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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 Talbot775 viewsWith submarines Taku, P44 & P51.
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HMS Olympus748 viewsA sonar scan showing the position of the submarine HMS Olympus on the seabed seven miles off the coast of Malta. Story here.PrefectJan 12, 2012
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Wreck of the Adjutant, Tigne 1884.522 viewsThe British steamship Adjutant, was bound from Calcutta to London with a general cargo. On the morning of January 4th, 1884, when off Fort Tigne, Malta, she was driven ashore in a gale and became a total wreck. The tug Escort endeavoured to render assistance but without avail. Of the Adjutant´s crew five men were drowned, the captain and all the officers being among the survivors.
More here.
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End of the Sheerlegs (Macina), 1927.566 viewsBuilt on Sheer Bastion 1864 to replace the earlier wooden one of the Order. Superceded by Crane Lighter No.4.PrefectJan 07, 2012
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Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520.1077 viewsprobably while being flown by No. 261 Squadron RAF at Ta Kali
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Hal Far Fighter Flight
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Winston, 19 November 1943500 views© IWM (A 20581)PrefectDec 30, 2011
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Spitfire in Castille Square606 views25th anniversary of the RAF 1943.
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Ohio535 viewsTransferring her cargo to RFA Boxol August 1942.
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Guarding the George Cross535 viewsOn the 1st anniversary of its award. 15 April 1943.
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2 commentsPrefectDec 29, 2011
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Wartime Cricket517 viewsAt Tigne Barracks
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1 commentsPrefectDec 28, 2011
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Scramble!458 viewsA Naval pilot hurries to his Hurricane.
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Dockyard Fitting Shop 1943546 viewsPrefectDec 27, 2011
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Air Raid Shelter 1942652 viewsProbably Valletta Railway Station, later the Yellow Garage.8 commentsPrefectDec 27, 2011
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HMS Lancaster c 1909-1910486 viewsWith tug Cracker.PrefectDec 19, 2011
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Mosquito over Filfla569 views© IWM (CM 4766)PrefectDec 17, 2011
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Beaufighter at Ta Kali468 views272 Sqn. June 1943. © IWM (TR 1064)PrefectDec 14, 2011
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Lord Gort with AVM Sir Keith Park525 viewsOpening of RAF Safi, May 1943.
© IWM (TR 1065)
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Mosquito over Malta 1943494 views23 Squadron. © IWM (TR 1075)PrefectDec 13, 2011
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Beaufighters of 272 Sqn 1943496 viewsOver Marsaxlokk. © IWM (TR 1063)PrefectDec 13, 2011
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AVM Sir Keith Park 575 viewsIn his personal Spitfire, opening Safi strip 1943.
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HMS Breconshire623 viewsArriving on one of several successful voyages before her final one in March 1942. Salvaged in 1950.PrefectDec 05, 2011
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HMS Unbeaten484 viewsAt the Lazaretto.
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St Paul's Bay606 viewsThe 16th Century Church of St Paul was destroyed by bombing in 1943 and rebuilt in 1957.
Il Menqa has not yet been built.
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HMS Barham484 viewsAt a relaxed procedure Alfa.PrefectDec 01, 2011
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Operation Husky 508 viewsInvasion of Sicily July1943.PrefectNov 23, 2011
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HMS Cyclops 1937459 viewsSubmarine Depot Ship.
Spanish Civil War neutrality markings.
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HMS Taku 1943473 viewsAnd Dardanelles lighter X131 in use as a water boat.
Future home of the School beyond.
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HMS Barham 1938-9592 viewsIn glorious technicolour.
Spanish Civil War neutrality markings.
3 commentsPrefectOct 29, 2011
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HMS Pegasus 1921451 viewsSeaplane Carrier converted from cross channel ferry.
R.Ellis
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HMS Nelson 1938452 viewsRoll on the Rodney, the Nelson, Renown.
This one funnel bastard is getting me down.
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HMS Valiant 1927479 viewsPrefectOct 17, 2011
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Pieta Boat House606 viewsPrefectOct 14, 2011
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