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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Troopship Empire Ken c1956537 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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Troopship Empire Clyde c1956393 views ©Rex Cooper
Cameronia. Later renamed Empire Clyde - 7515tons built 1920.
Scrapped in September 1957 at Newport, Monmouthshire, England.
Go here http://hmtships.googlepages.com/home to see that HMT does not stand for Her Majesty's Troopship.
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Its that ship again344 viewsStar of Malta 1955.
©Rex Cooper
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Magirus-Deutz654 viewsWhen did the green rooflights disappear?

Martin Powell
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Smoker's Paradise!489 viewsAd from Punch 19561 commentsPrefect
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A new way to go to Gozo ©343 viewsPrefect
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Trucks315 viewsPrefect
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Flying Moggie346 views RFA Wave Monarch goes into the export business. 1959.
©George Mortimore
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Caledonia Star 1968301 viewsPrefect
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Postcard Crested Eagle443 viewsImperial Eagle in a former life.Prefect
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Hold very tightly please! ©389 viewsTransport of delight 1959.John Kirby
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Home Alone ©357 viewsLeaving Luqa at 6am on 1st October 1961 to go to boarding school.
I think this was a DC7 and very noisy it was too! I was not to return to Malta until April 1962.
John Kirby
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Uganda447 viewsBI Liner converted for School Cruises 1968.
TH Cruise over Xmas 1968.
Hospital Ship in Falklands 1982
©Dickinson Collection.
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Star Arrival 1960 ©329 viewsJohn Kirby
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BEA Comet 4B at Luqa 1961 ©324 viewsJohn Kirby
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BEA Vanguard at Luqa 1962 ©327 viewsJohn Kirby
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Malta International Airport374 viewsWhich is considered to be at Gudja rather than Luqa.Prefect
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All together now ....390 viewsPrefect
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SS Constitution entering Grand Harbour c1961315 viewsdeco.rise
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Swedish liner Grinsholm in Grand Harbour 21/3/1961293 viewsRFA & Floating Dock in background.deco.rise
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SS Amarna Grand harbour 1961290 viewsdeco.rise
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Postcard - Unusual night shot, Grand Harbour c1959313 viewsCannot recall the name of this freighter - Greek maybe?deco.rise
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SS Nea Mellas - Grand Harbour 1957/58300 viewsPostcard, tinted. I knew the name of this ship by spotting it on a later Malta visit.deco.rise
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Scottish Ptarmigan entering Grand Harbour, May 1961 ©293 viewsGreat shot showing entrance into the harbourdeco.rise
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Knight of Malta282 viewsRan to Syracuse in the thirties.Prefect
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Train348 viewsEmerging from the tunnel into Museum Station.Prefect
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Austins in the 90s282 viewsTen, A30, A40.Prefect
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Vauxhalls in the 90s283 viewsCresta & VictorsPrefect
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Fords in the 90s - 2269 viewsConsul & ZodiacPrefect
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Fords in the 90s - 1277 viewsAnglia & PrefectPrefect
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The Bus Routes from 1955397 viewsSEE THEM ALL HERE
And for some excellent bus photos click here.
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Sliema Bus409 viewsProbably 1930s, though the body looks much like a post war Wayne "American School Bus."
This is No.2 in the fleet of the British Motor Company owned by Mr Joe Gazan. Behind is a rival of the Sliema Motor Bus Company.
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