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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Tigne Barracks - in later years.824 views7 commentsPrefect55555
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The Harbours c 1970576 viewsPrefect55555
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Tigne & Sliema Creek975 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect55555
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A Tigne Cave836 viewsToo wet for me to proceed further.16 commentsPrefect55555
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HMS Layburn ©869 viewsFrom 1969 - 1973, the last RN ship at Malta. Replaced by RMAS Garganey.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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Manoel Island730 viewsFootball pitches but not a warship in sight.Prefect55555
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Mellieha at Twilight492 viewsPrefect55555
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Johnnie's Bar - Mosta664 viewsSeems popular. 8 commentsPrefect55555
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The Torpedo Depot, Msida Creek909 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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Winch Room980 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect55555
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Map of Tigne Barracks c1970639 viewsPrefect55555
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Banyan Style473 views"The sand was so beautiful on Ramla beach that it was golden shading into red. There was no habitation there. You walked down a farm track through groves of bamboo to the beach. On the beach there is a statue of the Madonna on a pedestal. It carried a light or lantern on the top. There were few if any visitors. On some days the only person to visit the beach was the lamplighter who faithfully lit the Madonna’s light. As the evening light faded bats would swoop low over our campground. The trip was a success except that our pet tortoise, whom we had taken with us, marched off into the bamboo groves and may even be living there now after an interval of sixty-something years."

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HERE by Andrew McLeod.
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Anyone we know?229 viewsAlhambra 1970s.admin55555
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Ark in GH188 viewsHMS Ark Royal with Fairey Gannet taking off and SS Freshpring or Freshspray alongside delivering water, November 1960.admin55555
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.470 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin55555
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Jessie's Bar517 viewsMuch patronised by the occupants of the barracks, the walls were covered in military photos and memorabilia.
From Bruce Williams.
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Ghar id-Dud & Qui-si-Sana479 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 517 viewsRoyal Mail van donated to Maltapost by the Postal Heritage Trust of the UK. Independent.Prefect55555
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RAF Luqa 1948654 views2 commentsPrefect55555
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O not with arms reversed, 526 views And the slow beating of the muffled drum ...
Poem.
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HMS Blackpool 1966578 viewsPrefect55555
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Tigne Church behind the School, Wed 2nd Aug 1989777 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891168 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891121 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891753 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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front of C Block, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989690 views1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Entrance to Tigne Barracks, guardhouse on left,Tue 1st Aug 1989717 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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Tigne Barracks 1965717 viewsBoathouse & slipway from our balcony.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Sliema Creek with LSTs603 viewsFrom our balcony 1964.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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HMS Victorious 1966720 viewsPrefect55555
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A Message from the Harriers673 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 1954701 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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