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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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front of C Block, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989664 views1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Entrance to Tigne Barracks, guardhouse on left,Tue 1st Aug 1989691 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1217 views4 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Tigne Barracks 1965696 viewsBoathouse & slipway from our balcony.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Sliema Creek with LSTs581 viewsFrom our balcony 1964.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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HMS Victorious 1966691 viewsPrefect55555
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A Message from the Harriers640 viewsTo the instigators of the SDSR.
(Nothing to do with Malta and sorry about the apalling lapse of standards, but I couldn't resist it. Thank you Spike.)
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Steam Past 2 May 1954657 viewsFirst to roar past at 21 knots was the 1st Cruiser Squadron, led by HMS GLASGOW (Captain B Bryant), wearing the flag of the C-in-C Mediterranean, Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. HMS GAMBIA (Captain P W Gretton), HMS BERMUDA (Captain G K Collett), HMS DELIGHT (Captain H J F Lane), HMS DARING (Captain E A Blundell) and HMS EAGLE (Captain D E Holland-Martin) wearing the flag of Flag Officer Heavy Squadron, Rear Admiral W T Couchman. On the Yacht’s port side, are the 1st Destroyer Squadron, HMS CHEQUERS (Captain R C M Duckworth) wearing the flag of Rear Admiral R D Watson, Flag Officers Flotillas, HMS CHEVIOT (Commander H E P Wilkin), HMS COMET (Commander R C Burton), HMS CHEVRON (Commander J J S Yorke) and HMS CHAPLET (Commander P N Howes); the 3rd Destroyer Squadron, HMS SAINTES (Captain D P Dreyer) and HMS BARFLEUR (Commander W G F Skelton); and ships of the 5th Frigate Squadron, HMS WHIRLWIND (Commander A R E Evans) and HMS ROEBUCK (Commander H J A Brooke). Either side now are ships of the Close Escort comprising the 2nd Frigate Squadron, HMS MERMAID (Captain A H C Gordon-Lennox), HMS MAGPIE (Commander J W Meadows), HMS PEACOCK (Commander J Wood) and the C-in-C’s despatch vessel, HMS SURPRISE (Commander G C Leslie) today wearing the flag of Vice Admiral J P L Reid, Flag Officer Second-in-Command, Mediterranean.1 commentsPrefect55555
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Tigne Barracks 1996501 viewsMartin Powell55555
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.645 viewsPlease remain in your seat until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.
Information from Viscount Network
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear failed. The aircraft crashed into the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there was a break in the main hydraulic system.
The cockpit and nose was badly crushed and the fuselage broke open forward of the wing leading edge. All 5 crew and 46 passengers escaped without serious injury.
The radio equipment was stolen while the aircraft was stored awaiting disposal.
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HMS Liverpool 1950 ©534 viewsThe Vice Admiral commanding the 15th Cruiser Squadron, his wife and HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh.
Andrew Blake
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HMS Devonshire 1974641 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect55555
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USS John F Kennedy904 views20041 commentsPrefect55555
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family club642 viewskalafrana 1960scfaux55555
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga715 views3 commentsPrefect55555
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Consider Yourself695 viewsPhillip Kitson and Daryl Cornner
Oliver! 1973
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Judo 19731506 viewsPrefect55555
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Summer View over Ta'Qali to Mosta549 viewsPrefect55555
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Form 3A 19511231 viewsPrints available from Malcolm Shykles.Prefect55555
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CCY Tweedie-Walker414 viewsHi Folks,
Anyone remember my dad in Malta in the 50s and then the 60s. 25 plus years service full time in the RN then after RNR. CCY Russell Manley Tweedie-Walker. Still have Pewter mug 1971 St Angelo Snrs mess I presume leaving present. I was at school in Malta from 67-70 don't remember where as all photos paper work etc lost during a flood in Scotland. My father crossed the line before I got to ask him many questions. But proud of him as all service personnel that dedicated life to Queen and country. I remember only doing swimming in rock pool for certificate, with sea urchins etc and prunes,warm milk.recorder and guitar lessons. I was 6 yrs old at the time in malta and remember being upset at not going to RN school but mixed school. Remember the pastor with the adams apple though.
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John Attard426 viewsIn attendance on HMS Trafalgar.
Over the years he served many ships including HMS Chequers in 1949. (Also seen at right here.) If anyone has the photo of his dghajsa with Royal passengers, please contact his grandson Keith Attard at ktyson12@hotmail.com
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Lifesavers at Kalafrana 19611803 viewsTony Graham2 commentsPrefect55555
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Our Favourite Barracks840 viewsPhoto Ewart White7 commentsPrefect55555
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Tigne on the Chart468 viewsPublished 1976, corrected to 1991.
(Admiralty Charts went politically correct in the early seventies, doing away with fathoms at the same time.)
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Tigne Barracks 1979978 viewsWhats that on the left for?
Photo Tim Cornwell
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Inside winch room657 viewsWe could never see it like this by candlelight (entry from inside caves).2 commentsMartin Powell55555
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Tigne School521 views1955Prefect55555
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The Cathedral Choir433 viewsSt. Paul's Anglican Cathedral. Mid 1960s.2 commentsPrefect55555
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Sliema 1959681 viewsSunny Micallef, Susan Finch, John Finch.
(See Guestbook)
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Form 2A2 19742305 viewsLynn Mentiply.
Back (L-R): Lawrence Richards, Andrew Ball, David Franklin, Steven Barratt, Paul Thomas (hidden), Andrew Dearlove, Steven Burton, Martin Dunn, David ?, Alan ?, Raymond Eddie
Middle: Jane Stubbings, Debbie Humphreys, Pauline Hillier, Janet Hall, Helen Gough, Rosalind Douglas, Consuelo Gelsthorpe, Yvonne Wilson, Mandy King, Rona Macallum, Jane Arbuthnot
Front: Bridget Cartwright, Sara Loudon, Tina Burton, Mr P.A. Allen, Kim Branch, Tonia Steele, Lynn Mentiply
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The Common Room website....189 views....is archived HERE (2006)

...and HERE (2013)

...and the links still work (mostly) !!
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Spinola 1870642 viewsThe statue of St Julian is still there.Prefect55555
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