Tal-Handaq Nostalgia

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


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Troopship Empire Halladale609 viewsBuilt 1921 in Hamburg as the ANTONIO DELFINO for the Hamburg South America Line, 13,589 gross tons, twin screw, speed 13 knots with accommodation for 184-1st, 334-2nd and 1,368-3rd class passengers. May 1945 taken over by British forces at Copenhagen and refitted as a troopship. Nov.1945 allocated to the Ministry of War Transport, managed by Anchor Line and renamed EMPIRE HALLADALE. Oct.1955 laid up and 1956 sold for scrapping at Dalmuir.3 commentsPrefect
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Wedding Coach 1952359 viewsPhill RosePrefect
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Wedding Coach 1952330 viewsPhill RosePrefect
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Rolling off at Mgarr394 viewsOur first vist to Gozo by Imperial Eagle 1960.Prefect
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Green Buses post 1977425 viewsSee the full story on the old buses here.2 commentsPrefect
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Troopship Cheshire445 viewsBuilt Govan 1927, Bibby Line. 1939 The Admiralty. Converted to Armed Merchant Cruiser for WWII service as HMS Cheshire.
Torpedoed 1940. Reverted to MOWT as troop transport 1943.
Restored to owners as passenger ship 1948 but converted again for trooping 1953 before scrapping at Newport, Monmouthshire, 1957.
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HMT Cheshire385 viewsOn leaving Malta in 1954 we, as a family, travelled back to UK in Cheshire docking in Liverpool. The ship not only carried families but also a lot of troops returning from a tour in Egypt.1 commentsrobinwilliams
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Dodge340 views1 commentsPrefect
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Jylland leaving Mgarr344 viewsPostcard circa 1970Prefect
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Queen of Peace360 viewsFormer RN wooden Minesweeper. Operated by Magro Bros as Gozo freight ferry 1955 - 1970 when laid up at Marsa. Foundered 1977 in Gulf of Sirte with loss of 3 crew.Prefect
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Gharry293 viewsToday an expensive ride but one has to do itrobinwilliams
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Uganda448 viewsSchool Cruises 1968 - 1982 1 commentsPrefect
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Thornycroft399 viewsA vintage Sliema Bus.Prefect
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"Jibbooms & Bobstays!" said Nancy377 views2 commentsPrefect
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Museum Station363 viewsPrefect
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Police Escort ©388 viewsFor another Ambassador leaving the Palace in the same Austin Princess.2 commentsPrefect
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Ambassadorial Limo 2008 ©511 viewsPrivileged to drive down Kingsway.5 commentsPrefect
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BMC Riley or Wolseley? ©461 views20072 commentsPrefect
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The Hillman at Gnejna again ©349 viewsPrefect
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More LR SIs 1988 ©332 views(Prefect has a thing about old Land Rovers 'cos he used to have one.)Prefect
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Tilley at Mgarr 1988 ©319 viewsPrefect
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Hillman 5cwt Light Utility 4 by 2 ©359 viewsGnejna Bay 1988Prefect
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Austin Gipsy 1988 ©360 viewsPrefect
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Land Rover Series I 1988 ©392 viewsPrefect
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Troopship Dilwara384 viewsProbably late forties.
ARUNDEL CASTLE appears to be in the background.
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Ford Something ©371 viewsBugibba 2009. A little over restored perhaps.
Miss Yule had one similar.
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A new baby in the family ©298 viewsMellieha 2009Prefect
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Old Buses Never Die .. ©484 viewsMac
... but their lights go out.
Magirus Deutz No. 1956/Y-0421/DBY 421 awaiting her fate at Floriana. This may involve a future transport museum.
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Gheriexem Bridge - The end of the Line. ©350 viewsAllegedly the starting point for the extension to Marfa which never got built.Prefect
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Museum Station. Derelict Restaurant. ©326 viewsPrefect
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Mdina Tunnel Exit ©324 viewsOnce used for growing mushrooms.
To get this close you climb through a gap in the fence. Watch out for snakes!
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Railway Tunnel Ventilation Shaft ©328 viewsIn Mdina DitchPrefect
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