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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)


414 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2019
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Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)


156 files, last one added on Jun 02, 2019
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Staff (All periods)


93 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2013
Album viewed 35861 times

Music & Drama


120 files, last one added on May 29, 2015
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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
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The Archive - Magazines, Documents, Memoirs, History.


56 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2019
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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 13841 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

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Then & Now


1043 files, last one added on Oct 12, 2019
Album viewed 107339 times

Royal Visit 1954


30 files, last one added on Apr 21, 2016
Album viewed 721 times

Naval & Military


871 files, last one added on Sep 01, 2019
Album viewed 119650 times



464 files, last one added on Aug 06, 2019
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Before Our Time


564 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2019
Album viewed 69991 times




5 albums on 1 page(s)

User galleriesThis category contains albums that belong to registered members.
9 54
4,458 files in 28 albums and 3 categories with 2,806 comments viewed 2,408,567 times

Last comments
Amahl & the Night Visitors + Trial By Jury 1969367 viewsCast2 commentsPrefect10/17/19 at 00:11Martin Powell: Seeking counselling probably.
Roller skating at Rocky Vale780 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/17/19 at 23:20kenneth c proudlove: Nelson, Drake, stevenson,
Roller skating at Rocky Vale780 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/17/19 at 23:20kenneth c proudlove: Nelson, Drake, stevenson,
Fancy Dress '57 ?1325 viewsTop left,Gail Taench, unknown male, Sheila Grimwood, Graham 'Jack' Stubbs, Geoff Day, Craig Love, Liz Wilkinson, Gordon Campbell.
Front row, Jill Wicken, Bob Trott, Val Bevins, Robin Palmer, unknown girl, and Viv Paynter.
Thanks to Spike Walton for providing names of party goers.
5 commentsjane banks09/13/19 at 07:13Geoff Day: Admin : Very sadly noted....comment amended.

Last additions
What happened to the proposed donkey?9 viewsArtist's impression of the planned Paradise Bay Hotel.

Times of Malta 23 March 1961.
adminOct 12, 2019
Invites from 196939 viewsCourtesy of Christine Kate Spencer (now Liddy).adminSep 30, 2019
Malta Independence 196435 views21st September

See Youtube

...and lots more clips there.
adminSep 22, 2019
On this day 1965 - Hal-Far54 views1st Sept 1965 RNAS Hal Far was formally handed over to the RAF.

Picture taken 31 August the last day of HMS Falcon.

By kind permission of Mark Woolley whose father Bob took it. See Woolley Family
adminSep 01, 2019

Random files
Hanging about. New Royal Lady Ron Leeman, 100 yds, 1968 Clapham Junction   ©  Choirboys. HMS Phoenicia. St Patrick's Barracks Kinnie Hikers 1960 1980 in front of the drop below Tigne Fort Me and my sister Sliema 1971 Customs House, Lascaris, Barracca. HMS Euryalus Fort St Elmo City Gate,Valletta. April 2010. Any more for the Skylark? 
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