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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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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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Verdala 1958 © 1455 viewsIn the Ditch (Verdala Barracks).OldBat
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1236 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Jane Biddis & Moira McIntyre 1960 ©989 viewsVerdala Staff
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Verdala Barracks & School906 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 School843 viewsDate uncertain but the palm tree is there!6 commentsPrefect
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RAF Luqa Primary818 viewsCountry dancing, sometime between 1964 and 1967.Chris Howells
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Verdala791 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 Solved787 views6 commentsPrefect
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RAF Luqa School769 viewsPrefect
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Tigne School, Tue 1st Aug 1989 ©749 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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Verdala735 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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The palm tree in 1958 ©717 viewsand the VERY BIG playground as most former pupils remember them. 5 commentsOldBat
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Tal Handaq, Science Lab (up stairs) if I remember correctly? Mid 80s ©709 views7 commentsdeco.rise
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Where's 'Old Bat'?!! ©703 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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Verdala Entrance 2009 ©695 viewsMartin Powell11 commentsPrefect
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Verdala Sports 1960 ©693 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 1958690 viewsWith one new Romney Hut and an old hut of indeterminate origin!Prefect
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Miss Kernahan's photo of Verdala staff 1959 © 686 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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Rear Admiral Loram Visit to RAF Luqa Primary School 1973647 views?? Capt Mike Law on right?Karl
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From Another School ©636 viewsAndrew & Simon Pomeroy at St Andrew's 1970sPrefect
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Verdala looks like a prison again ©636 views3 commentsPrefect
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Verdala Staff early 50s629 viewsMr Arthur Benton left, Mrs Force right and Mrs Jessop somewhere in between.
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RAF Luqa Primary 629 viewsPrefect
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Winning a prize ©626 viewsVerdala Sports 1960
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Are your initials on these desks? ©622 views25.9.09 Tal Handaq being gutted for demolition in Jan 2010.
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Verdala Old Entrance © 619 viewsSomewhat neglected.6 commentsPrefect
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What Tal Handaq will look like when its all finished611 viewsFrom Bernard Hoctor1 commentsPrefect
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Tigne School Sports day 1964 © 609 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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St Andrew's School609 views1 commentsPrefect
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Tal Handaq from GoogleEarth601 viewsShowing site of new school.Prefect
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Tigne Visit 1980 ©595 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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