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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Verdala 19161179 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.Prefect
The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891168 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson
Lazaretto Creek 1959-601161 viewsWinter of 1959/1960. HMS Ausonia with alongside to right, HMS Lofoten (LST3027), a 108MSS Ton minesweeper (I think Leverton), HM Tug Brigand (A383) and Ford class launch. To the left the destroyer HMS Dainty (D108) and forward a Weapon Destroyer, probably HMS Crossbow (D96). Forward of these are three LCTs incl HMS Redoubt. To the left the two LSTs are Charles Macleod (ex LST3021) managed by British India Steam Navigation on behalf of the Army and behind it HMS Anzio (LST3003). The remainder of the large number of vessels formed part of the reserve fleet. Notice particularly open fields behind Gzira and Ta’ Xbiex.

More photos and info on Ausonia HERE
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The Original Magic Kiosk1148 viewsThe film Naughty Marietta was released in 1935.Prefect
Hermes Squadrons at Hal Far 1966 ©1134 viewsBuccaneers of 809, and Sea Vixens of 892 Squadrons, disembarked from HMS Hermes, ashore at RNAS Hal Far dispersal.Kalabrat
The end of the day, Grand Harbour 1959 ©1133 views10 commentsOldBat
Tigne Barracks1121 viewsThe Royal Garrison Artillery prepares to leave for Ghajn Tuffieha Camp.
Courtesy of Malta and British Army Infantry Regiments by Bonnici and Cassar. HERE
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The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891121 viewsDavid Robinson
HMS St Angelo1113 viewsFort St Angelo18 commentsPrefect
Raising a submarine in Msida Creek ca 1958 ©1097 viewsPhoto by (Miss) Barbara Kernahan6 commentsOldBat
Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520.1077 viewsprobably while being flown by No. 261 Squadron RAF at Ta Kali
© IWM (ZZZ 3915E)
Hal Far Fighter Flight
HMS Woolwich 19471067 viewsPrefect
Marsamxett Ferry1046 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
Destroyers in Sliema Creek1036 viewsRMA Mess on Tigne Street, foreground. LSTs far right.
7th Destroyer Sqn. Probably 1962. HMS Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland, Aisne or Corunna?, Broadsword and Scorpion.
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Wartime Valleta1034 views6 commentsPrefect
Malta Protestant College, Balluta.1030 viewsProposed new buildings. Were they ever built?Prefect
Villa Guardamangia 19491028 viewsThe new tenants taking a stroll for the cameras.1 commentsPrefect
Manoel Island Lido 1960 ©1025 viewsThis was taken during the summer of 1960 at the Lido (Manoel Island) and shows crew members from the destroyers and frigates berthed in Sliema Creek relaxing. I recall the great fun we had on the diving board and raft both visible in this photograph. There was also a counter on the beach (in reality rocks) that sold cold drinks. For returning an empty bottle you received 1d. Empties were usually thrown into the sea. We only got paid every 14 days so on the blank week, we’d dive for these empty bottles for the 1d return! Happy days.
Kalafrana Beach club.1024 viewsSummer 1966, I had a canoe and used to paddle all around this area. But that was in 1967 a year later before Dad was posted back to the UK.8 commentsChris Howells
Dockyard Terrace 1954 © 1022 viewsfrom the Victualling Yard gate.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
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RFA Maine 19461014 views©Dickinson CollectionPrefect
Postcard - Gzira Creek 1009 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise
HMS Tiger & Lion in Grand Harbour -24 August 19611006 viewsTiger steaming past her sister ship. According to my records this is the first occasion since the "Tiger" class Cruisers were launched that the two of them are seen together in the Med. Date please??4 commentsdeco.rise
Peter and Charmaine ©1002 viewsWhile doing the midday sun thing last year at Mgarr, we (Grahame Cain & I) came across what looked like a fully rigged luzzu. Being nosy I climbed aboard uninvited for a closer look. Peter emerged from the shade beneath and we spent an hour grilling him (no hat either). When he was fully baked we let him get back to his painting. He writes….(see comments below)….1 commentsMartin Powell
Postcard Villa Zammit Pietà1001 viewsWith what looks like Villa Guardamangia at the top.Prefect
Distilling Plant - Sliema Ferry - October 2009 ©996 viewsUnder a preservation order? Used to contain a printing press in the 60s, now used as offices. (Not sure I would want to drink water from Sliema Creek even if thrice distilled).22 commentsMartin Powell
Fallen Star988 views29 July 1955.
©Jane Banks
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Hal Far - Kalafrana. 1933-1938.983 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
Winch Room980 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect
Tigne & Sliema Creek975 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect
View of Sliema from Tigne boathouse,Tue 1st Aug 1989974 viewsDavid Robinson
HMS Troutbridge969 viewsThe Navy Lark 1959 - 1977.
Back Row: A.B.Johnson (Ronnie Barker), C.P.O. Pertwee (Jon Pertwee). Lt Bates (Michael Bates), LS Goldstein (Tenniel Evans). Centre: Lieut, Murray (Stephen Murray), Capt. Povey (Richard Caldicot), Sub. Lieut. Phillips (Leslie Phillips). Front: Wren Chasen (Heather Chasen) and Wren Cornwell (Judy Cornwell).

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