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

 
 

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BFBS Request - Patricia Graham nee Woolner78 viewsFor anyone interested, it was a request from my then-boyfriend, and the record was Elvis singing "Are You Lonesome Tonight"

Patricia Graham
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)769 viewsMy very very sad task to report David's passing on Sunday 17 January. THN Webmaster, Scholar, Sea Captain, Falklands Veteran, Friend and all round Good Bloke, he has gone to stand at the back of the big Assembly in the sky (or is it Detention?). Sahha xbien.

Dave seen here in his role as honorary member of TH ladies-who-lunch (Exeter) club, Sept 2015.

Funeral to take place at 3pm Tuesday 2nd Feb, Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth PL2 2EP (easy access from A38).

Please feel free to write tributes below, they can be printed out for the day.
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Tigne Summer 65631 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Summer 65531 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Summer 65488 viewsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Beach Summer 1965605 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Bryan & David Sanderson 679 viewsOn a return visit in the early 70s.Prefect
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A Sign of the Times668 viewsThe name of the school was changed in April 1969, though it contiued to be administered by the Royal Navy, along with all other service schools in Malta.
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David Norris and Richard Ball, Feb 1968.831 viewsPrefect
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Eros Cafe Sliema, Summer 19691988 viewsPaul Wickham, Dom Busuttil-Rivers, Keith Woodcock, Dan Rowan.

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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 1962840 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect
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DofE Exped Cyprus 1968663 views Including Evan Potts, Martin Powell, Robert Ross & Mr Roy Tomlinson.Prefect
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Jock Norris, Evan Potts, Chris Willmann.708 viewsSummer 1969.Prefect
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Nelson Cross Country 1966 from the magazine.817 views3 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne 1965976 viewsBack: Diane (Spartacus) Prater, Brian (Beatle) Jackson?, Jane Baxter.
Middle: Mary Bishop, Mick Gillam, ?, Pat? Elliot, John (Flash) Moore, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, ?, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferrett.
Reclining: Richard (Tiny) Knapman, Rod Deas.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Tigne 1965858 viewsBack: Diane (Spartacus) Prater, Brian (Beatle) Jackson?
Middle: Mick Gillam, ?, Pat? Elliot, John (Flash) Moore, Mary Bishop, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, ?, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferret.
Front: Jane Baxter, Rod Deas.
Reclining: Richard (Tiny) Knapman.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Tigne 1965910 viewsRod Deas, John (Flash) Moore, Brian (Beatle) Jackson?, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, Mick Gillam, Richard (Tiny) Knapman.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Tigne 1965703 viewsJohn (Flash) Moore, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferret.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Tigne 1964959 viewsCathy Johnstone, ?, Rod Deas, Chris Pullen, John (Flash) Moore, ?.
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965?941 viewsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965? 629 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 05 (can't remember which).475 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 04 (can't remember which).382 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 03 (can't remember which).374 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 01 (can't remember which).391 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman & Steve Bolster568 viewsA comparison of now and then.ronthecoolone
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Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963 574 viewsSetting off from St Angelo Camber.
Photos from Brian Fuller/Jon Haylock.
The trip took four days in all and the first was spent in reaching up the coast to Paradise Bay where we camped for the night. On the second morning we sailed from Paradise Bay to Mgarr in Gozo via the South and North Comino Channels.
After lunch at Mgarr we reached down to Golden Bay where we said adios to Cdr. Des Clayes and camped for the night. On the third morning we were joined by Mr. McGillivray and Mr. Ratcliff and ran down to Benghisa Point (via Filfla) and then we pulled up to the R.A.F.S.C. at Marsaxlokk — a mere 11 miles. After a relatively peaceful night under a real roof, we tacked out of the bay to Delimara Point and then ran up the coast to Grand Harbour which we reached just after lunch.




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Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963664 viewsStanding:- Mr. R McGillivray Mr. P. Ratcliffe Lt.Cdr. Q. Des Clayes
Bill English Chris Dunn
Jeremy Salter Dave Hobden Keith Holmes Jon Haylock
Peter Mannering Geoff Dearden
John “Titch” Payne John Passmore (Skip K4) Brian Fuller (Skip K3) Tony Ashforth
How to sail whalers.

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The School 1961863 views1 commentsPrefect
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Tiny Knapman and Sue Old 65-66649 viewsScrubbed up for some RAF Officers do in Valetta 3 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tiny Knapman - Tigne Beach Summer 66555 viewsRichard Knapman
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Swimming Gala539 viewsSt Vincent were always the bestRichard Knapman
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