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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Mr Bob Dickerson 1928-2020187 viewsKeith Dickerson writes..."It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Robert (Bob) Dickerson, Art Teacher and later Head of the Art Department at Tal Handaq from 1958-1968, passed away at the age of 92 on 19 December 2020.
Bob returned to the UK on 4 July 2018 after living in Malta, Cyprus, Sardinia and Rome with his 2nd wife Brenda for over 40 years. He moved into sheltered accommodation in Ipswich in August 2018 and continued painting until the end of his life. He moved into a nursing home in October 2020 where unfortunately he caught COVID-19.

I have created a dropbox folder containing over 100 photos of Bob taken during his life HERE
(https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3j68h3qed1zo2c9/AADS4TNli-_Os0GCOYfw5u_7a?dl=0)
If you have any other photos of Bob please send them to me via Admin and I will upload them.
Best wishes, Keith Dickerson"
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"Schoolies" - hot off the press209 viewsSelected Stories of the Royal Navy Instructor Officers' Association (RNIOA).

Also contains some jottings by Miss Yule (viewable here on THN too).

Buy your copy HERE

Tell them we sent you !!
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Congrats to Gillian and Trevor Ricketts. Fifty-five years of wedded bliss.192 viewsGillian writes - Today (3rd July) we are celebrating our EMERALD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (55 years - I know!!!). Fortunately for Trev I am not a fan of expensive jewellery and I couldn't think of anything of anything green to give him so we have decided that, when Covid 19 departs (and it will), we will take a celebratory trip to the Emerald Isle!! It is strange that, having travelled a lot in our lifetimes, we have never been to Ireland. That will be something to look forward to. In the meantime we will celebrate the day with something alcoholic shared with good friends. Happy anniversary, darling Trev xxxxx Martin Powell
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Mr Tom Knight - Staff 1951 - 1963691 viewsWith Mr & Mrs Shepheard and Mrs Joan Knight.Prefect
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Mrs DM Gard School Secretary 1958 - 1961566 viewsSummer cruise to Barcelona on RFA Wave Sovereign.
Pam Gard
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Staff 1977722 views1st Row: A. McHardy; P. Allen; G. Gordon; S. Singleton; M. Sherwin, Sen. Mistress; Cdr. G.D. Stubbs, Headmaster; Lt. Cdr. D. Neild, Dep. Headmaster; Lt. Cdr. A. Richards; W. Lewington; T. Ricketts.
2nd Row: A. Nelson; N. Ash; Mr. Pawley; M. Caseley; Mr. Bezzina; J. Rae; L. Curtis; D. Gray; S. Beckett; I. Dickinson; M. Spray; H. Wilson; M. Loughran.
3rd Row: Mr. Aquilina; S. Camilleri; B. Charnley; K. Patterson; L. Shone; D. McGrath.
4th Row: H. Ritchie; J. Hughes; I. Kesketh; G. Davey; A. Latham; M. Turner; C. Laing.
5th Row: J. Slide; B. Whewell;K. Winn; L. Finnis; M. Holland; P. Goss.
6th Row: F. Kitson; B. Leonard; B. Woollanas; J. Bonner; D. Walker; C. Christmas.
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Staff 1976894 viewsFRONT ROW: Sylvia Beckett; Brian Leonard; Norah Ash; Mavis Turner; Barry Whewell; Stephen Singleton; Margaret Sherwin; Commander Derek Stubbs; Lt. Cdr. David Nield; Lt. Cdr. Tony Richards; Margaret Loughran; Jennifer Rae; Lesley Shone; Trevor Ricketts.
SECOND ROW: Barrie Menhams; Colin Christmas; Frank Kitson; Kenneth Winn; Imelda Dickinson; Moira Clarke; Marjorie Clark; Laurence Bezzina; Michael Caseley; Anne Nelson; Hilary Hill; Michael Newton; Carl Hancock; Brian Charnley; Martin Holland; Helen Wilson; David Taylor; Charles Laing; Ian Hesketh.
BACK ROW: John Clemens; Sandra Camilleri; Jeffrey Bonner; Judith Stansfield; Philip Allen; Linda Curtis; June Lattimer; Gerald Davey; Alan Latham; Lew Finnis; John Hughes; Hugh Ritchie; Paul Goss; Robert Woolams; James Slide.
ABSENT: Marian Spray; Walter Lewington; Diane Scott.
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Miss M. Sherwin484 viewsSenior Mistress 1975 - 1978
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Carol Morrison ©1177 viewsTaking photo of Miss Yule's plaque.
See Plaque.
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In memory of Miss Jaqueline Yule 1908 – 19881162 viewsShe rests in the cemetery of St Lawrence Parish Church (Vittoriosa/Birgu) which is located in St Edward Street (Cottonera) between Fort Salvatore and St Edward’s College, opposite the rear of De La Salle College.
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Miss Jaqueline Yule576 viewsStaff 1949 – 1971 (Senior Mistress & Head of English)
Photo provided by her nephew Michael Brufal.
Random Memories
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Joan Sanderson599 viewsPlayed "Miss Ewell" in Please Sir
(LWT 1968-1972).
Was that just a coincidence?
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Lt Cdr David Nield796 viewsDHM 1974 -1978Prefect
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Staff 19751293 viewsFront Row: Hugh Ritchie, Imelda Dickinson, Chloe Singleton, Stephen Slngleton, Lt. Cdr. David Nield, Commander G.D. Stubbs, Pamela Smith, Lt. Cdr. Tony Richards, Sylvia Beckett, James Hobson.
Second Row: Charles Aquilina, Sandra Camilleri, Moira Clarke, Carmel Walsh, Michael Caseley, Joyce Walden, Judith Stansfleld, Sue Lynk. Laurence Bezzina, John Treeby.
Third Row: Kenneth Winn, John Naylor, Barrie Menhams, David Ditcham, Jerry Phillips, Hilary Hill, Norah Ash, Rosemary Leighton. Helen Wilson.
Fourth Row: Philip Allen, Frank Kitson, June Lattimer, Rolbert Woolams, Lew Finnis, Mavis Turner, Marian Spray, Alan Latham.
Back Row: Peter Wright, John Clemens, John Hughes, Carl Hancock Jeffrey Bonner, James Glover, Barrie Jones, Brian Leonard, David Walker, Michael Newton.
Absent: Susan Finnis, David Taylor, Trevor Ricketts.

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Mr John Lowe1435 viewsStaff 1961 - 1964
As seen recently on the BBC.
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Mr. A.P. Allen598 viewsAs Sykes in Oliver! 1973.hnritchie
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Trevor Ricketts & Rob Ward1819 viewsOliver! 1973.hnritchie
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The Band, Oliver! 1973975 viewsJudith Stansfield, Jeff Bonner, Barrie Menhams & Bob Woollams.2 commentshnritchie
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Mr Trevor Ricketts523 viewsStaff 1968 - 1978Prefect
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Lt Cdr Jack Cottam616 viewsDeputy Head 1969 - 19741 commentsPrefect
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Commander GD Stubbs722 viewsHeadmaster 1974 - 1978Prefect
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Commander Mike Law632 viewsFarewell photo 1974.1 commentsPrefect
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TH Staff579 viewsDining at Aunty Lou's camp at Ghajn Tuffieha.Prefect
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Doris528 viewsMiss Lister / Mrs Dewstowe in Rome 1963.
Staff 1958 - 1968
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Mr Ron Fuller584 viewsStaff 1957 -1966
Barbara Miller
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Staff 19741366 viewsFRONT ROW : David Taylor, Mavis Turner, Stephen Singleton,, Lt. Cdr. J. Cottam, Cdr. M.F. Law, Pamela Smith, Lt. Cdr. C. McCafferty, Brian Leonard, Trevor Ricketts.
SECOND ROW : Moira Clarke, Imelda Dickinson, Carmel Walsh, Maureen Whittle, Joyce Walden, Hilary Hill, Michael Caseley, Judith Stansfield, Sylvia Beckett, James' Hobson, Charles Aquilina, John Treeby.
THIRD ROW : Laurence Bezzina, John Naylor, Hugh Ritchie, Norah Ash, Margaret MacKay, Kenneth Winn, Merilyn Manley-Harris, Rosemary Leighton, James Glover, Elizabeth Cole, Carl Hancock.
FOURTH ROW : Jeffrey Bonner, John Clemens, Alan Latham, June Lattimer, Lewis Finnis, David Ditcham, Barrie Menhams, Robert Woolams, Ronald Ransom, Michael Newton.
BACK ROW : Frank Kitson, Robert Ward, Barrie Jones, Philip Allen, David Walker, Peter Wright.
ABSENT : Miss Mary Spray, Miss Helen Wilson, Miss Sandra Camilleri.
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Cdr MF Law606 viewsHeadmaster 1970 - 19742 commentsPrefect
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Staff 1968-69760 viewsPrefect
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Miss McMeeking © 2174 viewsOn a rooftop overlooking the garden of Villa Guardamangia 1957.5 commentsPrefect
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Captain HC Malkin541 viewsHeadmaster 1966 - 1970
Also the first OIC Schools, Malta & Naples.
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Commander George Coupe557 viewsDeputy Head 1965 - 19682 commentsPrefect
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Mr Edward Plant BEM476 viewsSchool Warden 1950 -1968Prefect
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