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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Morris Commercial LC5 504 viewsRoyal Mail van donated to Maltapost by the Postal Heritage Trust of the UK. Independent.Prefect55555
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.677 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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Troopship Empire Ken c1956521 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

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Viscounts at Luqa410 views1 commentsPrefect55555
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Ford V8 2890450 viewsAt the Ferry after the colour change.Prefect55555
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Bus No.3. Thorneycroft. c1905426 viewsImported by Malta Motor Bus & Transport Syndicate Ltd.Prefect55555
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Smoker's Paradise!480 viewsAd from Punch 19561 commentsPrefect55555
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New Barrakka Lift577 viewsCourtesy of Malta Buses. More here.Prefect44444
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Austin Gipsy 1988 ©329 viewsPrefect44444
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Dredger Anadrian ©419 viewsWorked for the Government around Grand Harbour from 1953. Parts are now preserved in the Maritime Museum.
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Imperial Eagle471 viewsIn her later years on the Valletta-Mgarr cargo service.Prefect44444
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Luqa Terminal 1960s424 viewsPrefect44444
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Jason. Blue Funnel Line. 1963. ©395 viewsPrefect44444
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Imperial Eagle ©436 viewsGozo ferry 1960sPrefect44444
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Magirus-Deutz645 viewsWhen did the green rooflights disappear?

Martin Powell
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Uganda420 viewsSchool Cruises 1968 - 1982 1 commentsPrefect33333
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New Royal Lady409 viewsBuilt 1937. Scarborough pleasure boat until requisitioned for war service 1940.
Later renamed Crested Eagle
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Ambassadorial Limo 2008 ©464 viewsPrivileged to drive down Kingsway.5 commentsPrefect33333
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Amerigo Vespucci 1959927 views©Liz MardelPrefect22222
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Siggiewi Bus 1960 ©442 viewsPrefect22222
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BMC Riley or Wolseley? ©428 views20072 commentsPrefect11111
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Troopship Lancashire 1956366 views Mentioned in School Mag 1957.
Lancashire(2)Built 1914 for Bibby Line, in 1930 converted to permanent troopship, scrapped at Barrow in 1956.
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Land Rover Series I 1988 ©363 viewsPrefect00000
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