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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)
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Uniform photos 1135 viewsBruce Williams writes : These photos were hanging on the wall of the Language Lab and were found by former deputy head of Liceo Vassalli, Marc Spiteri.
They're from the mid-seventies, showing correct summer dress length.
Left - Pat Ransom. Centre - Debbi Helliwell [Head girl 1976-77]. Right ??
See Purple Gallery at Bruce's TH BLOGSPOT
adminJun 02, 2022
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Uniform photos 2115 viewsBruce Williams writes : These photos were hanging on the wall of the Language Lab and were found by former deputy head of Liceo Vassalli, Marc Spiteri.
They're from the mid-seventies, showing correct summer uniform (no badges, shirt hanging out - but long sox ??).
Left - Chris Snow. Centre - David North [Dep Head Boy 1976-77]. Right - Jez Taylor.
See Purple Gallery at Bruce's TH BLOGSPOT
adminJun 02, 2022
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Combined Cadet Corps - Group photo RAF section 1976209 viewsGroup photo CCF RAF section Hal-Farbmale22Mar 13, 2022
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Combined Cadet Corps - Exercise at Hal-Far 1976153 viewsCCF exercise at Hal-Far 1976. We were meant to arrive in landing craft and scale the cliffs but the weather was too bad, we trained the day before and had a fun day.bmale22Mar 13, 2022
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It was fifty years ago today ...... Mintoff told the Brits "No way"305 viewsActually it was equally the other way round. See HERE

And see video clips HERE

...and HERE

adminDec 29, 2021
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All The King's Men 1976 - listen again305 viewsThanks to David Corcoran for this recording of the 1976 Christmas show.

Should start to play when you click HERE

(....if not, scroll down that page to find the play button at ATKM. Cast names there too).

adminMay 14, 2021
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School Hall mid-70s365 viewsWith ballroom shine to the floor done during summer hols. The organ beloved of Mr Gerrard that used to be on the balcony was probably removed at the time of the "Mintoff withdrawal" in 1972, destination unknown?

(But why didn't I take one of the stage?)

Compare with THIS ONE
adminApr 26, 2020
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My Old School Shirt 2222 viewsThis is the back of my (Mike Wynne's) old school shirt with more funny notes and wishes.
mikewFeb 16, 2020
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My School Shirt197 viewsThis is the front of my old school leaving shirt signed by many. If you were on the pill-box at Tigne on 17th July 1970 or at school around this date then you may be on it.
Some names are William, Jude, Larry, Haggis eating Janie, Bob "The pill-box is mine", Dorian Church, Caroline, Carol Williams, Ann "Same plane home as me", Irish, Alasdair, Tony, Chris Smith (Dundee 4 Chelsea 2), Julie +Gary, Ros and Rina (from Israel), Ian, Claire, George, Rosanne, Dom, Elaine Soar, Ian loves (Luvvs) June (Tich) June Dewbury
mikewFeb 16, 2020
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On this day - Jane Arbuthnot - Harrods bomb 1983327 viewsThanks to Vic Weekes for reminding us of the tragic loss of Jane Arbuthnot with whom he also served in the Metropolitan Police. Jane was taken bravely doing her duty at a call where they knew the code-word had been given and the danger was real and imminent. Each year on the 17th December a small remembrance service is held at the spot.

Memorial HERE

Jane at TH HERE
adminDec 17, 2019
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"Folklore" or "Angela" at MGSC Hay Warf 1970300 viewsMartin Donnelly on foredeck, who on the helm? (Or was it vice versa?)

Apologies for camera shake and poor quality.
adminJun 02, 2019
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Uganda 1970s338 viewsTH pupils disembarking - which port?

Photo : Josephine Xuereb
adminApr 28, 2019
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Oliver 1973358 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 1973259 viewsDolphin & Eagle press release.adminSep 08, 2018
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Combined Cadet Force 1978467 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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Tal Handaq closes - 40 years ago466 viewsThe school closed on 14 July 1978. Presumably not possible to issue this on C-Day.
adminJun 17, 2018
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Sculling about531 viewsRob Ross 1970

Taken at Robb Lido, appropriately

Copyright © Martin Powell
1 commentsadminApr 29, 2018
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Sports Day 1970 or 711020 views...or was it AAA meeting?

Cdr Law, Lt Cdr Cottam, Mr Ransom. Mrs Brierley presenting prize to Dorian Church.

Cindy Voiron Church

1 commentsadminMar 23, 2018
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Sports Day 1970 or 71782 views...or was it AAA meeting?

Mr Ricketts, Cdr Law. Mrs Brierley presenting prizes.

Cindy Voiron Church
adminMar 23, 2018
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Form 2C/3C 19761011 viewsI'm far right - Dez FosterDez FosterJul 18, 2017
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Form 2C / 3C circa 1976904 viewsI'm 2nd from right top row. 4th from right top row is Gary and to his left is Billy Mac (MacDonald) I think it is Steve Fairclough 7th from right top row and to his left a lad called xxxx Gleeson or similar. I cannot recall any of the girls' names, didn't seem important when I was 12!Dez FosterJul 18, 2017
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Christmas 1977876 viewsKevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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Luqa 19781412 viewsThe school has closed, we are all on our way home.Kevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 19781038 views1 commentsKevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978895 viewsMylene Abdilla and Sean Becket SAFI Youth Club 1978Kevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978896 viewsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978871 viewsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 19781127 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton2 commentsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Kevin Perkin and William Jefferson aka Jaffa 19771190 viewsOn the roof of my house Cart Wheel, Tal Papa Road, Birzebbuga Summer of 1977Kevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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School field, March 19701070 viewsAnother from Teri.

Back L-R Bruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Rosanne Knox

Front: Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar, Gillie Pike
adminMar 14, 2016
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School field, March 19701039 viewsBruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Teri Murray, Gillie Pike, Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar

Photo : Teri Ahlmark
adminMar 14, 2016
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Mr Winn 19751522 viewsPrefectAug 15, 2015
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