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Dockyard Technical College26 viewsSelf with Godwin Bonnet outside one of the old rooms of the Dockyard Technical College 2016. Godwin was one of the apprentices taught by my father 1959-60.1 commentsMartin Powell
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RAF Luqa School Choir, 30 May 196459 viewsRAF Children's School Luqa. School Choir for TV Performance, 30 May 1964.pughcd
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago.334 viewsThe Dolphin & Eagle (forces families newspaper Malta) carried the following article on 30 July 1976, headed simply :-

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"The Service Children's School Verdala closed on Wednesday 14 July, for the third time in its history. The Assembly held in the school that morning was therefore a rather special one for the children, staff, parents and guests. The Flag Officer Malta, Rear Admiral O.N.A. Cecil, accepted an invitation to be present and and kindly consented to present the awards.

For most of the forenoon a special signal hoist 'ZKJ2' was flying from the palm tree, meaning 'I am closing down this circuit'. A very sad moment arrived when that signal was executed at 1255"
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Rear Admiral Loram Visit to RAF Luqa Primary School 1973390 views?? Capt Mike Law on right?Karl
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RAF Luqa Primary School Oct 1973 pupils assembled275 viewsHarvest Festival Service 23 October 1973 with Rear-Admiral David Loram and staff in attendance.Karl
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RAF Luqa Primary School194 viewsSchool visit on 9 Feb 1973 by Controller of SCEA Group Captain Angus McIntosh, accompanied by Captain Brierley.
Who is the teacher on the left? Gordon Partridge (Headmaster) on right.
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RAF Luqa Primary School children 1972-73313 viewsTaken by my Father, Gordon Partridge, who was then Headmaster.Karl
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TH from across the valley265 viewsPrefect
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Verdala Old Entrance © 356 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect
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TH 2015217 viewsNot sure what this is about. Future development?Prefect
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The Gym is still a Gym251 viewsPrefect
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The Hall still stands234 viewsUsed as a storeroom.Prefect
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Sports Day278 viewsBut what School, where & when?
From Bruce Williams.
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Another of Luqa 2 Site (June 2012)296 viewsAfter 10 minutes of cajoling the AFM guard at the entrance opposite the station church he decided he couldn't let me in, so this was taken from outside the perimeter. Our flat was the one in the middle, although it didn't have a glazed-in veranda in 1965/66. McDonalds - who'd have thought it...?Ivan
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A Surviving Romney Hut281 viewsGlimpsed though the barricades.Prefect
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More planned development at TH, 2014.245 viewsBut not sure what as the banner kept falling down.Prefect
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Verdala School Visit to BEA at Luqa © 286 viewsPhoto Graham King, © Camera Moose.Prefect
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Same railings but only one door. © 267 viewsPrefect
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St Andrews School Cricket Team (1955)331 viewsTaken when we visited RAF Luqa . I think all must have gone to Tal Handaq in either '55 or 56' (I went in '56).
Back Row: Me, Bernard Derrick (captain), F Green, Q Bloxham, D Hutchins, T Pickering, L Davie, Mr Thomas (Sports & Form Master)
Front Row: A Mustoe, R Orchard, O Casteletti, C Head, T Crisp, N Wright, R Wilson
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RAF Luqa Primary 429 viewsPrefect
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At St. George's Bay 1961318 viewsDon and Martin Stubbs, St. Andrew's pupils in those wonderful free afternoons !dfss
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RAF Luqa School Badge302 viewsWhich belonged to the late Andy Joyner.Prefect
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Luqa School Class in 19652051 viewsWith Mr George Cannon, Andy Joyner, Mike Castle, Linda Sweeney, Susan Paton & Vicky Edwards.Prefect
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RAF Luqa School Relay Team 1957404 viewsLaraine PalmerPrefect
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Laraine Palmer & Friends344 viewsRAF Luqa 1957-8Prefect
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Jose Harris & Laraine Palmer309 viewsRAF Luqa 1957Prefect
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Luqa Primary School 1966. 412 viewsTaken from the verandah of our flat.Ivan
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The Hall354 viewsseems to be used for storage.
Photo - Hugh Ritchie September 2012.
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TH 2013389 viewsAfter 63 years the Hall is still standing ...1 commentsPrefect
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TH 2013333 views... and the Gym after about 53 years. (But not the Changing Rooms).Prefect
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TH 2013292 viewsGames courts now cover everything south of the drive.1 commentsPrefect
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TH 2013331 viewsNo co-education here!Prefect
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