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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Verdala766 viewsIan Benton
The site of the pre-war Dockyard School reopened in 1949 with an Infants and Junior department of the Naval Children's School, serving those living in the south. The rest remained at Tal Handaq.
4 commentsPrefect02/01/08 at 20:50OldBat: Bass player - that's mind-blowing! So much fo...
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Red Arrows over Floriana419 viewsWW2 60th Anniversary Veterans Parade September 2005.This photo is credited to Liz Mardel.

1 commentsPrefect02/01/08 at 17:17OldBat: This is the 'drunken' version of the Red A...
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fancy Dress Party '57 (2) signatures930 viewsMore signatures from the original photo, in case you had forgotten you were there !5 commentsjane banks02/01/08 at 13:24MilkMonitor: The autograph 3rd from top on right might be worth...
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Verdala715 viewsIan Benton

The Stories of PETER PRICTOE

THE VERDALA STORY

Renamed Royal Naval School in 1952 and enlarged from 1954 with its own Headmaster, to take all Naval Infants and Juniors.
1 commentsPrefect02/01/08 at 05:15bass player: I was seven years old and lived in Senglea. To get...
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Fancy Dress Party '57 ?1334 viewsFrom l-r back row, John Mayes, Mike Eyett, Wendy Scott, Bob Powell, Rita Mayes, Spike Walton, Gillian Shaw, Val Woods, Paul Pond, Joy Sutton .
Sitting front row l-r unknown, unknown, Fag face Bob Blythe, Jill Wicken, Bob Trott and half face of Val Bevins.
Thank you Spike Walton for naming these party goers !
Link to Paul Pond /Jones
2 commentsPrefect02/01/08 at 05:09bass player: Paul Pond, the guy at top right with his arm aroun...
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Verdala766 viewsIan Benton
The site of the pre-war Dockyard School reopened in 1949 with an Infants and Junior department of the Naval Children's School, serving those living in the south. The rest remained at Tal Handaq.
4 commentsPrefect02/01/08 at 05:01bass player: I went from Tal Handaq to Verdala when it opened. ...
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Whats Cooking?827 viewsSee the Full Story
Alan Walker
4 commentsPrefect01/31/08 at 03:04Prefect: That remains to be seen!
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Staff Leavers 19681528 views7 commentsPrefect01/30/08 at 16:48Martin Powell: hi Martin. I would have expected nothing less. Sur...
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Staff Leavers 19681528 views7 commentsPrefect01/28/08 at 06:08Martin Shaw: Martin to Martin? If you remember Ewart! that well...
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Whats Cooking?827 viewsSee the Full Story
Alan Walker
4 commentsPrefect01/27/08 at 07:38OldBat: Mmm - what a pity! So you were all meant to fill...
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Whats Cooking?827 viewsSee the Full Story
Alan Walker
4 commentsPrefect01/27/08 at 02:25Prefect: Not sure. The outline booklets were produced befor...
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Whats Cooking?827 viewsSee the Full Story
Alan Walker
4 commentsPrefect01/26/08 at 19:07OldBat: What a splendid account of what must have been a m...
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Destroyers in Sliema Creek981 viewsRMA Mess on Tigne Street, foreground. LSTs far right.
7th Destroyer Sqn. Probably 1962. HMS Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland, Aisne or Corunna?, Broadsword and Scorpion.
1 commentsPrefect01/26/08 at 18:29Martin Powell: And those beautifully soft football pitches on Man...
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960746 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat01/24/08 at 17:33OldBat: Thanks Martin, yes I did. But it's had a bit ...
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Staff Leavers 19681528 views7 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 14:19Martin Powell: You were alert after x-country?? Did you walk roun...
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Dghajsa tal Latini598 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 11:20Prefect: "What you like, Sinjur"
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960746 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat01/22/08 at 11:19Martin Powell: Excellent pic Liz. Did you take it?
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Dghajsa tal Latini598 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 11:10Martin Powell: Turned out to be worth every penny though. Kemm hu...
gozoboats.jpg
Dghajsa tal Latini598 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 10:24Prefect: Bigger than a Luzzu and for cargo not fishing. Dgh...
gozoboats.jpg
Dghajsa tal Latini598 viewsGozo Boats at Mgarr.
So called because of their Lateen rig. Survived (with diesel engines) up to the sixties.
The last one is being restored at Mgarr.
Read all about it
Types of Maltese Boats
4 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 10:10Martin Powell: Is this the same as a Luzzu? I didn't realise ...
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Salvage 1950667 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
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3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 10:01Martin Powell: You'll have to read it - but I'm sure you ...
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Salvage 1950667 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
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3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:57Prefect: So who does he blame?
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Salvage 1950667 viewsRFA Sea Salvor, RFA Dispenser (left) & SV Retrieve raising the Breconshire.
She was towed to Trieste and scrapped.
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3 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:51Martin Powell: From "Red Duster, White Ensign" by Ian C...
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959560 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:51Prefect: You did Martin. I fiddled with the colour and over...
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959560 views2 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:35Martin Powell: Snap! - who sent this in Dave?
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3B Mr Finnis Class 1977 or 19782294 viewsSue Dove
It's great when your not the youngest at Secondary School anymore!!
1 commentsPrefect01/22/08 at 09:27Martin Powell: Must be mid to late 70s, we would never have got a...
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The Freedom Monument455 viewsFrom the front the figures of this monument outside St Lawrence's Church in Vittoriosa sadly disappear among the foliage!2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 19:15OldBat: I agree, it doesn't really seem a very appropr...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.488 viewsSilhouetted against the sky over Dockyard Creek, the monument depicts the farewell to the last British sailor to leave when the island gained its independence. (Date please someone!)2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 13:45OldBat: Thanks - I thought it was '79 but wasn't c...
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The Freedom Monument455 viewsFrom the front the figures of this monument outside St Lawrence's Church in Vittoriosa sadly disappear among the foliage!2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 13:20MilkMonitor: I could never quite understand why this should sym...
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The Freedom Monument from the back.488 viewsSilhouetted against the sky over Dockyard Creek, the monument depicts the farewell to the last British sailor to leave when the island gained its independence. (Date please someone!)2 commentsOldBat01/08/08 at 12:49Prefect: 31 March 1979. But Independence came in 1964. Supe...
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Me and my bike791 viewsIan Benton1 commentsPrefect01/03/08 at 18:41OldBat: Ian, great pictures! When you were an infant/juni...
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Boys Hockey 1977/81447 viewsSue Dove1 commentsPrefect01/03/08 at 06:13Prefect: I think the Front Row is the Back Row and vice ver...
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