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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Then & Now


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Royal Visit 1954


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Naval & Military


874 files, last one added on Nov 04, 2020
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467 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2021
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Before Our Time


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Last comments - Malta
HMS Theseus573 viewsTwo Tirrenia Line and the Star. Probably 1953.1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 22:42alexander: tugs RESPOND, ROYSTERER
A boat Grand Harbour689 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 Howells02/22/21 at 22:21alexander: DIRECTOR as Faithful left in 1961
HMS Silvia 1945280 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 21:46admin: I think Prefect is not far out Alexander as the hu...
Admiralty Dredger St. Alban533 views1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:29alexander: she was dredging dockyard creek when her mooring w...

Last additions - Malta
BEA advertising poster 1960s34 viewsArtist's impression or painted from a real photo? If a photo, who?

Looks like an Albacore.
adminJun 13, 2021
Aerial view taken 2000, photo courtesy Keith Poulton159 viewsInto my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those tin remembered roofs?
What bell, what kids are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain.
Hot dusty classrooms where I went
And cannot come again.

(With apologies to A.E.Housman)
adminMay 01, 2021
Farewell Sir198 viewsHRH Prince Philip 1921-2021

Times of Malta article on new Malta stamps to be issued on 10 June 2021 which would have been HRH's 100th birthday (but omits to mention his command of HMS Magpie in Malta!) see HERE
adminApr 10, 2021
Notta lotta people know this .................. The Investigator182 viewsThriller puppet show by Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds fame, filmed in Malta in 1973 . This particular pilot never took off.

Watch clips HERE

Read about it HERE
adminApr 05, 2021

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