Tal-Handaq Nostalgia

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


Tal Handaq 40-50s (1947 - 1959)


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264 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2023
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Tal Handaq 60s (1960 - 1969)


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455 files, last one added on Jun 21, 2023
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Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)


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168 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2023
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Staff (All periods)


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101 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2024
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Music & Drama


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124 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2023
Album viewed 10600 times

Reunions


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Next one 3rd Sept 2016 at Bath Uni. Email viv@dmeventservices.co.uk for info and to join reunion database or contact members.

167 files, last one added on Jan 03, 2021
Album viewed 13186 times

The Archive - Magazines, Documents, Memoirs, History.


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72 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2023
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Other Service Schools and TH in Later Years


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Verdala, Tigne, St Andrew's, Luqa, Mtarfa.

176 files, last one added on May 28, 2023
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On this day 2003 - singer Robert Allen Palmer b.19 January 1949 – d.26 September 200365 viewsRobert mainly lived in Malta from 1950 to 1961 (age 1-12). His father was RN (Dingli) and Robert went to Verdala and/or Tal-Handaq (exact dates are unkown).
He mentions his time in Malta briefly HERE (wind forward 15 mins) and in other youtube interviews.
2 commentsderrick calver12/07/23 at 09:14SC-UK: Martin: This is a TEST. Let me know if you get an...
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On this day 2003 - singer Robert Allen Palmer b.19 January 1949 – d.26 September 200365 viewsRobert mainly lived in Malta from 1950 to 1961 (age 1-12). His father was RN (Dingli) and Robert went to Verdala and/or Tal-Handaq (exact dates are unkown).
He mentions his time in Malta briefly HERE (wind forward 15 mins) and in other youtube interviews.
2 commentsderrick calver09/26/23 at 10:10Martin Powell: Was Robert's song "Bad Case of Loving Yo...
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Pauline Bale & Ray Hart1326 viewsAt Tigne.3 commentsPrefect02/28/23 at 00:01admin: From 2017 : Roger Knight wrote "Sad to announ...
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Tower Road Swimming team1387 views2 commentsbernardhoctor 07/02/22 at 16:06admin: Thanks Derrick - I have moved it and sent 100-line...

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Mr Ricketts to costume please 1 viewsMr (Trev) Ricketts being pinned up for a SCADS production (probably) - but which one? 1970sadminFeb 20, 2024
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In loving memory of Mr (Trev) Ricketts d.3rd February 202428 viewsRicky Ricketts writes : "I can’t believe I am actually writing this ….. but wanted to let you all know that my amazing dad and role model Trevor Ricketts sadly passed away suddenly at 2:20 am Saturday morning. To say I feel heartbroken is an understatement.
I think the thing I am struggling with most is the suddenness of it all. Last weekend we had a lovely family walk around Port Solent to the pub where of course he beat me in his first ever game of “Guinness line” drinking !!
I know many of you will be wondering “how on earth?” as he was super fit and still walking many miles every day. Without any warning signs he had a massive stroke on Thursday morning and later that day he underwent surgery to remove two large clots from his brain, which appeared to go well. I even got to speak to him for a couple of minutes in recovery and whilst not himself he was looking forward to the test match on Friday !
Unfortunately, in the early hours of Friday, he suffered a catastrophic bleed to the brain and the consultant told us that he wouldn’t recover. We were able to sit with him all day on Friday, and the early hours of Saturday morning, to share our memories, listen to jazz, say good bye and most importantly promise him that we will take care of my incredible mum Gillian Ricketts … something I know I wont be doing alone as they are so loved by many.
Dad, I will miss you more than you will ever know and promise to shout louder at Swindon, clap louder at Lords and make you proud xx "

See photos HERE
adminFeb 06, 2024
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Bernards of Harwich (advert from school magazine)40 viewsBefore they closed Bernards supplied Naval uniforms in most of the R N ports home and abroad. They also supplied our school uniforms. But did you know that on their top floor of their Sliema branch they stocked Hornby Train Sets!derrick calverDec 04, 2023
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Capsize - more sailing from 197070 viewsStarring Tony Sarginson & David Fletcher
Rumour had it that the Shack flight cost £3000 (about £60k today)
Cutting courtesy of TS
adminNov 18, 2023

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