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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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My Mum overlooking Mellieha Bay 195812932 viewsUnspoilt view.1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/
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Cdr Miles and HRH Princess Elizabeth 194911775 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.

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Empire Stadium Gzira4598 viewsLater known as The Stadium. Used mostly for football matches (and greyhound racing) and hosted the home matches of the Maltese national football team and also hosted the final of the Maltese Cup. The stadium was able to hold 30,000 spectators and originally opened in 1922. It was notorious for its sandy pitch. It hosted its final game in 1981, being replaced by the modern Ta' Qali Stadium.2 commentsPrefect
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594585 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.

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Top row- Steven Spence, Brian Gunns, 'Tiny' Knapman: Front Row:- Gaynor Hamley, David Dugmore & Lynne Gregory4435 viewsDugmore
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John & Ursula Payne4128 viewsManoel Island 1961John Payne
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Royalty 1950 ©3546 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
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Fleur de Lis Gate3499 viewsAbout 1904, before the roundabout.
Rails on the left by the Aqueduct are for the construction of the Tramway.
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Class 4K 1976-19773101 viewsRuth Markwell3 commentsPrefect
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A gorgeous Linda Moody2839 viewsAt St Georges (I think) 1976.eansmith
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TH Dance at Verdala2837 viewsbernardhoctor
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My Sister & Friends2806 viewsBirzebbuga beach 1971-2.
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Eros Cafe Sliema, Summer 19692714 viewsPaul Wickham, Dom Busuttil-Rivers, Keith Woodcock, Dan Rowan.

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Diana and Elisa Dick c19562609 viewsPeter Evans
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HMS Bulawayo2470 viewsNordmark (later Northmark) was a former German Navy fast fleet oiler which was allocated to the Royal Navy by the Inter-Allied Repatriations Commission when British forces entered Copenhagen on 9 May 1945. Cost of conversion to RFA standards was considered prohibitive, so she remained RN. Carried out trials of the abeam method. The Bulawayo Cup was presented to ships on the Mediterranean Station which displayed the most conspicuous efficiency in Replenishment at Sea.
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Form 2A2 19742363 viewsLynn Mentiply.
Back (L-R): Lawrence Richards, Andrew Ball, David Franklin, Steven Barratt, Paul Thomas (hidden), Andrew Dearlove, Steven Burton, Martin Dunn, David ?, Alan ?, Raymond Eddie
Middle: Jane Stubbings, Debbie Humphreys, Pauline Hillier, Janet Hall, Helen Gough, Rosalind Douglas, Consuelo Gelsthorpe, Yvonne Wilson, Mandy King, Rona Macallum, Jane Arbuthnot
Front: Bridget Cartwright, Sara Loudon, Tina Burton, Mr P.A. Allen, Kim Branch, Tonia Steele, Lynn Mentiply
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3B Mr Finnis Class 1977 or 19782352 viewsSue Dove
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Luqa School Class in 19652333 viewsWith Mr George Cannon, Andy Joyner, Mike Castle, Linda Sweeney, Susan Paton & Vicky Edwards.Prefect
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Pat Cooper 19642330 viewsPrefect
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Class 1D 19742329 viewsForm Master is John Hughes
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School Disco at Kalafrana2313 viewsSteve Rippon, Linda Moody et al.1 commentseansmith
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1A1 1976 (I think)2279 viewsClass photo Tal Handaq 1A1
Back Row - L-R Derek Saunders (me) John Jefferson, Phillip Basson, Andreas Oliver, Andrew Mockford, Wayne Spencer, Ian Knight, Gary Bright, Carl Jenkins, Kevin Greenwood, Haydn Knight
Middle - Patrick O'Malley, Claire Corbett, Penny Towe, Dawn Dawson, Caroline Sturdy, Sarah Brown, X, Denise Crowley, Shaun Bailey
Front - Dawn Ramsey,? Mckee, X, Miss Rae, Janie Macintosh, Joanne Hill, X
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Netball 19732268 views2 commentsPrefect
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Water Boats2264 viewsPainting by OldBat
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1B1 Miss Shone's Class, 1976 or 19752240 viewsSue Dove
When girls were girls and boys were yucky!!!
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Miss Wilson's Class 19752240 viewsDiane Perrin (Stapley)Prefect
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RSA Class 1959.2235 views I am on the right bottom row. Pauline Green is behind me. Geraldine Noller is to my right. Also in the class, is Dawn Fear, Patsy Glover, Heather Hollows, Leslie Leathers, a girl called Kim ? and Rosemary ? and Angela ? Help Please. The form teacher was Mr Stanley.

Photo - Valerie Easter.
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562228 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
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Form 3F October 19752221 viewsRuth Markwell1 commentsPrefect
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