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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Before Our Time
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HMS Empress of India 1897382 viewsPrefectMay 05, 2014
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HMS Resolution 1933424 views1 commentsPrefectMay 02, 2014
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Football at St Clement's PoW Camp (later became Verdala School)659 viewsIn the background left are Zabbar Gate and the Cottonera Hospital which later became St Edward's College.PrefectApr 29, 2014
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St Clement's Camp435 viewsGerman & Turkish POWs during WW1.PrefectApr 28, 2014
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St Clement's Retrenchment513 viewsAs a POW Camp in WW1. Built by the Royal Engineers in 1854 to divide the area between the Margherita & Cottonera Lines, it later became the home of the Dockyard School & RN School Verdala.PrefectApr 27, 2014
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HMS Nile 1896424 viewsOff Pinto Wharf.
R. Ellis.
Britannia Circus Theatre centre background.
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Blackley's Bakery Pieta725 viewsPlanning Application Aprroved.PrefectApr 12, 2014
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Porta Reale546 views The Army Gymnasium was built 1873 on St James Bastion. Replaced by the Vernon Club in 1919, it was identical to the main building at Verdala School.PrefectApr 02, 2014
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Coastal Forces in Pieta Creek514 viewsPrefectMar 09, 2014
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The Ferry 1920501 viewsThe Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph preceded the Alhambra.PrefectMar 02, 2014
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Landing Place Marsamuscetto Harbour491 viewsH. AgiusPrefectFeb 16, 2014
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President Roosevelt with Lord Gort at Luqa478 views8 December1943. " FDR left his plane, entered a jeep, and proceeded to a nearby area where a guard of honor rendered honors and the Stars and Stripes was hoisted nearby. This was the first time the US national ensign had ever been officially raised on Malta. Lord Gort presented various officers and local officials to FDR. FDR then addressed the crowd."PrefectFeb 09, 2014
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Royal Artillery c1930453 viewsR.Ellis.PrefectJan 17, 2014
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Bathing Fashions 1920s516 viewsPrefectJan 17, 2014
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Visit Of King Edward VII 1903553 viewsFloriana, up from Port des Bombes.
Railway Viaduct at right.
PrefectDec 17, 2013
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Collegiate School, St Julian's 1928.498 viewsSee also.PrefectDec 17, 2013
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Hospital Ship Goorkha 1917432 viewsBuilt for Union Castle 1897. Mined off Malta 10 October 1917 with no casualties. Towed into Malta, decommissioned and returned to owners for repair.PrefectDec 06, 2013
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HMS Ramillies423 viewsOne of Ramillies' 15-inch guns has been preserved and can be seen at the Imperial War Museum in London.PrefectNov 25, 2013
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HMS Raglan c1915406 viewsAbercrombie class monitor. Sunk 1918. Wiki.PrefectNov 25, 2013
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RFA Montenol432 views Built Gray, West Hartlepool 1917. Dardanelles & Black Sea 1921 - 23, then Malta until 1932. Relieved by Cherryleaf and then in reserve until 1935. Fleet attendant at La Rochelle during Spanish Civil War and then Haifa and Alexandria. Torpedoed off West Africa 21 March 1942 en route Far East. Sunk by gunfire.PrefectNov 23, 2013
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HMS Resolution c1932393 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.PrefectNov 19, 2013
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Crane Lighter No.4 c1932501 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.2 commentsPrefectNov 19, 2013
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HMS Trafalgar 1896431 viewsPrefectSep 30, 2013
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Spinola Palace Steps c1932498 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.PrefectSep 27, 2013
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Sheer Bastion c1932462 viewsTug must be "Restive".
From Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.
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Vittoria Street Senglea509 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.PrefectSep 07, 2013
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San Pawl tat-Tarġa429 viewsFrom Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.PrefectSep 06, 2013
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Fleur de Lys Arch465 viewsWhich carried the Wignacourt Aqueduct built between 1610 and 1614. The construction of the aqueduct was recorded on a marble tablet fixed to a decorated archway at Fleur-de-Lys, which in translation reads "So far Valletta was a corpse, now, the spirit of water revives her; as once the first spirit moved on the water, so now, that water has been led to her, the spirit returns". Demolished by an RAF truck in 1943. Later replaced by the roundabout. Beyond is the Vincenzo Bugeja Institute.
From Fr Michael & Ms Frankey Cole.
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HMS Glorious 1934406 viewsPrefectSep 02, 2013
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Porte des Bombes480 viewsWith Bombes (original size & position?) and tram tracks before 1928.
From Edgar Vella.
PrefectAug 19, 2013
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Msida Festa 1932449 viewsFrom Edgar Vella.PrefectAug 19, 2013
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Souvenir of Malta405 viewsPublished sometime in the 1930s with 32 unattributed photos, some of which we have seen before.
Courtesy of Andrew Rennie who was once a pupil at Verdala.
PrefectAug 12, 2013
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