Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Lt Cdr Jack Cottam537 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 – 19881039 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.
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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 1978852 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 Memories583 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 Valleta984 views6 commentsPrefect10/26/16 at 00:27admin: For stories from the BBC People's War see THI...
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Pirates 1957399 viewsWith Mr.Richards, Janet Ogden, Mr.Tomlinson, Graham Stubbs, Peter Pond, Marylin Sturely and Joy Sutton.
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1 commentsPrefect10/11/16 at 14:44explorerD: My sister Barbara Mantle was in the Pirates of Pen...
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Italy Trip 1958631 views3 commentsPrefect10/04/16 at 21:20explorerD: Roger Mantle, with his arms folded, was my brother...
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Electioneering? 19691222 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.

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1 commentsPrefect08/28/16 at 17:23Karen: Sherry Flatbush, American, Karen Burgess
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago520 viewsThe Dolphin & Eagle (forces families newspaper Malta) carried the following article on 30 July 1976, headed simply :-

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"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 Kennedy896 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 !!712 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.

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9 commentsadmin05/20/16 at 23:39Martin Powell: That about sums it up nicely.
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Things are looking UP !!712 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.

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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 !!712 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.

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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 !!712 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.

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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 !!712 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 1954647 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 Mountbatten867 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.491 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 Galatea595 views1978
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2 commentsPrefect04/17/16 at 07:30SC-UK: Originally posted with a 1967 date but revised fol...
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HMS Galatea595 views1978
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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 Levels782 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)1368 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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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1368 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 Powell01/25/16 at 22:05Richard Knapman: Great Guy will be sadly missed hope the site keeps...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1368 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 Powell01/25/16 at 17:05Bryan Sanderson: So very, very sad to hear this news, a true Tal Ha...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1368 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 Powell01/24/16 at 11:14Ivan: Sad news. I have spent hours on this site looking ...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1368 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 Powell01/24/16 at 08:00fifla1973: Sadly David is the second Tal Handaq Colossus we h...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1368 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 Powell01/23/16 at 15:41Peter Doherty: A dedicated gentleman whose superb work building a...
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Tigne 19641436 viewsCathy Johnstone, ?, Rod Deas, Chris Pullen, John (Flash) Moore, ?.
3 commentsLantern01/21/16 at 18:53abigden: Carol Morrison (2nd from left), Brian Jackson (2nd...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1368 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 Powell01/21/16 at 18:47abigden: So sorry to hear the news. He created a great sit...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1368 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 Powell01/21/16 at 15:42OldBat: (Liz Mardel ex Miss McMeeking, Verdala) Sadly us...
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1368 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 Powell01/21/16 at 14:10phillrose: So sad to hear of David's passing, the steady...
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Form 2A1 in 1975 with Mr Peter Wright1292 viewsSpot the future MP.3 commentstompurnell01/17/16 at 14:27ray pelan: cindy church 4th on left bottom row, im Ray Pelanl...
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