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

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Tal Handaq
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Tal Handaq 40-50s (1947 - 1959)


260 files, last one added on Nov 06, 2018
Album viewed 24135 times

Tal Handaq 60s (1960 - 1969)


426 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2020
Album viewed 56394 times

Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)


159 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2020
Album viewed 34440 times

Staff (All periods)


93 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2013
Album viewed 35930 times

Music & Drama


120 files, last one added on May 29, 2015
Album viewed 9311 times



Next one 3rd Sept 2016 at Bath Uni. Email viv@dmeventservices.co.uk for info and to join reunion database or contact members.

166 files, last one added on Feb 25, 2019
Album viewed 11640 times

The Archive - Magazines, Documents, Memoirs, History.


56 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2019
Album viewed 8016 times

Other Service Schools and TH in Later Years


Verdala, Tigne, St Andrew's, Luqa, Mtarfa.

167 files, last one added on Aug 06, 2019
Album viewed 13880 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

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Then & Now


1050 files, last one added on Jan 09, 2020
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Royal Visit 1954


30 files, last one added on Apr 21, 2016
Album viewed 737 times

Naval & Military


873 files, last one added on Jan 17, 2020
Album viewed 119715 times



466 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2020
Album viewed 47912 times

Before Our Time


564 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2019
Album viewed 70034 times




5 albums on 1 page(s)

User galleriesThis category contains albums that belong to registered members.
9 54
4,484 files in 28 albums and 3 categories with 2,824 comments viewed 2,449,314 times

Last comments
Battle scar46 views"Sergeant Gordon Tweedale of 185 Squadron [was] shot down and killed in his first sortie in a Spitfire. Tweedale’s Spitfire ... crashed in Lija ... . The scarred wall of a building on the corner of Saviour Street, damaged by the Spitfire in the final moments of its terminal dive, remains a poignant reminder... ."
Text from Air Battle for Malta by Anthony Rogers, published by Greenhill Books, c/o Pen & Sword Books Ltd.
Picture courtesy of Google Street View; screenshot taken November 2019.
1 commentsIvan01/21/20 at 20:37admin: Ivan - got both your messages, replied to both. Ch...
Filming The Malta Story 1952814 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 12:29admin:
Filming The Malta Story 1952814 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 11:09Ivan: For anyone who reads this in time, and who may be ...
Making a comeback35 viewsNewly restored buses for hire from Malta Bus Co-op1 commentsadmin01/05/20 at 14:24Ivan: That is a fine photograph. What a good idea; I wis...

Last additions
My Old School Shirt 226 viewsThis is the back of my (Mike Wynne's) old school shirt with more funny notes and wishes.
mikewFeb 16, 2020
My School Shirt24 viewsThis is the front of my old school leaving shirt signed by many. If you were on the pill-box at Tigne on 17th July 1970 or at school around this date then you may be on it.
Some names are William, Jude, Larry, Haggis eating Janie, Bob "The pill-box is mine", Dorian Church, Caroline, Carol Williams, Ann "Same plane home as me", Irish, Alasdair, Tony, Chris Smith (Dundee 4 Chelsea 2), Julie +Gary, Ros and Rina (from Israel), Ian, Claire, George, Rosanne, Dom, Elaine Soar, Ian loves (Luvvs) June (Tich) June Dewbury
mikewFeb 16, 2020
Mike Wynne22 viewsYour truly Mike Wynne in San Anton Gardens 1969/70.mikewFeb 15, 2020
George Molden25 viewsMy friend George Molden outside Tuck shop.mikewFeb 15, 2020

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