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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Dockyard Terrace 1954 © 992 viewsfrom the Victualling Yard gate.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
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Villa Guardamangia 1949990 viewsThe new tenants taking a stroll for the cameras.1 commentsPrefect
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Unpacking the School989 viewsJuly 1972. Cdr Law assisted by a team of volunteers with 400 boxes. Full account now in the 1973 Magazine.4 commentsPrefect
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973987 viewsThis was taken in July 1973 at the Sgt's mess part of Kalafrana beach club. Amazing that there were Officers' , Sgts' and other ranks' beaches. My Dad was a corporal, my best mate's Dad was a Flt Sgt and our Girlfriends' Dads were officers and believe it or not I was asked to leave the Sgt's' beach because of the rank of my Dad; no wonder I am a socialist!7 commentsfifla1973
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Trip to Sicily/Mount Etna 12 April '57986 viewsLeader Mr Basil Cleaver.
An account of this trip can be found in the R N School Magazine '57
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Link to Account
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TH and RAF Luqa986 views4 commentsbernardhoctor
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Wartime Valleta985 views6 commentsPrefect
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Marsamxett Ferry985 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
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Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963985 viewsStanding:- Mr. R McGillivray Mr. P. Ratcliffe Lt.Cdr. Q. Des Clayes
Bill English Chris Dunn
Jeremy Salter Dave Hobden Keith Holmes Jon Haylock
Peter Mannering Geoff Dearden
John “Titch” Payne John Passmore (Skip K4) Brian Fuller (Skip K3) Tony Ashforth
How to sail whalers.

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Scouts, Guides & Sea Rangers 1961983 viewsPrefect
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Destroyers in Sliema Creek982 viewsRMA Mess on Tigne Street, foreground. LSTs far right.
7th Destroyer Sqn. Probably 1962. HMS Trafalgar, Dunkirk, Jutland, Aisne or Corunna?, Broadsword and Scorpion.
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Tiny Knapman and Sue Old 65-66981 viewsScrubbed up for some RAF Officers do in Valetta 3 commentsRichard Knapman
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RFA Maine 1946980 views©Dickinson CollectionPrefect
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Three girls in Valletta979 viewsPhoto taken November 1973. I think one of them is called Diedre, another Cathy (my then girlfriend in the middle) and the third's name escapes me. I left the island the next day. 4 commentsfifla1973
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Going Ashore977 views"Educational" cruise to Istanbul, 1966, in Devonia, formerly the troopship Devonshire.5 commentsPrefect
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3A in the Physics Lab 1969976 viewsIn the foreground Judy Walters, Sue Paton, Chris Sinson, Jane Page, Shirley Cooper, Johnny Woodhams, Lynne Saunders, Lynne Daniells.
From Chris Fairwood
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Swimming Sports at Manoel Island975 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
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Tigne Barracks 1979975 viewsWhats that on the left for?
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Manoel Island Lido 1960 ©974 viewsThis was taken during the summer of 1960 at the Lido (Manoel Island) and shows crew members from the destroyers and frigates berthed in Sliema Creek relaxing. I recall the great fun we had on the diving board and raft both visible in this photograph. There was also a counter on the beach (in reality rocks) that sold cold drinks. For returning an empty bottle you received 1d. Empties were usually thrown into the sea. We only got paid every 14 days so on the blank week, we’d dive for these empty bottles for the 1d return! Happy days.
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Phyllis's Last Swim in 1963974 viewsWith Willy Forbes-HunterTex Brown
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974 viewsComet 2 taking off from RAF Luqajimjoyner1
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The St Julians Crowd 1962973 views Back row: Tony Bulbeck, Mike Neil, Mike Milne. Middle Row: "Fred" Melton, Brendan Breslin, Chris Hannant, Chris Gibbins, Peter Searle, Stuart Herridge. Front Row: Rod Casey, John Spensley, Susan Waugh, Rosemary Dearden. Picture Courtesy of Phyllis HannanTex Brown
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Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965? 973 views1 commentsronthecoolone
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Sheila Weekes972 viewsAt the Meadowbank1 commentsSheila Evans
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Betty Cater 1960970 viewsJohn GardinerPrefect
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Kalafrana, Summer 1961968 viewsYoungsters playing whilst the adults lie around in the sun. Through gate on left is the sea/leisure area. the middle kiddie, ginger hair is my Brother Ian. Cannot remember any of the others, any help? Do I spot a pale blue Triumph Herald in the shade at the back?deco.rise
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On the beach again965 viewsMalcolm Hill3 commentsPrefect
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Jane Biddis & Moira McIntyre 1960 ©964 viewsVerdala Staff
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Fancy Dress Parade961 viewsAt the Floriana Methodist Hall. Heather Marriott as tramp.1 commentsPrefect
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Outside the wine Bar Sliema961 viewsCarol, Helen, Debbie, Kathy, Sylv & the guy who owned the barHelmal
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The Final Staff Photo 1978960 viewsFront row: S. Beckett; G. Gordon; B. Leonard; I. Dickinson; Lt. Cdr. D. Nield; Cdr. G.D. Stubbs; M. Sherwin; T. Ricketts; Lt. Cdr. A. Richards; K. Winn; J. Clemens.
Second row: C. Aquilina; M. Briffa; G. Camilleri; N. Ash; S. Camilleri; M. Caseley; D. Gray; M. Loughran; K. Patterson; L. Curtis; L. Shone; H. Wilson.
Third row: W. Pawley; J. Booker; M. Turner; P. Allen; W. Lewington; J. Rae; C. Laing; A. McHardy; M. Holland.
Fourth row: J. Slide; H. Ritchie; C. Christmas; L. Finnis; B. Woollams; G. Davey; P. Goss; M. Newton.
Back row: D. Walker; A. Latham; I. Hesketh; B. Whewell; S. Bonnett.

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Postcard - Gzira Creek 960 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise
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