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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Malta
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Ark in GH184 viewsHMS Ark Royal with Fairey Gannet taking off and SS Freshpring or Freshspray alongside delivering water, November 1960.adminMay 04, 2019
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RN families' clinic Tower Road236 viewsWell, they were made to keep the facade - so they did.....(taken 2018).adminApr 09, 2019
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The Parting Shot230 viewsFinal Farewell - the then President of Malta Anton Buttigieg giving the last goodbye as HMS London departs the Grand Harbour on 1st April 1979, the last British naval vessel to leave Malta on the ultimate withdrawal from Malta. She wears the flag of the last Commander of the British forces in Malta, Rear Admiral O N A Cecil CB.

The end of an era - nearly 180 years of the Royal Navy at Malta.
adminApr 01, 2019
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Farewell to BFBS Malta, 40 years ago188 viewsFarewell to BFBS Malta, 31st March 1979 - open the LINK HERE and click on the small black panel to listen.adminApr 01, 2019
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On the beach181 viewsA Royal Navy hovercraft glides onto the sand at Mellieha Bay in 1970.

Photo : Miguel Bonello
adminMar 13, 2019
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...but when very shiny161 viewsPhoto : pinterest unattributedadminFeb 25, 2019
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...and now...229 viewsRust in Peace

Photo: Marco Zammit Collection
adminFeb 11, 2019
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Then...193 viewsGasan Wayne Sliema bus at the Ferry 1958.

With 104th Minesweeping Squadron.

Photo: Alex Hosking
adminFeb 11, 2019
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Relic of St Angelo164 viewsNow on display in the re-opened fort. Well worth a visit.adminJan 27, 2019
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Crab Air afloat - almost233 viewsRAF pinnace off Gozo taken when it ran into a rock and gouged a large hole in its side. Photo thanks to Caroline Roberts whose Dad was a passenger on it that day, circa 1962.adminJan 19, 2019
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Fairey Fireflies over Ghar-id-Dud during the Battle of Britain flypast in September 1952220 viewsPhoto : Charles B Grech, former Times of Malta photographer. Paul Demajo Albanese Collection. (Negs lost in fire at the Times of Malta offices).adminJan 19, 2019
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Canberras & Shackleton 1969237 viewsTeam formation of an Avro Shackleton MR Mk.3, XF705 ‘C’ of 203 Squadron with a pair of English Electric Canberra PR Mk.9s of 13 Squadron pictured off the coast of Malta in July 1969.

Photo : Aviation Classics Editor’s collection
adminJan 13, 2019
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Canberras 1970217 viewsEnglish Electric Canberras over Grand Harbour in 1970 during exercise Lime Jug.

Photo unattributed
adminJan 13, 2019
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Trooper R Martin d. 1918217 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

Read MORE

...and HERE

...and HERE

We will remember them.
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Painting by OldBat244 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadminAug 10, 2018
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Freshspring (L) & Carbine (R) 1960 ©199 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
adminAug 10, 2018
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Wedgie331 viewsHe's never got stuck there before.

1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Gone to roost323 viewsChicken shack route - one way ticket.

Copyright © Martin Powell
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Coming or going?263 viewsSeeing double, 1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Caption competition316 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadminJul 14, 2018
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Feeling chuffed310 views"Train" rides round St Andrew's, Airborne Forces Day 1969.

Lisa & Jane Williams, 1st & 2nd left at rear of truck.
adminJul 14, 2018
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Not waving but drowning235 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.adminJul 14, 2018
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Treasure in Malta410 viewsFilm shot locally in the 60s.
With rising TH star Aidan Mompaolo de Piro.

Kids' stuff - but great.

Click HERE

This part one of four - the rest should list alongside.
Thanks to Anthony Zammit for uploading.
adminJul 01, 2018
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Fishers of men432 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadminMay 22, 2018
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British get out - MLP HQ Kingsway360 viewsNow welcomes tourists in for drinks and to see its history.adminMay 22, 2018
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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.222 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
adminMay 22, 2018
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Imperial Hotel (matchbox cover?)314 viewsCorner Rudolph St. & Dingli St.

Demolished 2017 to make way for a nursing home. Frontage will be retained and restored.
adminMay 10, 2018
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Batman breadmobile315 viewsCirca 1980? Anyone remember this? Or is it a fake photo?adminMay 10, 2018
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Malta v England 3 June 2000268 viewsEngland 2 : Malta 1
At Ta Qali stadium

Improving

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Malta v England 12 May 1971199 viewsEngland 5 : Malta 0

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Stop me and buy one303 viewsadminApr 23, 2018
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Whaler (L) & gig (R)276 viewsHMS Sultan's crew jolly 1877

R Ellis photographer Malta

Wreck of the Sultan at Comino 1889

adminApr 23, 2018
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