Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Trooper R Martin d. 191815 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

Read MORE

...and HERE

...and HERE

We will remember them.
1 commentsadminNov 11, 2018
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Cdr Miles and HRH Princess Elizabeth 194988 viewsInstructor Captain A. H. Miles, C.B.E.

Captain and Mrs. Miles left Malta on llth May 1958 after an association with the school since 1934.

Captain Miles was on the staff from 1934 to 1940 when the RN school was at Verdala. After the war he re-opened the school in two houses at Ta'Xbiex; supervised the move to Tal Handaq in 1946; re-started the primary school at Verdala in 1949, and remained as Headmaster until January 1951, by when the school had reached 1,000 pupils. Mrs. Miles was Secretary of the school from 1946 to 1952.

As Fleet Instructor Officer, Captain Miles was then Chairman of the Committee for Malta Service Children's Schools from 1953.

See HERE
adminNov 06, 2018
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Verdala reunion group Oct 201818 viewsOn the top deck of Fort St Angelo.

L-R Russ (K) Eileen Butler (now Snell), Brian (K), Lisa (K), Liz McMeeking (now Mardel) - (OldBat), Pauline Hargreaves (now Mendez), Shelagh & Richard Butler, self, Grahame Cain, Ambrose (K).

(K = Klingon)
Martin PowellOct 30, 2018
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TH Malta reunion trip Oct 2018 21 viewsNames please !!adminOct 27, 2018
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2016 Reunion group 2 of 247 viewsThe final "big" reunion - unless any of the younger ones take over the reins. Speak to Viv Daly if interested in doing so.adminOct 09, 2018
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2016 Reunion group 1 of 242 viewsThe final "big" reunion - unless any of the younger ones take over the reins. Speak to Viv Daly if interested in doing so.adminOct 09, 2018
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Hall steps - Malta reunion trip 200981 viewsFirst step L-R Angela Stubbs (now Arnold), Elizabeth Hayward (now Hawken), Eileen Beer (now Coniam)
Second step Robert Martin, Grahame Cain
Third step Chris Harrison, David Norris, Amanda Cottrell, Judith Blair (now Chitty)
Top step Martin Powell, Phil Woodcock, Susan Finn (now Lines), Jane Finn, Joe Vincenti, Bob Callaghan
Martin PowellSep 18, 2018
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Ralph Linsell and friends80 viewsRalph's garden party Sept 2018, classes of '69-'71.

L-R Grahame Cain, Terry Doubleday, Mary Curlis (now Goldsack), Ralph Linsell, Linda Perry (now Gee) Barry Pragnell,
Caroline Fox (now Martin), Heather Coggeshall (now Milburn), Tony Butt, Martin Powell. Julia Hann (now Davison).
Martin PowellSep 16, 2018
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Oliver 197359 viewsThe earlier press release had a dramatic effect.

(The 1100 and the boat are probably sold by now).
adminSep 08, 2018
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Oliver 197340 viewsDolphin & Eagle press release.adminSep 08, 2018
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Combined Cadet Force 197867 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadminSep 06, 2018
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Outside the Tuck Shop306 viewsCarol Williams standing on the right. Not sure about the rest.1 commentsmikewAug 11, 2018
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Outside the Tuck Shop282 viewsMucking about outside the tuck shop. Right to left Dorian Church? Ken Bird, George Molden, not sure who is attempting the splits, Bob Callahan and not sure of the rest.mikewAug 11, 2018
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Freshspray & Freshspring 196044 viewsPainting by OldBat.

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

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadminAug 10, 2018
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Freshspray (L) & Freshspring (R) 196041 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
adminAug 10, 2018
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Wedgie94 viewsHe's never got stuck there before.

1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Gone to roost89 viewsChicken shack route - one way ticket.

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Coming or going?66 viewsSeeing double, 1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Caption competition112 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadminJul 14, 2018
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Feeling chuffed99 views"Train" rides round St Andrew's, Airborme Forces Day 1969.adminJul 14, 2018
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Not waving but drowning74 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.adminJul 14, 2018
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Treasure in Malta184 viewsFilm shot locally in the 60s.
With rising TH star Aidan Mompaolo de Piro.

Kids' stuff - but great.

Click HERE

This part one of four - the rest should list alongside.
Thanks to Anthony Zammit for uploading.
adminJul 01, 2018
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Tal Handaq closes - 40 years ago229 views15 May 1978adminJun 18, 2018
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (3)125 viewsExecuting "the wheel".

Viewed from the hall roof.

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJun 05, 2018
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (2)93 viewsTwo paces forward.

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJun 05, 2018
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (1)73 viewsBelieved to be on the occasion of a member of staff leaving - Jack Ousbey

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJun 05, 2018
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Reunion trip 2018191 viewsFrom left Christine and Dot Sinson, Helen Male, Carla Sinson and Linda Cottam below Valletta with Marsamxett Harbour behind us.
adminJun 05, 2018
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Coronation party 1953128 viewsCoronation school party at Verdala 2nd June 1953. Me bottom right half hidden by Union Jack. Younger Brother (now deceased) hiding behind hands. Both of us went on to Tal Handaq 58-61.2 commentsCrabMay 29, 2018
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Fishers of men188 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadminMay 23, 2018
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British get out - MLP HQ Kingsway153 viewsNow welcomes tourists in for drinks and to see its history.adminMay 22, 2018
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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.72 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
adminMay 22, 2018
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Imperial Hotel (matchbox cover?)144 viewsCorner Rudolph St. & Dingli St.

Demolished 2017 to make way for a nursing home. Frontage will be retained and restored.
adminMay 10, 2018
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