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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Last additions - Tal Handaq 40-50s (1947 - 1959)
Paul Pond aka Paul Jones291 viewsI gave a copy of the 1957 Pirates photo (click blue link) to Paul at a concert - this is the back now signed by Paul - he had not seen it since 1957. He told me that although his brother Nigel aka Peter went to Tal Handaq he (Paul) remained in Portsmouth and only came out to Malta during the holidays. He did remember Joy!derrick calverJul 02, 2022
Schools I have known - including TH960 viewsMemoir by Albert Fenech 1950s (click blue name)

adminOct 21, 2021
Eagle Aviation Dakota - Blackbushe to Luqa2643 views1956

"The plane took off from Blackbushe and climbed to 10,000 feet which was its cruising height, but the flight to Nice was terrible, there were storms all the way, and apart from flying upside down the aeroplane was being buffeted all the way. Flying at 10,000 feet meant that if you hit an air pocket, the aircraft would drop almost 2,000 feet. The poor flight attendant Miss Bolton went through the aircraft picking up sick bags, the only person not sick was Kelvin, the only one on the aircraft able to eat his inflight meal and drink his tea, he even sucked on a sweet for landing so that his ears would not be painful. Then the aircraft made a perfect landing at Nice and all the passengers got off. Kelvin bless his cotton socks called 'Bboobb' at the top of the landing steps, and like a good boy he covered every step in inflight meal, crisps, cup of tea and the sweet. The French ground crew were not happy and said so."

Read Mike Palmer's memoirs by instalment here - The Old Sea Dog

NB- The link will take you to the latest chapter. To start from the beginning (posted 17 Oct 2020) keep clicking on "More Posts" at the bottom of his page.

Be sure to tune in regularly to Mike's blog for the latest in nostalgia (and to leave an appreciative comment).
adminOct 20, 2020
Cdr Miles and HRH Princess Elizabeth 194914287 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 also HERE

...and HERE
adminNov 06, 2018
My Mum overlooking Mellieha Bay 195813488 viewsUnspoilt view.1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Apr 17, 2018
Me April 19592150 views...but does anyone know where this is?1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 19, 2018
Me in Maroni Street Gzira on the roof 1959790 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 19, 2018
Dingli cliffs 1958657 viewsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
Chadwick Lakes 1958580 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
Baileys' tennis team at Marsa 1959726 viewsMe in the striped dressvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
Dingli Wireless Station February 1960580 viewsWhere my Dad workedvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
The new Triton Fountain 1959526 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
The Newman Family 1958649 viewsHeather middle left and Tony went to Tal Handaqvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
Sliema Creek 1958562 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
HMS Forth at Christmas 1958563 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
HMS Eagle 1958589 viewsLeaving Grand harbour for Cyprusvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
HMS Daring 1958405 viewsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
Gnejna Bay 1958450 viewsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
Pieta 1958667 viewsLooks like an RFA ship.4 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
Paradise Bay 1958 692 viewsAbove Paradise Bay with the gang 1958. L-R Sheila Weekes, Cliff Payne, Freda Payne's brother, Margaret Polkinghorne, Me, and Ronnie Fenech whose uncle used to drive the bus. He now lives in Winchester!!! He is my FB friend.2 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 04, 2018
Marsaloxkk593 viewsMe with friends at Marsaloxkk 1958valerie easter/snowdon/Mar 02, 2018
Which school?625 viewsDoes anyone know which school and where this could have been taken ?1 commentsLindabFeb 09, 2018
School uniform 546 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 commentsLindabFeb 09, 2018
Golden Bay642 viewsThe Toms family and friends at Golden Bay 1954PodgeOct 10, 2017
Summer 1954632 viewsRoger Toms with 2nd Sliema Scouts 1954 names required1 commentsPodgeOct 10, 2017
Malta '54615 viewsRoger Toms with David ? At the Marsa club.1 commentsPodgeOct 07, 2017
538 viewsMyself standing with David ? At the Marsa club.1 commentsPodgeOct 07, 2017
Mike Lyman 1957 - 1960753 viewsPrefectAug 29, 2015
Peter Sheldrake & Barry Horder 1047 views Tal Handak Sports Day, Wednesday 21st May 1952 at Manoel Island.1 commentsPrefectMay 24, 2015
Heather Marriott and John Clark715 viewsSt Julian's c 1953.
Photo from the late John Clark.
PrefectMay 14, 2015
David Chambers - Neil Atkinson - Bruce Williams892 views At Robb Lido 1958.PrefectMay 11, 2015
Wendy Scott c19561024 viewsPeter EvansOct 14, 2014
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