Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Wrens HMS Falcon 1963809 viewsPrefect
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Sicily Trip 1960808 viewsWaiting for the Star.Prefect
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Tigne Beach 1960807 viewsbernardhoctor
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Tigne Early 1965806 viewsChris Howells was posing for his Father to take a picture a large wave crashed over giving him a shock!
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Villa Portelli, Kalkara. ©806 viewsResidence of the CinC Med from 1961 (after Admiralty House closed) and FO/CBF Malta from 1968 to 1979.
Now the Maritime Institute.
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HMS Layburn ©804 viewsFrom 1969 - 1973, the last RN ship at Malta. Replaced by RMAS Garganey.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973804 viewsA budding model? Taken in July 1973 with my Kodak 25 camera! fifla1973
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The Future Mrs Prefect 1963803 viewsOn the roof of Villa Guardamangia. © 1 commentsPrefect
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Charlie The Policeman No 580 , Balluta Bay 1952. ©802 viewsI was caught in posession of a skipping rope !
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The Fateful Day802 viewsReturn to the Real WorldTex Brown
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Verdala Barracks and School802 viewsDate uncertain but the palm tree is there!6 commentsPrefect
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Jacky Benstead, Jenny Foster, and Bernice White801 viewsOutside Needlework room. Winter term 1961.
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HMS Lion ©800 viewsEarly 1960s

Partially completed as HMS Defence, Lion was launched on 2 September 1944 but work was suspended in 1946. Defence was renamed Lion in 1957 and construction continued at Wallsend. She was finally commissioned in July 1960.

In September 1964 Lion was present at the Maltese Independence celebrations. Earlier that year she had been rammed under the Forth Road Bridge by HMS Lowestoft. Emergency repairs were carried out in Rosyth Dockyard before she sailed for Malta with only hours to spare. Early in 1965, Lion was present at the Gambia Independence ceremony at Bathurst, now Banjul. She was decommissioned into the reserve at Devonport until 1972, when she was placed on the disposal list.

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Tigne Beach Summer 66?800 viewsTiny Knapman foreground right1 commentsRichard Knapman
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The USN lights up Sliema Creek798 views©Liz MardelOldBat
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Janice Drew & Gillian Stanley797 views2007 Reunion1 commentsPrefect
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Tigne Beach Club 1960797 views4 commentsJohn Kirby
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Peter Sheldrake & Barry Horder 796 views Tal Handak Sports Day, Wednesday 21st May 1952 at Manoel Island.1 commentsPrefect
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On board Dilwara795 viewsWe came home by Dilwara whether it was because we came home early was suppose to be here Three years only one year done. I wasn't very old coming home, but we did have lessons aboard and used to have to put life jackets onJeanette
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Tigne Barracks 1956794 viewsBuild up for Suez.3 commentsPrefect
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Prefects 1960794 viewsRescanned and reposted to go with the names.
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"Black Monday" 15 October 1979794 viewsTimes of MaltaPrefect
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The Tunnara Museum794 viewsCourtesy of The Sunday Circle.Prefect
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TALHANDALOT793 viewsFrom the 1974 MagazinePrefect
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Play time in the school field!793 viewsPete Alden with Rita Mays, Joy Sutton (rear) and Diana Dick seated on top.2 commentsjknight
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Staff Reunion 1987(2)792 viewsPrefect
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Future Barrakka Lift792 viewsThe lift that connected Lascaris Wharf and Upper Barrakka in Valletta more than four decades ago will be rebuilt and completed before March 2011. (Times of Malta)9 commentsPrefect
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HMS Hibernia792 viewsBuilt 1804. She was flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet from 1816 until 1855, when she became the flagship for the Royal Navy's base at Malta, remaining in this role until she was sold in 1902. Known locally as Arbania. Replaced by HMS Egmont and in 1912 the name transferred to the fort which was renamed HMS St Angelo in 1933.Prefect
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4AG in the field791 viewsRon Richards, Johnny Parker, DMG?, Paul Lovell, Malc Trigg.
In the field at lunch time. 1960.
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The Stubbs Family 1950s791 viewsVIEW
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HMS Girdle Ness 1961790 viewsGoing home on completion of the Sea Slug trials.
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Malcolm Hill789 views2 commentsPrefect
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