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BFBS Request - Patricia Graham nee Woolner51 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)745 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 65604 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Summer 65507 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Summer 65458 viewsRichard Knapman
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Tigne Beach Summer 1965579 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Bryan & David Sanderson 661 viewsOn a return visit in the early 70s.Prefect
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A Sign of the Times652 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 1968.803 viewsPrefect
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Eros Cafe Sliema, Summer 19691963 viewsPaul Wickham, Dom Busuttil-Rivers, Keith Woodcock, Dan Rowan.

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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 1962814 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect
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DofE Exped Cyprus 1968642 views Including Evan Potts, Martin Powell, Robert Ross & Mr Roy Tomlinson.Prefect
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Jock Norris, Evan Potts, Chris Willmann.684 viewsSummer 1969.Prefect
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Nelson Cross Country 1966 from the magazine.802 views3 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne 1965951 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 1965839 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 1965887 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 1965684 viewsJohn (Flash) Moore, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferret.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Tigne 1964931 viewsCathy Johnstone, ?, Rod Deas, Chris Pullen, John (Flash) Moore, ?.
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965?927 viewsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965? 620 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 05 (can't remember which).465 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 04 (can't remember which).374 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 03 (can't remember which).368 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 01 (can't remember which).381 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman & Steve Bolster556 viewsA comparison of now and then.ronthecoolone
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Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963 562 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 1963652 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 1961838 views1 commentsPrefect
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Tiny Knapman and Sue Old 65-66636 viewsScrubbed up for some RAF Officers do in Valetta 3 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tiny Knapman - Tigne Beach Summer 66542 viewsRichard Knapman
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Swimming Gala529 viewsSt Vincent were always the bestRichard Knapman
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