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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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The Admirable Crichton 1955189 viewsAnn Ross-MacDonald
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Coming or going?180 viewsSeeing double, 1972

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Primary children visit Ark Royal in GH 1973-4180 viewsNow known to be Luqa Primary thanks to Tamara Lewis (kneeling front left with finger in her mouth).

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David Spear - Choirboy179 viewsRN Dockyard Church 1949 - 1951.Prefect
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952179 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
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Royal Marines beating retreat Verdala 1966 (3)179 viewsExecuting "the wheel".

Viewed from the hall roof.

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The Common Room website....179 views....is archived HERE (2006)

...and HERE (2013)

...and the links still work (mostly) !!
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2016 Reunion group 2 of 2175 viewsThe final "big" reunion - unless any of the younger ones take over the reins. Speak to Viv Daly if interested in doing so.admin
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Painting by OldBat171 viewsFresh water - but can you spot the difference from the photo?

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Not waving but drowning170 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.admin
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Oliver 1973170 viewsThe earlier press release had a dramatic effect.

(The 1100 and the boat are probably sold by now).
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Army Children's School St Andrew's169 viewsSt Andrew's Army School.
Swimming Certificate Third Class.
Headmaster Mr A.S.D.Watson.
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Canberras & Shackleton 1969160 viewsTeam formation of an Avro Shackleton MR Mk.3, XF705 ‘C’ of 203 Squadron with a pair of English Electric Canberra PR Mk.9s of 13 Squadron pictured off the coast of Malta in July 1969.

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The Parting Shot158 viewsFinal Farewell - the then President of Malta Anton Buttigieg giving the last goodbye as HMS London departs the Grand Harbour on 1st April 1979, the last British naval vessel to leave Malta on the ultimate withdrawal from Malta. She wears the flag of the last Commander of the British forces in Malta, Rear Admiral O N A Cecil CB.

The end of an era - nearly 180 years of the Royal Navy at Malta.
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Trooper R Martin d. 1918154 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

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We will remember them.
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Crab Air afloat - almost154 viewsRAF pinnace off Gozo taken when it ran into a rock and gouged a large hole in its side. Photo thanks to Caroline Roberts whose Dad was a passenger on it that day, circa 1962.admin
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2016 Reunion group 1 of 2153 viewsThe final "big" reunion - unless any of the younger ones take over the reins. Speak to Viv Daly if interested in doing so.admin
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RN families' clinic Tower Road150 viewsWell, they were made to keep the facade - so they did.....(taken 2018).admin
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...and now147 viewsRust in Peace.

Photo: Marco Zammit Collection
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Freshspring (L) & Carbine (R) 1960 ©146 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

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