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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Wendy Battleday 1952-20211088 viewsMuch missed2 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)07/31/21 at 23:26Martin Powell: So sad to hear today that Wendy passed away earlie...
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John Nicholas 19621022 viewsWith Sandy & Mum in the green Anglia 303542 commentsPrefect02/19/21 at 21:51Martin Powell: Mike Wynn (aka mikew) writes with sadness to repor...
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956550 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

2 commentsPrefect11/23/20 at 22:19Martin Powell:
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Army childhood219 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but lacks a search facility).
2 commentsMartin Powell05/26/20 at 21:05Martin Powell: Just bought the book.
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Wartime Memories753 viewsIRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA SALMON nee GAUCI
+ chapters 2 3 & 4

BILL RICKARD

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LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES

MICHAEL LONGYEAR

ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT (just post-war)
5 commentsPrefect05/10/20 at 23:09Martin Powell: Clare Gibson's book ARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH A...
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Amahl & the Night Visitors + Trial By Jury 1969475 viewsCast2 commentsPrefect10/17/19 at 00:11Martin Powell: Seeking counselling probably.
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Wartime Memories753 viewsIRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA SALMON nee GAUCI
+ chapters 2 3 & 4

BILL RICKARD

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LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES

MICHAEL LONGYEAR

ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT (just post-war)
5 commentsPrefect01/26/19 at 20:04Martin Powell: ...and another find - in reverse order - VICKY RYL...
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Combined Cadet Force 1978459 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadmin09/06/18 at 23:23Martin Powell: For more CCF and cadet pics use search box for �...
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It was 50 years ago today...872 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 20:29Martin Powell: No sir, I mean yes sir, I mean och aye. He got £10...
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.500 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin04/21/18 at 13:56Martin Powell: Intriguing to try and date it. I think the buildin...
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Mr John Lowe1475 viewsStaff 1961 - 1964
As seen recently on the BBC.
3 commentsPrefect03/15/18 at 18:23Martin Powell: Sad to report that JL passed away in February 2018...
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Harry & Anne Wilkinson783 viewsJohn Lowe at the piano.2 commentsPrefect03/15/18 at 18:21Martin Powell: Sad to report that JL passed away in February 2018...
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School uniform 542 viewsIs this the school uniform ? It was taken in 1951. I am trying to find out what RNS my sister Betty (Elizabeth) Blakelock attended 1 commentsLindab02/09/18 at 20:51Martin Powell: Not sure about the beret but the blazer is Verdala...
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Which school?619 viewsDoes anyone know which school and where this could have been taken ?1 commentsLindab02/09/18 at 20:48Martin Powell: Badge is definitely TH or Verdala. Outside a house...
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562272 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
Peter Palmer
3 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 14:35Martin Powell: Yes, went on board - our Cub leader ("Baloo&q...
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To the Memory of Mr Jack Smedley927 viewsSee also HERE

...and full story HERE
2 commentsPrefect01/13/18 at 00:33Martin Powell: Shark attack on Mr Smedley, who was a teacher at H...
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Dockyard Technical College441 viewsSelf with Godwin Bonnet outside one of the old rooms of the Dockyard Technical College 2016. Godwin was one of the apprentices taught by my father 1959-60.1 commentsMartin Powell01/12/18 at 21:56Martin Powell: See also HERE
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Dockyard College, Clock & Senglea Gate858 viewsNear Sheer Bastion.2 commentsPrefect01/12/18 at 21:40Martin Powell: The five buildings on the waterfront under large s...
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Melleiha 1964895 viewsMy brother and sister. Tony went to Maidstone Grammar School and Gwyneth to Luqa Primary.2 commentsChris Howells11/27/17 at 14:46Martin Powell: Truly sorry to learn that Chris. Condolences to yo...
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HMS Serene 1946369 viewsAlgerine Class1 commentsPrefect08/19/17 at 22:39Martin Powell: c/w RNSA 14 dinghy.
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Malta National Archives Memory Project497 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 and THIS LINK
2 commentsadmin07/06/17 at 14:47Martin Powell: ....../ contd - The long-term goal for Memorja is ...
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Wartime Memories753 viewsIRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA SALMON nee GAUCI
+ chapters 2 3 & 4

BILL RICKARD

Url Text
LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES

MICHAEL LONGYEAR

ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT (just post-war)
5 commentsPrefect12/27/16 at 21:33Martin Powell: Not a childhood one but see Jean Bruce (and father...
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Things are looking UP !!844 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 commentsadmin05/20/16 at 23:39Martin Powell: That about sums it up nicely.
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Things are looking UP !!844 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 00:29Martin Powell: Ghar-id-Dud means Cave of Worms. Compare with can ...
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The Webmaster collects his O Levels879 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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The Coast Road Dualled436 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefect11/18/15 at 17:30Martin Powell: Eminently reasonable.
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The Coast Road Dualled436 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 20:36Martin Powell: What have good drivers got to do with it? Maybe th...
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Verdala Old Entrance © 689 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 19:30Martin Powell: Award yourself an appropriately coloured star (R B...
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Verdala Old Entrance © 689 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 18:40Martin Powell: Concentrate on the archway.
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Verdala Old Entrance © 689 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 17:42Martin Powell: Spot the difference HERE (prizes)
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The Coast Road Dualled436 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 17:13Martin Powell: Eyes on the road! I assumed the roundabout would j...
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The Coast Road Dualled436 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefect11/17/15 at 14:58Martin Powell: Lovely new toy for the boy-racers. Speed limit?
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