Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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The old Vernon Club570 viewsNow the Central Bank.
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1 commentsPrefect08/06/19 at 18:35Military Brat: The Old Vernon Club with the Barber Shop located d...
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RNH Mtarfa727 viewsAfter the First World War there was a re-organization of the military medical services on the Islands. The Mtarfa Hospital, commissioned in 1912, was opened on the 29th June 1920, even though it had been in use for some time earlier. During the Second World War, the Mtarfa Hospital and barracks were reorganized as the 90th General Hospital and built up to a maximum of 1200 beds. An underground hospital was excavated under the military hospital. After the war the 90th General was reformed as the David Bruce Military Hospital. This continued to serve the military, complementing Bighi Naval Hospital, until 1970. For the next eight years, the Mtarfa Hospital served the needs of British military and naval personnel until its closure in 1978.1 commentsPrefect08/04/19 at 09:33admin: The last British hospital outpost was a hospital c...
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HMS Forth 715 viewsWith Striker & Sefton alongside1 commentsPrefect03/01/19 at 01:08kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, after all, the 1959 Sicily trip w...
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The Common Room website....136 views....is archived HERE (2006)

...and HERE (2013)

...and the links still work (mostly) !!
1 commentsadmin02/25/19 at 00:48admin: The Reunion Gang of Four - Tim Daly, Bernard Hocto...
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Carol Papworth & Sandy Nicholas510 views1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Roma McKinley & Sandy Nicholas824 viewsIn the Alhambra Cafe 1962.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Sliema Caff 19631014 viewsSandy Nicholas, Carol Papworth, Mike Scurr.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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John Nicholas 1962880 viewsWith Sandy & Mum in the green Anglia 303541 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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<-- The 2007 Reunion. Photos from Sandy Nicholas. Missing names wanted.705 viewsDavid Hobden, ?, Sandy Nicholas, Alison Bigden, John Passmore, Jane Henderson, Keith Holmes, Carol Papworth, Kay Robertson. 1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Paul Lovell 1962514 viewsMalc Trigg, Sandy Nicholas, Bill Duncan, Dave Gerrard.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:43admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594498 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.
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1 commentsPrefect02/05/19 at 05:34kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, lived in Gazira, and looked out t...
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Batman breadmobile167 viewscirca 1980? Anyone remember this?1 commentsadmin02/01/19 at 20:26admin: It was registered 22095 and subsequently K-2095. I...
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RIP Richard 'Tiny' Knapman 1950-2019670 viewsSummer of 66 World Cup - Tigne Beach they were good days1 commentsRichard Knapman01/30/19 at 22:32admin: Chris Wheeler-Kirk writes : On behalf of the Knapm...
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7 commentsPrefect01/29/19 at 20:08Martin Powell: ....was about to change dramatically with the adve...
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MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
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BILL RICKARD

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PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect01/29/19 at 20:03admin: Doreen McKeown writes: In the 1920s my mother spen...
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Wartime Memories583 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect01/26/19 at 20:04Martin Powell: ...and another find - in reverse order - VICKY RYL...
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Sliema Creek 1958332 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/01/23/19 at 00:24kenneth c proudlove: Lived in Gzira, and was most empressed with the c...
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Sports Day at Ta Kali 1960586 viewsPete Shepheard & RADM Hetherington.
Also Mr Cleaver, Capt Mannering, Mr Witherspoon & Mr Edgell.
2 commentsPrefect12/28/18 at 11:56Crab: So was I.
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Adrian Worley 1952-20041507 viewsTaken at the Farnborough reunion 1999. Adrian took his own life in Jan 2004 after a long history of health problems, which were not helped by his service in Bosnia.2 commentsMartin Powell12/22/18 at 23:04admin: Adrian at TH HERE and on Gozo trip HERE
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Sheriff who?92 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

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Sheriff who?92 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

2 commentsadmin11/23/18 at 19:32OldBat: Reminds me of the day when I was on duty in the pl...
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Sports Day at Ta Kali 1960586 viewsPete Shepheard & RADM Hetherington.
Also Mr Cleaver, Capt Mannering, Mr Witherspoon & Mr Edgell.
2 commentsPrefect11/18/18 at 12:42igzignious: I was there.
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Trooper R Martin d. 191881 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

Read MORE

...and HERE

...and HERE

We will remember them.
1 commentsadmin11/10/18 at 23:28admin: ...and even more HERE - click on his photo (with s...
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Prefects 1961767 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 11/05/18 at 21:36admin: Some names to jog your memory Patricia - from 1962...
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Prefects 1961767 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 11/05/18 at 20:48PatsyG: Lots of familiar faces here. I've only just ...
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Captans Garage (Captain's?)597 viewsThe sign says Tower Road, but where?1 commentsPrefect09/22/18 at 18:17admin: A secret source refers to it being the corner buil...
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Sculling about306 viewsRob Ross 1970

Taken at Robb Lido, appropriately

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1 commentsadmin09/18/18 at 00:10Chris Willmann: That's how I remember Rob Poss..
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Combined Cadet Force 1978171 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadmin09/06/18 at 23:23Martin Powell: For more CCF and cadet pics use search box for �...
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Combined Cadet Force 1978171 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadmin09/06/18 at 23:17admin: Jim Russell top row 6th from left (RAF). Steve Hal...
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Wartime Memories583 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect08/31/18 at 23:48admin: The BBC People's War site still exists but no...
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Tigne Court Hotel459 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 17:22admin: Many an hour spent in the Anchor Bar beneath (the ...
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