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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Well you can tell by the way I use my walk..338 views..I'm a woman's man.adminApr 23, 2018
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Fleet in port297 views1960s.adminApr 15, 2018
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.451 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadminApr 15, 2018
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HMS MMS 10 (pennant J 510) 1951166 viewsHarbour minesweeper, postcard.

With Forth before moving to Msida.
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952239 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
Copyright © Phill Rose
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS470 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!1 commentstedhebdenOct 26, 2017
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Malta National Archives Memory Project481 viewsI work at the National Archives of Malta, on the Memorja (National Memory) project. I am conducting oral history interviews with British ex-servicemen/women and their families, who came to Malta after WWII. I was directed towards this fantastic website, and wondered if there was anybody who would like to speak to me about their experiences of being in Malta. By after WWII I mean any decade really! It would be great to have a variety of different decades if possible.

For people who are interested my email address is sandra.blake@gov.mt. I would be happy to provide additional information on the project and be very grateful for any assistance you are able to give.

Thank you and kind regards,

Sandra Blake

(More detail in comments below).
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Early 60s films of Malta589 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Don Stubbs
1 commentsadminMar 04, 2017
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Mtarfa water517 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Copyright © Bruce Williams
1 commentsadminJan 30, 2017
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On This Day - Vulcan crash 14 Oct 1975630 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
adminOct 15, 2016
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Air Spies of Malta416 viewsRipping yarn set in the 40s in a school rather like Verdala. In fact a Verdala with public school boarders. Think of Biggles, Famous Five, Jennings and Boys' Own all rolled together and set in Malta.

Who was Peter Jackson? He must have known Verdala (it wasn't Peter Prictoe, I asked him).

A search on www.bookfinder.com reveals plenty of copies available. (Thanks to Chris Barber for that info). Also on ebay from time to time. Much cheaper without a dustjacket.
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On This Day 587 viewsLt George Carroll - Hero of Mosta - died 23 May 2012

Lt Carroll (pictured left) is believed to have been responsible for tackling more unexploded bombs than any other Royal Engineers bomb disposal officer in World War II, across all theatres of war.

Remarkably, he was the only bomb disposal officer from the Army, Navy and Air Force active during the siege of Malta not to be decorated, though this did not bother him.

See TIMES OF MALTA

And UXB MALTA
adminMay 22, 2016
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Things are looking UP !!821 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

See THIS PAGE
9 commentsadminMay 17, 2016
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Another mess 'do' - HMS Falcon, Hal Far 1950s501 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

Sue Lewis
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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952439 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Bridesmaid396 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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"St George" Pretty Bay566 viewsWhere the Reed family lived 1950-3.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Leonard Reed344 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon384 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Mess Ball - Hal Far?402 viewsMy parents and pals.

Sue Lewis
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Slippery customer on slip.495 viewsKalafrana 1950

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Pretty Bay party c1952469 viewsSue Lewis (nee Reed)SC-UKApr 25, 2016
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon392 viewsMy father Len Reed was in the Royal Navy when he became in charge of a small unit of the Fleet Air Arm at Hal Far in 1950-53. I think he went up in planes fixing electrical faults connected with the radios and communications. (He didn't care much for that part !)

Sue Lewis
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Buschetto Gardens 1952386 viewsMe in centre.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Pathe News clip506 viewsPlay video clip HERE (click on orange word)

For nine more clips of the Royal visit search youtube for British Pathe Queen in Malta 1954.
adminApr 21, 2016
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267 viewsBritannia escorted by the Med Fleet en route to Malta.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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236 viewsHM the Queen and TRHs Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in a special enclosure on Britannia's bridge.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Suggestions for ship names welcome.....265 viewsSC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Suggestions for ship names welcome..... 241 viewsSC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Three cheers257 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Destroyers in line ahead escorting Britannia233 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Land ho !250 viewsA future Royal sailor

Sorry for camera shake
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