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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Could Malta have become a US possession?60 viewsJudge for yourself HERE

Watercolour USS Constitution in GH 1804, Edwin Galea
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UPDATED FILE - wartime memories59 views...see comments below post - HEREMartin Powell
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RFA Empire Gull [L3513] 57 viewsRFA Empire Gull was a landing ship of The Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
She was affectionately known as the "Black Pig" and was one of
the last serving LSTs.
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Sliema 196757 viewsOn the right a locally produced
Triumph Herald made by The Car Assembly Ltd [CAL]
at the Marsa production line.
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The Pit, entrance tunnel56 viewsAfter attempts in 2013 and 2017 and again last week (October 2019) I still can’t get full access to The Pit. Nice people running the military bookshop, but won’t allow me to go down as they have lots of artefacts stored there pending refurbishment to make a museum. However at least I got further than last time. The sloping tunnel remains very familiar, although the steps and smooth concrete sidewalks were not there when we opened the place in summer 1965.1 commentsIvan
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TSS Oxfordshire [1957-1964] Later TSS Fairstar [1964-1997].53 viewsSS Oxfordshire was a Troopship launched on December 15th by
Mrs Dorothea Head wife of The Minister of Defence.
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Beacon House St Andrew's Barracks [Now].53 viewsThe old Beacon House was used for N.A.A.F.I breaks.Military Brat
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 196753 viewsMr Roy Tatton on left, Jill Thackray centre front, poss Eddie Eichmann on right?

Photo : Jill Thackray
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Sliema 196751 viewsThe slipway at Sliema.Military Brat
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958 ©49 views60 years, seems like yesterday.

© Valerie Easter/Snowdon/Shutler
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Boy in grey blazer 195249 viewsNow identified as John Clark, TH 1947-1949 & 1952-1954.

(...not forgetting that there were still some junior classes at TH until 1955).

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Triton Fountain 246 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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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 196744 viewsNames please.

Photo : Jill Thackray
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Malta Family History43 viewsThe lost website now archived can still be visited.

Essential resource for historians.

Find it HERE
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Malta Independence 196440 views21st September

See Youtube

...and lots more clips there.
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Army Children's School St Andrew's31 viewsSt Andrew's Army School.
Swimming Certificate Third Class.
Headmaster Mr A.S.D.Watson.
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Faithful30 viewsRosalie Hide, now Stephens, writes "HM Tug Faithful, one of the tugs my father was skipper of. It was his favourite as it was a paddle tug. This was painted by one of his ship's company".
Thank you for permission to publish, Rosalie.
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What happened to the proposed donkey?25 viewsArtist's impression of the planned Paradise Bay Hotel.

Times of Malta 23 March 1961.
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Triton Fountain 120 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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Military Brats [Sliema 1967]13 viewsGary Kevin Steven and Leslie at the water's edge,
Sliema Creek.
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