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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Empire Stadium Gzira4573 viewsLater known as The Stadium. Used mostly for football matches (and greyhound racing) and hosted the home matches of the Maltese national football team and also hosted the final of the Maltese Cup. The stadium was able to hold 30,000 spectators and originally opened in 1922. It was notorious for its sandy pitch. It hosted its final game in 1981, being replaced by the modern Ta' Qali Stadium.2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594510 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.
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St George's Bay & Barracks3544 views2 commentsPrefect
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Royalty 1950 ©3492 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
© Malcolm Shykles
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Fleur de Lis Gate3474 viewsAbout 1904, before the roundabout.
Rails on the left by the Aqueduct are for the construction of the Tramway.
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HMS Bulawayo2450 viewsNordmark (later Northmark) was a former German Navy fast fleet oiler which was allocated to the Royal Navy by the Inter-Allied Repatriations Commission when British forces entered Copenhagen on 9 May 1945. Cost of conversion to RFA standards was considered prohibitive, so she remained RN. Carried out trials of the abeam method. The Bulawayo Cup was presented to ships on the Mediterranean Station which displayed the most conspicuous efficiency in Replenishment at Sea.
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Airmen's Mess RAF Luqa2365 views2 commentsPrefect
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Water Boats2235 viewsPainting by OldBat
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562180 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
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HMY Britannia 19612157 views©Liz MardelOldBat
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HMS Euryalus2144 viewsPrefect
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The Harbour St Paul's Bay 1930s1875 viewsPrefect
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Spinola1830 viewsAs you may not have seen it before.
Photo courtesy of Frank Salt.
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Getting ready to build the New Barracca lift .April 2010.1826 viewsThe super yacht The Maltese Falcon is in the background. believed to be owned by Mr Google .5 commentsjane banks
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Hal Far 19451793 viewsPrefect
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891712 viewsDavid Robinson
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Hell Boats1710 views2 commentsPrefect
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Buses Post Card1648 viewsIn the proper coloursPrefect
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New Barrakka Lift1617 viewsCourtesy of Malta Buses. More here.Prefect
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Piazza Maggiore Floriana in 18581504 viewsWatercolour by Admiral Sir Edward Fanshawe showing the view from his house.
Piazza Maggiore was renamed Piazza Sir Filippo Sciberras and is now Triq Pietro Floriani (Map). Kalkara Gate was demolished in 1888.
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75 Sqn RAAF Ta Kali 19541489 viewsPrefect
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Paradise Bay 1956 ©1487 viewsRelaunching their boat at Paradise Bay in choppy weather.
Jane Banks
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Tigne Barracks Parade Ground 19651477 viewsOur School in the centre.David Robinson
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RFA Mounts Bay1420 viewsAs part of Royal Navy's Cougar-12 deployment, together with HMS Illustrious, HMS Bulwark, HMS Northumberland, HMS Montrose and MV Hartland Point. Prefect
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View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1418 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Bridge near Mosta1366 viewsAcross Wied ta' l-Isperanza or Wied il-Ghasel. Take your pick.
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HMS Aisne, Tigne Point 19641310 viewsNigel, Nick, Mum, Lynn.5 commentsDavid Robinson
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Ken Stubbs, Bunty Stubbs, Margaret Gamble, Paddy Gamble, Malta 19521301 viewsThe car is possibly a Riley ?4 commentsdfss
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HMS Ausonia & Manoel Is. 1959/601193 viewsOther ships are HMS Dainty, parts of HMS Anzio & LST Charles McLeod and a lonely HMS Eastbourne in Sliema Creek. On the island is part of the Leper Hospital, beyond that the Base Supply Office, Fort Manoel, the Diving Centre and Comms Training Centre. To the left of the football pitches is the Canteen (Cinema), in front of which are the tennis courts/roller skating rink of blessed memory.
What a lot of nostalgia!
Mac

More photos and info on Ausonia HERE
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Former RN Camerata Barracks, Valletta.1167 views3 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ausonia ©1148 viewsIn the summer of 1960 HMS Ausonia went for her summer cruise and is seen here exchanging salutes passing HMS Phoenicia.
Mac
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