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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Transport
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All Change Again298 viewsNew bus service starts today, operator to retain 'Malta Public Transport' name.
Independent.
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Puccini 1937313 viewsTirrenia LinePrefectDec 21, 2014
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Ford V8 2890461 viewsAt the Ferry after the colour change.PrefectDec 11, 2014
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Super Constelation Luqa Airport 300 viewsThis airplane was a constant during our two stays in Malta in the 70s. It was towed down the Safi road in the 70s apparently, then got stuck and was turned into a restaurant and finally burnt to the ground. Photo taken in 1971.fifla1973Nov 19, 2014
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Morris Commercial LC5 517 viewsRoyal Mail van donated to Maltapost by the Postal Heritage Trust of the UK. Independent.PrefectSep 25, 2014
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Optare © 282 viewsPrefectJul 23, 2014
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Volvo. Another Colour Change © 289 viewsPerhaps only temporary as the negotiations for a commercial contract continue. Independent.PrefectJul 19, 2014
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RoboCop © 297 viewsPrefectJul 16, 2014
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Bedford OB 3119 © 345 viewsAt a garage in Mosta 2014.
Originally on the Cospicua route.
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A Titivated Tilly © 291 viewsMdinaPrefectJul 06, 2014
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Royal Lady at Marfa348 viewsGozo Ferry 1937 - 1942, when she was lost at Mgarr.PrefectMay 31, 2014
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A Pusser's Bus406 viewsBedford OWB, probably in Castille Street.

Photo courtesy of The Omnibus Society archive. The photographer was one Douglas Spray who served with the RAF (?) during the mid-40s. Photo taken around 1945.
PrefectMay 01, 2014
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Dan Air Bristol Freighter349 viewsPhoto Graham King, © Camera Moose.PrefectApr 03, 2014
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Scottish Airlines Avro York360 viewsG-AMUM overshot the runway at Luqa on 13 April 1954. A much more serious accident occurred on 18 February 1956 when G-ANSY crashed with the loss of 50 lives.PrefectMar 14, 2014
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Comino Trip?316 viewsCan anyone identify this vessel which seems to be a converted MFV?PrefectMar 07, 2014
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A Classic © 306 viewsPrefectMar 06, 2014
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King of England366 viewsGozo Ferry 1933-1937 and 1944-1951. Built 1902 as Naval Water Tanker Helpful and based at Malta. 1933 sold to Bernardo Zammit. 1942 salvaged oil from Breconshire. 1951 scrapped Italy.PrefectFeb 23, 2014
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Pieta 1961407 viewsPrefectFeb 20, 2014
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Loading for Gozo336 viewsPrefectFeb 02, 2014
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Star at Syracuse438 viewsPrefectDec 04, 2013
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Westminster387 viewsNot yet a Star.PrefectDec 04, 2013
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USS Marcasite386 views• Built in 1928 as Camargo for Julius Fleischmann of Cincinnati.
• Sold in 1938 to General Rafael Trujillo Molina, and renamed Ramfis
• Commissioned USS Marcasite (PY-28), 12 May 1942
• Decommissioned 5 October 1944 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA
• 5 December 1945, sold and renamed Comando
• Sold in 1947 to the Minster SS Co., Ltd. (Mitchell Cotts & Co. Malta) and renamed Westminster
• Sold in 1952 to Paul M. Laferla of Malta, renamed Star of Malta.
• Sold for scrap in March 1966 to Cantieri Navali delle Grazie, La Spezia, Italy.
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A Star by any other name, 1949.368 viewsIn 1947 she was acquired by the Minster SS Co. Ltd (Mitchell Cotts & Co. Malta) and renamed Westminster. In 1952 she was sold to Paul M. Laferla, who operated her thrice weekly as the passenger ferry Star of Malta between Malta and Syracuse. PrefectDec 04, 2013
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Città di Alessandria396 viewsTirrenia LinePrefectNov 21, 2013
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Città di Livorno323 viewsTirrenia LinePrefectNov 21, 2013
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Città di Messina333 viewsTirrenia LinePrefectNov 21, 2013
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Taking the car home 1961 ©386 viewsPete ShepheardPrefectOct 24, 2013
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Morris Oxford at Ramla Bay ©393 viewsPete ShepheardPrefectOct 24, 2013
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More Survivors343 viewsPrefectSep 11, 2013
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Another problem for Arriva ©409 viewsSt Helen St, Mellieha today.
Photo by Gerri.
Independent.
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The long and winding road!358 views© CC Licence - BHS - Flickr.PrefectAug 30, 2013
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Old Zabbar Bus 2522 Back in Service762 viewsTimes of Malta.
As she was.
PrefectAug 29, 2013
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