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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Ron Leeman - circa 1966/67931 viewsronthecoolone
Last White Ensign at Hal Far 929 views31 May 1967 on the disbandment of 728 Naval Air Squadron.

HMS Falcon had already ceased to be on 31 August 1965. RAF Hal-Far was instituted 1st Sept 1965.

The Kalafrana - Hal Far Story
Graham Stubbs , Swimming Sports Day ,Ricasoli mid 50s927 viewsjane BanksPrefect
HMS Blake 1961-1963927 views©Lesley ColePrefect
Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963 927 viewsSetting off from St Angelo Camber.
Photos from Brian Fuller/Jon Haylock.
The trip took four days in all and the first was spent in reaching up the coast to Paradise Bay where we camped for the night. On the second morning we sailed from Paradise Bay to Mgarr in Gozo via the South and North Comino Channels.
After lunch at Mgarr we reached down to Golden Bay where we said adios to Cdr. Des Clayes and camped for the night. On the third morning we were joined by Mr. McGillivray and Mr. Ratcliff and ran down to Benghisa Point (via Filfla) and then we pulled up to the R.A.F.S.C. at Marsaxlokk — a mere 11 miles. After a relatively peaceful night under a real roof, we tacked out of the bay to Delimara Point and then ran up the coast to Grand Harbour which we reached just after lunch.

Tal Handaqians in Athens 1966926 viewsThe guys are amazed at a Greek guard in Athens.That is assuming my memory is correct about where this was! I am sure it was during the Devonia cruise of 1966 that included Delphi, Athens, Istanbul and Rhodes. The following year was Crete, Izmir (Ephesus), Lebanon and Haifa, in Dunera. I must dig out the slides I took that year!1 commentsChris Howells
Pat Cooper's Party 1961925 viewsAlan Tapp.Prefect
Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.925 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks
The Band, Oliver! 1973925 viewsJudith Stansfield, Jeff Bonner, Barrie Menhams & Bob Woollams.2 commentshnritchie
Prizewinners 1976925 viewsWith Captain P.O. Stanley, OIC Schools 1973-1976.Prefect
Amerigo Vespucci 1959924 views©Liz MardelPrefect
Rita & Sheila924 viewsMalcolm HillPrefect
Tramps Party924 viewsPauline Bale's Farewell Bash, November 1962. -->Prefect
Irene Brown's birthday party924 viewsTaken on the roof of RN married quarters: Marshall Court, Gzira in 1957.
In back row there are the Gay twins, and 4th from right is my brother John Holmes.
Kneeling on the left is Irene Brown and on the extreme right is her sister Carol Brown.
Does anyone know the others? All pupils at Tal Handaq except the chap 2nd from right at the back,
think his name may be Jim. Believe he was older and came to Malta to see his parents.
1 commentsSylvia Holmes
RADM Bellamy & Captain Malkin 1967922 viewsInstructor Rear Admiral AJ Bellamy OBE MA, The Director, Naval Education Service, on his visit to Tal Handaq, 17-18 April. Admiral Bellamy was Headmaster of Tal Handaq from 1951 - 1954.5 commentsPrefect
Tigne Beach, Sliema, Malta921 viewsThe young laddy posing in the foreground was one of the loves of my life (not that he knew anything about it ;-D His name was something Ibbotsen. That's his mum and dad sitting down with my mum top right. 1 commentsPowellthatwas
Wendy Battleday921 views1 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)
USS John F Kennedy921 views20041 commentsPrefect
Mid 50s Autograph Book No.2919 viewsPat Fairbairn1 commentsPrefect
New Year Party 1960919 viewsHarry Greig3 commentsPrefect
Edgar Battye918 viewsMarsascala 1970s5 commentsPrefect
HRH Princess Elizabeth at Hal Far 1949917 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
Mellieha Beach in Winter917 viewsPaul Lovell
Black jeans were compulsory.
Anobat Flats ©917 viewsCorner of Sur Fons St & P.O.W .Road St Julians, Ours was top corner flat. Mid/late 80s Map.7 commentsdeco.rise
Sicily trip 12.April '57916 viewsjane BanksPrefect
Tower Road Swimming team914 viewsbernardhoctor
Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !913 viewsThis lift was completed in 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.
© Jane Banks
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RN Families Clinic, Tower Road Sliema - mid 60s © copyright Jane Banks913 viewsOnly the facade remains.5 commentsjane banks
Msida Creek 1962913 viewsNarvik with the subs, several Ton class, and Ausonia far left.1 commentsPrefect
Sheila & Lorraine913 viewsRockyvale 19592 commentsSheila Evans
Mellieha (Ghadira)913 viewsAugust 1952 Mellieha Church righthand side background
Colin & Marian Stow, David and Jeanette Chilcott
Rugby at Ta Kali 1958912 viewsJohn Holmes
Back row. Andrew Lyne, Gordon Campbell, Bob Powell,George Whitehouse, Jock Lawrence, dunno, Craig Love has his hands on the shoulders of John Holmes, then its Jack Stubbs, Mike Eyett, Geoff Day, Roger Chandler, Robin Palmer and Bob Blythe. Kneeling I can't name the first two but with his hand on the ball is Bob Trott. Next to him is Roddy Robertson, then Lewis Thomas, Colin Doyle, and finally, Mike Cane.
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