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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Lifeboat Drill; Dunera Cruise 19671531 viewsI am sure that this was the Dunera cruise of early 1967. I was in 3B at the time and this is a scan (took a while to get it down to 250kb!) of a picture that appeared in the Times of Malta.
I cannot name a soul, (apart from me of course! Front row,4 along with head at jaunty angle, book in hand and OMG turn ups!) So if anyone can fill in those names: go for it!
15 commentsChris Howells
Paradise Bay 1956 ©1529 viewsRelaunching their boat at Paradise Bay in choppy weather.
Jane Banks
The Groves Family 19771527 viewsIncluding Philip, Alex & Steve Dove.
Sue Dove
David Norris and Richard Ball, Feb 1968.1524 viewsPrefect
Staffroom early 1960s1522 views10 commentsPrefect
Boys Hockey 1977/81521 viewsSue Dove1 commentsPrefect
75 Sqn RAAF Ta Kali 19541520 viewsPrefect
Malta Pals1516 viewsMe (Richard Smith) far left, brother Steve far right, Chris Faux in middle (poss)1 commentsArgyledaft
Class 1A 1976-71516 viewsBack - Mark Judd, Andrew Morse, xxx, xxx,William Geddis, George x, Jeremy Starling,
Middle - Stew Johnson, Kevin McGlone (me), xxx, Monique Noort, Tanya xxx, Mark Bennett, xxx
Front - Lorraine xxx, Helen Winter-Goodwin, cxx, Trudy Curtis, Mr Mulholland, Michelle Mannickham, xxx, Jane xxx, xxx

1A1 with Miss Ash 1975-761508 views3 commentsPrefect
4th Year 1974 with Mr Lew Finnis1508 viewsPrefect
Tigne Barracks Parade Ground 19651507 viewsOur School in the centre.David Robinson
Nelson Cross Country 1966 from the magazine.1492 views3 commentsRichard Knapman
Ron Leeman - Shot Putt - 1965?1486 viewsronthecoolone
1471 viewsJean Proctor, Moya Graham, Allison Bigden at ?2 commentsabigden
Verdala 1958 © 1471 viewsIn the Ditch (Verdala Barracks).OldBat
View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1463 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
Kalafrana Swimming Gala c19681457 viewsJanice BakerPrefect
Rugger 70-711454 viewsPrefect
Sliema Rooftop 19561453 viewsL-R. ?, Norma Leask, Mrs Cole, Lesley Cole, Sue Cole.
Front. Peter Reynolds. Anyone know where he is?
Someone would like to know!
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RFA Mounts Bay1453 viewsAs part of Royal Navy's Cougar-12 deployment, together with HMS Illustrious, HMS Bulwark, HMS Northumberland, HMS Montrose and MV Hartland Point. Prefect
Eagle Aviation Dakota - Blackbushe to Luqa1444 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."

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Luqa Camp1443 viewsBernard MalePrefect
2 Names Wanted1434 viewsMalcolm Hill1 commentsPrefect
Form 2A1 in 1975 with Mr Peter Wright1433 viewsSpot the future MP.3 commentstompurnell
Fancy Dress '57 ?1431 viewsTop left,Gail Taench, unknown male, Sheila Grimwood, Graham 'Jack' Stubbs, Geoff Day, Craig Love, Liz Wilkinson, Gordon Campbell.
Front row, Jill Wicken, Bob Trott, Val Bevins, Robin Palmer, unknown girl, and Viv Paynter.
Thanks to Spike Walton for providing names of party goers.
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Fancy Dress Party '57 ?1412 viewsFrom l-r back row, John Mayes, Mike Eyett, Wendy Scott, Bob Powell, Rita Mayes, Spike Walton, Gillian Shaw, Val Woods, Paul Pond, Joy Sutton .
Sitting front row l-r unknown, unknown, Fag face Bob Blythe, Jill Wicken, Bob Trott and half face of Val Bevins.
Thank you Spike Walton for naming these party goers !
Link to Paul Pond /Jones
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Bridge near Mosta1412 viewsAcross Wied ta' l-Isperanza or Wied il-Ghasel. Take your pick.
Most Valley Website
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Mr John Lowe1408 viewsStaff 1961 - 1964
As seen recently on the BBC.
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VIP visit 19731407 viewsPrefect
Wine bar Sliema 19751405 views? Nancy, HelenHelmal
19771405 viewsA small class with Mr Barry Whewell.1 commentsPrefect
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