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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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From the archives - 50 years on.7 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.7 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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All the best from Farsons 23 views1960s ad. Reads "Simonds Farsons Cisk is the largest and most up to date industry on the island" !!2 commentsadmin12/06/19 at 14:00admin: Prices varied - you clearly went to the best water...
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All the best from Farsons 23 views1960s ad. Reads "Simonds Farsons Cisk is the largest and most up to date industry on the island" !!2 commentsadmin12/06/19 at 12:40Ivan: Lovely stuff! If I recall correctly in the mid-60s...
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 196748 viewsNames please.

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 196748 viewsNames please.

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-60s92 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-60s92 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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Filming The Malta Story 1952792 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
4 commentsPrefect11/06/19 at 18:57admin: Shame no-one has made another film in all this tim...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952792 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
4 commentsPrefect11/06/19 at 08:59Ivan: Yes, lots of weaknesses in the film, but the shots...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952792 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
4 commentsPrefect11/05/19 at 18:49admin: Agreed Ivan. I was never happy with Muriel Pavlov ...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952792 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
4 commentsPrefect11/05/19 at 15:03Ivan: I always thought Alec Guinness was mis-cast in his...
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Triton Fountain 1960s64 viewsAfter Kingsgate became Citygate (1964).2 commentsadmin11/03/19 at 17:27admin: Thanks Ivan, I do actually own that postcard. Pref...
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Triton Fountain 1960s64 viewsAfter Kingsgate became Citygate (1964).2 commentsadmin11/03/19 at 09:12Ivan: Well done, admin! A very nice contrast with the tw...
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The Pit, entrance tunnel63 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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Amahl & the Night Visitors + Trial By Jury 1969376 viewsCast2 commentsPrefect10/17/19 at 01:11Martin Powell: Seeking counselling probably.
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale794 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/18/19 at 00:20kenneth c proudlove: Nelson, Drake, stevenson,
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale794 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/18/19 at 00:20kenneth c proudlove: Nelson, Drake, stevenson,
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1339 viewsTop left,Gail Taench, unknown male, Sheila Grimwood, Graham 'Jack' Stubbs, Geoff Day, Craig Love, Liz Wilkinson, Gordon Campbell.
Front row, Jill Wicken, Bob Trott, Val Bevins, Robin Palmer, unknown girl, and Viv Paynter.
Thanks to Spike Walton for providing names of party goers.
5 commentsjane banks09/13/19 at 08:13Geoff Day: Admin : Very sadly noted....comment amended.
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1339 viewsTop left,Gail Taench, unknown male, Sheila Grimwood, Graham 'Jack' Stubbs, Geoff Day, Craig Love, Liz Wilkinson, Gordon Campbell.
Front row, Jill Wicken, Bob Trott, Val Bevins, Robin Palmer, unknown girl, and Viv Paynter.
Thanks to Spike Walton for providing names of party goers.
5 commentsjane banks09/13/19 at 00:59admin: Gordon (Wrymouth) and Geoff, very sad to report th...
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1339 viewsTop left,Gail Taench, unknown male, Sheila Grimwood, Graham 'Jack' Stubbs, Geoff Day, Craig Love, Liz Wilkinson, Gordon Campbell.
Front row, Jill Wicken, Bob Trott, Val Bevins, Robin Palmer, unknown girl, and Viv Paynter.
Thanks to Spike Walton for providing names of party goers.
5 commentsjane banks09/12/19 at 15:14Geoff Day: I remember Jack very well too, there are very few ...
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale794 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/08/19 at 22:11admin: Kenneth I have sent you a pm by email - but you ma...
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale794 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/06/19 at 01:57kenneth c proudlove: What a very sad looking, Robin Palmer, anyone know...
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Going Ashore979 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 Team680 viewsPhilip Smith3 commentsPrefect09/03/19 at 11:10philb57: Back Row: Mick Jones, Busty Stackpoole, Eddie Thom...
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The old Vernon Club576 viewsNow the Central Bank.
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1 commentsPrefect08/06/19 at 19:35Military Brat: The Old Vernon Club with the Barber Shop located d...
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RNH Mtarfa736 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 10:33admin: The last British hospital outpost was a hospital c...
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HMS Forth 730 viewsWith Striker & Sefton alongside1 commentsPrefect03/01/19 at 02:08kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, after all, the 1959 Sicily trip w...
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The Common Room website....167 views....is archived HERE (2006)

...and HERE (2013)

...and the links still work (mostly) !!
1 commentsadmin02/25/19 at 01:48admin: The Reunion Gang of Four - Tim Daly, Bernard Hocto...
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Carol Papworth & Sandy Nicholas519 views1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 20:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Roma McKinley & Sandy Nicholas844 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 19631033 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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