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

 
 

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Form 2C/3C 197625 viewsI'm far right - Dez FosterDez Foster
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Form 2C / 3C circa 197623 viewsI'm 2nd from right top row. 4th from right top row is Gary and to his left is Billy Mac (MacDonald) I think it is Steve Fairclough 7th from right top row and to his left a lad called xxxx Gleeson or similar. I cannot recall any of the girls' names, didn't seem important when I was 12!Dez Foster
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Christmas 1977283 viewsKevin Perkin
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Luqa 1978274 viewsThe school has closed, we are all on our way home.Kevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 1978286 viewsKevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 1978263 viewsMylene Abdilla and Sean Becket SAFI Youth Club 1978Kevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 1978256 viewsKevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 1978252 viewsKevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 1978378 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton1 commentsKevin Perkin
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Kevin Perkin and William Jefferson aka Jaffa 1977346 viewsOn the roof of my house Cart Wheel, Tal Papa Road, Birzebbuga Summer of 1977Kevin Perkin
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School field, March 1970412 viewsAnother from Teri.

Back L-R Bruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Rosanne Knox

Front: Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar, Gillie Pike
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School field, March 1970348 viewsBruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Teri Murray, Gillie Pike, Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar

Photo : Teri Ahlmark
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Mr Winn 1975676 viewsPrefect
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Miss Turner 1976638 viewsPrefect
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RAF Luqa Youthclub membership card.519 viewsThis is undated but from 1972 I think, so I assume my membership is current! Interestingly I never knew our address was 67 AMQ! fifla1973
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Steve Jones' The Rise and Fall of David Bowie 1/2410 viewsCherry Vanilla by the way was someone Bowie fell for; Quicksand, Cracked Actor', Andy Warhol, Kooks and All Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed are some of Bowie's great songs (for the uninitiated). If anyone knows of Steve or where he is I would dearly like to make contact! fifla1973
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Steve Jones' The Rise and Fall of David Bowie318 viewsI introduced Steve to Bowie in 1972 and recorded the first five albums onto cassette for him. I also helped him write out the lyrics for his own use to go with the recordings. He used his art and great sense of imagination to make three comic strips for me. This is page 1 of 2 of the first of those three strips. 70s pop art as never been seen before! fifla1973
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A genuine 1970s letter from the great Steve Jones 2347 viewsSteve was a brilliant artist who painted the scenes on the walls of the new Luqa Youth Club at Safi in 1973. This is the second part of his letter sent while I was living miserably in the North East having left Malta in early 1974.fifla1973
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A genuine 1970s letter from the great Steve Jones331 viewsThis is a letter from a great like minded friend; Steve Jones to me while I was suffering the misery of North East England in 1974. He was a great artist; he painted drew and sculptured and I wrote Ginsberg like poetry; a great team! I guess he was right when he wrote on the side of page one: Don't get me wrong we're only dancing! Perhaps it should now read: we were only dancing! Page 2 to follow!fifla1973
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Luqa 2 Site Gladiator Club etc389 viewsThis shows the Gladiator Club to the right, a stage in the mid foreground and across the sports field and running track the old quarters. You can clearly make out that the flats ( we lived ground floor on the right) which were twice the length in the old days with the demolished part to the right making way for the airport. I took this picture on 9th October this year and later that day the great Maddy Prior sang on the little stage in this picture. I used to sit in my bedroom in the 70s not 60 yards away listening to her records; if someone had told me then that in 40 years she would be singing in earshot of my bedroom I wouldn't have believed them!fifla1973
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Luqa 2 site Sgt's' Mess accommodation356 viewsTaken 9th October 2014. This block overlooked the running track and was the first block to the right from our flat towards the Gladiator Club. fifla1973
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Class with Lt Cdr Richards c1975824 viewsPrefect
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2 site NAAFI or is it?468 viewsThe building in question is in the middle of the shot and I took the picture from down the road going away from the building at about 7:30.2 commentsfifla1973
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CCF at St Angelo 1975507 viewsPrefect
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Luqa 2 site Sick Quarters or NAAFI?384 viewsAlthough this photo shows clearly a Sick Quarters I am not sure this wasn't the NAAFI in 1973; any ideas? 1 commentsfifla1973
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Super Constellation Luqa Airport 1971387 viewsI put this in the wrong file initially. This aircraft was a constant during my time in Malta.fifla1973
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The most beautiful Cathy Stephenson 1973 Kalafrana713 viewsThis is a battered picture of Cathy. It is battered because I carried it while training for the military in 1974 and my mum threw all my negatives out! fifla1973
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Luqa 2 Site running track366 viewsThe cars are parked on the old sports field. The flats in the background where I lived were a block longer to the right in my day. The block on the right going away from camera where Dave Phillips lived was demolished to make way for the airport. Tal Handaq sports day 1973 was held here.fifla1973
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Cathy Stephenson and Len Moscrop November 1973553 viewsOur last trip to Valletta together. fifla1973
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Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973524 viewsA budding model? Taken in July 1973 with my Kodak 25 camera! fifla1973
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Me and my sister Sliema 1971492 viewsKaren was at Luqa primary school at the time. fifla1973
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Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana July 1973650 viewsCathy could run like the wind, swim like a fish, was supremely clever and of course very beautiful. We were together for 18 months.fifla1973
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