Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Verdala closes - 40 years ago518 viewsThe Dolphin & Eagle (forces families newspaper Malta) carried the following article on 30 July 1976, headed simply :-

ZKJ2

"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"
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On This Day 502 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 22, 2016
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Things are looking UP !!711 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 1950s417 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

Sue Lewis
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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952364 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Bridesmaid324 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

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"St George" Pretty Bay465 viewsWhere the Reed family lived 1950-3.

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Leonard Reed286 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon307 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Mess Ball - Hal Far?332 viewsMy parents and pals.

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Slippery customer on slip.411 viewsKalafrana 1950

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Pretty Bay party c1952391 viewsSue Lewis (nee Reed)SC-UKApr 25, 2016
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Hal Far - HMS Falcon320 viewsMy father Len Reed was in the Royal Navy when he became in charge of a small unit of the Fleet Air Arm at Hal Far in 1950-53. I think he went up in planes fixing electrical faults connected with the radios and communications. (He didn't care much for that part !)

Sue Lewis
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Buschetto Gardens 1952320 viewsMe in centre.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Pathe News clip242 viewsPlay video clip HERE (click on orange word)

For nine more clips of the Royal visit search youtube for British Pathe Queen in Malta 1954.
adminApr 21, 2016
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223 viewsBritannia escorted by the Med Fleet en route to Malta.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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202 viewsHM the Queen and TRHs Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in a special enclosure on Britannia's bridge.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Suggestions for ship names welcome.....229 viewsSC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Suggestions for ship names welcome..... 211 viewsSC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Three cheers214 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Destroyers in line ahead escorting Britannia202 viewsSuggestions for ship names welcome..... SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Land ho !210 viewsA future Royal sailor

Sorry for camera shake
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A perfect gentleman187 viewsPrince Charles gives his sister Princess Anne a helping hand as they leave the Hotel PhoeniciaSC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Philip and Louis play polo201 viewsCharles and Anne accompanied the Queen to watch their father play polo at the Marsa polo ground. HRH played for the Navy team against the Army for the Rundle Cup and scored once.

HM presented the Cup to Admiral Mountbatten and trophies to the other seven players.
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En route to the Marsa....194 views....to watch the polo match.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Entering Grand Harbour186 viewsTug name anyone?SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Investiture192 viewsHer Majesty held an Investiture at the Palace where 19 recipients were invested with their awards.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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Off-duty moment195 viewsNo handbag?SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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In civvies201 viewsWhither away? Photos of all official trips ashore have HRH in uniform.SC-UKApr 20, 2016
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