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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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All The King's Men - 1976360 views The King, Andy Basson, The Queen, Joanne Wiggins, Chillingworth, Tony Clarke, Col Massey, Nick Hall. King's Soldiers and Generals Women and Children of Gloucester. Drummer Boy, Peter Graham.2 commentsPrefect04/10/22 at 20:36admin: You may be right Frances - info is taken from the...
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All The King's Men - 1976360 views The King, Andy Basson, The Queen, Joanne Wiggins, Chillingworth, Tony Clarke, Col Massey, Nick Hall. King's Soldiers and Generals Women and Children of Gloucester. Drummer Boy, Peter Graham.2 commentsPrefect04/10/22 at 20:20fxroff: Isn't 'Chillingworth' Terry Clarke ...
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Stamp cover to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross77 viewsTo mark the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross BFPS has produced, in conjunction with the George Cross Island Association (GCIA), a commemorative cover to be issued on the 15th of April 2022.

The covers can be ordered from the BFPS online shop or by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX

Details HERE
2 commentsadmin03/15/22 at 15:45admin:
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Stamp cover to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross77 viewsTo mark the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross BFPS has produced, in conjunction with the George Cross Island Association (GCIA), a commemorative cover to be issued on the 15th of April 2022.

The covers can be ordered from the BFPS online shop or by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX

Details HERE
2 commentsadmin03/15/22 at 15:37Ivan: Thanks for the heads-up (as they say these days). ...
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What became the Naval Families Clinic593 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
Independent.
2 commentsPrefect12/02/21 at 13:01SchatziD: Also me. Th Dentist in `67 was awful!
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Aerial view taken 2000, photo courtesy Keith Poulton327 viewsInto my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those tin remembered roofs?
What bell, what kids are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain.
Hot dusty classrooms where I went
And cannot come again.

(With apologies to A.E.Housman)
1 commentsadmin11/26/21 at 13:58admin: Actually you CAN still visit and see the hall, gym...
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Wendy Battleday 1952-20211080 viewsMuch missed2 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)07/31/21 at 23:26Martin Powell: So sad to hear today that Wendy passed away earlie...
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What became the Naval Families Clinic593 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
Independent.
2 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 16:40Pbked: I don't know what happened to it, but I remem...
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Mr Ron Tierney658 viewsStaff 1956 - 1965
See1965 Magazine
5 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 16:37Pbked: A lovely man. The day he put my wet shirt on the r...
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HMS Mediator819 viewsRescue Tug operated out of Malta with mainly Maltese Crew.
Bustler Class. Built 1944, sold 1964.
1 commentsrobinwilliams07/14/21 at 12:15Pbked: This was my father's ship during our stay. He...
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HMS Ausonia & Manoel Is. 1959/601285 viewsOther ships are HMS Dainty, parts of HMS Anzio & LST Charles McLeod and a lonely HMS Eastbourne in Sliema Creek. On the island is part of the Leper Hospital, beyond that the Base Supply Office, Fort Manoel, the Diving Centre and Comms Training Centre. To the left of the football pitches is the Canteen (Cinema), in front of which are the tennis courts/roller skating rink of blessed memory.
What a lot of nostalgia!
Mac

More photos and info on Ausonia HERE
4 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 12:08Pbked: I remember watching the Ausonia leave Malta in 196...
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Memoir - Peter Keddie336 viewsClick here to view

Screen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-65
2 commentsSC-UK07/14/21 at 11:39admin: !!
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Memoir - Peter Keddie336 viewsClick here to view

Screen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-65
2 commentsSC-UK07/14/21 at 11:18Ivan: That was very interesting. Thanks for posting it. ...
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Staff 19581084 views6 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:19alexander: my 1 st year 1EG
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Staff 1959799 views1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:18alexander: my 2nd year 2AM
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HMS Theseus587 viewsTwo Tirrenia Line and the Star. Probably 1953.1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 22:42alexander: tugs RESPOND, ROYSTERER
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A boat Grand Harbour698 viewsTaken from the deck of Devonia as she was leaving G.H. for the 1966 T.H. school cruise. We were on our way to Libya to pick up some American kids. So pre-Gaddafi when El Adem was still operational.10 commentsChris Howells02/22/21 at 22:21alexander: DIRECTOR as Faithful left in 1961
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HMS Silvia 1945295 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 21:46admin: I think Prefect is not far out Alexander as the hu...
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Admiralty Dredger St. Alban546 views1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:29alexander: she was dredging dockyard creek when her mooring w...
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HMS Ark Royal 1955641 viewsCC License-Flickr1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:07alexander: with PAS Frosty alongside
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HMS Cowdray 1945-6617 viewsOhio in the background.1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:53alexander: two vessels being compass swing
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PAS Director 1967340 viewsAwaiting the arrival of an RFA, probably Tarbatness.
© CC Licence - BHS - Flickr.
1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:34alexander: i would love a copy of this one
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HMS Silvia 1945295 viewsAlgerine Class2 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:07alexander: H M T Expert in background if date correct this wo...
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John Nicholas 19621018 viewsWith Sandy & Mum in the green Anglia 303542 commentsPrefect02/19/21 at 21:51Martin Powell: Mike Wynn (aka mikew) writes with sadness to repor...
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Inside the Pit 2005340 viewsRemove all the furniture and it looks just the same. I especially remember the opening at the end with bars in it. That was the only ventilation we had!1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:42Ivan: How very nice! I enjoyed my couple of hours in the...
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The Pit entrance tunnel 2005268 viewsThe tunnel fitted with all mod cons, handrail, steps, adequate lighting. Still damp though! but presumably not with the sweat of a lot of dancing teenagers.1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:36Ivan: A handrail? Good idea for the reason you state, bu...
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The entrance to the Pit 2005192 viewsI took this photo when we went back on the 2005 reunion visit. It was then the Castille Wine Vaults. It was closed at the time but I managed to get in and take some photos which will follow on from this one. Ivan, (author of a previous photo) I hope they are of interest. 1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:34Ivan: That looks very inviting!
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956537 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

2 commentsPrefect11/23/20 at 22:19Martin Powell:
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956537 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

2 commentsPrefect11/23/20 at 21:57billkby: I was 6 when we sailed on the Empire Ken, rough ov...
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Videos from 2005 before demolition463 viewsA reminder to view Bruce Williams' TH website and watch videos donated by Lynn Mentiply.

The blue link should land on Bruce's video page, then scroll down the page. There are five to watch not including the one at the foot of the page which is not playing.

Be sure to check out the rest of his site via the Home button in the photo of Bruce near the top of his page.
2 commentsadmin10/02/20 at 09:51admin:
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Videos from 2005 before demolition463 viewsA reminder to view Bruce Williams' TH website and watch videos donated by Lynn Mentiply.

The blue link should land on Bruce's video page, then scroll down the page. There are five to watch not including the one at the foot of the page which is not playing.

Be sure to check out the rest of his site via the Home button in the photo of Bruce near the top of his page.
2 commentsadmin10/02/20 at 09:29Ivan: This is a wonderful site. Many happy hours have be...
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Rugby Team 1965-66876 viewsThe only person I recognise in the picture is Colin Rule, who is standing furthest right on second row.

Prefect says - Barry Clissold, Ken Laurence, Reg Woodcock, Jack Ferrett, Brian Jackson, Nigel Vaughan, David Jeffries, Ronald Squires, Malcolm Smith, David Pittaway, Alfred Tagliaferro, Jon Field, John Moore, Michael Robinson, Steve Bolster, Colin Rule, Richard Knapman, Alistair Wilde
3 commentsDugmore09/10/20 at 20:37admin: Thank you SchatziD, caption amended.
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