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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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The Pit, entrance tunnel44 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 Ashore977 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 Team678 viewsPhilip Smith3 commentsPrefect09/03/19 at 11:10philb57: Back Row: Mick Jones, Busty Stackpoole, Eddie Thom...
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Roma McKinley & Sandy Nicholas841 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 19631032 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 1962894 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 1962520 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 1950-2019690 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 1960607 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 1952-20041530 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 1960607 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 1961779 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 11/05/18 at 22:36admin: Some names to jog your memory Patricia - from 1962...
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Prefects 1961779 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 Team769 views2 commentsBrian Gunns08/17/18 at 15:25Chris Willmann: Kevin Franks on the far left
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Outside the Tuck Shop680 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...488 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...488 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...488 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 Ashore977 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 Crowd1117 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 1965-66887 views1 commentsDugmore03/13/18 at 07:01Chris weathered: Still have this photo
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Posing outside the Sliema Cafe949 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's1154 views1 commentsronthecoolone03/13/18 at 06:58Chris weathered: My father CPO Hoffmeyer supervised us when it open...
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Ron Leeman & Steve Bolster940 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 Singalong924 viewsChris Fairwood1 commentsPrefect11/28/17 at 16:45Chris Howells: I may be in here somewhere.
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Girls Hockey Team 1965-66727 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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Meleiha 1964785 viewsMy brother and sister. Tony went to Maidstone Grammar School and Gwyneth to Luqa Primary.2 commentsChris Howells11/27/17 at 15:46Martin Powell: Truly sorry to learn that Chris. Condolences to yo...
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Meleiha 1964785 viewsMy brother and sister. Tony went to Maidstone Grammar School and Gwyneth to Luqa Primary.2 commentsChris Howells11/26/17 at 17:40Chris Howells: My sister, Gwyneth, sadly passed away this year. I...
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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 19621394 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect01/17/17 at 16:19Graham Thompson: I'm second from right front row, Vic Chapman ...
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Electioneering? 19691242 viewsTop row is Jim Jones and Bob Campbell. The bottom row is David, Kim, Sherry, Karen and Beverly. I do not know the last names of the last 3.

Letitia Duke
1 commentsPrefect08/28/16 at 18:23Karen: Sherry Flatbush, American, Karen Burgess
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The Webmaster collects his O Levels790 viewsFrom HE The Governor, Sir Maurice Dorman. 1962.1 commentsPrefect02/02/16 at 16:23Martin Powell: It's now late afternoon on 2nd Feb 2016, and ...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1404 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.
9 commentsMartin Powell01/28/16 at 06:27fifla1973: Amazing man David. His work and interest in the wo...
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