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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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From the archives - 50 years on.113 viewsThe name of the school was changed from RNS TH to SCS TH in 1969 (Service Children's School), though it continued to be administered by the Royal Navy. All other service schools in Malta then came under the remit of the RN, Captain HC Malkin (Headmaster 1966 - 1970) being appointed the first OiC Service Schools, Malta & Naples.

Photo : Evan Potts
2 commentsadmin12/12/19 at 11:16admin: Appalling indeed Ivan. I can hear Prefect spinning...
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From the archives - 50 years on.113 viewsThe name of the school was changed from RNS TH to SCS TH in 1969 (Service Children's School), though it continued to be administered by the Royal Navy. All other service schools in Malta then came under the remit of the RN, Captain HC Malkin (Headmaster 1966 - 1970) being appointed the first OiC Service Schools, Malta & Naples.

Photo : Evan Potts
2 commentsadmin12/12/19 at 08:14Ivan: Nice to see a plural noun with the correct use of ...
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 1967115 viewsNote the yacht moored to the buoy on the right - the Lucette. Read her famous story HERE and watch the film (names changed) HERE

Photo : Jill Thackray
2 commentsadmin11/28/19 at 22:58admin: Thanks Liz. Makes you stop and appreciate those da...
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 1967115 viewsNote the yacht moored to the buoy on the right - the Lucette. Read her famous story HERE and watch the film (names changed) HERE

Photo : Jill Thackray
2 commentsadmin11/28/19 at 17:59SchatziD: I loved sailing on games afternoons - first time o...
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Aerial view mid-60s183 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts).
2 commentsadmin11/24/19 at 10:02admin: Thank you Ivan. By the time I got to the 6th (1968...
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Aerial view mid-60s183 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts).
2 commentsadmin11/24/19 at 08:33Ivan: Two very interesting illustrations, thank you! On ...
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The Pit, entrance tunnel149 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 17:27admin: Thanks very much for posting that Ivan. Been tryin...
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Amahl & the Night Visitors + Trial By Jury 1969380 viewsCast2 commentsPrefect10/17/19 at 00:11Martin Powell: Seeking counselling probably.
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale814 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/17/19 at 23:20kenneth c proudlove: Nelson, Drake, stevenson,
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale814 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/17/19 at 23:20kenneth c proudlove: Nelson, Drake, stevenson,
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1348 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 07:13Geoff Day: Admin : Very sadly noted....comment amended.
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1348 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 23:59admin: Gordon (Wrymouth) and Geoff, very sad to report th...
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1348 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 14:14Geoff Day: I remember Jack very well too, there are very few ...
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale814 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/08/19 at 21:11admin: Kenneth I have sent you a pm by email - but you ma...
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale814 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/06/19 at 00:57kenneth c proudlove: What a very sad looking, Robin Palmer, anyone know...
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Going Ashore990 views"Educational" cruise to Istanbul, 1966, in Devonia, formerly the troopship Devonshire.5 commentsPrefect09/03/19 at 10:40philb57: I travelled to Malta in Feb 1961 on the Devonshire...
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1969 Football Team696 viewsPhilip Smith3 commentsPrefect09/03/19 at 10:10philb57: Back Row: Mick Jones, Busty Stackpoole, Eddie Thom...
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The Common Room website....201 views....is archived HERE (2006)

...and HERE (2013)

...and the links still work (mostly) !!
1 commentsadmin02/25/19 at 00:48admin: The Reunion Gang of Four - Tim Daly, Bernard Hocto...
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Carol Papworth & Sandy Nicholas528 views1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Roma McKinley & Sandy Nicholas855 viewsIn the Alhambra Cafe 1962.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:45admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Sliema Caff 19631044 viewsSandy Nicholas, Carol Papworth, Mike Scurr.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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John Nicholas 1962907 viewsWith Sandy & Mum in the green Anglia 303541 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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<-- The 2007 Reunion. Photos from Sandy Nicholas. Missing names wanted.719 viewsDavid Hobden, ?, Sandy Nicholas, Alison Bigden, John Passmore, Jane Henderson, Keith Holmes, Carol Papworth, Kay Robertson. 1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:44admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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Paul Lovell 1962532 viewsMalc Trigg, Sandy Nicholas, Bill Duncan, Dave Gerrard.1 commentsPrefect02/24/19 at 19:43admin: John Nicholas writes : To say regretfully that my ...
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RIP Richard 'Tiny' Knapman 1950-2019722 viewsSummer of 66 World Cup - Tigne Beach they were good days1 commentsRichard Knapman01/30/19 at 22:32admin: Chris Wheeler-Kirk writes : On behalf of the Knapm...
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7 commentsPrefect01/29/19 at 20:08Martin Powell: ....was about to change dramatically with the adve...
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RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

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PAUL FULLER

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7 commentsPrefect01/29/19 at 20:03admin: Doreen McKeown writes: In the 1920s my mother spen...
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Wartime Memories621 viewsVIEW

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MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
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BILL RICKARD

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PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
7 commentsPrefect01/26/19 at 20:04Martin Powell: ...and another find - in reverse order - VICKY RYL...
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Sliema Creek 1958386 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/01/23/19 at 00:24kenneth c proudlove: Lived in Gzira, and was most empressed with the c...
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Sports Day at Ta Kali 1960635 viewsPete Shepheard & RADM Hetherington.
Also Mr Cleaver, Capt Mannering, Mr Witherspoon & Mr Edgell.
2 commentsPrefect12/28/18 at 11:56Crab: So was I.
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Adrian Worley 1952-20041550 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 Powell12/22/18 at 23:04admin: Adrian at TH HERE and on Gozo trip HERE
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