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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Tigne Beach1754 views14 commentsbernardhoctor
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Jubilee Day 19771748 viewsSue Dove1 commentsPrefect
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891742 viewsDavid Robinson
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More names wanted1729 viewsMalcolm Hill2 commentsPrefect
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Tigne 19641728 viewsCathy Johnstone, ?, Rod Deas, Chris Pullen, John (Flash) Moore, ?.
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Tigne 19651728 viewsBack: Diane (Spartacus) Prater, Brian (Beatle) Jackson?, Jane Baxter.
Middle: Mary Bishop, Mick Gillam, ?, Pat? Elliot, John (Flash) Moore, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, ?, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferrett.
Reclining: Richard (Tiny) Knapman, Rod Deas.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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A Gozo bar1718 viewsLinda Moody, Paul Darmody, Steve Rippon et aleansmith
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Censu's bar Valletta 19761708 viewseansmith
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Ean Smith. Dave Ansell & 2 ladies1692 viewsTriton Fountain 1976eansmith
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1684 viewsMy very very sad task to report David's passing on Sunday 17 January. THN Webmaster, Scholar, Sea Captain, Falklands Veteran, Friend and all round Good Bloke, he has gone to stand at the back of the big Assembly in the sky (or is it Detention?). Sahha xbien.

Dave seen here in his role as honorary member of TH ladies-who-lunch (Exeter) club, Sept 2015.

Funeral to take place at 3pm Tuesday 2nd Feb, Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth PL2 2EP (easy access from A38).

Please feel free to write tributes below, they can be printed out for the day.
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Jeanette on the Bastion Wall1667 viewsJeanette
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WRAF Cadets Tal Handaq 19771662 viewsRuth Markwell2 commentsPrefect
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WRAF Cadets Tal Handaq 19771648 viewsRuth MarkwellPrefect
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New Barrakka Lift1643 viewsCourtesy of Malta Buses. More here.Prefect
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Tal Handaq at Delimara 19561637 viewsjane Banks
Back Row: Dave Edwards. ?. ?. Stan Hill. ?. Jack Stubbs. ?. Roddy Robertson. Taffy Lewis. ?. David Muckart.
Middle Row: ?. ?. Sue Cole. Anne James. Lesley Cole. Norma Leask.
Seated: Jill Watson-Liddel. Jenny Church. Rosemary Richards. ?. Jenny Mclaren. ?. ?.
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Adrian Worley 1952-20041637 viewsTaken at the Farnborough reunion 1999. Adrian took his own life in Jan 2004 after a long history of health problems, which were not helped by his service in Bosnia.2 commentsMartin Powell
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Prefects 19761636 viewsHEAD BOY: M. Barltrop. HEAD GIRL: V. Haste
BOYS: R. Burns J. Davies R. Howorth M. Whelton D. Davies M. Hyland M. Dawson D. North S. Rippon T. Rowland M. Sheppard P. Traynor.
GIRLS: JM. Glennon D. Jackson D. King L. Mockford L. Morris K. Morse L. Roberts A. Waghorn C. Williams N. Church A. Dowie J. Cartwright L. Graham L. Jeram D. Helliwell G. Male E. Graham C. Heffey K. Lamb J. Le Quesne J. Rennie M. Watts.



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Talhandaq-ians joining the RAF 19621636 viewsFrom Bob McDonald.3 commentsPrefect
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Class 4J 19751635 viewsClass 4j under Lt Cdr Richardsbmale22
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Eagle Aviation Dakota - Blackbushe to Luqa1632 views1956

"The plane took off from Blackbushe and climbed to 10,000 feet which was its cruising height, but the flight to Nice was terrible, there were storms all the way, and apart from flying upside down the aeroplane was being buffeted all the way. Flying at 10,000 feet meant that if you hit an air pocket, the aircraft would drop almost 2,000 feet. The poor flight attendant Miss Bolton went through the aircraft picking up sick bags, the only person not sick was Kelvin, the only one on the aircraft able to eat his inflight meal and drink his tea, he even sucked on a sweet for landing so that his ears would not be painful. Then the aircraft made a perfect landing at Nice and all the passengers got off. Kelvin bless his cotton socks called 'Bboobb' at the top of the landing steps, and like a good boy he covered every step in inflight meal, crisps, cup of tea and the sweet. The French ground crew were not happy and said so."

Read Mike Palmer's memoirs by instalment here - The Old Sea Dog

NB- The link will take you to the latest chapter. To start from the beginning (posted 17 Oct 2020) keep clicking on "More Posts" at the bottom of his page.

Be sure to tune in regularly to Mike's blog for the latest in nostalgia (and to leave an appreciative comment).
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4th year 1976 with Mr Ken Winn1631 viewsClive Wedlock1 commentsPrefect
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5th Year 1977 with Mr Brian Leonard1623 viewsClive Wedlock1 commentsPrefect
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Staff Leavers 19681611 views7 commentsPrefect
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Class with Lt Cdr Richards c19751577 viewsPrefect
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Judo 19731574 viewsPrefect
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The Mentiplys April 19741571 viewsLynn Mentiply.
Back row: Dawn Mentiply, Lynn Mentiply, Cindy Church, Ingrid Mentiply
Front row: Mandy Mentiply, Georgina Mentiply
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Tigne 19651568 viewsRod Deas, John (Flash) Moore, Brian (Beatle) Jackson?, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, Mick Gillam, Richard (Tiny) Knapman.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Tigne 19651568 viewsBack: Diane (Spartacus) Prater, Brian (Beatle) Jackson?
Middle: Mick Gillam, ?, Pat? Elliot, John (Flash) Moore, Mary Bishop, Paul (Quanger) Jenner, ?, Cathy Johnstone, Jack Ferret.
Front: Jane Baxter, Rod Deas.
Reclining: Richard (Tiny) Knapman.
Photo by Lynne Gregory.
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Ean Smith, Dave Ansell, Paul Darmody, Dave North. Luqa 1976.1565 viewseansmith
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Piazza Maggiore Floriana in 18581559 viewsWatercolour by Admiral Sir Edward Fanshawe showing the view from his house.
Piazza Maggiore was renamed Piazza Sir Filippo Sciberras and is now Triq Pietro Floriani (Map). Kalkara Gate was demolished in 1888.
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1A1 with Miss Ash 1975-761556 views3 commentsPrefect
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