Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Which school 30 viewsDoes anyone know which school and where this could have been taken ?1 commentsLindabFeb 09, 2018
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School uniform 22 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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Dockyard Technical College32 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 PowellJan 12, 2018
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS74 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!tedhebdenOct 26, 2017
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Golden Bay99 viewsThe Toms family and friends at Golden Bay 1954PodgeOct 10, 2017
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Summer 195488 viewsRoger Toms with 2nd Sliema Scouts 1954 names required1 commentsPodgeOct 10, 2017
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RAF Luqa School Choir, 30 May 196462 viewsRAF Children's School Luqa. School Choir for TV Performance, 30 May 1964.pughcdOct 08, 2017
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Malta '54101 viewsRoger Toms with David ? At the Marsa club.1 commentsPodgeOct 07, 2017
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83 viewsMyself standing with David ? At the Marsa club.1 commentsPodgeOct 07, 2017
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Form 2C/3C 1976101 viewsI'm far right - Dez FosterDez FosterJul 18, 2017
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Form 2C / 3C circa 197693 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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Malta National Archives Memory Project139 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).
2 commentsadminJul 05, 2017
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"Mintoff withdrawal" 1972 - even the horses were sent packing.107 viewsPolo ponies back to Blighty.

Janice Frapwell Baker
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BFBS Request - Patricia Graham nee Woolner155 viewsFor anyone interested, it was a request from my then-boyfriend, and the record was Elvis singing "Are You Lonesome Tonight"

Patricia Graham
adminJun 23, 2017
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Early 60s films of Malta242 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Don Stubbs
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Mtarfa water209 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Bruce Williams
1 commentsadminJan 31, 2017
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On This Day - Vulcan crash 14 Oct 1975337 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
adminOct 15, 2016
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Christmas 1977328 viewsKevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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Luqa 1978328 viewsThe school has closed, we are all on our way home.Kevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978337 viewsKevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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3rd Sept 2016354 viewsLinda Cottam, Sylvia Houghton, Carla Sinson and Helen Male at the Bath reunion. They were at Tal Handaq from 1973-76.

Susan Merryweather
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Safi Youth Club 1978311 viewsMylene Abdilla and Sean Becket SAFI Youth Club 1978Kevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978301 viewsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978294 viewsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978425 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton1 commentsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Kevin Perkin and William Jefferson aka Jaffa 1977406 viewsOn the roof of my house Cart Wheel, Tal Papa Road, Birzebbuga Summer of 1977Kevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Air Spies of Malta190 viewsRipping yarn set in the 40s in a school rather like Verdala. In fact a Verdala with public school boarders. Think of Biggles, Famous Five, Jennings and Boys' Own all rolled together and set in Malta.

Who was Peter Jackson? He must have known Verdala (it wasn't Peter Prictoe, I asked him).

A search on www.bookfinder.com reveals plenty of copies available. (Thanks to Chris Barber for that info). Also on ebay from time to time. Much cheaper without a dustjacket.
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago.337 viewsThe Dolphin & Eagle (forces families newspaper Malta) carried the following article on 30 July 1976, headed simply :-

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"The Service Children's School Verdala closed on Wednesday 14 July, for the third time in its history. The Assembly held in the school that morning was therefore a rather special one for the children, staff, parents and guests. The Flag Officer Malta, Rear Admiral O.N.A. Cecil, accepted an invitation to be present and and kindly consented to present the awards.

For most of the forenoon a special signal hoist 'ZKJ2' was flying from the palm tree, meaning 'I am closing down this circuit'. A very sad moment arrived when that signal was executed at 1255"
1 commentsadminJul 25, 2016
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On This Day 355 viewsLt George Carroll - Hero of Mosta - died 23 May 2012

Lt Carroll (pictured left) is believed to have been responsible for tackling more unexploded bombs than any other Royal Engineers bomb disposal officer in World War II, across all theatres of war.

Remarkably, he was the only bomb disposal officer from the Army, Navy and Air Force active during the siege of Malta not to be decorated, though this did not bother him.

See TIMES OF MALTA

And UXB MALTA
adminMay 23, 2016
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Things are looking UP !!433 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
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Another mess 'do' - HMS Falcon, Hal Far 1950s277 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

Sue Lewis
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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952238 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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