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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (3)54 viewsExecuting "the wheel".

Viewed from the hall roof.
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (2)48 viewsTwo paces forward.admin
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (1)33 viewsBelieved to be on the occasion of a member of staff leaving - Jack Ousbeyadmin
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Coronation party 195362 viewsCoronation school party at Verdala 2nd June 1953. Me bottom right half hidden by Union Jack. Younger Brother (now deceased) hiding behind hands. Both of us went on to Tal Handaq 58-61.2 commentsCrab
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Dockyard Technical College277 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 1964232 viewsRAF Children's School Luqa. School Choir for TV Performance, 30 May 1964.pughcd
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago.464 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 1973504 views?? Capt Mike Law on right?Karl
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RAF Luqa Primary School Oct 1973 pupils assembled384 viewsHarvest Festival Service 23 October 1973 with Rear-Admiral David Loram and staff in attendance.Karl
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RAF Luqa Primary School294 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 1972-73430 viewsTaken by my Father, Gordon Partridge, who was then Headmaster.Karl
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TH from across the valley356 viewsPrefect
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Verdala Old Entrance © 488 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect
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TH 2015303 viewsNot sure what this is about. Future development?Prefect
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The Gym is still a Gym344 viewsPrefect
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The Hall still stands322 viewsUsed as a storeroom.Prefect
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Sports Day366 viewsBut what School, where & when?
From Bruce Williams.
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Another of Luqa 2 Site (June 2012)374 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 Hut358 viewsGlimpsed though the barricades.Prefect
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More planned development at TH, 2014.324 viewsBut not sure what as the banner kept falling down.Prefect
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Verdala School Visit to BEA at Luqa © 359 viewsPhoto Graham King, © Camera Moose.Prefect
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Same railings but only one door. © 341 viewsPrefect
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St Andrews School Cricket Team (1955)407 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 513 viewsPrefect
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At St. George's Bay 1961394 viewsDon and Martin Stubbs, St. Andrew's pupils in those wonderful free afternoons !dfss
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RAF Luqa School Badge371 viewsWhich belonged to the late Andy Joyner.Prefect
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Luqa School Class in 19652189 viewsWith Mr George Cannon, Andy Joyner, Mike Castle, Linda Sweeney, Susan Paton & Vicky Edwards.Prefect
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RAF Luqa School Relay Team 1957471 viewsLaraine PalmerPrefect
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Laraine Palmer & Friends411 viewsRAF Luqa 1957-8Prefect
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Jose Harris & Laraine Palmer377 viewsRAF Luqa 1957Prefect
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Luqa Primary School 1966. 486 viewsTaken from the verandah of our flat.Ivan
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The Hall421 viewsseems to be used for storage.
Photo - Hugh Ritchie September 2012.
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