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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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SS Sardinia 1908637 viewsEllerman Liner caught fire and was wrecked off Ricasoli with great loss of life. More.Prefect
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The Nobility 1913544 viewsWith titles dating from 1350, official Government recognition was withdrawn in 1975.Prefect
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HMS Talbot781 viewsWith submarines Taku, P44 & P51.
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HMS Olympus751 viewsA sonar scan showing the position of the submarine HMS Olympus on the seabed seven miles off the coast of Malta. Story here.Prefect
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Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884.525 viewsThe British steamship Adjutant, was bound from Calcutta to London with a general cargo. On the morning of January 4th, 1884, when off Fort Tigne, Malta, she was driven ashore in a gale and became a total wreck. The tug Escort endeavoured to render assistance but without avail. Of the Adjutant´s crew five men were drowned, the captain and all the officers being among the survivors.
More here.
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End of the Sheerlegs (Macina), 1927.568 viewsBuilt on Sheer Bastion 1864 to replace the earlier wooden one of the Order. Superceded by Crane Lighter No.4.Prefect
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Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520.1080 viewsprobably while being flown by No. 261 Squadron RAF at Ta Kali
© IWM (ZZZ 3915E)
Hal Far Fighter Flight
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Winston, 19 November 1943502 views© IWM (A 20581)Prefect
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Spitfire in Castille Square609 views25th anniversary of the RAF 1943.
© IWM (CM 4958)
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Ohio538 viewsTransferring her cargo to RFA Boxol August 1942.
© IWM (A 11498)
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Guarding the George Cross538 viewsOn the 1st anniversary of its award. 15 April 1943.
© IWM (A 16221)
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Wartime Cricket520 viewsAt Tigne Barracks
© IWM (A 4367)
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Scramble!460 viewsA Naval pilot hurries to his Hurricane.
© IWM (A 13425)
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Dockyard Fitting Shop 1943549 viewsPrefect
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Air Raid Shelter 1942654 viewsProbably Valletta Railway Station, later the Yellow Garage.8 commentsPrefect
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HMS Lancaster c 1909-1910489 viewsWith tug Cracker.Prefect
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Mosquito over Filfla571 views© IWM (CM 4766)Prefect
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Beaufighter at Ta Kali470 views272 Sqn. June 1943. © IWM (TR 1064)Prefect
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Lord Gort with AVM Sir Keith Park527 viewsOpening of RAF Safi, May 1943.
© IWM (TR 1065)
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Mosquito over Malta 1943498 views23 Squadron. © IWM (TR 1075)Prefect
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Beaufighters of 272 Sqn 1943499 viewsOver Marsaxlokk. © IWM (TR 1063)Prefect
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AVM Sir Keith Park 577 viewsIn his personal Spitfire, opening Safi strip 1943.
© IWM (TR 1066)
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HMS Breconshire624 viewsArriving on one of several successful voyages before her final one in March 1942. Salvaged in 1950.Prefect
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HMS Unbeaten487 viewsAt the Lazaretto.
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St Paul's Bay609 viewsThe 16th Century Church of St Paul was destroyed by bombing in 1943 and rebuilt in 1957.
Il Menqa has not yet been built.
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HMS Barham487 viewsAt a relaxed procedure Alfa.Prefect
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Operation Husky 510 viewsInvasion of Sicily July1943.Prefect
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HMS Cyclops 1937459 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship.
Spanish Civil War neutrality markings.
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HMS Taku 1943473 viewsAnd Dardanelles lighter X131 in use as a water boat.
Future home of the School beyond.
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HMS Barham 1938-9593 viewsIn glorious technicolour.
Spanish Civil War neutrality markings.
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HMS Pegasus 1921451 viewsSeaplane Carrier converted from cross channel ferry.
R.Ellis
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HMS Nelson 1938452 viewsRoll on the Rodney, the Nelson, Renown.
This one funnel bastard is getting me down.
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