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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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RNH BIGHI541 viewsLaboratory
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RNH BIGHI502 views Medical Officers. (No executive curl)
A classic example of people not being told what to do with their hands for a military group photo
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RNH BIGHI510 viewsOperating Theatre
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RNH BIGHI507 viewsBoiler Room
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RNH BIGHI506 viewsWest Ward I, TB section
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RNH BIGHI435 viewsC Ward Xmas 1918
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RNH BIGHI458 viewsA Ward Xmas 1918
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RNH BIGHI475 viewsWest Ward Xmas 1918
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HMS Hibernia 1902859 viewsOn her way to be scrapped at Pieta. (R.Ellis).
HMS Hibernia was a 110-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Plymouth dockyard on 17 November 1804, and was the last ship to fly the flag of the Earl of St Vincent. (A famous House!)
She was flagship of the British Mediterranean Fleet from 1816 until 1855, when she became the flagship for the Royal Navy's base at Malta and stationed in Grand Harbour. She remained in this role until she was sold in 1902.
More here.
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HMS Boxer508 views(R.Ellis). St Emo Lighthouse was removed early in WW2.
It may be rebuilt when St Elmo is refurbed.
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Dockyard Cranes660 viewsTop: 160 Tons. Verdala Barracks beyond.
Bottom: No.2 Hamilton Dock.
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Victoria Lines562 viewsManned by Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. (5th Foot).
"Whatever happens, we have got, the Maxim Gun, and they have not."
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Combined Ops578 viewsMaj Gen Lord Congleton & Staff ascending Marfa Ridge.Prefect
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Combined Ops560 viewsThe Naval Brigade has a stand-easy.
Hauling guns up to Mellieha.
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Combined Ops706 viewsLanding in Mellieha Bay . Steam Pinnaces galore.6 commentsPrefect
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Verdala Palace615 viewsNote by Agnes Baden-Powell. Uncle Henry was the Governor.3 commentsPrefect
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Wied iz Zurrieq 1929566 viewsPrefect
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Verdala Barracks C1910527 viewsPrefect
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St John Cavalier 1929604 viewsThen used as the Met Office.Prefect
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Qrendi Airfield639 viewsPrefect
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Luqa Airfield 1940557 viewsPrefect
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Senglea649 views3 commentsPrefect
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Manoel Island under attack934 views21 commentsPrefect
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Manoel Island594 viewsPrefect
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RHS Glaukos490 viewsGreek submarine pre-war.
During WW2, escaped to Alexandria and operated in the Mediterranean under British control.
Glavkos was bombed and sunk by German aircraft at Malta, 4 April 1942.
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Connaught Home & Methodist Church533 viewsThe Church built in 1883 was the first building in Malta to be lit by electricity.Prefect
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Army Racing Gig523 viewsSliema CreekPrefect
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Manoel Island Bridge784 viewsPrefect
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Mosta574 viewsRoad widening scheme in progress or possibly the building of Constitution Bridge? (1930).Prefect
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St George's Bay & Barracks3594 views2 commentsPrefect
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