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Tal Handaq
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Tal Handaq 40-50s (1947 - 1959)


264 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2023
Album viewed 25956 times

Tal Handaq 60s (1960 - 1969)


455 files, last one added on Jun 21, 2023
Album viewed 59029 times

Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)


168 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2023
Album viewed 36740 times

Staff (All periods)


99 files, last one added on Aug 06, 2023
Album viewed 37404 times

Music & Drama


124 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2023
Album viewed 10533 times



Next one 3rd Sept 2016 at Bath Uni. Email viv@dmeventservices.co.uk for info and to join reunion database or contact members.

167 files, last one added on Jan 03, 2021
Album viewed 13117 times

The Archive - Magazines, Documents, Memoirs, History.


71 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2023
Album viewed 9282 times

Other Service Schools and TH in Later Years


Verdala, Tigne, St Andrew's, Luqa, Mtarfa.

176 files, last one added on May 28, 2023
Album viewed 14396 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

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Then & Now


1112 files, last one added on Nov 05, 2023
Album viewed 108120 times

Royal Visit 1954


30 files, last one added on Apr 21, 2016
Album viewed 987 times

Naval & Military


892 files, last one added on Oct 21, 2023
Album viewed 120313 times



466 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2022
Album viewed 48398 times

Before Our Time


569 files, last one added on Aug 28, 2022
Album viewed 70487 times




5 albums on 1 page(s)

User galleriesThis category contains albums that belong to registered members.
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4,647 files in 29 albums and 3 categories with 2,856 comments viewed 2,894,874 times

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On this day 2003 - singer Robert Allen Palmer b.19 January 1949 – d.26 September 200347 viewsRobert mainly lived in Malta from 1950 to 1961 (age 1-12). His father was RN (Dingli) and Robert went to Verdala and/or Tal-Handaq (exact dates are unkown).
He mentions his time in Malta briefly HERE (wind forward 15 mins) and in other youtube interviews.
1 commentsderrick calver09/26/23 at 10:10Martin Powell: Was Robert's song "Bad Case of Loving Yo...
SNSO Naval Stores / Dockyard Technical College105 viewsThe metal buildings were used by SNSO after WW2, and later as classrooms by the Dockyard College.

See also this one
1 commentsderrick calver04/28/23 at 12:09derrick calver: As well as the Dockyard during the 1950s SNSO had...
SNSO Naval Stores Office 194295 viewsSNSO Malta after bombing April 1942

Photo : Imperial War Museum
1 commentsderrick calver04/28/23 at 11:59derrick calver: For anyone interested in Malta can I recommend The...
Pauline Bale & Ray Hart1318 viewsAt Tigne.3 commentsPrefect02/28/23 at 00:01admin: From 2017 : Roger Knight wrote "Sad to announ...

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Capsize - more sailing from 19706 viewsStarring Tony Sarginson & David Fletcher
Rumour had it that the Shack flight cost £3000 (about £60k today)
Cutting courtesy of TS
adminNov 18, 2023
More boats at Hay Wharf 1950s-60s17 viewsLeft to right 1.Swordfish (15): 2.possibly International 14 (K denotes GB/UK): 3.unknown with C sail emblem and pointed canoe stern, probable fixed keel judging from tiller going through hull. Another one beyond it unrigged. Ideas welcome.adminNov 05, 2023
Folkboat "Folklore" at MGSC Hay Wharf 197026 viewsWith Martin Donnelly and Joe Vincenti. Another painting by MD's talented mother.adminOct 21, 2023
Sailing at MGSC Hay Wharf 197088 viewsPainting by Martin Donnelly's mother.
Dinghies are Pegasi (nominativus pluralis - Ratty non iratus erat).
adminOct 07, 2023

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