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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Grenadier Guards 1950s710 views1 commentsPrefect
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Wreck of the Bancinu710 viewsGozo Ferry 1950 -1957
Broke her moorings at Mgarr in a gale and was salvaged by RFA Uplifter.
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VJ Day at Verdala, 1945709 viewsLes Hutton/ Martin Powell
In the war years, Verdala was a POW Camp, Detention Centre, Transit Camp, Demob Depot.
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HMS Egmont709 views1912 - 1933Prefect
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RAS off Malta708 viewsA Gannet overflies a Replenishment At Sea between HMS Centaur, RFA Tidepersil, and HMS Lagos.1 commentsPrefect
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Cambridge Battery Tigne708 viewsUnder construction 1870.
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The Carlton on fire 1943.708 viewsPrefect
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The Manderaggio707 viewsA hole dug in Valletta by the Order, intended as a dock but not completed, became a notorious slum until cleared in 1948 and replaced with Government housing.Prefect
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Strada Reale c1870707 viewsWith view to St Elmo Lighthouse.
Francis Frith. Museum Victoria.
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End of Patrol. 1950s.705 viewsPhill Rose4 commentsPrefect
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Empire Stadium, Gzira705 viewsPrefect
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Combined Ops705 viewsLanding in Mellieha Bay . Steam Pinnaces galore.6 commentsPrefect
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Lazaretto Creek and HMS Talbot705 viewsPrefect
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Marfa Palace Hotel © 705 viewsAnd Wied Musa Battery. As it was.Prefect
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RN Hospital Bighi, Womens Ward, mid 60s. ©704 viewsjane banks
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HMS Polyphemus, Dockyard Creek, c1900.704 viewsThe third HMS Polyphemus was a Royal Navy torpedo ram, serving from 1881 until 1903. A shallow-draft, fast, low-profile vessel, she was designed to penetrate enemy harbours at speed and sink ships anchored in it. Designed by Nathaniel Barnaby as primarily as a protected torpedo boat, the ram was provided very much as secondary armament.Prefect
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L-Għajn tal-Ħassielin. Msida.704 viewsStill standing.
This quaint building was constructed in 1750 and funded by the Bailiff Philip Wolfgang de Gutenberg. The Għajn provided a source of water for the villagers, and would be used by housewives to wash clothes and vegetables. It is said that once the Msida fisherman, used to keep their fish fresh and alive in the water of the Għajn.
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Barriera Wharf 1935704 viewsand in the future!
The stone pillars once supported a wooden boardwalk which formed a barrier to segregate quarantined persons.
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RFA Fort Duquesne703 viewsStores Issuing Ship
Away from her usual haunt in Pieta Creek
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HMS Ricasoli 1947 -1958703 viewsSignal training, Cookery, Leadership, Rifle Range, Transit Depot & Lido.
The Army took over the fort but the Lido came under St Angelo.
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Parallel Street Sliema mid 60s702 viewsjane banks
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The Ferry - An early postcard701 viewsShowing the Police Station, creekfront houses and no Bisazza Street. Portsmouth United was a beer.Prefect
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HMS Wolfe 1945 - 1947 701 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1966 ©700 viewsMy Dad informed me at the time that this was HMS Eagle. I will leave that to the Navy Buffs to correct or deny. All I do know is that I took this picture from the upper Barracca Gardens and my note on the back says Summer '66 so I would have been 12/13.13 commentsChris Howells
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H M S LION 1962 ©700 viewsalexander
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Steam Past 2 May 1954699 viewsFirst to roar past at 21 knots was the 1st Cruiser Squadron, led by HMS GLASGOW (Captain B Bryant), wearing the flag of the C-in-C Mediterranean, Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. HMS GAMBIA (Captain P W Gretton), HMS BERMUDA (Captain G K Collett), HMS DELIGHT (Captain H J F Lane), HMS DARING (Captain E A Blundell) and HMS EAGLE (Captain D E Holland-Martin) wearing the flag of Flag Officer Heavy Squadron, Rear Admiral W T Couchman. On the Yacht’s port side, are the 1st Destroyer Squadron, HMS CHEQUERS (Captain R C M Duckworth) wearing the flag of Rear Admiral R D Watson, Flag Officers Flotillas, HMS CHEVIOT (Commander H E P Wilkin), HMS COMET (Commander R C Burton), HMS CHEVRON (Commander J J S Yorke) and HMS CHAPLET (Commander P N Howes); the 3rd Destroyer Squadron, HMS SAINTES (Captain D P Dreyer) and HMS BARFLEUR (Commander W G F Skelton); and ships of the 5th Frigate Squadron, HMS WHIRLWIND (Commander A R E Evans) and HMS ROEBUCK (Commander H J A Brooke). Either side now are ships of the Close Escort comprising the 2nd Frigate Squadron, HMS MERMAID (Captain A H C Gordon-Lennox), HMS MAGPIE (Commander J W Meadows), HMS PEACOCK (Commander J Wood) and the C-in-C’s despatch vessel, HMS SURPRISE (Commander G C Leslie) today wearing the flag of Vice Admiral J P L Reid, Flag Officer Second-in-Command, Mediterranean.1 commentsPrefect
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Malta Rivers699 viewsRead even more about them.Prefect
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Marsa - Il Menqa698 viewsYet another Yacht Marina is planned for 2011.Prefect
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Msida Creek Summer 1966697 viewsTaken from the balcony of our flat, St Nicholas flats, Ta'Xbiex Wharf in the summer of 1966. I believe that the rough track at the front of those flats is now a main road over to Gzira! The rough ground in front of the flats was alive with aggressive black ants. Boy did I have fun with them.1 commentsChris Howells
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HMS Ark Royal ©696 viewspossibly in Sliema Creek 19602 commentsJohn Kirby
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A boat Grand Harbour696 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells
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RAF Luqa 1956695 viewsPrefect
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