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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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Champion Boat's Crew 1882441 viewsFrench Creek1 commentsPrefectJul 07, 2013
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RFA Maine (1)452 viewsMike Day Collection.
The Hospital Ship is in Lazaretto Creek. Behind are probably the depot ships Leander (ex cruiser) & Tyne which are dressed with German Ensigns probably in honour of the Kaiser during his visit in 1904. In the background is the beginnings of Gzira with the RN Canteen and Manoel Island bridge.
The story of the Maines.
PrefectMay 29, 2013
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1st Lincolns 1896433 viewsPrefectMay 27, 2013
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Dockyard Chapel 1875452 viewsIn use in part of the sail loft from 1819, on Store Wharf above what became Church Tunnel. The original Dockyard School was in or near the same building.
School History.-" (originally in or near the Chapel by the sail loft in the Sta Margherita Cospicua, area)"
PrefectMay 25, 2013
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RN Canteen, Corradino, 1931.500 viewsPrefectMay 24, 2013
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Games & Merry-making 1896571 views"In the Piazza Maggiore is the Soldier's and Sailor's Home, an excellent charitable institution, furnished with a good serviceable library, a reading and writing room, smoking and other rooms. This admirably conceived and philanthropic organization is calculated to greatly benefit and improve the class for whom it is designed, affording them not only respectable accommodations, but occupation for their leisure hours. " (From The Story of Malta.)3 commentsPrefectMay 21, 2013
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Our Great Mediterranean Naval Base 1915470 viewsPrefectMay 19, 2013
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HMS Nile 1896399 viewsPrefectMay 19, 2013
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Italian Training Ship445 viewsWhich could be either Cristoforo Colombo or Amerigo Vespucci. At right is the original 250 Ton Admiralty Crane Lighter No.4 which replaced the Macina in 1927 and was sunk at Boiler Wharf in April 1942. Despite the assertion by Bonnici & Cassar that it was raised & rebuilt, the post war Crane Lighter No.4 (Clive) appears to be an entirely different 150 Ton crane built by Cowans & Sheldon.PrefectMay 15, 2013
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Dockyard 1930s412 viewsCyclops with the Subs and Valiant/Barham?
Verdala Barracks & School on the skyline.
PrefectMay 15, 2013
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HMS Stuart352 viewsPrefectMay 11, 2013
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Kingsgate437 viewsWith drawbridge.PrefectMay 11, 2013
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The King374 viewsArriving in HMS Aurora, June 20 1943.PrefectMay 09, 2013
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Grand Harbour 1930512 viewsTug is Respond or Roysterer.PrefectApr 24, 2013
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Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884.525 viewsThe Tug is Escort. See more.PrefectMar 12, 2013
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HMS Lancaster403 viewsPrefectMar 10, 2013
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HMS Fareham 1937624 viewsHunt class minesweeper, in 1944-45 she was named St Angelo II, acting as a minesweeping base ship. PrefectFeb 17, 2013
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Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph537 viewsPreceded the Alhambra.PrefectFeb 14, 2013
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HMS Resource 1936515 viewsPrefectFeb 09, 2013
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A Perspective 1794529 viewsPrefectJan 19, 2013
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Verdala 19161178 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.PrefectDec 31, 2012
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Verdala Barracks 1916548 viewsPrisoners of War.PrefectDec 31, 2012
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Verdala Barracks 1915553 viewsPrisoners of War.PrefectDec 31, 2012
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Fort Tigne593 views© Dr. Stehen C. Spiteri
Read all about it.
PrefectDec 18, 2012
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Fortifications454 viewsCourtesy of the Department of Information.PrefectDec 17, 2012
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HMS Eagle463 viewsPrefectDec 13, 2012
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HMS Eagle504 views On 11 August 1942 whilst still in the Malta bound convoy (Pedestal) she was hit by 4 torpedoes from the German Uboat U-73 and sank in position 38'05' N: 3'02' E.1 commentsPrefectDec 13, 2012
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Founder of the Order473 views3 commentsPrefectNov 30, 2012
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O not with arms reversed, 526 views And the slow beating of the muffled drum ...
Poem.
PrefectNov 28, 2012
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Marsamuscetto, the Hydraulic Dock. 580 viewsBase for mine-sweepers, patrol trawlers and MLs.
Watercolour from World War I by Frank Mason.
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PrefectNov 20, 2012
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Important Chap on Horse456 viewsProbably at the Marsa, crossing the Wied il Kbir channel.PrefectNov 08, 2012
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Royal Garrison Artillery428 viewsAt St Elmo.PrefectNov 08, 2012
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