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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats

These tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.

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Ivan   [Nov 17, 2014 at 06:16 PM]
Great set of photos of 2 Site, and well done for gaining access. As I said elsewhere, in 2012 I was not allowed in. Looks like the AFM have abandoned large parts of it now. On this particular photo our flat (1965/66) was top floor, and my bedroom window was the large window to the left of the two small windows which, in turn, are to the left of the tree.
fifla1973   [Nov 17, 2014 at 07:43 PM]
It is still the AFM HQ. Oh to turn the clock back though! I am glad the pictures featured your flat, sad to see the site though.
Ivan   [Nov 18, 2014 at 03:13 PM]
During our time in Malta we lived in Sliema, Luqa village and then on 2 Site - and it was 2 Site that was certainly the best. Attractive environment, good flats and excellent neighbours whose friendship lasted well into subsequent postings, and then civvy street. Only drawback was that my girlfriend (turn the clock back? Oh, yes...!) lived on 1 Site.
Prefect   [Nov 18, 2014 at 04:30 PM]
For the benefit of us non-RAF types, where exactly was 1 Site?
Ivan   [Nov 18, 2014 at 06:50 PM]
1 Site was the main site for RAF Luqa (entrance at Google Maps coordinates 35.863487,14.482061) - airfield, operational buildings, officers' accommodation. From the roof of the officers' flats (35.864257,14.476943) there was a good view across the valley to Tal Handaq.
Prefect   [Nov 18, 2014 at 07:01 PM]
Roger, Wilco. That must have been an inspiring view! Out.
fifla1973   [Nov 19, 2014 at 08:24 PM]
Our girlfriends lived on 1 site too. Many nights spent walking under the runway lights at all hours of the day and night!

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