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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Something happening at No.1 Dock ©545 views85% financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.4 commentsPrefect09/23/12 at 09:59Prefect: How could you tell?
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Something happening at No.1 Dock ©545 views85% financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.4 commentsPrefect09/23/12 at 09:56phillrose: Is that through gritted teeth? do hope so....
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Something happening at No.1 Dock ©545 views85% financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.4 commentsPrefect09/23/12 at 09:43Prefect: Yes Phill, and we mustn't grumble as we progr...
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Something happening at No.1 Dock ©545 views85% financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.4 commentsPrefect09/23/12 at 09:39phillrose: "85% financed by the EU cohesion fund" a...
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Birżebbuġa or Birzebbugia in the 1960s766 views7 commentsPrefect09/23/12 at 07:44Prefect: Crunchie?
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Birżebbuġa or Birzebbugia in the 1960s766 views7 commentsPrefect09/23/12 at 06:50David Robinson: There certainly was a shop like this outside Tigne...
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Navarino Flats 1960s ©687 viewsStella Maris Street.4 commentsNigel09/16/12 at 09:51Prefect: As they always do.
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Navarino Flats 1960s ©687 viewsStella Maris Street.4 commentsNigel09/16/12 at 09:50phillrose: Thanks, guessed as much from the cars, see they ha...
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Navarino Flats 1960s ©687 viewsStella Maris Street.4 commentsNigel09/16/12 at 09:08Prefect: Nigel's dates are 61 - 65.
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Navarino Flats 1960s ©687 viewsStella Maris Street.4 commentsNigel09/16/12 at 09:03phillrose: Do we know when this was taken, lived there in 58-...
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104 Minesweeping Squadron 1957629 viewsEssington, Kildaston, Rodington, Lullington, Shavington, Carhampton, Liverton, Fenton.4 commentsPrefect09/15/12 at 13:01admin: Date of removal now found as Wednesday, October 5,...
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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©429 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/14/12 at 08:50Prefect: Not in my department!!
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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©429 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/14/12 at 08:47phillrose: Quite likely, have heard stories about you RFA cha...
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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©429 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/13/12 at 09:16Prefect: I rather like it.
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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©429 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/13/12 at 09:06phillrose: Nice motor, other than the colour of course.
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VALETTA, FROM THE MARSA MUSCEIT. (Not - see comments)649 viewsArtist T. C. Dibdin, Drawn from Nature by Lieut. H.E. Allen, Rl. Engrs. Engraver J. Tingle, 1842?
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris, 1836.
5 commentsPrefect09/10/12 at 08:13Prefect: So it is. Thank you. I did have my doubts but as t...
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VALETTA, FROM THE MARSA MUSCEIT. (Not - see comments)649 viewsArtist T. C. Dibdin, Drawn from Nature by Lieut. H.E. Allen, Rl. Engrs. Engraver J. Tingle, 1842?
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris, 1836.
5 commentsPrefect09/10/12 at 05:08pullu: This is definitly not from Marsamxett, but from Ka...
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VALETTA, FROM THE MARSA MUSCEIT. (Not - see comments)649 viewsArtist T. C. Dibdin, Drawn from Nature by Lieut. H.E. Allen, Rl. Engrs. Engraver J. Tingle, 1842?
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris, 1836.
5 commentsPrefect09/10/12 at 03:18Prefect: So if thats St Elmo on the left, what is the buidi...
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Buses, Valletta terminus ©592 viewsJust found this! This, believe or not, was taken in the Summer of 60 or 61
Looks contemporary.
3 commentsdeco.rise09/09/12 at 13:10deco.rise: Well done 'prefect' I glad you knew this...
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The salt pans ©587 viewsI see that the salt pans are being restored. This was the way they looked in about 1959.4 commentsOldBat09/08/12 at 15:11Prefect: More about the "Salini" here.
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The Chalet & Sliema Point Battery765 views2 commentsPrefect09/08/12 at 07:19Prefect: Against the Dolphins?
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Buses, Valletta terminus ©592 viewsJust found this! This, believe or not, was taken in the Summer of 60 or 61
Looks contemporary.
3 commentsdeco.rise09/06/12 at 12:50Prefect: With the fountain actually working! But the Phoeni...
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Polo at the Marsa 1954524 viewsArranged for the Royal Visit2 commentsPrefect09/06/12 at 12:42Prefect: Can't help with the horse but the rundown mus...
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Polo at the Marsa 1954524 viewsArranged for the Royal Visit2 commentsPrefect09/06/12 at 12:10robinwilliams: Cannot remember the exact date but early 1970s I v...
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The salt pans ©587 viewsI see that the salt pans are being restored. This was the way they looked in about 1959.4 commentsOldBat09/06/12 at 10:58OldBat: Yes, I'm pretty sure they were at Salina Bay ...
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The salt pans ©587 viewsI see that the salt pans are being restored. This was the way they looked in about 1959.4 commentsOldBat09/06/12 at 08:16phillrose: A little small? from what I recall they were quite...
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The salt pans ©587 viewsI see that the salt pans are being restored. This was the way they looked in about 1959.4 commentsOldBat09/04/12 at 09:53Prefect: But are these the ones at Salina Bay? Seem to be o...
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.690 viewsPlease remain in your seat until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.
Information from Viscount Network
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear failed. The aircraft crashed into the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there was a break in the main hydraulic system.
The cockpit and nose was badly crushed and the fuselage broke open forward of the wing leading edge. All 5 crew and 46 passengers escaped without serious injury.
The radio equipment was stolen while the aircraft was stored awaiting disposal.
1 commentsPrefect09/02/12 at 07:40Prefect: New information. For more photos search this galle...
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1958 Riots679 viewsWhen Verdala School buses were stoned.2 commentsPrefect09/01/12 at 16:12Prefect: No but please feel free.
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1958 Riots679 viewsWhen Verdala School buses were stoned.2 commentsPrefect09/01/12 at 15:51OldBat: It was a very tense time. I lived in Valletta and...
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The Gimlet575 views"A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else" - Raymond Chandler.
It may have been named after British Royal Navy Surgeon General Sir Thomas D. Gimlette, KCB (served 1879 to 1913), who allegedly introduced this drink as a means of inducing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scurvy medication.
2 commentsPrefect08/30/12 at 12:52Prefect: I'll drink to that.
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The Gimlet575 views"A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else" - Raymond Chandler.
It may have been named after British Royal Navy Surgeon General Sir Thomas D. Gimlette, KCB (served 1879 to 1913), who allegedly introduced this drink as a means of inducing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scurvy medication.
2 commentsPrefect08/30/12 at 12:48phillrose: If their lime juice was anything like the BoT (Boa...
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