Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Tigne Barracks - in later years.774 views7 commentsPrefect55555
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The Harbours c 1970556 viewsPrefect55555
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Tigne & Sliema Creek932 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect55555
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A Tigne Cave782 viewsToo wet for me to proceed further.16 commentsPrefect55555
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Manoel Island704 viewsFootball pitches but not a warship in sight.Prefect55555
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Mellieha at Twilight432 viewsPrefect55555
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The Torpedo Depot, Msida Creek828 viewsOriginally built in 1855 as the P&O Coal Stores, the Depot closed in 1964 having looked after the sweepers in its final years.Prefect55555
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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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Winch Room943 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect55555
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Map of Tigne Barracks c1970613 viewsPrefect55555
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Ghar id-Dud & Qui-si-Sana407 viewsLate 40s or early 50s. With a view of the Union Club which is now lost behind high rises.Prefect55555
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Morris Commercial LC5 476 viewsRoyal Mail van donated to Maltapost by the Postal Heritage Trust of the UK. Independent.Prefect55555
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RAF Luqa 1948594 views2 commentsPrefect55555
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Johnnie's Bar - Mosta604 viewsSeems popular. 8 commentsPrefect55555
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HMS Blackpool 1966544 viewsPrefect55555
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Tigne Church behind the School, Wed 2nd Aug 1989747 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891108 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891087 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891706 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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front of C Block, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989656 views1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Entrance to Tigne Barracks, guardhouse on left,Tue 1st Aug 1989684 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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Tigne Barracks 1965692 viewsBoathouse & slipway from our balcony.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Sliema Creek with LSTs577 viewsFrom our balcony 1964.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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HMS Victorious 1966688 viewsPrefect55555
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A Message from the Harriers636 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 1954648 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 1996497 viewsMartin Powell55555
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.635 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 ©530 viewsThe Vice Admiral commanding the 15th Cruiser Squadron, his wife and HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh.
Andrew Blake
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HMS Devonshire 1974638 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect55555
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USS John F Kennedy897 views20041 commentsPrefect55555
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