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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Riot time 1958 ©782 viewsBarrier near Admiralty House, Valletta on the corner of South Street and Old Bakery StreetOldBat
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King George V Merchant Seamen's Memorial Hospital781 viewsOn Crucifix Bastion, opened 1922.
Now the Boffa Hospital
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The Comino Pig Farm781 viewsBuilt 1979 to raise stock to replace those lost to African Swine Fever.Prefect
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Dragonara Swimming Pool 1967779 viewsWith distant view of an early Sliema High-Rise, probably the Preluna.2 commentsMartin Powell
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Strait Street (Strada Stretta) 1933778 viewsJohn Clark1 commentsPrefect
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The Sliema terminal of the Ferry 1915777 viewsJane Banks3 commentsPrefect
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Villa Zammit Pietà 1901777 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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HMS Talbot777 viewsWith submarines Taku, P44 & P51.
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Cinemas no more ©775 viewsCorrection. For Majestic read Gaiety. I think.
Malta Cinemas
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Skating Pals, Tower Road, 57-58.773 viewsJane Stubbs and Friends. We all lived in and near Egmont Close, Depiro Street, Sliema.
© Jane Banks
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A Wartime Family772 viewsWW2 People's War


More stories at Wartime Memories in the Archive album.
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Canberra over Luqa main gate771 viewsThis was taken on one of my trips around the island from Pawla where we lived. The picture dates from summer 1971.glub
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202 Squadron RAF at Kalafrana771 views On 1 January 1929, No 481 Flight flying Fairey IIID floatplanes out of Kalafrana, Malta was redesignated No 202 (Flying Boat) Squadron. Flying boats in the shape of Scapas did not arrive until 1935 but these were replaced two years later by Londons. The Squadron was placed on a high state of alert during the Spanish Civil War and Munich Crisis, but both incidents passed uneventfully. Within days of the Second World War starting, the unit moved to Gibraltar and took over a number of Swordfish floatplanes.Prefect
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Ghajn Tuffieha Hospital Camp770 viewsOther hospitals and hospital camps were set up including: the Hamrun Hospital, St. Andrew's Hospital, St. George's Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital (close to St. Andrew's), St. David's Hospital and St. Patrick's Hospital, St. John's Hospital (in the Sliema Primary School), St. Ignatius Hospital (in the old Jesuit College in St. Julians), Tigne Hospital, St. Elmo and Baviere Hospitals in Valletta, Manoel Hospital, the Blue Sisters' Hospital and the Ghajn Tuffieha Camp.
FULL STORY SERVICE HOSPITALS

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Birżebbuġa or Birzebbugia in the 1960s770 views7 commentsPrefect
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Imperial Eagle767 viewsFormerly Crested Eagle. Gozo Ferry 1958 - 1968.
After a period of lay up and vandalism in Grand Harbour, she was laid to rest as a diving wreck off Qawra Point in 1999.

Full story HERE
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Wied Għomor (Spinola)767 viewsPrefect
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The Chalet & Sliema Point Battery767 views2 commentsPrefect
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Rockyvale766 views5 commentsSheila Evans
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New Barrakka Lift ©766 viewsDue to open next year.4 commentsPrefect
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HMS Nigeria 1948765 viewsMartin Powell
Colonies Class Cruiser. Damaged by torpedo on Operation Pedestal 1942.
Sold to India (INS Mysore) 1957.
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Balluta Buildings under construction 1926-8764 viewsOwner the Marquis Scicluna. Behind is St Ignatius College. No sign of Egmont Close yet.Prefect
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HMS Illustrious 1943764 viewsHarbour boom rigged.4 commentsPrefect
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Royal Naval Hospital Bighi764 viewsA museum is being established by MCST.
"Medical History of Royal Naval Hospital in Bighi will be presented in a
museum-like format of exhibition. We are hoping to find any Hospital-
related photos and artefacts. We also very interested in finding some
personal stories, legends and anecdotes about Bighi Hospital."
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga763 views3 commentsPrefect
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Old Zabbar Bus 2522 Back in Service763 viewsTimes of Malta.
As she was.
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Golden Bay, 1963762 views © Jane Banks1 commentsjane banks
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HMS Breconshire 1950762 viewsAn Auxiliary Supply Ship sunk by bombing in Marsaxlokk, March 1942 after a valiant attempt to reach Grand Harbour from Alexandria, her convoy having been scattered.
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The 2nd Most Photographed Place in Malta761 viewsPrefect
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HMS / HMT Brigand761 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

War service HERE
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HMS Lofoten 1956761 viewsAt Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.2 commentsPrefect
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HMS London 1947760 viewsAndrew Blake2 commentsPrefect
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