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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Vendetta for the Saint248 viewsMalta posing as Sicily & Capri. Watch for the Kinnie advert during the fight (Naxxar church), and of course the 'Palermo' bus (M'xlokk, Mdina). Good classic episode (1969).

More shots HERE

Film - part one HERE
part two HERE
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245 viewsMy Dad overlooking Balluta Bay, Sliemajimjoyner1
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245 viewsMe (standing) with younger brother Andrew at Ghajn Tuffieha beach probably 1966. I imaging it would have been one of the first colour photos we had taken.jimjoyner1
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245 viewsMum Dad and Andrewjimjoyner1
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HMS Liberty 1945245 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Investiture244 viewsHer Majesty held an Investiture at the Palace where 19 recipients were invested with their awards.SC-UK
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Trooper R Martin d. 1918244 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.

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...and HERE

...and HERE

We will remember them.
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More sailing in Marsamxett244 viewsFrom the Times of Malta 26 July 1970. Folkdance was a Garrison boat. Mike Johnson taught at St Andrew's.

Pictures of Sonia and Sheba (Navy Folkboats) required !!
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Ray Calleja inventor of Twistees passes to the great tuckshop in the sky244 viewsRead more HEREadmin
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En route to the Marsa....243 views....to watch the polo match.SC-UK
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Canberras 1970243 viewsEnglish Electric Canberras over Grand Harbour in 1970 during exercise Lime Jug.

Photo unattributed
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...and now...243 viewsRust in Peace

Photo: Marco Zammit Collection
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HMS Moon 1946242 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Washing Up in Malta242 viewsBy Josephine Burden, ex-Tal Handaq

From the blurb - "Washing Up in Malta is about travel, coming of age, mothers and daughters. The lives of two women, Jessica and Grace, unfold across a century of change. Their particular journeys take them through Scotland, England, Germany, Africa, Bahamas, and Australia. Through it all, the place that punctuates their lives as a marker of home is the tiny island of Malta, at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. Grace begins her journey here, and Jessica completes the circle by returning to Malta toward the end of her life."

Buy online or read for free HERE
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HMS Pelorus 1946240 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Off-duty moment240 viewsNo handbag?SC-UK
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A perfect gentleman240 viewsPrince Charles gives his sister Princess Anne a helping hand as they leave the Hotel PhoeniciaSC-UK
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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.239 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
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A Tremendous Swell238 viewsGraham Bence as Pooh Bahbernardhoctor
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Empire Lifeguard 1948238 viewsCastle Class Corvette (Maiden Castle), completed as Rescue Ship and later used as Army Transport.Prefect
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In civvies238 viewsWhither away? Photos of all official trips ashore have HRH in uniform.SC-UK
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Congrats to Gillian and Trevor Ricketts. Fifty-five years of wedded bliss.238 viewsGillian writes - Today (3rd July) we are celebrating our EMERALD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (55 years - I know!!!). Fortunately for Trev I am not a fan of expensive jewellery and I couldn't think of anything of anything green to give him so we have decided that, when Covid 19 departs (and it will), we will take a celebratory trip to the Emerald Isle!! It is strange that, having travelled a lot in our lifetimes, we have never been to Ireland. That will be something to look forward to. In the meantime we will celebrate the day with something alcoholic shared with good friends. Happy anniversary, darling Trev xxxxx Martin Powell
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BEA advertising poster 1960s238 viewsArtist's impression or painted from a real photo? If a photo, who?

Looks like an Albacore (apart from the red sails, artistic licence).
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HMS Albacore 1945237 viewsAlgerine ClassPrefect
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Memories of Xlendi, Gozo - part two237 viewsFrom Joe Zammit Ciantar in a recent Times of Malta - part 2 (click the blue link)

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Barrakka lift probably c.1980 before demolition235 viewsYou can google the new one.

Photo : source unknown.
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Army childhood234 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but lacks a search facility).
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Freshspray (L) & Carbine (R) 1960 ©232 viewsSister ship Freshspring (also at Malta) is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
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The Admirable Crichton 1955231 viewsAnn Ross-MacDonald
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Making Tracks231 viewsIn September 1956 families enjoying the sun at Military Bay (now Golden Bay) are seemingly unconcerned by the landing craft sharing the beach. The vehicles are LVT-3s, known to their British users as the Buffalo, and their crews are training for the invasion of Suez.

Photo : The Tank Museum
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