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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Troutbridge963 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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HMS Forth in her usual place 962 views©Liz MardelOldBat
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HMS St Angelo960 views©Liz Mardel
Fort St Angelo
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Tigne Beach, Sliema, Malta954 viewsThe young laddy posing in the foreground was one of the loves of my life (not that he knew anything about it ;-D His name was something Ibbotsen. That's his mum and dad sitting down with my mum top right. 1 commentsPowellthatwas
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Last White Ensign at Hal Far 951 views31 May 1967 on the disbandment of 728 Naval Air Squadron.

HMS Falcon had already ceased to be on 31 August 1965. RAF Hal-Far was instituted 1st Sept 1965.

The Kalafrana - Hal Far Story
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RN Families Clinic, Tower Road Sliema - mid 60s © copyright Jane Banks946 viewsOnly the facade remains.5 commentsjane banks
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Anobat Flats ©945 viewsCorner of Sur Fons St & P.O.W .Road St Julians, Ours was top corner flat. Mid/late 80s Map.7 commentsdeco.rise
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HRH Princess Elizabeth at Hal Far 1949943 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
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Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.943 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks
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USS John F Kennedy942 views20041 commentsPrefect
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Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !938 viewsThis lift was completed in 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.
© Jane Banks
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Corradino Canteen938 viewsOpened 1897, closed 1968. Damaged by bombing and only partly rebuilt. (As was). Once had 38 snooker tables, 200 seat restaurant and 1000 seat theatre. Continued as a trade school until demolished in 1975 to make way for the new dock.2 commentsPrefect
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Amerigo Vespucci 1959935 views©Liz MardelPrefect
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Manoel Island under attack933 views21 commentsPrefect
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Msida Creek 1962930 viewsNarvik with the subs, several Ton class, and Ausonia far left.1 commentsPrefect
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Tower Road925 viewsOn a Sunday Afternoon?2 commentsPrefect
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Msida Bastion Cemetery (left) & Hay Wharf925 viewsAn early British cemetery used 1806-1856, recently restored.
The hay stacked in pyramids was for Army horses.
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The Ferry 1945925 viewsBefore the Alhambra was rebuilt.
(It started as The Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph in 1907, part of the DoE Hotel.)
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Filming The Malta Story 1952919 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
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Sliema Creek917 viewsCorunna, Barrosa & Aisne ?
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The Fleet's in ©917 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby
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Fond Ghadir 1964913 viewsPostcard. Across from the Meadowbank.
Translation may be "bottom pool" or "deep pool". Other offers welcome.
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1st Destroyer Sqn 1961912 viewsHMS Solebay (Captain. 'D') leading Saintes, Finisterre, ahead of Camperdown. Leaving Malta for the last time (20th Sept. 1961)Prefect
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The Torpedo Depot, Msida Creek905 viewsOriginally built in 1855 as the P&O Coal Stores, the Depot closed in 1964 having looked after the sweepers in its final years.Prefect
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Old Bakery Street902 views3 commentsPrefect
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Kingsgate Terminus901 viewsAfter Kingsgate had been desecrated into Citygate.
Martin Powell
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Tigne Barracks 1956895 viewsBuild up for Suez.3 commentsPrefect
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Our Favourite Barracks889 viewsPhoto Ewart White7 commentsPrefect
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Portomaso884 viewsThe new Hilton complete with Marina, Tower & Luxury Apartments.
Photo from The Alexandra Hotel.
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Pieta882 viewsThe little chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, which dates from the seventeenth century.Prefect
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Royal Naval Canteen, Corradino.882 viewsPre - War. From John Clark.
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HMS Manxman in disguise878 viewsAbdiel Class Minelayer. Photographed off Gozo (Dwejra Bay) in 1952 disguised as a German cruiser for the film Single Handed. Along with her sister Welshman, she played an important part in sustaining Malta during the Siege and was later there for most of the 1950s, taking part in the Suez operation.
Manxman History
Welshman Episode
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