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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Tigne Barracks - in later years.823 views7 commentsPrefect55555
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The Harbours c 1970575 viewsPrefect55555
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Tigne & Sliema Creek973 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect55555
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A Tigne Cave835 viewsToo wet for me to proceed further.16 commentsPrefect55555
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HMS Layburn ©860 viewsFrom 1969 - 1973, the last RN ship at Malta. Replaced by RMAS Garganey.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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Manoel Island729 viewsFootball pitches but not a warship in sight.Prefect55555
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Mellieha at Twilight488 viewsPrefect55555
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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.Prefect55555
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Winch Room979 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect55555
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Map of Tigne Barracks c1970637 viewsPrefect55555
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Anyone we know?212 viewsAlhambra 1970s.admin55555
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.453 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin55555
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Ghar id-Dud & Qui-si-Sana474 viewsLate 40s or early 50s. With a view of the Union Club which is now lost behind high rises.Prefect55555
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Morris Commercial LC5 517 viewsRoyal Mail van donated to Maltapost by the Postal Heritage Trust of the UK. Independent.Prefect55555
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RAF Luqa 1948653 views2 commentsPrefect55555
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Johnnie's Bar - Mosta659 viewsSeems popular. 8 commentsPrefect55555
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HMS Blackpool 1966577 viewsPrefect55555
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Tigne Church behind the School, Wed 2nd Aug 1989774 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891165 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891119 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891751 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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front of C Block, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989688 views1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Entrance to Tigne Barracks, guardhouse on left,Tue 1st Aug 1989715 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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Tigne Barracks 1965715 viewsBoathouse & slipway from our balcony.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Sliema Creek with LSTs601 viewsFrom our balcony 1964.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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HMS Victorious 1966719 viewsPrefect55555
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A Message from the Harriers672 viewsTo the instigators of the SDSR.
(Nothing to do with Malta and sorry about the apalling lapse of standards, but I couldn't resist it. Thank you Spike.)
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Steam Past 2 May 1954700 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 commentsPrefect55555
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Tigne Barracks 1996526 viewsMartin Powell55555
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.690 viewsPlease remain in your seat until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.
Information from Viscount Network
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear failed. The aircraft crashed into the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there was a break in the main hydraulic system.
The cockpit and nose was badly crushed and the fuselage broke open forward of the wing leading edge. All 5 crew and 46 passengers escaped without serious injury.
The radio equipment was stolen while the aircraft was stored awaiting disposal.
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HMS Liverpool 1950 ©565 viewsThe Vice Admiral commanding the 15th Cruiser Squadron, his wife and HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh.
Andrew Blake
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HMS Mediator799 viewsRescue Tug operated out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Bustler Class. Built 1944, sold 1964.
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