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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Plevna Hotel, Then & Now.540 viewsHughes Hallett Street, Tigne.
Named after Colonel Henry or The Captain?
2 commentsPrefect03/15/17 at 17:04Nick Woodley: We stayed in the Plevna for about a month in Nov 1...
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Early 60s films of Malta492 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Don Stubbs
1 commentsadmin03/04/17 at 23:31admin: Some footage of hols in Italy/Sicily may have crep...
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Staff Photo in front of School Hall 1959?1161 views5 commentsjknight03/03/17 at 16:37deco.rise: I was there in 1959. Remember Cpt Mannering & Lt C...
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View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1418 views4 commentsDavid Robinson03/03/17 at 16:33deco.rise: Apart from the mess in front, remember this as tho...
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Rocking in the Hall 1960430 views1 commentsPrefect02/17/17 at 20:49PatsyG: I recognise Pat Glover, far right, Carol Robinson?...
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Staff Photo in front of School Hall 1959?1161 views5 commentsjknight02/17/17 at 20:40PatsyG: 2nd row, standing far left - Mr Stanley, our Comme...
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Mtarfa water427 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Copyright © Bruce Williams
1 commentsadmin01/30/17 at 23:08admin: Bruce writes "For the whole of the roughly 4 ...
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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 19621383 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect01/17/17 at 15:19Graham Thompson: I'm second from right front row, Vic Chapman ...
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St Andrew's School572 views1 commentsPrefect01/16/17 at 21:59OldBat: Anyone who was a pupil at St Andrew's between...
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Wartime Memories607 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect12/27/16 at 21:33Martin Powell: Not a childhood one but see Jean Bruce (and father...
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Lt Cdr Jack Cottam541 viewsDeputy Head 1969 - 19741 commentsPrefect12/01/16 at 14:34Karl: His wife Julie - who taught science before the wit...
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In memory of Miss Jaqueline Yule 1908 – 19881044 viewsShe rests in the cemetery of St Lawrence Parish Church (Vittoriosa/Birgu) which is located in St Edward Street (Cottonera) between Fort Salvatore and St Edward’s College, opposite the rear of De La Salle College.
THN Google Map
3 commentsabigden12/01/16 at 14:30Karl: I'm told she lived in Balzan and was a very k...
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Safi Youth Club 1978870 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton2 commentsKevin Perkin10/27/16 at 10:55fifla1973: I can't believe the paintings on the wall rem...
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Wartime Memories607 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect10/26/16 at 00:37admin: See also ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT
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Wartime Valleta985 views6 commentsPrefect10/26/16 at 00:27admin: For stories from the BBC People's War see THI...
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Pirates 1957402 viewsWith Mr.Richards, Janet Ogden, Mr.Tomlinson, Graham Stubbs, Peter Pond, Marylin Sturely and Joy Sutton.
SEE REVIEW IN 1958 MAGZINE
1 commentsPrefect10/11/16 at 14:44explorerD: My sister Barbara Mantle was in the Pirates of Pen...
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Italy Trip 1958640 views3 commentsPrefect10/04/16 at 21:20explorerD: Roger Mantle, with his arms folded, was my brother...
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Electioneering? 19691234 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 17:23Karen: Sherry Flatbush, American, Karen Burgess
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago526 viewsThe Dolphin & Eagle (forces families newspaper Malta) carried the following article on 30 July 1976, headed simply :-

ZKJ2

"The Service Children's School Verdala closed on Wednesday 14 July, for the third time in its history. The Assembly held in the school that morning was therefore a rather special one for the children, staff, parents and guests. The Flag Officer Malta, Rear Admiral O.N.A. Cecil, accepted an invitation to be present and and kindly consented to present the awards.

For most of the forenoon a special signal hoist 'ZKJ2' was flying from the palm tree, meaning 'I am closing down this circuit'. A very sad moment arrived when that signal was executed at 1255"
1 commentsadmin08/02/16 at 00:00admin: From Mark Bilney:- "Excellent. I am the knigh...
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USS John F Kennedy899 views20041 commentsPrefect07/14/16 at 20:39Mick.Jackson: i can remember the J.F.K coming to malta in 1969/7...
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Things are looking UP !!719 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

See THIS PAGE
9 commentsadmin05/20/16 at 23:39Martin Powell: That about sums it up nicely.
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Things are looking UP !!719 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

See THIS PAGE
9 commentsadmin05/20/16 at 23:08Mitch Hinde: Whose absolutly crackpot idea is that. Are they t...
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Things are looking UP !!719 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

See THIS PAGE
9 commentsadmin05/18/16 at 00:33admin: I'm sure in 100 years' time it will be p...
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Things are looking UP !!719 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

See THIS PAGE
9 commentsadmin05/18/16 at 00:29Martin Powell: Ghar-id-Dud means Cave of Worms. Compare with can ...
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Things are looking UP !!719 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

See THIS PAGE
9 commentsadmin05/18/16 at 00:04OldBat: Most of Dubai's towers were built on empty de...
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Steam Past 2 May 1954651 viewsFirst to roar past at 21 knots was the 1st Cruiser Squadron, led by HMS GLASGOW (Captain B Bryant), wearing the flag of the C-in-C Mediterranean, Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma. HMS GAMBIA (Captain P W Gretton), HMS BERMUDA (Captain G K Collett), HMS DELIGHT (Captain H J F Lane), HMS DARING (Captain E A Blundell) and HMS EAGLE (Captain D E Holland-Martin) wearing the flag of Flag Officer Heavy Squadron, Rear Admiral W T Couchman. On the Yacht’s port side, are the 1st Destroyer Squadron, HMS CHEQUERS (Captain R C M Duckworth) wearing the flag of Rear Admiral R D Watson, Flag Officers Flotillas, HMS CHEVIOT (Commander H E P Wilkin), HMS COMET (Commander R C Burton), HMS CHEVRON (Commander J J S Yorke) and HMS CHAPLET (Commander P N Howes); the 3rd Destroyer Squadron, HMS SAINTES (Captain D P Dreyer) and HMS BARFLEUR (Commander W G F Skelton); and ships of the 5th Frigate Squadron, HMS WHIRLWIND (Commander A R E Evans) and HMS ROEBUCK (Commander H J A Brooke). Either side now are ships of the Close Escort comprising the 2nd Frigate Squadron, HMS MERMAID (Captain A H C Gordon-Lennox), HMS MAGPIE (Commander J W Meadows), HMS PEACOCK (Commander J Wood) and the C-in-C’s despatch vessel, HMS SURPRISE (Commander G C Leslie) today wearing the flag of Vice Admiral J P L Reid, Flag Officer Second-in-Command, Mediterranean.1 commentsPrefect04/21/16 at 22:49admin: Britannia sailed on her maiden voyage from Portsmo...
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Lady Mountbatten871 viewsNot sure if I or my sister Denise is in this photo
but taken in school hall probably 1953.
Including, Jennifer Paige, Ethel Mitchell, Valerie Fogden, Marilyn Hawkins.
5 commentsrobinwilliams04/21/16 at 08:06marilyn: I am third from left. Marilyn Hawkins. I have no i...
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Married Quarters Luqa 2 site.498 viewsThis particular block faced the tennis courts and was where Chris Dillion lived. We had many a battle on the courts themselves with Pete Whiting and Dave Phillips. Picture taken 9th October 2014.1 commentsfifla197304/17/16 at 11:00igzignious: I lived in the middle flat behind the palms, 16AMQ...
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HMS Galatea596 views1978
GGM
2 commentsPrefect04/17/16 at 07:30SC-UK: Originally posted with a 1967 date but revised fol...
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HMS Galatea596 views1978
GGM
2 commentsPrefect02/09/16 at 04:46ThomasJohn: Date of 1967 I think is way off the mark. The Ikar...
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The Webmaster collects his O Levels789 viewsFrom HE The Governor, Sir Maurice Dorman. 1962.1 commentsPrefect02/02/16 at 15:23Martin Powell: It's now late afternoon on 2nd Feb 2016, and ...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1386 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 05:27fifla1973: Amazing man David. His work and interest in the wo...
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