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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Thames 3037 at the Ferry531 views5 commentsPrefect02/04/15 at 21:35Ivan: Now, that’s how I remember it, although the truck ...
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Orpheum Gzira530 views1 commentsPrefect01/16/15 at 17:26Bernard Derrick: I remember it well. We lived in Belvedere Road in ...
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Tigne Barracks - Football540 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect01/16/15 at 16:45Bernard Derrick: Probably not the same year, but my first ever comp...
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HMS Fierce 1948350 viewsAlgerine Class. Flotilla leader 2nd MSF with a Vice Admiral embarked.3 commentsPrefect01/09/15 at 08:19Ivan: I agree with fifla1973. I know aeroplanes but know...
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HMS Fierce 1948350 viewsAlgerine Class. Flotilla leader 2nd MSF with a Vice Admiral embarked.3 commentsPrefect01/09/15 at 06:52Prefect: Thank you. Its at the entrance to Sliema Creek wit...
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HMS Fierce 1948350 viewsAlgerine Class. Flotilla leader 2nd MSF with a Vice Admiral embarked.3 commentsPrefect01/08/15 at 19:42fifla1973: Where was this taken David? Interesting background...
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Simonds - Farsons but not yet Cisk415 viewsFrom 1929 following the merger with L. Farrugia & Sons (alias 'Farsons') until 1948 when further merged with the Malta Export Brewery which was owned by a bank founded by Giuseppe"Iċ-Ċisk" Scicluna.2 commentsPrefect01/07/15 at 07:00Prefect: It means "The cheque". Scicluna was nota...
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Simonds - Farsons but not yet Cisk415 viewsFrom 1929 following the merger with L. Farrugia & Sons (alias 'Farsons') until 1948 when further merged with the Malta Export Brewery which was owned by a bank founded by Giuseppe"Iċ-Ċisk" Scicluna.2 commentsPrefect01/06/15 at 21:33Martin Powell: Does ic-Cisk mean anything in English or is it jus...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School483 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 17:10Prefect: It was long after my time but I recall reading abo...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School483 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 17:04Ivan: Health & Safety hadn’t been invented then, but I d...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School483 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 15:01Prefect: Until closed down as a fire risk and perhaps for b...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School483 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 13:21Ivan: Even more important than the august pedigree noted...
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Tigne Barracks - Football540 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/27/14 at 06:35Prefect: Funny you should mention that. I've had 2nd t...
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Tigne Barracks - Football540 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/27/14 at 01:09Martin Powell: Five minutes or twenty? We should have airbrushed ...
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Tigne Barracks - Football540 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/26/14 at 06:54Prefect: No but this is the right place for an argument. ;-...
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Tigne Barracks - Football540 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/22/14 at 16:48Nick Woodley: Right of picture. Is that a Ministry of silly walk...
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A (vivid) memory of Mdina480 viewsThis is Casa Mdina, Wesgha Ta’ Sant’ Agata, Mdina. This is where our Eng Lit master lived. He invited his Upper 6th class one evening for a literary soiree (his phrase, not mine), and whilst readings were being delivered to and by the guests I recall having a cosy time on this balcony with a young lady. My Eng Lit A-level grade was not good…1 commentsIvan12/21/14 at 18:54Martin Powell: That master being Mr (Bill) Alexander. From your d...
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Tigne Barracks - Football540 viewsPostcard6 commentsPrefect12/21/14 at 18:40Martin Powell: Judging by the long shorts pre-war vintage? From t...
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Tigne Barracks - Guardroom448 viewsPostcard.
The clock tower (but not the clock) has survived the redevelopment - here.
1 commentsPrefect12/21/14 at 18:38Martin Powell: 1920s-1930s from the puttees? Probably same vintag...
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Anglo Maltese League797 viewsIn Merchants Street. Now a restaurant, formerly a club.2 commentsPrefect11/19/14 at 19:50fifla1973: A great place that I regularly visit when staying ...
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Tigne Barracks 1965715 viewsBoathouse & slipway from our balcony.1 commentsDavid Robinson11/17/14 at 14:54phillrose: Just found this great set of pics of Tigne. Our fl...
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RFA Fort Dunvegan341 viewsPhoto possibly 1948. Built as VSIS by Burrard Drydock in 1944. Managed Ellerman. Laid up 1946-8. RFA service from 1951 as store carrier and "flagship". Coronation Review in 1953 then Malta run until 1960 when she went Far East as AirSIS, reverting to NS/VSIS in 1961. Scrapped Kaohsiung 1968.2 commentsPrefect11/13/14 at 09:40Prefect: I'm not sure but I think its probably 1948. T...
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RFA Fort Dunvegan341 viewsPhoto possibly 1948. Built as VSIS by Burrard Drydock in 1944. Managed Ellerman. Laid up 1946-8. RFA service from 1951 as store carrier and "flagship". Coronation Review in 1953 then Malta run until 1960 when she went Far East as AirSIS, reverting to NS/VSIS in 1961. Scrapped Kaohsiung 1968.2 commentsPrefect11/13/14 at 09:21robinwilliams: What date is this please if 1952/4 is that the Gla...
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St Luke's 1950532 viewsProbably RFA Nasprite at left.1 commentsPrefect10/25/14 at 12:20robinwilliams: Almost certainly the Nasprite she was there in 195...
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Lots of Naval Boats418 views2 commentsPrefect09/24/14 at 18:15Prefect: No not dated but I guess a Fleet Regatta in the 19...
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HMS Scorcher 1947328 views2 commentsPrefect09/24/14 at 17:33Prefect: Yes, Tigne Barracks & Stella Maris. The mast on th...
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HMS Scorcher 1947328 views2 commentsPrefect09/24/14 at 16:56pullu: Tigne in the background? It looks like Stella Ma...
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Lots of Naval Boats418 views2 commentsPrefect09/24/14 at 15:31phillrose: Any date given? So many brass hats I am surprised ...
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The Coast Road © 459 viewsthrough Bahar ic Caghaq is being dualled.1 commentsPrefect09/10/14 at 19:46Chris Howells: I tried walking up there last Saturday (06.09.2014...
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Hotel Riviera/Martinique, Ghajn Tuffieha.745 viewsWas it ever that swish?2 commentsPrefect08/27/14 at 19:15Prefect: And the name now belongs to the restaurant down on...
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Hotel Riviera/Martinique, Ghajn Tuffieha.745 viewsWas it ever that swish?2 commentsPrefect08/27/14 at 15:25MacHead: Named after the Martin family who owned and ran it...
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"The Umbrellas"716 views7 commentsPrefect08/22/14 at 00:54Martin Powell: Yanoh.
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