Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Combined Cadet Force 197820 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadmin09/06/18 at 23:17admin: Jim Russell top row 6th from left (RAF). Steve Hal...
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Wartime Memories533 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
3 commentsPrefect08/31/18 at 23:48admin: The BBC People's War site still exists but no...
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Tigne Court Hotel433 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 17:22admin: Many an hour spent in the Anchor Bar beneath (the ...
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Outside the Tuck Shop247 viewsCarol Williams standing on the right. Not sure about the rest.1 commentsmikew08/11/18 at 15:21admin: With Mr Houston's VW Kombi watching from behi...
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Freshspray & Freshspring 196020 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadmin08/10/18 at 21:20admin: Nonsense Miss, there's nothing wrong with you...
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Exiles Beach597 viewsPostcard. Aka Balluta Rocks c/w the Green Shed.2 commentsPrefect07/11/18 at 11:04admin: However, the theory re Russian exiles is disputed ...
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Probably 1959995 viewsSue Hills & Tricia Staff at the back.
Front - Pat Glover, Wendy Cox, Dawn Fear, Alexandra Batty, Eileen Beer, Carol Robinson, Pat Woolner , Pauline Green, Valerie Lawrence ....
3 commentsPrefect07/02/18 at 16:46admin: Thank you Patsy.
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Fishers of men170 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadmin07/02/18 at 16:42admin: No, New Testament. I forget gospel & verse but it&...
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It was 50 years ago today...288 views...TH taught the world to play.

Filming Hell Boats at Manoel Island 1968.

Many 'extras' provided by Tal Handaq.

FULL FILM HERE

Wind forward 37 mins and play for 20 secs for a familiar face.

Copyright © Martin Powell
3 commentsadmin04/30/18 at 12:52admin: Though filmed in 1968, the film hit UK cinemas in ...
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Pieta 1958378 viewsLooks like an RFA ship.3 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/04/03/18 at 18:22admin: The RFA aficionados say definitely a Ranger class ...
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HMS / HMT Brigand682 viewsRescue Tug operating out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Built 1937. Paid off 1960 after 22 years Med service.

Story HERE
1 commentsrobinwilliams01/26/18 at 22:01admin: HMS Brigand was a tug of the Brigand Class, fitted...
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Things are looking UP !!679 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 commentsadmin08/07/17 at 11:30admin: A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox...h...
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Sheep (Not Shoats!)462 viewsWied il-Ghasel near Mosta.4 commentsPrefect07/29/17 at 01:58admin: ....or do they? See WIKI
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Malta National Archives Memory Project366 viewsI work at the National Archives of Malta, on the Memorja (National Memory) project. I am conducting oral history interviews with British ex-servicemen/women and their families, who came to Malta after WWII. I was directed towards this fantastic website, and wondered if there was anybody who would like to speak to me about their experiences of being in Malta. By after WWII I mean any decade really! It would be great to have a variety of different decades if possible.

For people who are interested my email address is sandra.blake@gov.mt. I would be happy to provide additional information on the project and be very grateful for any assistance you are able to give.

Thank you and kind regards,

Sandra Blake

(More detail in comments below).
2 commentsadmin07/06/17 at 14:44admin: This is an overview of the sort of thing I’m looki...
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Early 60s films of Malta447 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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Mtarfa water386 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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Wartime Memories533 viewsVIEW

IRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA GAUCI
+ chapter 2
BILL RICKARD

LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES
3 commentsPrefect10/26/16 at 00:37admin: See also ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT
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Wartime Valleta978 views6 commentsPrefect10/26/16 at 00:27admin: For stories from the BBC People's War see THI...
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago498 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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Things are looking UP !!679 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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Steam Past 2 May 1954634 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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Anobat Flats ©874 viewsCorner of Sur Fons St & P.O.W .Road St Julians, Ours was top corner flat. Mid/late 80s Map.7 commentsdeco.rise02/21/13 at 00:16admin: Deleting comments is not helpful as can make a non...
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Mr John Lowe1291 viewsStaff 1961 - 1964
As seen recently on the BBC.
3 commentsPrefect01/29/13 at 13:05admin: And now appearing on the One Show. About half way ...
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Royal Visit November 1949753 viewsAt Corradino Canteen where TH and Verdala pupils all assembled. Youngest pupil Jennifer Dodd presents the bouquet. Headmaster Cdr Miles right.2 commentsPrefect01/23/13 at 06:26admin: Presenting the bouquet is Jennifer Dodd
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104 Minesweeping Squadron 1957565 viewsEssington, Kildaston, Rodington, Lullington, Shavington, Carhampton, Liverton, Fenton.4 commentsPrefect09/15/12 at 12:01admin: Date of removal now found as Wednesday, October 5,...
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3AG 19581040 views Bernard Goatley (rear left), Christopher Ruoff (leaning on the doorpost), Brian Fuller ( light shorts and dark pullover), Keith Tayton (spectacled).
Photo - Steve Martin via this site.
Names from Brian Fuller who also remembers other class members being - Kathleen Spilsbury, Deirdre Pike, Glenys Metherell, Graham Cake, Robert Smith, John Merriman, Bruce Love, Terence Whitter, Richard Dowling, Peter Franks, Anthony Mullen.
Keith Tayton remembers all the others and was able to recite the class register at the last Reunion in Bath.


2 commentsPrefect08/20/12 at 01:03admin: Brian Lincoln - third from the left.
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Prizegiving 1953833 viewsBy Lord Mountbatten
See report
Memoir by Christopher Beavis here.
2 commentsPrefect07/30/12 at 02:40admin: Memoir by Christopher Beavis here.
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To the Memory of Mr Jack Smedley738 viewsSee also HERE3 commentsPrefect06/03/12 at 10:18admin: A close relative of Mr Smedley is seeking any more...
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