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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Octopus ©328 viewsIn Mellieha Bay. Wiki1 commentsPrefect11/06/15 at 16:47Nick Woodley: Wondered where I had left it.
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No.1 Dock Transmogrified © 425 views1 commentsPrefect11/01/15 at 14:20phillrose: Looks like they have made a nice job of it, unlike...
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The Egyptian Queen © 428 viewsHas been gentrified. As it was.
Corner of Old Theatre Street with Strait Street.
1 commentsPrefect10/30/15 at 09:26Ivan: Well, would you believe it...! But glad to...
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Railway Terminus © 435 viewsNothing happening down there. Lift not working. Terminal decline?2 commentsPrefect10/29/15 at 10:41Prefect: I think they've run out of money. Times of Ma...
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Railway Terminus © 435 viewsNothing happening down there. Lift not working. Terminal decline?2 commentsPrefect10/29/15 at 10:28phillrose: "Lift not working" perhaps it was built ...
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Britannia May 1954 ©740 viewsPhoto: James Donald Bamber.1 commentsPrefect09/18/15 at 16:35billkby: Went past her on the way to swimming at Fort Ricas...
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HMS Cassandra 1963452 views1 commentsPrefect09/18/15 at 16:23billkby: My father was serving on Cassandra when it was tor...
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The Ferry - Before 1959473 views4 commentsPrefect08/23/15 at 17:55Prefect: That was selling bus tickets.
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The Ferry - Before 1959473 views4 commentsPrefect08/23/15 at 15:38phillrose: Sorry, meant the small wooden kiosk like a garden ...
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The Ferry - Before 1959473 views4 commentsPrefect08/23/15 at 07:50Prefect: There was another one behind it.
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The Ferry - Before 1959473 views4 commentsPrefect08/21/15 at 13:48phillrose: The spot where I would wait for the school bus in ...
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HMS Lofoten 1956758 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 15:12Prefect: During the Suez crisis she was used to land the tr...
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HMS Ranpura 1958528 viewsGoing home.1 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 12:54Paul Timms: Dad served on Ranpura between 29th November 1954 t...
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HMS Lofoten 1956758 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect08/14/15 at 11:43Paul Timms: My father served on the Lofoten from 25th August 1...
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Viscounts at Luqa428 views1 commentsPrefect08/07/15 at 15:56Ivan: Plus (from L to R), RAF Handley Page Hastings, RAF...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©596 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 12:22Prefect: It is not to be confused with the pale imitation r...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©596 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 12:17Prefect: Presumably, though other sources name a different ...
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Officer's Quarters Kalafrana ©596 viewsEarly 1980s before demolition for Freeport site. These are the Officer's Married Quarters for Hal Far, situated on the hill overlooking the Hal Far Road. In the foreground is the quarry where the airframe of one of the Sea Gladiators of the Hal Far Flight was dumped during WW2.
3 commentsKalabrat07/27/15 at 11:09Martin Powell: Supposedly the Gladiator that is now on display in...
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Trouble on the Buses again!398 viewsNew ticket system. And the tourists are being ripped off again. Times of Malta.1 commentsPrefect07/05/15 at 15:33phillrose: What was the old song? "Oh you'll never ...
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The Gyppo Queen 1950501 viewsOld Theatre Street.
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1 commentsPrefect06/27/15 at 14:03phillrose: With the entertainment on the balcony by the look ...
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Alec Guinness and Muriel Pavlow 1952567 viewsAbout to be run down by an MFV.1 commentsPrefect06/26/15 at 10:26bass player: Filming 'The Malta Story' which was rele...
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/19/15 at 20:09Prefect: Yes, already noted here.
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/19/15 at 14:25phillrose: From the book, "Ranpura rarely left her Lazze...
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/19/15 at 13:26robinwilliams: Was Ranpura relieved by Ausonia in 1958?
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/18/15 at 17:53Prefect: Yep, that fits -"she returned to service on O...
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1953 Calendar548 viewsLazaretto Creek. But which Depot Ship? Its not Ranpura.
Now confirmed as HMS Tyne.
5 commentsPrefect06/18/15 at 15:38phillrose: How about the Tyne? have a picture of her on that ...
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RAF Luqa SNCO Wives Club tour of a 38 Sqdn Shackleton, 1965 or 66395 viewsThe officer in sunglasses is clearly amused by the result of the playful breeze. Unlike the airman on the right who appears highly fed-up.1 commentsIvan06/16/15 at 08:48Cezza: Great photo!...dad was an NCO....sad day when 38 d...
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Pietà Creek early 1950s542 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect06/14/15 at 17:20Prefect: Doubt it. Although her berth is vacated, that look...
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Pietà Creek early 1950s542 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect06/14/15 at 15:17robinwilliams: In that RFA Fort Duquesne on the move?
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga757 views3 commentsPrefect06/11/15 at 16:35Cezza: Yes, sorry, it is imported sand, with palm trees a...
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga757 views3 commentsPrefect06/11/15 at 06:59Prefect: Are you sure? It seemed to still be there last yea...
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga757 views3 commentsPrefect06/10/15 at 21:47Cezza: I lived at No 1 Shangri La Flats, on Pretty Bay, f...
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