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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
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Tal Handaq 60s (1960 - 1969)


427 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2020
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Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)


159 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2020
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Staff (All periods)


93 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2013
Album viewed 35950 times

Music & Drama


120 files, last one added on May 29, 2015
Album viewed 9320 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 11659 times

The Archive - Magazines, Documents, Memoirs, History.


59 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2020
Album viewed 8036 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 13896 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

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Then & Now


1052 files, last one added on Apr 05, 2020
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Royal Visit 1954


30 files, last one added on Apr 21, 2016
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Naval & Military


873 files, last one added on Jan 17, 2020
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466 files, last one added on Jan 31, 2020
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Before Our Time


564 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2019
Album viewed 70043 times




5 albums on 1 page(s)

User galleriesThis category contains albums that belong to registered members.
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4,490 files in 29 albums and 3 categories with 2,824 comments viewed 2,457,205 times

Last comments
Battle scar59 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 19:37admin: Ivan - got both your messages, replied to both. Ch...
Filming The Malta Story 1952820 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 11:29admin:
Filming The Malta Story 1952820 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 10:09Ivan: For anyone who reads this in time, and who may be ...
Making a comeback43 viewsNewly restored buses for hire from Malta Bus Co-op1 commentsadmin01/05/20 at 13:24Ivan: That is a fine photograph. What a good idea; I wis...

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4 viewsMy Father and some of his mates from A Company outside the Sliema Café [1967] now the site of the Mr Todd Hotel.Military BratApr 05, 2020
Pit 1969-7018 viewsPit committee, having a break in Barrakka gardens after prep work for the dance, 1969-70 : Joe Vincenti, Caroline "Porridge" Cary (now Brown), Debby Bradley (now Hill), Adrian Worley RIP

Photo : Dom Wujastyk
Martin PowellApr 01, 2020
Barrakka lift probably c. 1980 before demolition24 viewsYou can google the new one.

Photo : source unknown.
adminMar 18, 2020
Click here for TH Sports Day 196854 viewsPDF of Sports Day 1968 - from Mike Wynne.SC-UKMar 11, 2020

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