Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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2 site NAAFI or is it?770 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 commentsfifla197311/27/14 at 07:02Prefect: An enlarged view!
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Luqa 2 site Sick Quarters or NAAFI?670 viewsAlthough this photo shows clearly a Sick Quarters I am not sure this wasn't the NAAFI in 1973; any ideas? 1 commentsfifla197311/25/14 at 17:55Ivan: Still fascinated by all these photos of 2 Site. Us...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973969 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/23/14 at 01:50cfaux: that bring back memory my dad was a flt sgt w...
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SS Uganda (Not)597 viewsIn 1973 this ship was used for Tal Handaq school trips to Greece etc. my girlfriend was on board at the time as I waited for her to come back (hence the picture). Apparently the girls were chased back to the ship in Greece because of their attire (hot pants and mini skirts). The ship was scrapped in the 1980s but I guess memories live on! 2 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 09:42fifla1973: Oh sorry about that I always thought it was called...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973969 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 09:11Ivan: I couldn't say, I've never used or seen ...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973969 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 07:59Prefect: Thank you. Wouldn't want it to be like Facebo...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973969 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 07:14Ivan: Thanks for that. Instructions copied and saved! I ...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973969 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 23:14Prefect: Wouldn't want to disappoint you Ivan. Here is...
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SS Uganda (Not)597 viewsIn 1973 this ship was used for Tal Handaq school trips to Greece etc. my girlfriend was on board at the time as I waited for her to come back (hence the picture). Apparently the girls were chased back to the ship in Greece because of their attire (hot pants and mini skirts). The ship was scrapped in the 1980s but I guess memories live on! 2 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 22:19Prefect: Sorry but its not Uganda. Looks like one of the Ti...
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Combined Cadet Force RAF452 viewsThe shoulder tapes for our CCF.

great memories
1 commentsbmale2211/19/14 at 20:26fifla1973: Bill when were you at Tal Handaq? I was with the S...
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Anglo Maltese League763 viewsIn Merchants Street. Now a restaurant, formerly a club.2 commentsPrefect11/19/14 at 19:50fifla1973: A great place that I regularly visit when staying ...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats578 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 19:24fifla1973: Our girlfriends lived on 1 site too. Many nights s...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973969 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 18:23Ivan: Quite. Have a look at my comments - Tal Handaq, 19...
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1967 Nelson House Tug'o'War Team743 views2 commentsBrian Gunns11/19/14 at 14:50moggie19: Peter Ross in the middle.
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Girls Netball Team 1965-66823 viewsFront Line L to R:- Jp Mogridge. Ganor Hamley and Sally Rathmell. Middle top : Robina Hopkinson. Any ideas on who the others are?2 commentsDugmore11/19/14 at 14:46moggie19: I'm definitely not in this photo - Jo Mogridg...
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Girls Netball Team 19661058 viewsAnne Elliot and Pat Elliot top left and right respectively and Sally Rathmell, Gaynor Hamley and Jo Mogridge bottom row. Can you identify the three girls in the middle of the top row?2 commentsDugmore11/19/14 at 14:43moggie19: Back row, from left to right - Anne Elliot, Jo Mog...
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Luqa 2 Site Sgt's Mess?571 viewsI believe this was the Sgt's mess. The picture taken from roughly the NAAFI building on 9th October 20154 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 08:39Ivan: I recall coming back from Valletta on Saturday nig...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats578 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/18/14 at 18:01Prefect: Roger, Wilco. That must have been an inspiring vie...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats578 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/18/14 at 17:50Ivan: 1 Site was the main site for RAF Luqa (entrance at...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats578 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/18/14 at 15:30Prefect: For the benefit of us non-RAF types, where exactly...
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The Shepheard Family 1958 - 1961835 views3 commentsPrefect11/18/14 at 14:25John Kirby: I remember Mr & Mrs Shepherd in Malta - my parents...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats578 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/18/14 at 14:13Ivan: During our time in Malta we lived in Sliema, Luqa ...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats578 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/17/14 at 18:43fifla1973: It is still the AFM HQ. Oh to turn the clock back ...
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Luqa 2 Site parade square and Airmen's Barrack Blocks527 viewsThis was never used while I was at Luqa. Really nice setting though. Taken 9th October 20141 commentsfifla197311/17/14 at 17:24Ivan: Never saw a parade here, but I recall (1965/66) th...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats578 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/17/14 at 17:16Ivan: Great set of photos of 2 Site, and well done for g...
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Tigne Barracks 1965691 viewsBoathouse & slipway from our balcony.1 commentsDavid Robinson11/17/14 at 14:54phillrose: Just found this great set of pics of Tigne. Our fl...
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Luqa 2 Site Sgt's Mess?571 viewsI believe this was the Sgt's mess. The picture taken from roughly the NAAFI building on 9th October 20154 commentsfifla197311/17/14 at 14:45phillrose: Great pictures of the Luqa area though I did not k...
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Luqa 2 Site Sgt's Mess?571 viewsI believe this was the Sgt's mess. The picture taken from roughly the NAAFI building on 9th October 20154 commentsfifla197311/16/14 at 20:07fifla1973: Yes I hadn't been to the site since 1973 and ...
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Luqa 2 Site Sgt's Mess?571 viewsI believe this was the Sgt's mess. The picture taken from roughly the NAAFI building on 9th October 20154 commentsfifla197311/16/14 at 19:04Prefect: Back to the future?
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RFA Fort Dunvegan292 viewsPhoto possibly 1948. Built as VSIS by Burrard Drydock in 1944. Managed Ellerman. Laid up 1946-8. RFA service from 1951 as store carrier and "flagship". Coronation Review in 1953 then Malta run until 1960 when she went Far East as AirSIS, reverting to NS/VSIS in 1961. Scrapped Kaohsiung 1968.2 commentsPrefect11/13/14 at 09:40Prefect: I'm not sure but I think its probably 1948. T...
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RFA Fort Dunvegan292 viewsPhoto possibly 1948. Built as VSIS by Burrard Drydock in 1944. Managed Ellerman. Laid up 1946-8. RFA service from 1951 as store carrier and "flagship". Coronation Review in 1953 then Malta run until 1960 when she went Far East as AirSIS, reverting to NS/VSIS in 1961. Scrapped Kaohsiung 1968.2 commentsPrefect11/13/14 at 09:21robinwilliams: What date is this please if 1952/4 is that the Gla...
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Staff Photo in front of School Hall 1959?1152 views5 commentsjknight11/07/14 at 17:26bass player: At the top and second from the left is Mr. Tierney...
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