Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Luqa School Class in 19652280 viewsWith Mr George Cannon, Andy Joyner, Mike Castle, Linda Sweeney, Susan Paton & Vicky Edwards.Prefect
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Verdala 1958 © 1411 viewsIn the Ditch (Verdala Barracks).OldBat
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1211 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Jane Biddis & Moira McIntyre 1960 ©958 viewsVerdala Staff
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Verdala Barracks & School863 viewsThe RN (SCS) School closed in July 1976 and was handed over to the Malta Government in September.6 commentsPrefect
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Verdala Barracks and School802 viewsDate uncertain but the palm tree is there!6 commentsPrefect
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RAF Luqa Primary781 viewsCountry dancing, sometime between 1964 and 1967.Chris Howells
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Verdala762 viewsIan Benton
The site of the pre-war Dockyard School reopened in 1949 with an Infants and Junior department of the Naval Children's School, serving those living in the south. The rest remained at Tal Handaq.
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Old Bat Mystery Solved759 views6 commentsPrefect
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RAF Luqa School744 viewsPrefect
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Tigne School, Tue 1st Aug 1989 ©718 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Verdala711 viewsIan Benton

The Stories of PETER PRICTOE

THE VERDALA STORY

Renamed Royal Naval School in 1952 and enlarged from 1954 with its own Headmaster, to take all Naval Infants and Juniors.
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Verdala Puppets 1967 ©690 views3 commentsMartin Powell
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The palm tree in 1958 ©679 viewsand the VERY BIG playground as most former pupils remember them. 5 commentsOldBat
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Where's 'Old Bat'?!! ©674 viewsHere's another picture of the 1960 Verdala Sports Day. Were you hiding with your camera behind the trunk on the right 'Old Bat'?!2 commentsJohn Kirby
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Tal Handaq, Science Lab (up stairs) if I remember correctly? Mid 80s ©668 views7 commentsdeco.rise
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Verdala 1958663 viewsWith one new Romney Hut and an old hut of indeterminate origin!Prefect
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Verdala Sports 1960 ©660 views'One for John Kirby. Prizegiving at Verdala sports day 1960 from the opposite viewpoint. Have I caught your father in this picture?'
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Verdala Entrance 2009 ©656 viewsMartin Powell11 commentsPrefect
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Miss Kernahan's photo of Verdala staff 1959 © 646 viewsInstructor Commander L. G. Brooks, M.B.E., R.N.
4A1 Mr. P. Ross 4A2 Miss A. Rowe 4B1 Mrs. D. Steele 4B2 Miss L. Candey 4C Mr. J. Ousbey 3A Mr, D, Jenkins 3B Miss S. Horton 3C1 Miss D. Butter 3C2 Miss E. McMeeking 3D Mrs. W. Preston 2A Mrs. L. Farrugia 2B Miss G. Stinston 2C Mr. R. Carrell 2D1 Miss D. Hodgson 2D2 Miss N. Roberts 1A Miss J. Watson 1B Miss B. Kernahan 1C Mrs. P. Allen ID Miss J. Billard 1E Mr. M. Birch
Rec. Mr. W. Willsher Mrs. R. Richards
I1 Miss A Batty I2 Mrs M Davies I3 Miss P Lee I4 Mrs I Keane I5 Miss W Townend I6 Miss K Burke I7 Miss P. Holwood I8 Miss G. M. Stideford I9 Mrs. P. Beech I10 Mr. A. Gee I11 Mrs. N. Farr I12 Mrs. E. Roberts. Secretary — Mrs. S. E. Boyce
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From Another School ©616 viewsAndrew & Simon Pomeroy at St Andrew's 1970sPrefect
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Verdala Staff early 50s603 viewsMr Arthur Benton left, Mrs Force right and Mrs Jessop somewhere in between.
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Verdala looks like a prison again ©598 views3 commentsPrefect
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Winning a prize ©597 viewsVerdala Sports 1960
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Are your initials on these desks? ©595 views25.9.09 Tal Handaq being gutted for demolition in Jan 2010.
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What Tal Handaq will look like when its all finished585 viewsFrom Bernard Hoctor1 commentsPrefect
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Tigne School Sports day 1964 © 581 viewsThis is me winning (with my brother) the 'wheelbarrow' race! I cannot recall where the events took place - certainly not the parade ground at Tigne1 commentsNick Robinson
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RAF Luqa Primary 579 viewsPrefect
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Tal Handaq from GoogleEarth577 viewsShowing site of new school.Prefect
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Tigne Visit 1980 ©571 viewsA very helpful member of the Maltese Army showed me round Tigne on a visit - my first since leaving as a child in 1966. I am confused whether this was part of the school or the checkpoint office by the entry barrier to Tigne barracks7 commentsNick Robinson
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St Andrew's School570 views1 commentsPrefect
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Rear Admiral Loram Visit to RAF Luqa Primary School 1973569 views?? Capt Mike Law on right?Karl
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