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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1453 viewsMy very very sad task to report David's passing on Sunday 17 January. THN Webmaster, Scholar, Sea Captain, Falklands Veteran, Friend and all round Good Bloke, he has gone to stand at the back of the big Assembly in the sky (or is it Detention?). Sahha xbien.

Dave seen here in his role as honorary member of TH ladies-who-lunch (Exeter) club, Sept 2015.

Funeral to take place at 3pm Tuesday 2nd Feb, Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth PL2 2EP (easy access from A38).

Please feel free to write tributes below, they can be printed out for the day.
9 commentsMartin Powell55555
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1B1 Miss Shone's Class, 1976 or 19752210 viewsSue Dove
When girls were girls and boys were yucky!!!
Prefect55555
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Aerial view mid-60s163 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts).
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The Pit, entrance tunnel135 viewsAfter attempts in 2013 and 2017 and again last week (October 2019) I still can’t get full access to The Pit. Nice people running the military bookshop, but won’t allow me to go down as they have lots of artefacts stored there pending refurbishment to make a museum. However at least I got further than last time. The sloping tunnel remains very familiar, although the steps and smooth concrete sidewalks were not there when we opened the place in summer 1965.1 commentsIvan55555
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Form 2C / 3C circa 1976630 viewsI'm 2nd from right top row. 4th from right top row is Gary and to his left is Billy Mac (MacDonald) I think it is Steve Fairclough 7th from right top row and to his left a lad called xxxx Gleeson or similar. I cannot recall any of the girls' names, didn't seem important when I was 12!Dez Foster55555
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Safi Youth Club 1978900 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton2 commentsKevin Perkin55555
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RAF Luqa Primary 593 viewsPrefect55555
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The Students792 viewsat the Dockyard Club Summer 1961
- Robin Bowes, Bob Satterley, Ned Reubens, Rog Wilkin
2 commentsPrefect55555
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Miss Kernahan's photo of Verdala staff 1959 © 660 viewsInstructor Commander L. G. Brooks, M.B.E., R.N.
4A1 Mr. P. Ross 4A2 Miss A. Rowe 4B1 Mrs. D. Steele 4B2 Miss L. Candey 4C Mr. J. Ousbey 3A Mr, D, Jenkins 3B Miss S. Horton 3C1 Miss D. Butter 3C2 Miss E. McMeeking 3D Mrs. W. Preston 2A Mrs. L. Farrugia 2B Miss G. Stinston 2C Mr. R. Carrell 2D1 Miss D. Hodgson 2D2 Miss N. Roberts 1A Miss J. Watson 1B Miss B. Kernahan 1C Mrs. P. Allen ID Miss J. Billard 1E Mr. M. Birch
Rec. Mr. W. Willsher Mrs. R. Richards
I1 Miss A Batty I2 Mrs M Davies I3 Miss P Lee I4 Mrs I Keane I5 Miss W Townend I6 Miss K Burke I7 Miss P. Holwood I8 Miss G. M. Stideford I9 Mrs. P. Beech I10 Mr. A. Gee I11 Mrs. N. Farr I12 Mrs. E. Roberts. Secretary — Mrs. S. E. Boyce
OldBat55555
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Carol Morrison ©1113 viewsTaking photo of Miss Yule's plaque.
See Plaque.
abigden55555
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Adrian Worley 1952-20041549 viewsTaken at the Farnborough reunion 1999. Adrian took his own life in Jan 2004 after a long history of health problems, which were not helped by his service in Bosnia.2 commentsMartin Powell55555
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Class 1A 1976-71427 viewsBack - Mark Judd, Andrew Morse, xxx, xxx,William Geddis, George x, Jeremy Starling,
Middle - Stew Johnson, Kevin McGlone (me), xxx, Monique Noort, Tanya xxx, Mark Bennett, xxx
Front - Lorraine xxx, Helen Winter-Goodwin, cxx, Trudy Curtis, Mr Mulholland, Michelle Mannickham, xxx, Jane xxx, xxx

Prefect55555
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Tigne School, Tue 1st Aug 1989 ©725 views4 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Tigne School, Malta, Mon 7th Aug 1989 ©1218 views4 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Consider Yourself695 viewsPhillip Kitson and Daryl Cornner
Oliver! 1973
3 commentshnritchie55555
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Judo 19731508 viewsPrefect55555
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Form 3A 19511231 viewsPrints available from Malcolm Shykles.Prefect55555
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Lifesavers at Kalafrana 19611805 viewsTony Graham2 commentsPrefect55555
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Tigne School522 views1955Prefect55555
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The Cathedral Choir433 viewsSt. Paul's Anglican Cathedral. Mid 1960s.2 commentsPrefect55555
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Sliema 1959681 viewsSunny Micallef, Susan Finch, John Finch.
(See Guestbook)
Prefect55555
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Form 2A2 19742310 viewsLynn Mentiply.
Back (L-R): Lawrence Richards, Andrew Ball, David Franklin, Steven Barratt, Paul Thomas (hidden), Andrew Dearlove, Steven Burton, Martin Dunn, David ?, Alan ?, Raymond Eddie
Middle: Jane Stubbings, Debbie Humphreys, Pauline Hillier, Janet Hall, Helen Gough, Rosalind Douglas, Consuelo Gelsthorpe, Yvonne Wilson, Mandy King, Rona Macallum, Jane Arbuthnot
Front: Bridget Cartwright, Sara Loudon, Tina Burton, Mr P.A. Allen, Kim Branch, Tonia Steele, Lynn Mentiply
1 commentsPrefect55555
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The Common Room website....192 views....is archived HERE (2006)

...and HERE (2013)

...and the links still work (mostly) !!
1 commentsadmin55555
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Tigne School, Malta, Tue 1st Aug 1989 ©491 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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John Wilson 1954614 viewsDiving off Bighi Rocks.
RFA War Hindoo beyond.
1 commentsAnn Ross-MacDonald55555
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Old King Cole1306 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect55555
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Mellieha Beach in Winter892 viewsPaul Lovell
Black jeans were compulsory.
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Spike1120 viewsMalcolm Hill3 commentsPrefect44444
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Sandy and Jane . Golden Bay 641261 viewsHappy Summers!
Prefect44444
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A gorgeous Linda Moody2800 viewsAt St Georges (I think) 1976.eansmith44444
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Brendan Breslin (1959 - 1964)933 viewsFrom the Web.Prefect44444
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Staff 1963756 viewsPrefect44444
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