Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Canberras & Shackleton 19692 viewsTeam formation of an Avro Shackleton MR Mk.3, XF705 ‘C’ of 203 Squadron with a pair of English Electric Canberra PR Mk.9s of 13 Squadron pictured off the coast of Malta in July 1969.

Source - Aviation Classics Editor’s collection.
adminJan 13, 2019
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Canberras 19702 viewsEnglish Electric Canberras over Grand Harbour in 1970 during exercise Lime Jug. Source not attributed.adminJan 13, 2019
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958 ©20 viewsDaytime view.adminDec 22, 2018
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958 ©19 views60 years, seems like yesterday.

© Valerie Easton/Snowdon/Shutler
adminDec 22, 2018
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Tony Wise ©28 viewsContinuing the Verdala theme, this was painted by Tony Wise, Verdala staff member 1962-5. TW is mentioned by KEITH ALLEN in THIS EXTRACTadminDec 12, 2018
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Sheriff who?55 viewsNot a lot of people know this - but Keith Allen, star of stage and screen (at present playing in "Hogarth's Progress" as the older William Hogarth) - and of course Lily Allen's father- went to Verdala in 1960. His autobiog briefly describes his time in Malta (scroll down to chapter 3, page 40) -

HERE

2 commentsadminNov 18, 2018
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Trooper R Martin d. 191849 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 19491367 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 63 viewsNames please !!adminOct 27, 2018
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2016 Reunion group 2 of 270 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 262 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 197377 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 197353 viewsDolphin & Eagle press release.adminSep 08, 2018
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Combined Cadet Force 197889 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 1960 ©57 viewsPainting by OldBat.

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

Copyright © Liz Mardel
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Freshspray (L) & Freshspring (R) 1960 ©53 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
adminAug 10, 2018
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Wedgie108 viewsHe's never got stuck there before.

1972

Copyright © Martin Powell
adminJul 28, 2018
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Gone to roost105 viewsChicken shack route - one way ticket.

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Coming or going?80 viewsSeeing double, 1972

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adminJul 28, 2018
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Caption competition131 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
1 commentsadminJul 14, 2018
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Feeling chuffed146 views"Train" rides round St Andrew's, Airborme Forces Day 1969.adminJul 14, 2018
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Not waving but drowning86 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.adminJul 14, 2018
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Treasure in Malta202 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 ago244 views15 May 1978adminJun 18, 2018
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (3)133 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)101 viewsTwo paces forward.

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adminJun 05, 2018
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1965 (1)81 viewsBelieved to be on the occasion of a member of staff leaving - Jack Ousbey

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adminJun 05, 2018
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Reunion trip 2018213 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 men225 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 Kingsway166 viewsNow welcomes tourists in for drinks and to see its history.adminMay 22, 2018
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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.79 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
adminMay 22, 2018
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Imperial Hotel (matchbox cover?)154 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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