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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Wartime Valleta1034 views6 commentsPrefect02/03/08 at 08:58Prefect: No it wasnt in the curriculum, perhaps it was too ...
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Wartime Valleta1034 views6 commentsPrefect02/03/08 at 07:12Martin Powell: V pleased you are including some wartime coverage ...
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Vickers Valiant over Valletta646 views(Miss Yule would have called that Alliteration!)2 commentsPrefect02/02/08 at 17:26Martin Powell: Such a fake pic.
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Ta'Xbiex823 viewsThe Malta Story
1 commentsPrefect02/02/08 at 16:57Martin Powell: Identical (?) bus to the one in the Malta Story fi...
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Vickers Valiant over Valletta646 views(Miss Yule would have called that Alliteration!)2 commentsPrefect02/02/08 at 16:50MilkMonitor: Strange. There seems to be an Aircraft Carrier in ...
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Red Arrows over Floriana465 viewsWW2 60th Anniversary Veterans Parade September 2005.This photo is credited to Liz Mardel.

1 commentsPrefect02/01/08 at 17:17OldBat: This is the 'drunken' version of the Red A...
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Destroyers in Sliema Creek1034 viewsRMA Mess on Tigne Street, foreground. LSTs far right.
7th Destroyer Sqn. Probably 1962. HMS Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland, Aisne or Corunna?, Broadsword and Scorpion.
1 commentsPrefect01/26/08 at 18:29Martin Powell: And those beautifully soft football pitches on Man...
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960785 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat01/24/08 at 17:33OldBat: Thanks Martin, yes I did. But it's had a bit ...
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Dghajsa tal Latini626 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 11:20Prefect: "What you like, Sinjur"
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960785 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat01/22/08 at 11:19Martin Powell: Excellent pic Liz. Did you take it?
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Dghajsa tal Latini626 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 11:10Martin Powell: Turned out to be worth every penny though. Kemm hu...
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Dghajsa tal Latini626 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 10:24Prefect: Bigger than a Luzzu and for cargo not fishing. Dgh...
gozoboats.jpg
Dghajsa tal Latini626 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 10:10Martin Powell: Is this the same as a Luzzu? I didn't realise ...
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Salvage 1950718 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip but no sound. (Refreshing your page a couple of times will often skip the adverts).
3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 10:01Martin Powell: You'll have to read it - but I'm sure you ...
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Salvage 1950718 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip but no sound. (Refreshing your page a couple of times will often skip the adverts).
3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:57Prefect: So who does he blame?
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Salvage 1950718 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
Video Clip but no sound. (Refreshing your page a couple of times will often skip the adverts).
3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:51Martin Powell: From "Red Duster, White Ensign" by Ian C...
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959613 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:51Prefect: You did Martin. I fiddled with the colour and over...
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959613 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:35Martin Powell: Snap! - who sent this in Dave?
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The Freedom Monument490 viewsFrom the front the figures of this monument outside St Lawrence's Church in Vittoriosa sadly disappear among the foliage!2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 19:15OldBat: I agree, it doesn't really seem a very appropr...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.518 viewsSilhouetted against the sky over Dockyard Creek, the monument depicts the farewell to the last British sailor to leave when the island gained its independence. (Date please someone!)2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 13:45OldBat: Thanks - I thought it was '79 but wasn't c...
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The Freedom Monument490 viewsFrom the front the figures of this monument outside St Lawrence's Church in Vittoriosa sadly disappear among the foliage!2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 13:20MilkMonitor: I could never quite understand why this should sym...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.518 viewsSilhouetted against the sky over Dockyard Creek, the monument depicts the farewell to the last British sailor to leave when the island gained its independence. (Date please someone!)2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 12:49Prefect: 31 March 1979. But Independence came in 1964. Supe...
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Jane at Dingli681 viewsSearching for the location of the old "Dingli Wireless".
© Jane Banks
3 commentsPrefect12/09/07 at 11:48OldBat: Ah yes, of course it must have been you, Jane. who...
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RAF Dingli Homer Station819 views2 commentsPrefect12/07/07 at 03:58Prefect: Different I think. This place belonged to the RAF ...
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RAF Dingli Homer Station819 views2 commentsPrefect12/06/07 at 18:46OldBat: Someone said that all traces of the listening post...
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The Queen's old home in 2005743 viewsI DO hope the Queen didn't ask to visit her old home when she made her anniversary visit - she'd be devastated to see the state it's in. The roof of the flat where I lived in 1957 overlooked the lovely garden we've seen on TV recently. I went back to that area in 2005 after the Verdala reunion and was much saddened to see the Villa Guardamangia is now semi-derelict (note the shutters upstairs). This is happening to many beautiful old and historic buildings.

Hugh Satow is standing on the steps.
2 commentsOldBat11/25/07 at 13:17jane banks: I have a memory of those Villa G steps, the origin...
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007542 views2 commentsPrefect11/24/07 at 15:56Prefect: Think so. From http://www.visitmalta.com/santa-ven...
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007542 views2 commentsPrefect11/24/07 at 13:37OldBat: Wow! Thanks for these two pictures of the roundab...
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960785 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat11/23/07 at 16:00OldBat: Thanks David, I'll dig out my old Ordnance Sur...
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960785 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat11/23/07 at 15:54Prefect: Yes, Fleur de Lis roundabout is at "the far e...
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The Queen's old home in 2005743 viewsI DO hope the Queen didn't ask to visit her old home when she made her anniversary visit - she'd be devastated to see the state it's in. The roof of the flat where I lived in 1957 overlooked the lovely garden we've seen on TV recently. I went back to that area in 2005 after the Verdala reunion and was much saddened to see the Villa Guardamangia is now semi-derelict (note the shutters upstairs). This is happening to many beautiful old and historic buildings.

Hugh Satow is standing on the steps.
2 commentsOldBat11/23/07 at 08:02Prefect: Yes indeed. My wife is suitably embarrassed. Villa...
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Karozzin524 viewsSometimes known as a Gharry.2 commentsPrefect10/26/07 at 02:00Prefect: Where was this photo taken
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