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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Troll c1960634 viewsWith Sea Giant.
© Rex Cooper.
2 commentsPrefect02/04/13 at 09:14MacHead: Sea Giant served in Malta 1955 to 1965. The paddle...
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Troll c1960634 viewsWith Sea Giant.
© Rex Cooper.
2 commentsPrefect02/02/13 at 06:22phillrose: Nice picture, and a paddle tug in the background.
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Karozzin524 viewsSometimes known as a Gharry.2 commentsPrefect01/12/13 at 07:36MilkMonitor: Aaah its Floriana across from the Phoenicia. See t...
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Ooops!674 viewsSliema Creek c19552 commentsPrefect01/11/13 at 07:52phillrose: I can recall one going over the edge there in Slie...
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Ooops!674 viewsSliema Creek c19552 commentsPrefect01/11/13 at 05:58MacHead: I witnessed a similar event in 1960 but in Grand H...
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398 views... some destinations are confusing. ©2 commentsPrefect12/22/12 at 01:31Ivan: I saw this bus whilst staying at the Phoenicia in ...
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Costa Magica ©430 viewsSomehow they are still in business.
Costa Concordia Preliminary Investigation Report
5 commentsPrefect10/04/12 at 09:19Prefect: Not this one, but the one on Panorama - (actually ...
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Costa Magica ©430 viewsSomehow they are still in business.
Costa Concordia Preliminary Investigation Report
5 commentsPrefect10/04/12 at 08:59phillrose: Would it be safe to say that it is berthed in it&#...
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Fordson Thames403 viewsIn the post 1995 livery.
537's Final Trip
2 commentsPrefect10/04/12 at 08:09Prefect: Why did it have to be re-registered?
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Costa Magica ©430 viewsSomehow they are still in business.
Costa Concordia Preliminary Investigation Report
5 commentsPrefect10/04/12 at 08:06Prefect: Yes and guess where it was registered!
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Costa Magica ©430 viewsSomehow they are still in business.
Costa Concordia Preliminary Investigation Report
5 commentsPrefect10/04/12 at 08:03phillrose: Did you see the C4 Dispatches programme the other ...
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Fordson Thames403 viewsIn the post 1995 livery.
537's Final Trip
2 commentsPrefect10/04/12 at 07:50MacHead: After the demise of the route bus, 2nd July 2011, ...
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Costa Magica ©430 viewsSomehow they are still in business.
Costa Concordia Preliminary Investigation Report
5 commentsPrefect10/04/12 at 07:11MacHead: Costa is just one of the companies that forms part...
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New Bus Terminus ©382 viewsIn St James Ditch. Not quite finished and only a week to go.1 commentsPrefect10/03/12 at 11:18MacHead: ...and subsequently found to NOT offer sufficient ...
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Flood at the Ferry ©450 viewsFrom Peter Evans.1 commentsPrefect09/28/12 at 02:57Prefect: That Pillar Box outside Tony's Bar is still t...
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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©434 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/14/12 at 07:50Prefect: Not in my department!!
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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©434 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/14/12 at 07:47phillrose: Quite likely, have heard stories about you RFA cha...
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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©434 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/13/12 at 08:16Prefect: I rather like it.
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Marsaxlokk Goes Digital ©434 viewsiPlace4 commentsPrefect09/13/12 at 08:06phillrose: Nice motor, other than the colour of course.
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.693 viewsPlease remain in your seat until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.
Information from Viscount Network
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear failed. The aircraft crashed into the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there was a break in the main hydraulic system.
The cockpit and nose was badly crushed and the fuselage broke open forward of the wing leading edge. All 5 crew and 46 passengers escaped without serious injury.
The radio equipment was stolen while the aircraft was stored awaiting disposal.
1 commentsPrefect09/02/12 at 06:40Prefect: New information. For more photos search this galle...
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Scammell Scarab ©651 viewsMobile Post Office Valletta 2012
Restoration Project
2 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 06:17Prefect: Yes it was Farsons - here. and here.
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398 views... some destinations are confusing. ©2 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 05:59Martin Powell: Might be cheaper than flying though.
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Scammell Scarab ©651 viewsMobile Post Office Valletta 2012
Restoration Project
2 commentsPrefect07/07/12 at 05:58Martin Powell: Fantastic! Who said the authorities had no soul? I...
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Uganda427 viewsSchool Cruises 1968 - 1982 1 commentsPrefect04/25/12 at 07:10kionasgrandma: what a fantastic ship..went on school cruise in ja...
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The Bus Routes from 1955397 viewsSEE THEM ALL HERE
And for some excellent bus photos click here.
1 commentsPrefect04/25/12 at 01:29Prefect: New link to 136 old bus photos.
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Kingsgate Terminus in 1967 ©481 viewsThe buses are organised by teardrop route signs.2 commentsMartin Powell02/06/12 at 08:17Prefect: Or siphoning the petrol?
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!717 viewsThe four figures with the car are - Joyce Rippin, needlework teacher at Tal Handaq, Ian Merrilees, doing his National Service on the C-in-C's flagship HMS Surprise, Liz Keating from Ireland who was teaching in a Maltese school and Joe Mardel, Admiralty Civil Engineer.
© Liz Mardel
5 commentsOldBat02/05/12 at 16:30Martin Powell: I am greatly honoured Liz - but reckon you will ou...
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Kingsgate Terminus in 1967 ©481 viewsThe buses are organised by teardrop route signs.2 commentsMartin Powell02/05/12 at 15:58Martin Powell: MMU cold milk van in foreground - with thirsty que...
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!717 viewsThe four figures with the car are - Joyce Rippin, needlework teacher at Tal Handaq, Ian Merrilees, doing his National Service on the C-in-C's flagship HMS Surprise, Liz Keating from Ireland who was teaching in a Maltese school and Joe Mardel, Admiralty Civil Engineer.
© Liz Mardel
5 commentsOldBat01/26/12 at 16:26OldBat: Who dented the rear wing, young Phillip? Probably...
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!717 viewsThe four figures with the car are - Joyce Rippin, needlework teacher at Tal Handaq, Ian Merrilees, doing his National Service on the C-in-C's flagship HMS Surprise, Liz Keating from Ireland who was teaching in a Maltese school and Joe Mardel, Admiralty Civil Engineer.
© Liz Mardel
5 commentsOldBat01/26/12 at 09:42phillrose: Miss, Miss, who dented the rear wing? good selecti...
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!717 viewsThe four figures with the car are - Joyce Rippin, needlework teacher at Tal Handaq, Ian Merrilees, doing his National Service on the C-in-C's flagship HMS Surprise, Liz Keating from Ireland who was teaching in a Maltese school and Joe Mardel, Admiralty Civil Engineer.
© Liz Mardel
5 commentsOldBat01/26/12 at 01:47Prefect: Salmon pink surely? Splendid shot - 100E, two tone...
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!717 viewsThe four figures with the car are - Joyce Rippin, needlework teacher at Tal Handaq, Ian Merrilees, doing his National Service on the C-in-C's flagship HMS Surprise, Liz Keating from Ireland who was teaching in a Maltese school and Joe Mardel, Admiralty Civil Engineer.
© Liz Mardel
5 commentsOldBat01/25/12 at 18:00OldBat: You can't see much of the car here - but you ...
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