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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Marfa Palace Hotel694 viewsBuilt on Wied Musa Battery of 1716. Once the Governor's summer residence and later popular with honeymooners.
Now derelict.
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234 Signals Squadron Parade at Lintorn Barracks 694 views234 Signals Squadron, the last British Army Unit in Malta who moved to Mtarfa in July 1971 as Lintorn was handed over to the Government. (Photo is earlier).Prefect
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Porte des Bombes693 viewsBieb il Bombi. As built 1720. During the 19th century, the British government dramatically altered the original design of the gate by adding a second archway to accommodate increasingly heavy traffic in the Grand Harbour area. A marble plaque was affixed to the newer arch, with the following inscription: "Ad majorem popoli accomodatum".Prefect
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HMS Courageous 1929693 viewsand lots of dockyard tugs.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Forth in Msida Creek ca 1958 ©692 viewsStunning photo by Barbara Kernahan from the window of her flat.1 commentsOldBat
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Mtarfa690 viewsAnd the Railway Station.Prefect
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.690 viewsPlease remain in your seat until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.
Information from Viscount Network
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear failed. The aircraft crashed into the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there was a break in the main hydraulic system.
The cockpit and nose was badly crushed and the fuselage broke open forward of the wing leading edge. All 5 crew and 46 passengers escaped without serious injury.
The radio equipment was stolen while the aircraft was stored awaiting disposal.
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The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)690 viewsBeing inspected by the Governor General, Sir Maurice Dorman in 1966.
"In 1966 the security situation in Aden deteriorated and reinforcement companies of the Loyals were rotated from Malta, and the following year the Lancashires played a distinguished part in the difficult final months of the bitter anti-terrorist campaign, amassing more operational awards there than any other unit."
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HRH Princess Marina. RN Hospital Bighi. 09.08.1956689 viewsHRH Princess Marina on an offical visit seen shaking hands with Mrs Esme Stubbs. 09.08 1956.
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The End of the Magic Kiosk689 views2009. The only Internet Cafe which catered for tobacco addicts like me!!5 commentsPrefect
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HMS Manxman 1951689 viewsFound one at last.Prefect
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Paceville newly built 1938689 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Another picture of the raising of a submarine in Msida Creek ©689 viewsPhoto by Barbara KernahanOldBat
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front of C Block, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989688 views1 commentsDavid Robinson
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Msida Creek 1960s ©687 viewsWith HMS Miner VI at the Torpedo Depot.1 commentsPrefect
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Navarino Flats 1960s ©686 viewsStella Maris Street.4 commentsNigel
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Whitehall Mansions685 viewsPrefect
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HMS Maidstone c1939684 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship, sister to Forth.Prefect
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Louis Grima ©683 viewsMy grandfather, Louis Grima, and me on RFA Wave Ruler. Photo taken yesterday during the Malta ex-RFA Association visit to the ship. My grandpa served between 1955 and 1970.
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Pretty Bay Birżebbuġa 1900683 viewsPrefect
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Gallipoli casualties at Tigne Hospital682 viewsFULL STORY SERVICE HOSPITALS
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/2615/medhist/hospital3.htm
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Military engineering at Mosta 1928682 viewsProbably repairing Wied l-Isperanza Bridge. (Built 1905)Prefect
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Castille 1930s681 views4 commentsPrefect
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HMS Liverpool c1950681 viewsAnchored in St Paul's Bay.Prefect
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7th Destroyer Squadron681 viewsC1962: Scorpion, Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland & Broadsword.
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Charmaine runnning goose-winged ©681 viewsDo the Maltese (or Gozitans) have a word for it? Peter continues below....1 commentsMartin Powell
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HMAFV Bridport 1955681 viewsIn 1946 the RAF took over two Bangor class Minesweepers, HMS Bridport and Bridlington, they became H.M.A.F.V's,[Her Majesty's Airforce Vessel's]. These vessels were operated,home and overseas on long range weapons and sonar bouy recovery amongst other duties, until 1958 when both were scrapped. Prefect
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Jane at Dingli679 viewsSearching for the location of the old "Dingli Wireless".
© Jane Banks
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HMS Decoy 1957679 viewsDaring class destroyer.4 commentsPrefect
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HMS Gambia & HMS Belfast678 views©John GardinerPrefect
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Tigne - Before the barracks.678 viewsPrefect
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The Reserve Fleet677 viewsLazaretto Creek c19542 commentsPrefect
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