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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Then & Now


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Royal Visit 1954


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Naval & Military


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Before Our Time


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Last comments - Malta
What became the Naval Families Clinic593 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
2 commentsPrefect12/02/21 at 13:01SchatziD: Also me. Th Dentist in `67 was awful!
Aerial view taken 2000, photo courtesy Keith Poulton327 viewsInto my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those tin remembered roofs?
What bell, what kids are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain.
Hot dusty classrooms where I went
And cannot come again.

(With apologies to A.E.Housman)
1 commentsadmin11/26/21 at 13:58admin: Actually you CAN still visit and see the hall, gym...
What became the Naval Families Clinic593 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
2 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 16:40Pbked: I don't know what happened to it, but I remem...
HMS Mediator819 viewsRescue Tug operated out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Bustler Class. Built 1944, sold 1964.
1 commentsrobinwilliams07/14/21 at 12:15Pbked: This was my father's ship during our stay. He...

Last additions - Malta
Their Royal Highnesses at the Dockyard Church 18 viewsPost-war venue. This closed when Baileys took over the yard in 1961.


Copyright © David Spear 2022
adminMay 17, 2022
Dockyard Church Malta34 viewsThis is the pre-war venue (in a tunnel !)

Sketch by war artist Leslie Cole. Copyright © IWM Art.IWM ART LD 3243
Photo : unattributed
adminMay 14, 2022
Tigne Point then and now109 viewsIn days of old when knights were bold,
Developers not invented;
The view serene, tower blocks unseen
And everyone contented.

Top photo : Edmund Ashman, ex-Tigne School 1950s
Bottom photo from internet search - unattributed
adminMay 01, 2022
HMS Ark Royal114 views..... during a Royal Navy open day in Grand Harbour, 1959

Photo : unattributed
adminApr 16, 2022

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