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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Serapis bringing Edward, Prince of Wales to Malta 1876147 viewsSerapis was one of five Euphrates class, originally built as troopers.

HMS Hercules behind (just ahead).

Read about the partying Prince in the TIMES OF MALTA
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Army childhood193 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but lacks a search facility).
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Could Malta have become a US possession?143 viewsJudge for yourself HERE

Watercolour USS Constitution in GH 1804, Edwin Galea
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Spinola 1870728 viewsThe statue of St Julian is still there.Prefect
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What became the Naval Families Clinic551 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
Independent.
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Dockyard College, Clock & Senglea Gate845 viewsNear Sheer Bastion.2 commentsPrefect
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St Elmo Breakwater497 viewsUnder construction.Prefect
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St Elmo Breakwater502 viewsOpen to the public.
Postcard 1930s
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Customs House Steps634 views2 commentsPrefect
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Church of St Paul's Bonfire538 viewsSt Paul's Bay.
Bombed 1943.
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Grand Harbour 1930498 viewsPrefect
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Floriana 1857462 viewsPrefect
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Gozo Military Hospital 1882470 viewsPrefect
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Bighi Naval Hospital455 viewsR.Ellis
Prior to 1903. (No Cot Lift.)
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HMS Nile c1890-93445 viewsPrefect
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The Ill Fated HMS Victoria431 viewsWiki.Prefect
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Australia Hall471 viewsIn good order.Prefect
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Tigne Barracks 1915484 viewsPrefect
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HMS Royal Sovereign479 views1 commentsPrefect
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Fort St Angelo448 viewsPrefect
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World Leaders Up the Creek466 viewsWSC & FDR confer, 2 Feb 1945 prior to Yalta.
"No more let us falter! From Malta to Yalta. Let nobody alter!"
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P&O Arcadia391 viewsBuilt 1888.
Details.
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HMS Euphrates402 viewsIndian Trooper built 1866.Prefect
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Racecourse Street, Saqqajja Hill, Rabat.450 viewsPrefect
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Racing at Marsa423 viewsRacing Club History.Prefect
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Musta Church401 viewsPrefect
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Mosta Church425 viewsPrefect
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The Manderaggio473 viewsA hole dug in Valletta by the Order, intended as a dock but not completed, became a notorious slum until cleared in 1948 and replaced with Government housing.Prefect
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HMS Tamar c1882412 viewsTroopship built 1863. Later hulked at Hong Kong where she was scuttled in 1941, her name transferring to the Naval Base.
Hibernia beyond.
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Viaduct at Wied il-Faħam near Gharghur416 viewsPrefect
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Mellieha Church442 viewsPrefect
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