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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Triton Fountain 1960s147 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 tunnel276 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 1969413 viewsCast2 commentsPrefect10/17/19 at 01:11Martin Powell: Seeking counselling probably.
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale867 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 Vale867 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 ?1403 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 ?1403 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 ?1403 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 Vale867 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 Vale867 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 Ashore1027 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 Team737 viewsPhilip Smith3 commentsPrefect09/03/19 at 11:10philb57: Back Row: Mick Jones, Busty Stackpoole, Eddie Thom...
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The old Vernon Club596 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 Mtarfa769 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 771 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....264 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 Nicholas551 views1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 20:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Roma McKinley & Sandy Nicholas891 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 19631085 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 1962944 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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<-- The 2007 Reunion. Photos from Sandy Nicholas. Missing names wanted.741 viewsDavid Hobden, ?, Sandy Nicholas, Alison Bigden, John Passmore, Jane Henderson, Keith Holmes, Carol Papworth, Kay Robertson. 1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 20:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Paul Lovell 1962560 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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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594588 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.

Copyright © Liz Mardel
1 commentsPrefect02/05/19 at 06:34kenneth c proudlove: Excellent photo, lived in Gazira, and looked out t...
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RIP Richard 'Tiny' Knapman 1950-2019777 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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Wartime Memories699 viewsIRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA SALMON nee GAUCI
+ chapters 2 3 & 4

BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES

ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT (just post-war)
5 commentsPrefect01/29/19 at 21:03admin: Doreen McKeown writes: In the 1920s my mother spen...
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Wartime Memories699 viewsIRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA SALMON nee GAUCI
+ chapters 2 3 & 4

BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES

ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT (just post-war)
5 commentsPrefect01/26/19 at 21:04Martin Powell: ...and another find - in reverse order - VICKY RYL...
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Sliema Creek 1958444 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/01/23/19 at 01:24kenneth c proudlove: Lived in Gzira, and was most empressed with the c...
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Sports Day at Ta Kali 1960668 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 1952-20041597 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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Sheriff who?162 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 21:32admin:
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Sheriff who?162 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 20:32OldBat: Reminds me of the day when I was on duty in the pl...
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Sports Day at Ta Kali 1960668 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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