattributedadmin
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Military Brats [Sliema 1967]162 viewsGary Kevin Steven and Leslie at the water's edge,
Sliema Creek.
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Sports Day 1968161 viewsPDF of Sports Day 1968 - from Mike Wynne.

Click here to view

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A film for April Fools161 viewsBlack Eagle - possibly the lamest film made in Malta (or anywhere), despite Van Damme's and Kosugi's best (or worst) efforts. Not made as a comedy but laughable in every way, redeemed only by the scenery (but of course no extras available from TH to save the day), 1988.

Film HERE

More stills HERE

What the REVIEWS SAID (scroll down).
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1966 (1)160 viewsOn the occasion of a member of staff leaving - Jack Ousbey

Copyright © Martin Powell
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Merry Christmas from Valletta 2020160 viewsSome outstanding lights if you google them.admin
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My School Shirt159 viewsThis is the front of my old school leaving shirt signed by many. If you were on the pill-box at Tigne on 17th July 1970 or at school around this date then you may be on it.
Some names are William, Jude, Larry, Haggis eating Janie, Bob "The pill-box is mine", Dorian Church, Caroline, Carol Williams, Ann "Same plane home as me", Irish, Alasdair, Tony, Chris Smith (Dundee 4 Chelsea 2), Julie +Gary, Ros and Rina (from Israel), Ian, Claire, George, Rosanne, Dom, Elaine Soar, Ian loves (Luvvs) June (Tich) June Dewbury
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158 viewsOur late father being presented with the Marksman's Trophy by Sir Maurice Dorman Governor-General of Malta at the Sgts' Mess Annual Darts Awards Dinner held at Simonds Farsons Cisk Brewery, 1967.Military Brat
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Lija bus 3032, a tight squeeze158 viewsLija Bus no. 3032 daily trip passing Triq il-Mithna on its way to Valletta, 1960s.

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Sliema Creek 1967153 viewsThe gentleman in the foreground is an
Italian Naval Officer.
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Triton Fountain 1151 viewsNot quite sure which album to put this in, but Then and Now seems appropriate as we are all no doubt familiar with how the area around the fountain used to look, and here it is now. The shot is a screen grab from the livecam mounted on top of The Phoenicia. What an improvement! And with a new twist on the selfie, that's my wife and I sitting on the low wall, bottom right. Ivan
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HMS Serapis bringing Edward, Prince of Wales to Malta 1876150 viewsSerapis was one of five Euphrates class, originally built as troopers.

HMS Hercules behind (just ahead).

Read about the partying Prince in the TIMES OF MALTA
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958 ©148 viewsDaytime view.admin
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