Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Marsamxett Ferry980 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
Diane ?, Marie Allen, Susan Smith. 1961.979 viewsMarie AllenMarie Allen
Destroyers in Sliema Creek977 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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RFA Maine 1946977 views©Dickinson CollectionPrefect
6 General 1960976 viewsJean Day (Miles)
TH and RAF Luqa975 views4 commentsbernardhoctor
Manoel Island Lido 1960 ©969 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.
Kathy - Pauline - Jill969 viewsThey havn't changed a bit!Prefect
969 viewsComet 2 taking off from RAF Luqajimjoyner1
Trip to Sicily/Mount Etna 12 April '57968 viewsLeader Mr Basil Cleaver.
An account of this trip can be found in the R N School Magazine '57
jane Banks
Link to Account
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Scouts, Guides & Sea Rangers 1961967 viewsPrefect
Unpacking the School966 viewsJuly 1972. Cdr Law assisted by a team of volunteers with 400 boxes. Full account now in the 1973 Magazine.4 commentsPrefect
Tigne Barracks 1979965 viewsWhats that on the left for?
Photo Tim Cornwell
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Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973960 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
Sheila Weekes959 viewsAt the Meadowbank1 commentsSheila Evans
Phyllis's Last Swim in 1963959 viewsWith Willy Forbes-HunterTex Brown
Postcard - Gzira Creek 958 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise
Kalafrana, Summer 1961957 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
Jane Biddis & Moira McIntyre 1960 ©956 viewsVerdala Staff
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Three girls in Valletta956 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
Going Ashore955 views"Educational" cruise to Istanbul, 1966, in Devonia, formerly the troopship Devonshire.4 commentsPrefect
Betty Cater 1960954 viewsJohn GardinerPrefect
Fancy Dress Parade954 viewsAt the Floriana Methodist Hall. Heather Marriott as tramp.1 commentsPrefect
The St Julians Crowd 1962953 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
On the beach again952 viewsMalcolm Hill3 commentsPrefect
Swimming Sports at Manoel Island951 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
Fallen Star950 views29 July 1955.
©Jane Banks
Video Clip
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3A in the Physics Lab 1969947 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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Kalafrana Beach club.941 viewsSummer 1966, I had a canoe and used to paddle all around this area. But that was in 1967 a year later before Dad was posted back to the UK.8 commentsChris Howells
Xmas 1956940 viewsMalcolm Hill1 commentsPrefect
Distilling Plant - Sliema Ferry - October 2009 ©940 viewsUnder a preservation order? Used to contain a printing press in the 60s, now used as offices. (Not sure I would want to drink water from Sliema Creek even if thrice distilled).22 commentsMartin Powell
The Final Staff Photo 1978939 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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