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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Strait Street (Strada Stretta) 1933777 viewsJohn Clark1 commentsPrefect
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Riot time 1958 ©777 viewsBarrier near Admiralty House, Valletta on the corner of South Street and Old Bakery StreetOldBat
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The Sliema terminal of the Ferry 1915776 viewsJane Banks3 commentsPrefect
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The Comino Pig Farm775 viewsBuilt 1979 to raise stock to replace those lost to African Swine Fever.Prefect
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Dragonara Swimming Pool 1967774 viewsWith distant view of an early Sliema High-Rise, probably the Preluna.2 commentsMartin Powell
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Tigne Church behind the School, Wed 2nd Aug 1989774 viewsDavid Robinson
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HMS Talbot772 viewsWith submarines Taku, P44 & P51.
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A Wartime Family771 viewsWW2 People's War


More stories at Wartime Memories in the Archive album.
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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.
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Cinemas no more ©769 viewsCorrection. For Majestic read Gaiety. I think.
Malta Cinemas
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Skating Pals, Tower Road, 57-58.768 viewsJane Stubbs and Friends. We all lived in and near Egmont Close, Depiro Street, Sliema.
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Birżebbuġa or Birzebbugia in the 1960s765 views7 commentsPrefect
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Canberra over Luqa main gate764 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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HMS Illustrious 1943763 viewsHarbour boom rigged.4 commentsPrefect
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HMS Nigeria 1948762 viewsMartin Powell
Colonies Class Cruiser. Damaged by torpedo on Operation Pedestal 1942.
Sold to India (INS Mysore) 1957.
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202 Squadron RAF at Kalafrana762 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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Villa Zammit Pietà 1901762 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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The Chalet & Sliema Point Battery762 views2 commentsPrefect
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Old Zabbar Bus 2522 Back in Service762 viewsTimes of Malta.
As she was.
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HMS Breconshire 1950761 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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Rockyvale760 views5 commentsSheila Evans
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The 2nd Most Photographed Place in Malta759 viewsPrefect
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HMS London 1947759 viewsAndrew Blake2 commentsPrefect
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New Barrakka Lift ©759 viewsDue to open next year.4 commentsPrefect
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Imperial Eagle758 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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HMS / HMT Brigand758 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 1956757 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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Matelots at the Ferry 1950s756 views©Lesley Cole3 commentsPrefect
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga756 views3 commentsPrefect
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Balluta Buildings under construction 1926-8756 viewsOwner the Marquis Scicluna. Behind is St Ignatius College. No sign of Egmont Close yet.Prefect
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Golden Bay, 1963755 views © Jane Banks1 commentsjane banks
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Royal Naval Hospital Bighi754 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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