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

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Tal Handaq 40-50s (1947 - 1959)


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Tal Handaq 60s (1960 - 1969)


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455 files, last one added on Jun 21, 2023
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Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)


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168 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2023
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Staff (All periods)


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101 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2024
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Music & Drama


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124 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2023
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Reunions


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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
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The Archive - Magazines, Documents, Memoirs, History.


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72 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2023
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Other Service Schools and TH in Later Years


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

176 files, last one added on May 28, 2023
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Malta
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Then & Now


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Royal Visit 1954


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30 files, last one added on Apr 21, 2016
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Naval & Military


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892 files, last one added on Oct 21, 2023
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Transport


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469 files, last one added on Mar 22, 2024
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Before Our Time


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569 files, last one added on Aug 28, 2022
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Mr Ricketts to wardrobe please 76 viewsMr (Trev) Ricketts being pinned up for a SCADS or MADC production (probably) - but which one? Late 1960s/70s1 commentsadmin03/26/24 at 17:59admin: Possibly The Tempest 1968 (San Anton gardens) - HE...
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In loving memory of Mr (Trev) Ricketts d.3rd February 202488 viewsRicky Ricketts writes : "I can’t believe I am actually writing this ….. but wanted to let you all know that my amazing dad and role model Trevor Ricketts sadly passed away suddenly at 2:20 am Saturday morning. To say I feel heartbroken is an understatement.
I think the thing I am struggling with most is the suddenness of it all. Last weekend we had a lovely family walk around Port Solent to the pub where of course he beat me in his first ever game of “Guinness line” drinking !!
I know many of you will be wondering “how on earth?” as he was super fit and still walking many miles every day. Without any warning signs he had a massive stroke on Thursday morning and later that day he underwent surgery to remove two large clots from his brain, which appeared to go well. I even got to speak to him for a couple of minutes in recovery and whilst not himself he was looking forward to the test match on Friday !
Unfortunately, in the early hours of Friday, he suffered a catastrophic bleed to the brain and the consultant told us that he wouldn’t recover. We were able to sit with him all day on Friday, and the early hours of Saturday morning, to share our memories, listen to jazz, say good bye and most importantly promise him that we will take care of my incredible mum Gillian Ricketts … something I know I wont be doing alone as they are so loved by many.
Dad, I will miss you more than you will ever know and promise to shout louder at Swindon, clap louder at Lords and make you proud xx "

See photos HERE
1 commentsadmin03/18/24 at 09:43mikew: I am so sorry to hear about Trevor. He was clearly...
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On this day 2003 - singer Robert Allen Palmer b.19 January 1949 – d.26 September 200383 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.
2 commentsderrick calver12/07/23 at 08:14SC-UK: Martin: This is a TEST. Let me know if you get an...
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On this day 2003 - singer Robert Allen Palmer b.19 January 1949 – d.26 September 200383 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.
2 commentsderrick calver09/26/23 at 09:10Martin Powell: Was Robert's song "Bad Case of Loving Yo...

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Caption Competition24 viewsBalluta 1985adminApr 08, 2024
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No misbehaviour on the buses !44 views1970s verbose missive to parents - but second page is missing.

Does anyone have the complete paper?
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Malta Bus 72 viewsInterior of Zabbar bus 1971.
Does anyone remember singing on the school bus "Oh you'll never get to heaven in a Maltese bus 'cause a Maltese bus makes too much fuss!"
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Mr Ricketts to wardrobe please 76 viewsMr (Trev) Ricketts being pinned up for a SCADS or MADC production (probably) - but which one? Late 1960s/70s1 commentsadminFeb 20, 2024

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