Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Diane ?, Marie Allen, Susan Smith. 1961.982 viewsMarie AllenMarie Allen
Marsamxett Ferry980 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
6 General 1960980 viewsJean Day (Miles)
RFA Maine 1946979 views©Dickinson CollectionPrefect
Destroyers in Sliema Creek978 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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TH and RAF Luqa976 views4 commentsbernardhoctor
Unpacking the School974 viewsJuly 1972. Cdr Law assisted by a team of volunteers with 400 boxes. Full account now in the 1973 Magazine.4 commentsPrefect
Kathy - Pauline - Jill974 viewsThey havn't changed a bit!Prefect
Trip to Sicily/Mount Etna 12 April '57972 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 1961971 viewsPrefect
Manoel Island Lido 1960 ©970 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.
Tigne Barracks 1979970 viewsWhats that on the left for?
Photo Tim Cornwell
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970 viewsComet 2 taking off from RAF Luqajimjoyner1
Len Moscrop and Cathy Stephenson Kalafrana 1973968 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
Phyllis's Last Swim in 1963964 viewsWith Willy Forbes-HunterTex Brown
Three girls in Valletta964 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
Kalafrana, Summer 1961962 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
Sheila Weekes962 viewsAt the Meadowbank1 commentsSheila Evans
Swimming Sports at Manoel Island959 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
Going Ashore959 views"Educational" cruise to Istanbul, 1966, in Devonia, formerly the troopship Devonshire.4 commentsPrefect
On the beach again959 viewsMalcolm Hill3 commentsPrefect
The St Julians Crowd 1962959 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
Jane Biddis & Moira McIntyre 1960 ©958 viewsVerdala Staff
John Gardiner
Betty Cater 1960958 viewsJohn GardinerPrefect
Postcard - Gzira Creek 958 viewsLooks like HMS Forth in foreground, can anybody name any more?6 commentsdeco.rise
Fancy Dress Parade957 viewsAt the Floriana Methodist Hall. Heather Marriott as tramp.1 commentsPrefect
3A in the Physics Lab 1969957 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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Fallen Star951 views29 July 1955.
©Jane Banks
Video Clip
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Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963950 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.

Tiny Knapman and Sue Old 65-66949 viewsScrubbed up for some RAF Officers do in Valetta 3 commentsRichard Knapman
Xmas 1956947 viewsMalcolm Hill1 commentsPrefect
Kalafrana Beach club.947 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
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