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
Album viewed 26032 times

Tal Handaq 60s (1960 - 1969)


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456 files, last one added on May 11, 2024
Album viewed 59313 times

Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)


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171 files, last one added on May 27, 2024
Album viewed 37043 times

Staff (All periods)


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101 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2024
Album viewed 37568 times

Music & Drama


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124 files, last one added on Aug 18, 2023
Album viewed 10664 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 13253 times

The Archive - Magazines, Documents, Memoirs, History.


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72 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2023
Album viewed 9411 times

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
Album viewed 14438 times

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TH Girl?10867 viewsA British family shopping in Paola 50s/60s - is the girl looking at the camera from TH? Certainly wearing collar & tie. Anybody recognise her?1 commentsadmin05/01/24 at 11:43deco.rise: Girl on right I think is Anthea ? If I can find m...
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In loving memory of Mr (Trev) Ricketts d.3rd February 2024107 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
1 commentsadmin03/18/24 at 09:43mikew: I am so sorry to hear about Trevor. He was clearly...
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On this day 2003 - singer Robert Allen Palmer b.19 January 1949 – d.26 September 2003105 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 08:14SC-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 2003105 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 09:10Martin Powell: Was Robert's song "Bad Case of Loving Yo...

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The King & I, 1973 (3)11 viewsCast list continued, courtesy Irene Elms (now Spinks)

See also THIS ONE
adminMay 27, 2024
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The King & I, 1973 (2)8 viewsCast list, courtesy Irene Elms (now Spinks)

See also THIS ONE
adminMay 27, 2024
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The King & I, 1973 (1)8 viewsCourtesy Irene Spinks, who writes : I was one of the dancers, Irene Elms. I think I played a tree and a mountain in Uncle Tom's Cabin. My best friend Gale Wellman (now Kidman) was Uncle Thomas.

See also THIS ONE
adminMay 27, 2024
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Another shot of the Syncopators 1967809 viewsL-R Jon Field, Liz Jameson, Lynn, Russell Smith, Ian Stewart, Rob Field at front.
Russell with outsize drumstick.

See also THIS and THIS (scroll down to 1967).

Photo : Russell Smith
adminMay 11, 2024

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