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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


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Same railings but only one door. © 439 viewsPrefect
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St Andrews School Cricket Team (1955)547 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: 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

Photo : Bernard Derrick
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RAF Luqa Primary 674 viewsPrefect
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At St. George's Bay 1961502 viewsDon and Martin Stubbs, St. Andrew's pupils in those wonderful free afternoons !dfss
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RAF Luqa School Badge472 viewsWhich belonged to the late Andy Joyner.Prefect
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Luqa School Class in 19652394 viewsWith Mr George Cannon, Andy Joyner, Mike Castle, Linda Sweeney, Susan Paton & Vicky Edwards.Prefect
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RAF Luqa School Relay Team 1957594 viewsLaraine PalmerPrefect
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Laraine Palmer & Friends533 viewsRAF Luqa 1957-8Prefect
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Jose Harris & Laraine Palmer491 viewsRAF Luqa 1957Prefect
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Luqa Primary School 1966. 638 viewsTaken from the verandah of our flat.Ivan
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The Hall536 viewsseems to be used for storage.
Photo - Hugh Ritchie September 2012.
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TH 2013576 viewsAfter 63 years the Hall is still standing ...1 commentsPrefect
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TH 2013488 views... and the Gym after about 53 years. (But not the Changing Rooms).Prefect
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TH 2013474 viewsGames courts now cover everything south of the drive.1 commentsPrefect
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TH 2013481 viewsNo co-education here!Prefect
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"Attention", St Andrew's school undress uniform 1961470 viewsFather and son at Villa St Austen, almost next door to the Villa Rosa.dfss
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RAF Luqa Primary863 viewsCountry dancing, sometime between 1964 and 1967.Chris Howells
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Verdala 1958 © 1495 viewsIn the Ditch (Verdala Barracks).OldBat
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Verdala School Gate © 533 viewsLeft - Our gate looking very sad. Taken by Adrian Baker in 1994
Right - Re-made for the Maltese school and taken in 2007 by Steve Mathews.
A good subject for one of those 'Spot the Difference' competitions?!
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Verdala Gate 2012 © 422 viewsThe anchors remain but the Fleurs de Lis spikes have gone. Now bypassed by a new entrance.Prefect
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Miss Kernahan's photo of Verdala staff 1959 © 715 viewsInstructor Commander L. G. Brooks, M.B.E., R.N.
4A1 Mr. P. Ross 4A2 Miss A. Rowe 4B1 Mrs. D. Steele 4B2 Miss L. Candey 4C Mr. J. Ousbey 3A Mr, D, Jenkins 3B Miss S. Horton 3C1 Miss D. Butter 3C2 Miss E. McMeeking 3D Mrs. W. Preston 2A Mrs. L. Farrugia 2B Miss G. Stinston 2C Mr. R. Carrell 2D1 Miss D. Hodgson 2D2 Miss N. Roberts 1A Miss J. Watson 1B Miss B. Kernahan 1C Mrs. P. Allen ID Miss J. Billard 1E Mr. M. Birch
Rec. Mr. W. Willsher Mrs. R. Richards
I1 Miss A Batty I2 Mrs M Davies I3 Miss P Lee I4 Mrs I Keane I5 Miss W Townend I6 Miss K Burke I7 Miss P. Holwood I8 Miss G. M. Stideford I9 Mrs. P. Beech I10 Mr. A. Gee I11 Mrs. N. Farr I12 Mrs. E. Roberts. Secretary — Mrs. S. E. Boyce
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Fun Day at St Andrew's550 viewsPrefect
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Tal Handaq, Science Lab (up stairs) if I remember correctly? Mid 80s ©745 views7 commentsdeco.rise
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Main drag down middle of Tal Handaq, late 80s ©606 views4 commentsdeco.rise
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Tal Handaq, late 80s. My old class room ©432 viewsdeco.rise
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St Andrew's School560 viewsOn July 14 1978, the 3 remaining schools closed.
Tal Handaq (pop 225), St Andrew's (280) & Luqa (260).
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The palm tree in 1958 ©766 viewsand the VERY BIG playground as most former pupils remember them. 5 commentsOldBat
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Verdala's palm tree in 2010 ©564 viewsJane Banks (formerly Stubbs) put this on the Verdala site after the reunion of 2010. She was the life and soul of the party but very sadly died four months later. Her husband Charlie took this and I know she would have been happy for it to be on the THN site.2 commentsOldBat
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The Palm Tree has company ©610 views7 commentsPrefect
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Verdala looks like a prison again ©671 views3 commentsPrefect
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The Top Tunnel ©550 viewsScope for further exploration by the THN Alpine Club. OK Martin?1 commentsPrefect
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The Tunnels ©541 viewsDescribed by Frank Grant in
Cimbing with Angels & Ghosts.
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