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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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Ponsonby's Column549 viewsOn St Andrew's Bastion before being struck down by lightning in 1864.
Major General The Honourable Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby
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Strada Mercanti 1854 or 1856522 viewsJames Robertson/Felice Beato.PrefectJul 28, 2012
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Unloading Welshman500 viewsPrefectJul 17, 2012
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HMS Welshman 1942605 viewsIn disguise. WIKI.PrefectJul 17, 2012
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Fort Ricasoli636 viewsA tale by Peter Prictoe.PrefectJun 08, 2012
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Salvatore Gate753 viewsFacing Kalkara in the Cottonera Lines.
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Fort Tigne827 viewsIn splendid isolation.PrefectJun 07, 2012
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Fort Ricasoli678 viewsR. Ellis. Early 1900s.
The fort suffered significant damage from enemy action in WW2, when much of the internal structure was badly damaged. The gate has been rebuilt, but the internal buildings including the Governor's House have been lost.
PrefectJun 07, 2012
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Strada Reale c1870710 viewsWith view to St Elmo Lighthouse.
Francis Frith. Museum Victoria.
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Isola Battery c1870555 viewsFrancis Frith. Museum Victoria.PrefectMay 26, 2012
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Building Mosta Military Iron Bridge 1896504 viewsPrefectMay 20, 2012
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St Paul's 1850s746 viewsJames Robertson/Felice Beato.
Built on the site of the Auberge d’Allemagne, the cathedral was designed by William Scamp and was built between 1839 and 1844. Queen Adelaide laid the foundation stone on 20 March 1839 and her banner hangs above the choir stalls.
PrefectMay 14, 2012
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HMS Ajax 1919424 viewsR.EllisPrefectMay 11, 2012
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Bighi from St Angelo 1870s479 viewsPrefectMay 10, 2012
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St Elmo from St Angelo460 viewsPrefectMay 10, 2012
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HMS Protector 1938412 viewsNetlayer, later converted to Antarctic Patrol Ship.PrefectMay 05, 2012
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HMS Guardian 1937556 viewsNetlayerPrefectMay 05, 2012
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Towards St Elmo559 viewsPrefectMay 04, 2012
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Calesse, Caleche or Calash.441 viewsMark I GharryPrefectMay 04, 2012
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Auberge de Baviere et d'Angleterre547 viewsOn the English Curtain.
Giorgio Sommer
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Fairey IIIF floatplanes of 202 Squadron525 views at Kalafrana in 1934. PrefectApr 28, 2012
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HMS Penelope386 viewsPrefectApr 28, 2012
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HMS Gloucester 1939383 viewsWhen new. Spanish Civil War neutrality markings.PrefectApr 22, 2012
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HMS Centurion 1937405 viewsFormer Battleship converted to radio controlled target.PrefectApr 22, 2012
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War damage at the Victualling Yard493 viewsThe 200 column colonnade was built in 1823 to keep the sun off the victuals. The Yard transferred to Pinto Wharf in 1964 and the remnants of the colonnade were removed in 1988.PrefectApr 04, 2012
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Those were the days!421 viewsPrefectMar 26, 2012
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HMS Sandhurst576 views Ex merchant ship Manipur, built by Harland and Wolff Belfast 1905, served through WW1 as a destroyer depot ship and later as a fleet repair ship.
The Med Fleet 1932
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HMS Nelson 1938401 viewsPrefectMar 21, 2012
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Not the Rialto517 viewsBridge over the "canal" at Marsa Sewage Works.PrefectMar 03, 2012
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Military engineering at Mosta 1928690 viewsProbably repairing Wied l-Isperanza Bridge. (Built 1905)PrefectFeb 26, 2012
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Any more for the Skylark?547 viewsTug Ancient with some of Eagle's ship's company.1 commentsPrefectFeb 26, 2012
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HMS Malaya 1927595 viewsPrefectFeb 15, 2012
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