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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last comments - Tal Handaq 60s (1960 - 1969)
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From the archives - 50 years on.66 viewsThe name of the school was changed from RNS TH to SCS TH in 1969 (Service Children's School), though it continued to be administered by the Royal Navy. All other service schools in Malta then came under the remit of the RN, Captain HC Malkin (Headmaster 1966 - 1970) being appointed the first OiC Service Schools, Malta & Naples.

Photo : Evan Potts
2 commentsadmin12/12/19 at 12:16admin: Appalling indeed Ivan. I can hear Prefect spinning...
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From the archives - 50 years on.66 viewsThe name of the school was changed from RNS TH to SCS TH in 1969 (Service Children's School), though it continued to be administered by the Royal Navy. All other service schools in Malta then came under the remit of the RN, Captain HC Malkin (Headmaster 1966 - 1970) being appointed the first OiC Service Schools, Malta & Naples.

Photo : Evan Potts
2 commentsadmin12/12/19 at 09:14Ivan: Nice to see a plural noun with the correct use of ...
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 196777 viewsNote the yacht moored to the buoy on the right - the Lucette. Read her famous story HERE and watch the film (names changed) HERE

Photo : Jill Thackray
2 commentsadmin11/28/19 at 23:58admin: Thanks Liz. Makes you stop and appreciate those da...
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 196777 viewsNote the yacht moored to the buoy on the right - the Lucette. Read her famous story HERE and watch the film (names changed) HERE

Photo : Jill Thackray
2 commentsadmin11/28/19 at 18:59SchatziD: I loved sailing on games afternoons - first time o...
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Aerial view mid-60s134 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts).
2 commentsadmin11/24/19 at 11:02admin: Thank you Ivan. By the time I got to the 6th (1968...
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Aerial view mid-60s134 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts).
2 commentsadmin11/24/19 at 09:33Ivan: Two very interesting illustrations, thank you! On ...
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The Pit, entrance tunnel109 viewsAfter attempts in 2013 and 2017 and again last week (October 2019) I still can’t get full access to The Pit. Nice people running the military bookshop, but won’t allow me to go down as they have lots of artefacts stored there pending refurbishment to make a museum. However at least I got further than last time. The sloping tunnel remains very familiar, although the steps and smooth concrete sidewalks were not there when we opened the place in summer 1965.1 commentsIvan10/26/19 at 18:27admin: Thanks very much for posting that Ivan. Been tryin...
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Going Ashore984 views"Educational" cruise to Istanbul, 1966, in Devonia, formerly the troopship Devonshire.5 commentsPrefect09/03/19 at 11:40philb57: I travelled to Malta in Feb 1961 on the Devonshire...
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1969 Football Team685 viewsPhilip Smith3 commentsPrefect09/03/19 at 11:10philb57: Back Row: Mick Jones, Busty Stackpoole, Eddie Thom...
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Roma McKinley & Sandy Nicholas847 viewsIn the Alhambra Cafe 1962.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 20:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Sliema Caff 19631037 viewsSandy Nicholas, Carol Papworth, Mike Scurr.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 20:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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John Nicholas 1962897 viewsWith Sandy & Mum in the green Anglia 303541 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 20:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Paul Lovell 1962527 viewsMalc Trigg, Sandy Nicholas, Bill Duncan, Dave Gerrard.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 20:43admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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RIP Richard 'Tiny' Knapman 1950-2019708 viewsSummer of 66 World Cup - Tigne Beach they were good days1 commentsRichard Knapman01/30/19 at 23:32admin: Chris Wheeler-Kirk writes : On behalf of the Knapm...
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Sports Day at Ta Kali 1960623 viewsPete Shepheard & RADM Hetherington.
Also Mr Cleaver, Capt Mannering, Mr Witherspoon & Mr Edgell.
2 commentsPrefect12/28/18 at 12:56Crab: So was I.
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Adrian Worley 1952-20041544 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 Powell12/23/18 at 00:04admin: Adrian at TH HERE and on Gozo trip HERE
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Sports Day at Ta Kali 1960623 viewsPete Shepheard & RADM Hetherington.
Also Mr Cleaver, Capt Mannering, Mr Witherspoon & Mr Edgell.
2 commentsPrefect11/18/18 at 13:42igzignious: I was there.
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Prefects 1961823 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 11/05/18 at 22:36admin: Some names to jog your memory Patricia - from 1962...
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Prefects 1961823 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 11/05/18 at 21:48PatsyG: Lots of familiar faces here. I've only just ...
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1967 Nelson House Tug'o'War Team784 views2 commentsBrian Gunns08/17/18 at 15:25Chris Willmann: Kevin Franks on the far left
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Outside the Tuck Shop729 viewsCarol Williams standing on the right. Not sure about the rest.1 commentsmikew08/11/18 at 16:21admin: With Mr Houston's VW Kombi watching from behi...
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It was 50 years ago today...514 views...TH taught the world to play.

Filming Hell Boats at Manoel Island 1968.

Many 'extras' provided by Tal Handaq.

FULL FILM HERE

Wind forward 37 mins and play for 20 secs for a familiar face.

Copyright © Martin Powell
3 commentsadmin04/30/18 at 21:29Martin Powell: No sir, I mean yes sir, I mean och aye. He got £10...
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It was 50 years ago today...514 views...TH taught the world to play.

Filming Hell Boats at Manoel Island 1968.

Many 'extras' provided by Tal Handaq.

FULL FILM HERE

Wind forward 37 mins and play for 20 secs for a familiar face.

Copyright © Martin Powell
3 commentsadmin04/30/18 at 16:02Grahame Cain: Is that David Norris at 12:25 with the rifle?
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It was 50 years ago today...514 views...TH taught the world to play.

Filming Hell Boats at Manoel Island 1968.

Many 'extras' provided by Tal Handaq.

FULL FILM HERE

Wind forward 37 mins and play for 20 secs for a familiar face.

Copyright © Martin Powell
3 commentsadmin04/30/18 at 13:52admin: Though filmed in 1968, the film hit UK cinemas in ...
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Going Ashore984 views"Educational" cruise to Istanbul, 1966, in Devonia, formerly the troopship Devonshire.5 commentsPrefect04/19/18 at 12:09NICKHOLLOWAY: Second right from front is Nick Holloway .....Defi...
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Sliema Cafe Crowd1127 viewsRon Leeman, Lee Barraby, Kay Carberry, Tony Stackpoole, Stu Kirkwood, John Nicholas, Johnny Hart, Ian McGuire. 1 commentsronthecoolone03/13/18 at 07:11Chris weathered: Remember so well. Im the one in glasses. Chris Hof...
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Sliema Cafe Crowd 1965-66903 views1 commentsDugmore03/13/18 at 07:01Chris weathered: Still have this photo
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Posing outside the Sliema Cafe968 views1 commentsronthecoolone03/13/18 at 06:59Chris weathered: Great times I'm the one sitting on the floor ...
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Inside the Pit - circa mid 60's1172 views1 commentsronthecoolone03/13/18 at 06:58Chris weathered: My father CPO Hoffmeyer supervised us when it open...
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Ron Leeman & Steve Bolster957 viewsA comparison of now and then.1 commentsronthecoolone03/13/18 at 06:53Chris weathered: Remember you both well from the sliema cafe. Good ...
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Dunera 1967 Singalong938 viewsChris Fairwood1 commentsPrefect11/28/17 at 16:45Chris Howells: I may be in here somewhere.
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Girls Hockey Team 1965-66745 viewsGaynor Hamley, Elizabeth Forrester, Sally Rathmell, Sarah Jeffries,
Robina Hopkinson, Pat Elliot, Kitty Chaytor, Alicia Eichmann, Helen Rourke, Anne Gardiner, Sadie Lendrum, Betty Elliott, Angela Radley.
1 commentsDugmore11/28/17 at 16:27Chris Howells: Was Alicia related to Eddie Eichmann?
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