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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Cdr Miles and HRH Princess Elizabeth 194913969 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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My Mum overlooking Mellieha Bay 195813439 viewsUnspoilt view.1 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/
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HMS Woodbridge Haven 19594666 viewsIn Sliema Creek with the Minesweeping Squadron.

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Empire Stadium Gzira4627 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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Top row- Steven Spence, Brian Gunns, 'Tiny' Knapman: Front Row:- Gaynor Hamley, David Dugmore & Lynne Gregory4533 viewsDugmore
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John & Ursula Payne4211 viewsManoel Island 1961John Payne
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Royalty 1950 ©3620 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
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Fleur de Lis Gate3533 viewsAbout 1904, before the roundabout.
Rails on the left by the Aqueduct are for the construction of the Tramway.
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Monitors 19603485 views1 commentsPrefect
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Eros Cafe Sliema, Summer 19693349 viewsPaul Wickham, Dom Busuttil-Rivers, Keith Woodcock, Dan Rowan.

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Class 4K 1976-19773335 viewsRuth Markwell3 commentsPrefect
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TH Dance at Verdala2955 viewsbernardhoctor
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A gorgeous Linda Moody2928 viewsAt St Georges (I think) 1976.eansmith
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My Sister & Friends2909 viewsBirzebbuga beach 1971-2.
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Diana and Elisa Dick c19562668 viewsPeter Evans
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HMS Bulawayo2518 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 19742464 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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Airmen's Mess RAF Luqa2455 views2 commentsPrefect
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Netball 19732450 views2 commentsPrefect
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Class 1D 19742444 viewsForm Master is John Hughes
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3B Mr Finnis Class 1977 or 19782441 viewsSue Dove
It's great when your not the youngest at Secondary School anymore!!
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Pat Cooper 19642415 viewsPrefect
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School Disco at Kalafrana2395 viewsSteve Rippon, Linda Moody et al.1 commentseansmith
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1A1 1976 (I think)2390 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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Luqa School Class in 19652380 viewsWith Mr George Cannon, Andy Joyner, Mike Castle, Linda Sweeney, Susan Paton & Vicky Edwards.Prefect
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Miss Wilson's Class 19752355 viewsDiane Perrin (Stapley)Prefect
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1B1 Miss Shone's Class, 1976 or 19752328 viewsSue Dove
When girls were girls and boys were yucky!!!
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Form 3F October 19752311 viewsRuth Markwell1 commentsPrefect
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RSA Class 1959.2297 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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Water Boats2289 viewsPainting by OldBat
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Alongside HMS Forth 19562268 viewsSentinel. Sea Devil, Tudor, Trenchant.
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