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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Tal Handaqians in Athens 1966913 viewsThe guys are amazed at a Greek guard in Athens.That is assuming my memory is correct about where this was! I am sure it was during the Devonia cruise of 1966 that included Delphi, Athens, Istanbul and Rhodes. The following year was Crete, Izmir (Ephesus), Lebanon and Haifa, in Dunera. I must dig out the slides I took that year!1 commentsChris Howells
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The Band, Oliver! 1973913 viewsJudith Stansfield, Jeff Bonner, Barrie Menhams & Bob Woollams.2 commentshnritchie
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Prizewinners 1976913 viewsWith Captain P.O. Stanley, OIC Schools 1973-1976.Prefect
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Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963 913 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.




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Birthday party, 1957913 viewsTaken on roof of Marshall Court, Gzira - RN married quarters in 1957.
I am 4th from left. 2nd from left is Linda ? then next to her is Carol Brown.
Sorry cannot remember any other name.
Sylvia Holmes
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New Year Party 1960912 viewsHarry Greig3 commentsPrefect
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Mid 50s Autograph Book No.2907 viewsPat Fairbairn1 commentsPrefect
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Irene Brown's birthday party907 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
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Edgar Battye906 viewsMarsascala 1970s5 commentsPrefect
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Mellieha Beach in Winter906 viewsPaul Lovell
Black jeans were compulsory.
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Form Captains 1961904 viewsPrefect
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Sheila & Lorraine904 viewsRockyvale 19592 commentsSheila Evans
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Mellieha (Ghadira)903 viewsAugust 1952 Mellieha Church righthand side background
Colin & Marian Stow, David and Jeanette Chilcott
Jeanette
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Tower Road Swimming team901 viewsbernardhoctor
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Frank Brace, Tom Conway, Kevin Malloy.900 viewshttp://www.sailinganarchy.com/review/outoftheblue.htm4 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)
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School Uniform899 views1 commentsPrefect
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Sicily trip 12.April '57898 viewsjane BanksPrefect
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Early days. 1948 - 1950.897 viewsFrom the website of John Sweet.
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Hockey at Manoel Island897 viewsThe Girls take on the Commandos.Prefect
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Girls Netball Team 1965-66897 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
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Tal Handak 1949895 viewsJohn Clark2 commentsPrefect
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Lady Mountbatten895 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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Marsa Club, 19/11/1959 or 60?894 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?
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Football at Manoel Island894 viewsLST Empire Curlew beyond.Prefect
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Rugby at Ta Kali 1958893 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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Verdala Barracks & School893 viewsThe RN (SCS) School closed in July 1976 and was handed over to the Malta Government in September.6 commentsPrefect
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Prizegiving 1953892 viewsBy Lord Mountbatten
See report
Memoir by Christopher Beavis here.
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Overseas RFC892 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!)
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RAF Luqa Youthclub membership card.892 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
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Name Wanted890 viewsMalcolm Hill1 commentsPrefect
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The Shepheard Family 1958 - 1961889 views3 commentsPrefect
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