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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Tal Handaq 40-50s (1947 - 1959)
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Schools I have known - including TH33 viewsMemoir by Albert Fenech 1950s (click blue name)

adminOct 21, 2021
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Eagle Aviation Dakota - Blackbushe to Luqa1946 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
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Cdr Miles and HRH Princess Elizabeth 194913841 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
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My Mum overlooking Mellieha Bay 195813400 viewsUnspoilt view.1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Apr 17, 2018
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Me April 19591870 views...but does anyone know where this is?1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 19, 2018
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Me in Maroni Street Gzira on the roof 1959711 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 19, 2018
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Dingli cliffs 1958598 viewsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Chadwick Lakes 1958539 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Baileys' tennis team at Marsa 1959648 viewsMe in the striped dressvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Dingli Wireless Station February 1960502 viewsWhere my Dad workedvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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The new Triton Fountain 1959487 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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The Newman Family 1958516 viewsHeather middle left and Tony went to Tal Handaqvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Sliema Creek 1958512 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958518 views1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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HMS Eagle 1958431 viewsLeaving Grand harbour for Cyprusvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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HMS Daring 1958363 viewsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Gnejna Bay 1958413 viewsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Pieta 1958602 viewsLooks like an RFA ship.4 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Paradise Bay 1958 641 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
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Marsaloxkk532 viewsMe with friends at Marsaloxkk 1958valerie easter/snowdon/Mar 02, 2018
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Which school?580 viewsDoes anyone know which school and where this could have been taken ?1 commentsLindabFeb 09, 2018
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School uniform 505 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
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Golden Bay591 viewsThe Toms family and friends at Golden Bay 1954PodgeOct 10, 2017
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Summer 1954582 viewsRoger Toms with 2nd Sliema Scouts 1954 names required1 commentsPodgeOct 10, 2017
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Malta '54566 viewsRoger Toms with David ? At the Marsa club.1 commentsPodgeOct 07, 2017
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494 viewsMyself standing with David ? At the Marsa club.1 commentsPodgeOct 07, 2017
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Mike Lyman 1957 - 1960716 viewsPrefectAug 29, 2015
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Peter Sheldrake & Barry Horder 959 views Tal Handak Sports Day, Wednesday 21st May 1952 at Manoel Island.1 commentsPrefectMay 24, 2015
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Heather Marriott and John Clark667 viewsSt Julian's c 1953.
Photo from the late John Clark.
PrefectMay 14, 2015
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David Chambers - Neil Atkinson - Bruce Williams833 views At Robb Lido 1958.PrefectMay 11, 2015
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Wendy Scott c1956965 viewsPeter EvansOct 14, 2014
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Staff Photo in front of School Hall 1959?1409 views5 commentsjknightOct 06, 2014
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