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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Red Arrows over Marsamxett 1978231 viewsProbably photoshopped.

Watch the REAL THING 1969 (not colour sadly).

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To remind us of warmer days - anyone we know? 1964231 viewsPhoto : Imperial War Museum © IWM TR 23169-2admin
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Traditional farewell to C-in-C230 viewsAdmiral Sir Alexander Bingley, Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean, being rowed to HMS Surprise by his senior Captains and Flag staff on his departure from Malta, 1961.

Photo : Matthew Ellul
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229 viewsMe brother Andrew (in the middle) and friend Ralphjimjoyner1
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David Spear - Choirboy228 viewsRN Dockyard Church 1949 - 1951.Prefect
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227 viewsMy Dad (James Douglas Joyner then Flt Sgt) at work as Air Traffic Controller at RAF Luqa tower in 1965/1966. jimjoyner1
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Sliema 1967227 viewsOn the right a locally produced
Triumph Herald made by The Car Assembly Ltd [CAL]
at the Marsa production line.
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Britannia Entering Grand Harbour226 viewsCopyright © Lesley Cole

Tug Roysterer or Respond.
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My Old School Shirt 2224 viewsThis is the back of my (Mike Wynne's) old school shirt with more funny notes and wishes.
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Air Malta223 viewsAd no.6 from 1974
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All the best from Farsons 220 views1960s ad. Reads "Simonds Farsons Cisk is the largest and most up to date industry on the island" !!2 commentsadmin
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Painting 1966 by Mr Dickerson (Robert / Bob) for sale220 viewsAuction date 5 January 2022 details HERE

Sold for a measly £30
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Ark in GH218 viewsHMS Ark Royal with Fairey Gannet taking off and SS Freshpring or Freshspray alongside delivering water, November 1960.admin
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Combined Cadet Corps - Group photo RAF section 1976217 viewsGroup photo CCF RAF section Hal-Farbmale22
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Dione Venables at BFBS Part 2216 viewsAutobiography of Dione's time at BFBS 1969-79.

Part 2

By kind permission of Dione Venables - Copyright © 2019
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The entrance to the Pit 2005215 viewsI took this photo when we went back on the 2005 reunion visit. It was then the Castille Wine Vaults. It was closed at the time but I managed to get in and take some photos which will follow on from this one. Ivan, (author of a previous photo) I hope they are of interest. 1 commentsmikew
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Malta v England 12 May 1971214 viewsEngland 5 : Malta 0

See MATCH REPORT
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213 viewsDad and younger brother Andrew at Ghajn Tuffeieha just before the huge climb up the steps to the car park after a day on the beach.jimjoyner1
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Garrison club dinghies in Marsamxett. Postcard213 viewsPre 1980 when the Carmelite dome came to dominate the skyline. (Probably Swordfishes pre 1968 when the club bought Pegasus dinghies. Club closed in 1978 of course).

Sails have been coloured in, they were white. Some cards show them as white but are less clear.
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Sheriff who?212 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1966 (2)210 viewsTwo paces forward.

Copyright © Martin Powell
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Battle scar210 views"Sergeant Gordon Tweedale of 185 Squadron [was] shot down and killed in his first sortie in a Spitfire. Tweedale’s Spitfire ... crashed in Lija ... . The scarred wall of a building on the corner of Saviour Street, damaged by the Spitfire in the final moments of its terminal dive, remains a poignant reminder... ."
Text from Air Battle for Malta by Anthony Rogers, published by Greenhill Books, c/o Pen & Sword Books Ltd.
Picture courtesy of Google Street View; screenshot taken November 2019.
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The Tales of Peter Prictoe209 viewsPP was a pupil at Verdala Dockyard School in the 1930s. He wrote some splendid anecdotes which can be read online HERE admin
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Magazines209 viewsLink to the magazine collection, all scanned by David "Prefect" Gerrard....

>>> HERE
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Then...208 viewsGasan Wayne Sliema bus at the Ferry 1958.

With 104th Minesweeping Squadron.

Photo: Alex Hosking
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Meadowbank Hotel 2207 viewsLook how Surfside has changed since the 1950s.derrick calver
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Sliema 1967204 viewsThe slipway at Sliema.Military Brat
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