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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Kalafrana 1933723 views1 commentsPrefect
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Coaling560 viewsOne hopes the "natives" were friendly!Prefect
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Young Shepherd at Hal Far 1934533 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Strait Street (Strada Stretta) 1933777 viewsJohn Clark1 commentsPrefect
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Victoria Gate552 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Marsamxett Ferry1045 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
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Trooping the Colour515 viewsKing's Birthday Parade 1934
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HMS Maidstone c1939684 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship, sister to Forth.Prefect
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Kingsgate 1947623 viewsWith stone ballustrade and effigies removed.
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Kingsgate 1934533 viewsWith railings & effigies.
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Kingsgate pre-war559 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Admiralty Tug Respond c1925556 views2 commentsPrefect
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Holy Trinity Sliema 1880544 viewsPrefect
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Manoel Island Bridge c 1900668 viewsThe canteen competed unsuccessfully with the local Gzira bars.
See it now.
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Ghajn Dwieli Road619 viewsUnder construction 1901
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Ghajn Dwieli Tunnels625 viewsUnder construction 1901. Part of the project to build No. 4 & 5 Docks which were completed in 1906.
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Paceville newly built 1938689 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Submarine M1 c 1920535 viewsPrefect
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At Hal Far mid 1930s525 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Fairey IIID458 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Fishing503 viewsBefore it became an industry.Prefect
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Laying the Dust519 viewsPrefect
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Jack Robbins & Vera (John Clark's Mum)499 viewsIn Dockyard School uniform 1933Prefect
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HMS Ajax528 viewsKGV Class Battleship. 1913- -1926.
(Nothing to do with the River Plate).
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A Very Old Postcard513 viewsPrefect
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HMS Glowworm529 viewsSliema Creek, paying off December 1938.
Others are Gipsy and Grenade.
Glowworm came to a heroic end up against the Hipper in 1940. Click here
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1st Destroyer Flotilla512 viewsMediterranean Fleet, leaving Malta, December 1938.
Grenville the Leader is out of sight. Glowworm is the canteen boat. Others are Gallant, Garland, Gipsy, Grafton, Grenade, Greyhound, Griffin. (But not necessarily, Mr Preview, in that order!)
Sliema Ferry in foreground.
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HMS Glorious510 viewsPre war.
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202 Squadron RAF at Kalafrana762 views On 1 January 1929, No 481 Flight flying Fairey IIID floatplanes out of Kalafrana, Malta was redesignated No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron. Flying boats in the shape of Scapas did not arrive until 1935 but these were replaced two years later by Londons. The Squadron was placed on a high state of alert during the Spanish Civil War and Munich Crisis, but both incidents passed uneventfully. Within days of the Second World War starting, the unit moved to Gibraltar and took over a number of Swordfish floatplanes.Prefect
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Hal Far - Kalafrana. 1933-1938.979 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Verdala POW Camp 1915673 viewsAmongst the inmates in 1918-19 was one Oberleutnant Karl Doenitz.Prefect
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Ghajn Tuffieha 1930655 viewsPrefect
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