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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Triton Fountain 1173 viewsNot quite sure which album to put this in, but Then and Now seems appropriate as we are all no doubt familiar with how the area around the fountain used to look, and here it is now. The shot is a screen grab from the livecam mounted on top of The Phoenicia. What an improvement! And with a new twist on the selfie, that's my wife and I sitting on the low wall, bottom right. Ivan
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Verdala Sept 1971163 viewsderrick calver
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958 ©160 viewsDaytime view.admin
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Could Malta have become a US possession?160 viewsJudge for yourself HERE

Watercolour USS Constitution in GH 1804, Edwin Galea
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Bathing machine159 viewsBalluta Bay c.1960

Photo : Norman Schembri
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Making a comeback159 viewsNewly restored buses for hire from Malta Bus Co-op

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Air Malta159 viewsAd no.5 from 1974
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Combined Cadet Corps - Exercise at Hal-Far 1976159 viewsCCF exercise at Hal-Far 1976. We were meant to arrive in landing craft and scale the cliffs but the weather was too bad, we trained the day before and had a fun day.bmale22
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NAAFI price list 1940 (2)159 viewsThis must have been before rationing!

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Verdala Bell-on-the-Well158 viewsCover to the deep well below the Verdala playground.

Sketch by Ken Woodhams.

Verdala website HERE
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Letter from Tal-Handaq 1976158 viewsFound on a certain auction site.derrick calver
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UPDATED FILE - wartime memories153 views...see comments below post - HEREMartin Powell
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Another Verdala Memoir...150 views...by SUE ADAMS

Click on blue link (Sue Adams' name) and scroll to page ten if it doesn't land there.
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Boy in grey blazer 1952149 viewsNow identified as John Clark, TH 1947-1949 & 1952-1954.

(...not forgetting that there were still some junior classes at TH in 1957).

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Uniform photos 1147 viewsBruce Williams writes : These photos were hanging on the wall of the Language Lab and were found by former deputy head of Liceo Vassalli, Marc Spiteri.
They're from the mid-seventies, showing correct summer dress length.
Left - Pat Ransom. Centre - Debbi Helliwell [Head girl 1976-77]. Right ??
See Purple Gallery at Bruce's TH BLOGSPOT
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HMS Ark Royal145 views..... during a Royal Navy open day in Grand Harbour, 1959

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Egmont Close / Galaxy 2145 viewsOriginal entrance to garages at Egmont Close.derrick calver
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Dione Venables at BFBS Part 1144 viewsAutobiography of Dione's time at BFBS 1969-79.

Part 1

By kind permission of Dione Venables - Copyright © 2019
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Cunard Hovercraft in Grand Harbour, 1967144 viewsBetween 24 February 1967 and 10 May 1967, Cunard's RMS Sylvania carried British Hovercraft Corporation's SRN-6 type hovercraft 024 on board during her cruises in the Mediterranean from Gibraltar. The BHC was trying to interest the governments of various countries bordering the Mediterranean in purchasing hovercraft, and to give government officials a practical demonstration of the hovercraft's capabilities. It was put into the water, using the ship's gear, at various ports and sent on demonstration runs. The hovercraft was not there to provide sight-seeing trips for cruise passengers, although occasional short trips for passengers were made 'around the bay' between the official runs. The venture proved unsuccessful and was not repeated.

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TH Enterprise off Tigne barracks, 1968144 viewsRod Dewar at the helm, his brother Ian crewing.

Photo : Rod Dewar

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