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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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What became the Naval Families Clinic535 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
Independent.
1 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 16:40Pbked: I don't know what happened to it, but I remem...
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HMS Mediator799 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...
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HMS Ausonia & Manoel Is. 1959/601272 viewsOther ships are HMS Dainty, parts of HMS Anzio & LST Charles McLeod and a lonely HMS Eastbourne in Sliema Creek. On the island is part of the Leper Hospital, beyond that the Base Supply Office, Fort Manoel, the Diving Centre and Comms Training Centre. To the left of the football pitches is the Canteen (Cinema), in front of which are the tennis courts/roller skating rink of blessed memory.
What a lot of nostalgia!
Mac

More photos and info on Ausonia HERE
4 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 12:08Pbked: I remember watching the Ausonia leave Malta in 196...
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HMS Theseus582 viewsTwo Tirrenia Line and the Star. Probably 1953.1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 22:42alexander: tugs RESPOND, ROYSTERER
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A boat Grand Harbour697 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells02/22/21 at 22:21alexander: DIRECTOR as Faithful left in 1961
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HMS Silvia 1945289 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 21:46admin: I think Prefect is not far out Alexander as the hu...
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Admiralty Dredger St. Alban541 views1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:29alexander: she was dredging dockyard creek when her mooring w...
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HMS Ark Royal 1955639 viewsCC License-Flickr1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:07alexander: with PAS Frosty alongside
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HMS Cowdray 1945-6613 viewsOhio in the background.1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:53alexander: two vessels being compass swing
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PAS Director 1967336 viewsAwaiting the arrival of an RFA, probably Tarbatness.
© CC Licence - BHS - Flickr.
1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:34alexander: i would love a copy of this one
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HMS Silvia 1945289 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:07alexander: H M T Expert in background if date correct this wo...
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Inside the Pit 2005306 viewsRemove all the furniture and it looks just the same. I especially remember the opening at the end with bars in it. That was the only ventilation we had!1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:42Ivan: How very nice! I enjoyed my couple of hours in the...
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The Pit entrance tunnel 2005234 viewsThe tunnel fitted with all mod cons, handrail, steps, adequate lighting. Still damp though! but presumably not with the sweat of a lot of dancing teenagers.1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:36Ivan: A handrail? Good idea for the reason you state, bu...
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The entrance to the Pit 2005152 viewsI took this photo when we went back on the 2005 reunion visit. It was then the Castille Wine Vaults. It was closed at the time but I managed to get in and take some photos which will follow on from this one. Ivan, (author of a previous photo) I hope they are of interest. 1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:34Ivan: That looks very inviting!
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956536 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

2 commentsPrefect11/23/20 at 22:19Martin Powell:
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956536 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

2 commentsPrefect11/23/20 at 21:57billkby: I was 6 when we sailed on the Empire Ken, rough ov...
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Army childhood182 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but lacks a search facility).
2 commentsMartin Powell05/26/20 at 21:05Martin Powell: Just bought the book.
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Army childhood182 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but lacks a search facility).
2 commentsMartin Powell05/26/20 at 14:01Military Brat: I like the TACA website Clare has done a great job...
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS471 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!1 commentstedhebden04/28/20 at 12:17Bernard Derrick: I'm in the centre wearing a bow tie!! I think...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952920 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 11:29admin:
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Filming The Malta Story 1952920 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 10:09Ivan: For anyone who reads this in time, and who may be ...
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Making a comeback137 viewsNewly restored buses for hire from Malta Bus Co-op

See also THIS ONE

1 commentsadmin01/05/20 at 13:24Ivan: That is a fine photograph. What a good idea; I wis...
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Merry Christmas from Valletta 2019161 viewsThis is a large Christmas "tree" of illuminated Mdina-glass baubles on display in Valletta.2 commentsadmin12/26/19 at 11:12admin: Thank you Ivan.
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Merry Christmas from Valletta 2019161 viewsThis is a large Christmas "tree" of illuminated Mdina-glass baubles on display in Valletta.2 commentsadmin12/25/19 at 08:16Ivan: And Merry Christmas to you, too, Admin - and to al...
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All the best from Farsons 185 views1960s ad. Reads "Simonds Farsons Cisk is the largest and most up to date industry on the island" !!2 commentsadmin12/06/19 at 13:00admin: Prices varied - you clearly went to the best water...
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All the best from Farsons 185 views1960s ad. Reads "Simonds Farsons Cisk is the largest and most up to date industry on the island" !!2 commentsadmin12/06/19 at 11:40Ivan: Lovely stuff! If I recall correctly in the mid-60s...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952920 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect11/06/19 at 17:57admin: Shame no-one has made another film in all this tim...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952920 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect11/06/19 at 07:59Ivan: Yes, lots of weaknesses in the film, but the shots...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952920 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect11/05/19 at 17:49admin: Agreed Ivan. I was never happy with Muriel Pavlov ...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952920 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect11/05/19 at 14:03Ivan: I always thought Alec Guinness was mis-cast in his...
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Triton Fountain 1960s231 viewsAfter Kingsgate became Citygate (1964).2 commentsadmin11/03/19 at 16:27admin: Thanks Ivan, I do actually own that postcard. Pref...
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Triton Fountain 1960s231 viewsAfter Kingsgate became Citygate (1964).2 commentsadmin11/03/19 at 08:12Ivan: Well done, admin! A very nice contrast with the tw...
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