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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Most viewed - Before Our Time
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Mile End Football Ground 1912575 viewsThe Band of the Black Watch at half time.Prefect
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HMS Sandhurst575 views Ex merchant ship Manipur, built by Harland and Wolff Belfast 1905, served through WW1 as a destroyer depot ship and later as a fleet repair ship.
The Med Fleet 1932
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Victoria Gate574 viewsR.Ellis
With drawbridges.
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Games & Merry-making 1896573 views"In the Piazza Maggiore is the Soldier's and Sailor's Home, an excellent charitable institution, furnished with a good serviceable library, a reading and writing room, smoking and other rooms. This admirably conceived and philanthropic organization is calculated to greatly benefit and improve the class for whom it is designed, affording them not only respectable accommodations, but occupation for their leisure hours. " (From The Story of Malta.)3 commentsPrefect
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Old Postcards572 views2 commentsPrefect
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Somerset Dock 1867572 viewsOpened 1871 and later numbered 3 although built before No.2.Prefect
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HMS Trafalgar 1897570 viewsR.Ellis2 commentsPrefect
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Mosquito over Filfla570 views© IWM (CM 4766)Prefect
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Hood and Glorious 1938568 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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The Breakwaters568 viewsBuilt between 1903 - 1909 with concrete blocks from Cala Mistra (St Paul's Bay) and stone from Gozo. Designed not only to keep out the Gregale but also to prevent anyone from firing a torpedo the length of the harbour. (Interestingly prior to this the Spencer Monument had been moved from Corradino to its present position to deny an aiming point). The slightly unfortunate result of the effectiveness of the breakwaters was the dog leg in the new steaming course which caused more than one ship to come to grief on Imgherbeb Point!Prefect
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Mile End568 viewsMarsa to the left, Hamrun right.Prefect
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Wied iz Zurrieq 1929567 viewsPrefect
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Lascaris and Barriera Wharf567 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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End of the Sheerlegs (Macina), 1927.567 viewsBuilt on Sheer Bastion 1864 to replace the earlier wooden one of the Order. Superceded by Crane Lighter No.4.Prefect
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Balluta Bay 1942566 viewsThe Carmelite Church and Convent with the 'monumental' Balluta Buildings .jane banks
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Auberge de Castille565 viewsWith Naval Signal Station from which from 1935, air raid practices were signalled.3 commentsPrefect
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Valletta 1926563 viewsMartin Powell
But not viewed from the lift!
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HM S/M Unrivalled 1943563 viewsMartin Powell
Entering Marsamuscetto Harbour after a successful patrol.
THE 10th FLOTILLA
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Victoria Lines563 viewsManned by Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. (5th Foot).
"Whatever happens, we have got, the Maxim Gun, and they have not."
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Bofors Gunners WW2563 viewsPrefect
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Parade562 viewsOutside the Main Guard. St Georges Square. Prefect
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Hired Transport Victoria 1896561 viewsArriving, not leaving.Prefect
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Coaling561 viewsOne hopes the "natives" were friendly!Prefect
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Combined Ops561 viewsThe Naval Brigade has a stand-easy.
Hauling guns up to Mellieha.
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Mtarfa560 viewsPrefect
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HMS Ark Royal 1939559 viewsMartin Powell.
Sunk near Gibraltar 1941.
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Kingsgate pre-war559 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Towards St Elmo558 viewsPrefect
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Admiralty Tug Respond c1925557 views2 commentsPrefect
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Luqa Airfield 1940557 viewsPrefect
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The Army Gymnasium557 viewsBuilt 1873 on St James Bastion. Replaced by the Vernon Club in 1919, it was identical to the main building at Verdala School.Prefect
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HMS Repulse 1936-7556 viewsEntering the Floating Dock.
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