Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Trooper R Martin d. 191816 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

Read MORE

...and HERE

...and HERE

We will remember them.
1 commentsadminNov 11, 2018
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Cdr Miles and HRH Princess Elizabeth 194994 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 HERE
adminNov 06, 2018
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TH Malta reunion trip Oct 2018 22 viewsNames please !!adminOct 27, 2018
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2016 Reunion group 2 of 249 viewsThe final "big" reunion - unless any of the younger ones take over the reins. Speak to Viv Daly if interested in doing so.adminOct 09, 2018
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2016 Reunion group 1 of 244 viewsThe final "big" reunion - unless any of the younger ones take over the reins. Speak to Viv Daly if interested in doing so.adminOct 09, 2018
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Oliver 197362 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 197342 viewsDolphin & Eagle press release.adminSep 08, 2018
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Combined Cadet Force 197870 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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Freshspray & Freshspring 196044 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
3 commentsadminAug 10, 2018
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Freshspray (L) & Freshspring (R) 196041 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
adminAug 10, 2018
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Wedgie94 viewsHe's never got stuck there before.

1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Gone to roost89 viewsChicken shack route - one way ticket.

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Coming or going?66 viewsSeeing double, 1972

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adminJul 28, 2018
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Caption competition112 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadminJul 14, 2018
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Feeling chuffed101 views"Train" rides round St Andrew's, Airborme Forces Day 1969.adminJul 14, 2018
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Not waving but drowning74 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.adminJul 14, 2018
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Treasure in Malta184 viewsFilm shot locally in the 60s.
With rising TH star Aidan Mompaolo de Piro.

Kids' stuff - but great.

Click HERE

This part one of four - the rest should list alongside.
Thanks to Anthony Zammit for uploading.
adminJul 01, 2018
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Tal Handaq closes - 40 years ago229 views15 May 1978adminJun 18, 2018
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (3)125 viewsExecuting "the wheel".

Viewed from the hall roof.

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJun 05, 2018
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (2)93 viewsTwo paces forward.

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJun 05, 2018
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (1)73 viewsBelieved to be on the occasion of a member of staff leaving - Jack Ousbey

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJun 05, 2018
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Reunion trip 2018191 viewsFrom left Christine and Dot Sinson, Helen Male, Carla Sinson and Linda Cottam below Valletta with Marsamxett Harbour behind us.
adminJun 05, 2018
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Fishers of men188 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadminMay 23, 2018
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British get out - MLP HQ Kingsway153 viewsNow welcomes tourists in for drinks and to see its history.adminMay 22, 2018
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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.72 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
adminMay 22, 2018
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Imperial Hotel (matchbox cover?)144 viewsCorner Rudolph St. & Dingli St.

Demolished 2017 to make way for a nursing home. Frontage will be retained and restored.
adminMay 10, 2018
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Batman breadmobile126 viewscirca 1980? Anyone remember this?adminMay 10, 2018
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Anyone we know? 263 viewsPhoto for sale on a certain online auction site.adminMay 10, 2018
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It was 50 years ago today...325 views...TH taught the world to play.

Filming Hell Boats at Manoel Island 1968.

Many 'extras' provided by Tal Handaq.

FULL FILM HERE

Wind forward 37 mins and play for 20 secs for a familiar face.

Copyright © Martin Powell
3 commentsadminApr 30, 2018
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Sculling about226 viewsRob Ross 1970

Taken at Robb Lido, appropriately

Copyright © Martin Powell
1 commentsadminApr 29, 2018
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Malta v England 3 June 2000121 viewsEngland 2 : Malta 1
At Ta Qali stadium

Improving

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Malta v England 12 May 197192 viewsEngland 5 : Malta 0

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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