Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1353 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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The Egyptian Queen © 351 viewsHas been gentrified. As it was.
Corner of Old Theatre Street with Strait Street.
1 commentsPrefect10/30/15 at 09:26Ivan: Well, would you believe it...! But glad to...
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Viscounts at Luqa376 views1 commentsPrefect08/07/15 at 15:56Ivan: Plus (from L to R), RAF Handley Page Hastings, RAF...
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Jessie's Bar434 viewsMuch patronised by the occupants of the barracks, the walls were covered in military photos and memorabilia.
From Bruce Williams.
1 commentsPrefect05/21/15 at 10:30Ivan: I never went there, but the plaque is a very touch...
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CrabAir Comet C.4398 viewsLast flight into Luqa 25 June 1975 prior to disposal.2 commentsPrefect04/25/15 at 18:00Ivan: RAF Comet 4C XR399. ex-Air Support Command, ex-Tra...
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HMS Tudor 1956380 viewsHere endeth the T Class.
RFA War Hindoo right.
2 commentsPrefect04/22/15 at 15:41Ivan: Once again, this series has been fascinating. What...
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HMS Templar 1946345 viewsT Class4 commentsPrefect04/15/15 at 17:51Ivan: I think I might regret this comment, Prefect, but ...
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Thames 3037 at the Ferry470 views5 commentsPrefect02/04/15 at 21:35Ivan: Now, that’s how I remember it, although the truck ...
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HMS Fierce 1948296 viewsAlgerine Class. Flotilla leader 2nd MSF with a Vice Admiral embarked.3 commentsPrefect01/09/15 at 08:19Ivan: I agree with fifla1973. I know aeroplanes but know...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School408 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 17:04Ivan: Health & Safety hadn’t been invented then, but I d...
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Barracca Garrison Chapel & School408 viewsBuilt by RE 1856. Later St George Garrison Church. Now the Stock Exchange.

The crypt later used for the Pit.
4 commentsPrefect12/28/14 at 13:21Ivan: Even more important than the august pedigree noted...
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2 site NAAFI or is it?759 viewsThe building in question is in the middle of the shot and I took the picture from down the road going away from the building at about 7:30.2 commentsfifla197311/27/14 at 12:24Ivan: fifla1973 - thanks for that. You're right, th...
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Luqa 2 site Sick Quarters or NAAFI?662 viewsAlthough this photo shows clearly a Sick Quarters I am not sure this wasn't the NAAFI in 1973; any ideas? 1 commentsfifla197311/25/14 at 17:55Ivan: Still fascinated by all these photos of 2 Site. Us...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973959 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 09:11Ivan: I couldn't say, I've never used or seen ...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973959 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/20/14 at 07:14Ivan: Thanks for that. Instructions copied and saved! I ...
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973959 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 18:23Ivan: Quite. Have a look at my comments - Tal Handaq, 19...
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Luqa 2 Site Sgt's Mess?565 viewsI believe this was the Sgt's mess. The picture taken from roughly the NAAFI building on 9th October 20154 commentsfifla197311/19/14 at 08:39Ivan: I recall coming back from Valletta on Saturday nig...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats570 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/18/14 at 17:50Ivan: 1 Site was the main site for RAF Luqa (entrance at...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats570 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/18/14 at 14:13Ivan: During our time in Malta we lived in Sliema, Luqa ...
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Luqa 2 Site parade square and Airmen's Barrack Blocks521 viewsThis was never used while I was at Luqa. Really nice setting though. Taken 9th October 20141 commentsfifla197311/17/14 at 17:24Ivan: Never saw a parade here, but I recall (1965/66) th...
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Luqa 2 site Tennis Courts and Flats570 viewsThese tennis courts were well used by us budding Rod Lavers at the time. The flats are the blocks overlooking the primary school playground on the other side. Photo taken from roughly the school bus stop on 9th October 2014.7 commentsfifla197311/17/14 at 17:16Ivan: Great set of photos of 2 Site, and well done for g...
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Anglo Maltese League763 viewsIn Merchants Street. Now a restaurant, formerly a club.2 commentsPrefect08/08/14 at 20:15Ivan: There is an adjacent post (as I write this) about ...
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Some life returns to the Gut © 439 viewsIf somewhat overpriced.2 commentsPrefect08/07/14 at 07:30Ivan: But opposite, on South Street, is the bar/restaura...
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RAF Ta Kali 1950s587 views3 commentsPrefect08/06/14 at 19:46Ivan: Thanks for that. Glad to know I'm not going D...
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RAF Ta Kali 1950s587 views3 commentsPrefect08/06/14 at 17:13Ivan: In 1962 I was an ATC cadet in No.1 (Overseas) Squa...
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Model of new City Gate482 viewsShowing some planned use for the railway tunnel.4 commentsPrefect05/31/14 at 12:55Ivan: That’s not a gate; it’s an open thoroughfare. If ...
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Bus Terminus, early 60's.482 viewsGreat colour pic showing Phoenicia Hotel. c19614 commentsdeco.rise05/26/14 at 08:19Ivan: BBCode? Good Heavens, I am confused by all the squ...
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Bus Terminus, early 60's.482 viewsGreat colour pic showing Phoenicia Hotel. c19614 commentsdeco.rise05/25/14 at 18:23Ivan: Very nice indeed. Just as I remember it during my ...
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Andrew Gallagher 1959 - 1969554 viewsFrench, Italian, Careers.
2 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)04/22/14 at 09:57Ivan: I remember him. Nice bloke.
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Nelson Cross Country 1966 from the magazine.1232 views3 commentsRichard Knapman02/04/14 at 04:28Ivan: This made me smile. Look at the way Messrs Pittawa...
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Tigne 19651296 viewsRod Deas, John (Flash) Moore, Brian (Beatle) Jackson?, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, Mick Gillam, Richard (Tiny) Knapman.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
4 commentsLantern01/29/14 at 10:54Ivan: I agree with Tiny; in neither pic has Brian Jackso...
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Tigne 19651276 viewsBack: Diane (Spartacus) Prater, Brian (Beatle) Jackson?
Middle: Mick Gillam, ?, Pat? Elliot, John (Flash) Moore, Mary Bishop, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, ?, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferret.
Front: Jane Baxter, Rod Deas.
Reclining: Richard (Tiny) Knapman.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
3 commentsLantern01/23/14 at 03:36Ivan: Indeed. I was aware, but I was thanking the quoted...
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