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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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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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The RAF/Naval Storage Depot ©481 viewsUsed during the war and afterwards.
Now a stand-by generating station for the airport.
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Wied il-Kbir ©556 viewsOn the TH Cross Country route of blessed memory.3 commentsPrefect
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Due to open in September 2012. ©478 viewsMore here.Prefect
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A new science lab maybe? ©417 viewsPrefect
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Handaq Snack Bar ©504 viewsPilgrims can now quench their thirst or drown their sorrows.Prefect
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The New Girl's School ©486 viewsPart of St Ignatius College.
Nearing completion June 2012
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TH Flora ©413 viewsBougainvillea & HibiscusPrefect
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Verdala Barracks & School942 viewsThe RN (SCS) School closed in July 1976 and was handed over to the Malta Government in September.6 commentsPrefect
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Sliema Kindergarten 1952623 viewsSacred Heart Convent phillrose
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RAF Luqa School798 viewsPrefect
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Verdala Sports Day 1956503 viewsPresentation to Mrs Jay.

"The meeting closed with the presentation of trophies and medallions by Mrs. Jay. David Currie and Ranee Symonds were awarded their cups as champion boy and girl, having gained most individual points during the meeting. The house championship cup was received by the house captains on behalf of Drake House. All other children, first in their events received medallions, those in second and third places received certificates."
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Verdala Staff at Sports Day 1956492 viewsAt St Edward's College Sports Ground. Read all about it.1 commentsPrefect
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Cdr Paynter at Verdala525 views3 commentsPrefect
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CDR EVK Paynter370 viewsHeadmaster Verdala 1956-1958.
<-- From Viv Paynter
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Luqa Primary Football Team 1974-5599 viewsBack - Fred Oxley, xxx, Lorne Green, Tony Guthrie, Paul Wilson, Ian Rafferty, Grant Seth, Kevin McGlone,
Front - Graham xxx, xxx, Michael Lord, Robert Maude, David Riddell, xxx
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St Andrew's School642 views1 commentsPrefect
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Verdala Barracks and School874 viewsDate uncertain but the palm tree is there!6 commentsPrefect
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The Dockyard School607 viewsIn Prisons Street Senglea. Catering for both schoolchildren and apprentices, in 1928 under Lieut. GH Rickers there were 172 Brits, 56 Maltese and 44 of mixed parentage. They all moved to Verdala in 1929 though after WW2 the apprentices returned to the old prison.1 commentsPrefect
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What Tal Handaq will look like when its all finished635 viewsFrom Bernard Hoctor1 commentsPrefect
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As do two classroom blocks ©460 viewsPrefect
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The Gym & Hall Survive ©411 viewsIf temporarily out of bounds.Prefect
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The New Girls' School ©387 viewsArising from the Ashes.Prefect
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Most of the Headmasters449 viewsPrefect
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The Old School Bell420 viewsPresented to Liceo Vassalli in 2001 by the TH Reunion Committee.

Now in the foyer of St. Ignatius College.
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Tigne School, Tue 1st Aug 1989 ©787 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Tigne School, Malta, Tue 1st Aug 1989 ©536 viewsDavid Robinson
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1275 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Tigne School Sports day 1964 © 634 viewsThis is me winning (with my brother) the 'wheelbarrow' race! I cannot recall where the events took place - certainly not the parade ground at Tigne1 commentsNick Robinson
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Tigne Visit 1980 ©627 viewsA very helpful member of the Maltese Army showed me round Tigne on a visit - my first since leaving as a child in 1966. I am confused whether this was part of the school or the checkpoint office by the entry barrier to Tigne barracks7 commentsNick Robinson
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Not Verdala Sports Day562 viewsIt turns out to be RN School Singapore. Never mind, nice pic.
More here. and here.
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