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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Marsa Club, 19/11/1959 or 60?881 viewsFollow up to B&W pic a few days back. R to L Joyce Day ( mum! ) Len Murgatroyd, Bob Hadden, ?, Stuart Hadden ? & ?
Other kiddies I cannot remember. Anyone help?
Manoel Island under attack881 views21 commentsPrefect
Sicily trip 12.April '57880 viewsjane BanksPrefect
Irene Brown's birthday party880 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
Frank Brace, Tom Conway, Kevin Malloy.879 viewshttp://www.sailinganarchy.com/review/outoftheblue.htm4 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)
The Ferry 1945879 viewsBefore the Alhambra was rebuilt.
(It started as The Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph in 1907, part of the DoE Hotel.)
The Fleet's in ©878 viewsSummer 1960 - but where? Sliema Creek perhaps?4 commentsJohn Kirby
Kingsgate Terminus878 viewsAfter Kingsgate had been desecrated into Citygate.
Martin Powell
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Tal Handak 1949878 viewsJohn Clark2 commentsPrefect
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Lady Mountbatten877 viewsNot sure if I or my sister Denise is in this photo
but taken in school hall probably 1953.
Including, Jennifer Paige, Ethel Mitchell, Valerie Fogden, Marilyn Hawkins.
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Name Wanted876 viewsMalcolm Hill1 commentsPrefect
Mellieha (Ghadira)875 viewsAugust 1952 Mellieha Church righthand side background
Colin & Marian Stow, David and Jeanette Chilcott
Overseas RFC874 viewsTal Handaq at the ORFC 1961-962 Season
Mr CV Morris ( Viv) Standing Left Back Row ( His First cap), TB third from left, Lt. E.G. Walsh 7th, Fred Melton 8th from left, Geoff Randall 10th from left back row.
Seated Front Left: Mr. H.M. "Griff" Griffiths ( Yes, the obligatory Welshman!)
3 commentsTex Brown
Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963 873 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.

Rugby at Ta Kali 1958872 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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Sliema 1961871 viewsSally Smith, Jan Stride, Dave Gerrard.Prefect
Nell Grace & Hilary Burrel 1968871 viewsNelle Grace (Lucas)
Hockey at Manoel Island871 viewsThe Girls take on the Commandos.Prefect
Verdala Barracks & School871 viewsThe RN (SCS) School closed in July 1976 and was handed over to the Malta Government in September.6 commentsPrefect
Roger Knight's Party (3)869 viewsAlan Tapp.Prefect
Prizegiving 1953868 viewsBy Lord Mountbatten
See report
Memoir by Christopher Beavis here.
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1962867 viewsAndy McPherson, John Anderson, Bugs, Me - did I really look like that, Chris ? Craig Walter (American?) Geddis ? (not to be argued with).
Leslie Crowder
beach party 2 mid 50s865 viewsGet him out quick,it's time to go !
jane Banks
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1st Destroyer Sqn 1961865 viewsHMS Solebay (Captain. 'D') leading Saintes, Finisterre, ahead of Camperdown. Leaving Malta for the last time (20th Sept. 1961)Prefect
2BG 1953864 viewsIncluding David Tucker
Jenny Churcher
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RAF Luqa Youthclub membership card.863 viewsThis is undated but from 1972 I think, so I assume my membership is current! Interestingly I never knew our address was 67 AMQ! fifla1973
Girls Netball Team 1965-66862 viewsFront Line L to R:- Jp Mogridge. Ganor Hamley and Sally Rathmell. Middle top : Robina Hopkinson. Any ideas on who the others are?2 commentsDugmore
School Dance Connaught Home861 views1 commentsbernardhoctor
Manoel Island860 viewsHarry Greig1 commentsPrefect
Dunera Cruise 1967857 views From Tal Handaq round the Med. Waiting on the docks! Far right Mrs McGillivray and Mrs Dewstowe.
Chris Fairwood
Ron Leeman, Stu Kirkwood & Steve Brewster seeing off Steve Bolster @ Luqa Airport857 viewsronthecoolone
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