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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594658 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.

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Empire Stadium Gzira4626 viewsLater known as The Stadium. Used mostly for football matches (and greyhound racing) and hosted the home matches of the Maltese national football team and also hosted the final of the Maltese Cup. The stadium was able to hold 30,000 spectators and originally opened in 1922. It was notorious for its sandy pitch. It hosted its final game in 1981, being replaced by the modern Ta' Qali Stadium.2 commentsPrefect
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Royalty 1950 ©3608 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
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St George's Bay & Barracks3594 views2 commentsPrefect
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Fleur de Lis Gate3529 viewsAbout 1904, before the roundabout.
Rails on the left by the Aqueduct are for the construction of the Tramway.
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HMS Bulawayo2504 viewsNordmark (later Northmark) was a former German Navy fast fleet oiler which was allocated to the Royal Navy by the Inter-Allied Repatriations Commission when British forces entered Copenhagen on 9 May 1945. Cost of conversion to RFA standards was considered prohibitive, so she remained RN. Carried out trials of the abeam method. The Bulawayo Cup was presented to ships on the Mediterranean Station which displayed the most conspicuous efficiency in Replenishment at Sea.
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Airmen's Mess RAF Luqa2453 views2 commentsPrefect
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Water Boats2287 viewsPainting by OldBat
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562264 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
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HMY Britannia 19612210 views©Liz MardelOldBat
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Getting ready to build the New Barracca lift .April 2010.1959 viewsThe super yacht The Maltese Falcon is in the background. believed to be owned by Mr Google .5 commentsjane banks
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The Harbour St Paul's Bay 1930s1919 viewsPrefect
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Spinola1900 viewsAs you may not have seen it before.
Photo courtesy of Frank Salt.
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Hell Boats1790 views2 commentsPrefect
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891751 viewsDavid Robinson
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New Barrakka Lift1645 viewsCourtesy of Malta Buses. More here.Prefect
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Piazza Maggiore Floriana in 18581570 viewsWatercolour by Admiral Sir Edward Fanshawe showing the view from his house.
Piazza Maggiore was renamed Piazza Sir Filippo Sciberras and is now Triq Pietro Floriani (Map). Kalkara Gate was demolished in 1888.
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Paradise Bay 1956 ©1535 viewsRelaunching their boat at Paradise Bay in choppy weather.
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75 Sqn RAAF Ta Kali 19541521 viewsPrefect
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Tigne Barracks Parade Ground 19651513 viewsOur School in the centre.David Robinson
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View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1472 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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RFA Mounts Bay1455 viewsAs part of Royal Navy's Cougar-12 deployment, together with HMS Illustrious, HMS Bulwark, HMS Northumberland, HMS Montrose and MV Hartland Point. Prefect
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Bridge near Mosta1415 viewsAcross Wied ta' l-Isperanza or Wied il-Ghasel. Take your pick.
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Ken Stubbs, Bunty Stubbs, Margaret Gamble, Paddy Gamble, Malta 19521356 viewsThe car is possibly a Riley ?4 commentsdfss
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HMS Aisne, Tigne Point 19641353 viewsNigel, Nick, Mum, Lynn.5 commentsDavid Robinson
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HMS Ausonia & Manoel Is. 1959/601273 viewsOther ships are HMS Dainty, parts of HMS Anzio & LST Charles McLeod and a lonely HMS Eastbourne in Sliema Creek. On the island is part of the Leper Hospital, beyond that the Base Supply Office, Fort Manoel, the Diving Centre and Comms Training Centre. To the left of the football pitches is the Canteen (Cinema), in front of which are the tennis courts/roller skating rink of blessed memory.
What a lot of nostalgia!
Mac

More photos and info on Ausonia HERE
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Former RN Camerata Barracks, Valletta.1234 views3 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ausonia ©1202 viewsIn the summer of 1960 HMS Ausonia went for her summer cruise and is seen here exchanging salutes passing HMS Phoenicia.
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