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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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What became the Naval Families Clinic511 viewsGhar id Dud, Sliema.
Independent.
1 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 16:40Pbked: I don't know what happened to it, but I remem...
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Mr Ron Tierney602 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 Mediator782 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. 1959/601266 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 Keddie - click here to view69 viewsScreen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-652 commentsSC-UK07/14/21 at 11:39admin: !!
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Memoir - Peter Keddie - click here to view69 viewsScreen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-652 commentsSC-UK07/14/21 at 11:18Ivan: That was very interesting. Thanks for posting it. ...
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Staff 19581059 views6 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:19alexander: my 1 st year 1EG
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Staff 1959775 views1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:18alexander: my 2nd year 2AM
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HMS Theseus578 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 Harbour692 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 1945282 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. Alban536 views1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:29alexander: she was dredging dockyard creek when her mooring w...
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HMS Ark Royal 1955631 viewsCC License-Flickr1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 22:07alexander: with PAS Frosty alongside
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HMS Cowdray 1945-6606 viewsOhio in the background.1 commentsPrefect02/21/21 at 21:53alexander: two vessels being compass swing
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PAS Director 1967329 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 1945282 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 1962999 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 2005276 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 2005206 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 2005121 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 c1956532 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 c1956532 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 demolition195 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 demolition195 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 1965-66821 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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Rugby Team 1965-66821 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 18:33SchatziD: Alistair Wilde.
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Outside the Tuck Shop970 viewsMucking about outside the tuck shop. Right to left Dorian Church? Ken Bird, George Molden, not sure who is attempting the splits, Bob Callahan and not sure of the rest.1 commentsmikew08/16/20 at 14:26mikew: I think the girl doing the splits may be Ann Walke...
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5AG Christmas Party 19601186 viewsDavid Graham
Me on the extreme right,with John Melton in front (saw him last week). ? on my right, then Mike Shears, Mike Milne bending over. Susan Masters, Penny Woolcombe, Rosie (Fluff) Andrews in the white on the right. Chris Gibbins on the extreme left, with Mr Gallagher hidden to Chris's left.
3 commentsPrefect08/02/20 at 17:35admin: Thank you Bernard.
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5AG Christmas Party 19601186 viewsDavid Graham
Me on the extreme right,with John Melton in front (saw him last week). ? on my right, then Mike Shears, Mike Milne bending over. Susan Masters, Penny Woolcombe, Rosie (Fluff) Andrews in the white on the right. Chris Gibbins on the extreme left, with Mr Gallagher hidden to Chris's left.
3 commentsPrefect08/02/20 at 11:09bernardhoctor : Two more names -On Ffluff Andrew's right is t...
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Pieta 1958577 viewsLooks like an RFA ship.4 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/07/27/20 at 18:08Antonio Portelli: Manoel Island Gzira creek
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Army childhood170 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but lacks a search facility).
2 commentsMartin Powell05/26/20 at 21:05Martin Powell: Just bought the book.
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Army childhood170 viewsARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH ARMY CHILDREN’S LIVES AND TIMES. Beautifully produced with many full colour prints.

Book by The Army Children Archive’s founder, Clare Gibson. (Shire Publications Ltd, 2012). Slim but highly recommended.

Read parts online HERE

More on TACA including Malta (but lacks a search facility).
2 commentsMartin Powell05/26/20 at 14:01Military Brat: I like the TACA website Clare has done a great job...
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