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

 
 

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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)643 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 65537 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Summer 65445 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Summer 65405 viewsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Beach Summer 1965507 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Bryan & David Sanderson 622 viewsOn a return visit in the early 70s.Prefect
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A Sign of the Times589 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 1968.753 viewsPrefect
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Eros Cafe Sliema, Summer 19691899 viewsPaul Wickham, Dom Busuttil-Rivers, Keith Woodcock, Dan Rowan.

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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 1962746 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect
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DofE Exped Cyprus 1968588 views Including Evan Potts, Martin Powell, Robert Ross & Mr Roy Tomlinson.Prefect
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Jock Norris, Evan Potts, Chris Willmann.630 viewsSummer 1969.Prefect
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Nelson Cross Country 1966 from the magazine.745 views3 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne 1965894 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 1965786 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 1965832 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 1965640 viewsJohn (Flash) Moore, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferret.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Tigne 1964854 viewsCathy Johnstone, ?, Rod Deas, Chris Pullen, John (Flash) Moore, ?.
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965?889 viewsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965? 590 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 05 (can't remember which).432 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 04 (can't remember which).351 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 03 (can't remember which).346 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 01 (can't remember which).350 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman & Steve Bolster520 viewsA comparison of now and then.ronthecoolone
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Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963 530 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 1963598 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 1961768 views1 commentsPrefect
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Tiny Knapman and Sue Old 65-66587 viewsScrubbed up for some RAF Officers do in Valetta 3 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tiny Knapman - Tigne Beach Summer 66511 viewsRichard Knapman
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Swimming Gala494 viewsSt Vincent were always the bestRichard Knapman
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Richard 'Tiny' Knapman 63-66422 viewsSummer of 66 World Cup - Tigne Beach they were good daysRichard Knapman
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