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Verdala closes - 40 years ago.273 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 1973319 views?? Capt Mike Law on right?Karl
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RAF Luqa Primary School Oct 1973 pupils assembled202 viewsHarvest Festival Service 23 October 1973 with Rear-Admiral David Loram and staff in attendance.Karl
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RAF Luqa Primary School151 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 1972-73256 viewsTaken by my Father, Gordon Partridge, who was then Headmaster.Karl
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TH from across the valley235 viewsPrefect
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Verdala Old Entrance © 319 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect
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TH 2015194 viewsNot sure what this is about. Future development?Prefect
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The Gym is still a Gym220 viewsPrefect
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The Hall still stands211 viewsUsed as a storeroom.Prefect
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Sports Day253 viewsBut what School, where & when?
From Bruce Williams.
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Another of Luqa 2 Site (June 2012)277 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 Hut263 viewsGlimpsed though the barricades.Prefect
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More planned development at TH, 2014.227 viewsBut not sure what as the banner kept falling down.Prefect
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Verdala School Visit to BEA at Luqa © 270 viewsPhoto Graham King, © Camera Moose.Prefect
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Same railings but only one door. © 251 viewsPrefect
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St Andrews School Cricket Team (1955)302 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 397 viewsPrefect
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At St. George's Bay 1961299 viewsDon and Martin Stubbs, St. Andrew's pupils in those wonderful free afternoons !dfss
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RAF Luqa School Badge284 viewsWhich belonged to the late Andy Joyner.Prefect
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Luqa School Class in 19652006 viewsWith Mr George Cannon, Andy Joyner, Mike Castle, Linda Sweeney, Susan Paton & Vicky Edwards.Prefect
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RAF Luqa School Relay Team 1957380 viewsLaraine PalmerPrefect
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Laraine Palmer & Friends306 viewsRAF Luqa 1957-8Prefect
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Jose Harris & Laraine Palmer284 viewsRAF Luqa 1957Prefect
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Luqa Primary School 1966. 371 viewsTaken from the verandah of our flat.Ivan
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The Hall329 viewsseems to be used for storage.
Photo - Hugh Ritchie September 2012.
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TH 2013369 viewsAfter 63 years the Hall is still standing ...1 commentsPrefect
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TH 2013313 views... and the Gym after about 53 years. (But not the Changing Rooms).Prefect
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TH 2013278 viewsGames courts now cover everything south of the drive.1 commentsPrefect
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TH 2013313 viewsNo co-education here!Prefect
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"Attention", St Andrew's school undress uniform 1961317 viewsFather and son at Villa St Austen, almost next door to the Villa Rosa.dfss
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RAF Luqa Primary652 viewsCountry dancing, sometime between 1964 and 1967.Chris Howells
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