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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Tigne Beach Summer 19651268 views1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Bryan & David Sanderson 1165 viewsOn a return visit in the early 70s.Prefect
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A Sign of the Times1199 viewsThe name of the school was changed in April 1969, though it continued to be administered by the Royal Navy, along with all other service schools in Malta.
Photo : Evan Potts
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David Norris and Richard Ball, Feb 1968.1399 viewsPrefect
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Eros Cafe Sliema, Summer 19692683 viewsPaul Wickham, Dom Busuttil-Rivers, Keith Woodcock, Dan Rowan.

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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 19621508 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect
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DofE Exped Cyprus 19681199 views Including Evan Potts, Martin Powell, Robert Ross & Mr Roy Tomlinson.Prefect
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Jock Norris, Evan Potts, Chris Willmann.1497 viewsSummer 1969.Prefect
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Nelson Cross Country 1966 from the magazine.1407 views3 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tigne 19651605 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 19651467 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 19651484 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 19651195 viewsJohn (Flash) Moore, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferret.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Tigne 19641623 viewsCathy Johnstone, ?, Rod Deas, Chris Pullen, John (Flash) Moore, ?.
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965?1416 viewsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965? 1029 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 05 (can't remember which).886 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 04 (can't remember which).728 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 03 (can't remember which).689 viewsronthecoolone
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Tal Handaq or ORFC 01 (can't remember which).710 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman & Steve Bolster1002 viewsA comparison of now and then.1 commentsronthecoolone
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Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963 928 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 19631092 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 19611257 views1 commentsPrefect
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Tiny Knapman and Sue Old 65-661066 viewsScrubbed up for some RAF Officers do in Valetta 3 commentsRichard Knapman
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Tiny Knapman - Tigne Beach Summer 66879 viewsRichard Knapman
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Swimming Gala854 viewsSt Vincent were always the bestRichard Knapman
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RIP Richard 'Tiny' Knapman 1950-2019763 viewsSummer of 66 World Cup - Tigne Beach they were good days1 commentsRichard Knapman
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Football at Manoel Island912 viewsLST Empire Curlew beyond.Prefect
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Pete Shepheard832 viewsWinning a race at Marsa.Prefect
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Sue Kitson1179 views2 commentsronthecoolone
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Ron Leeman - circa 1966/67987 viewsronthecoolone
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