Tal-Handaq Nostalgia

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


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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 calver
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St Clement's prisoner of war camp Verdala WW1 (3)72 viewsGerman prisoners marching for the Kaiser's birthday 1917derrick calver
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St Clement's prisoner of war camp Verdala WW1 (2)58 viewsThe building at the back where RNS Verdala had the school library and classroomsderrick calver
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St Clement's prisoner of war camp Verdala WW154 viewsOne of a number of photographs taken during the first World War by Daniel Hiesinger.
Note the guards sitting on deck chairs on the battlements!
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Made in Malta - The Count of Monte Cristo, 2002255 viewsGood swashbuckling stuff, filmed 80% on location in Malta. Your admin has dived the treasure cave !

Full movie free HERE
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Stamp cover to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross215 viewsTo mark the 80th anniversary of Malta's George Cross BFPS has produced, in conjunction with the George Cross Island Association (GCIA), a commemorative cover to be issued on the 15th of April 2022.

The covers can be ordered from the BFPS online shop or by post by sending a cheque to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX
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Memoir - Peter Keddie452 viewsClick here to view

Screen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-65
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Videos from 2005 before demolition556 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.
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PDF Athletics Day 1970 - from Mike Wynne368 viewsClick here for TH Athletics 1970SC-UK
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PDF Athletics Day 1969 - from Mike Wynne171 viewsClick here for TH Athletics 1969SC-UK
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PDF Malta Youth Champs 1970 - from Mike Wynne152 viewsClick here for Malta AAA Youth Champs 1970SC-UK
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PDF Malta Youth Champs 1969 - from Mike Wynne132 viewsClick here for Malta AAA Youth Champs 1969SC-UK
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Magazines276 viewsLink to the magazine collection, all scanned by David "Prefect" Gerrard....

>>> HERE
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Sports Day 1968218 viewsPDF of Sports Day 1968 - from Mike Wynne.

Click here to view

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Dione Venables at BFBS Part 2262 viewsAutobiography of Dione's time at BFBS 1969-79.

Part 2

By kind permission of Dione Venables - Copyright © 2019
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Dione Venables at BFBS Part 1190 viewsAutobiography of Dione's time at BFBS 1969-79.

Part 1

By kind permission of Dione Venables - Copyright © 2019
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Suna in Marsamxett307 viewsJoe Mardel at the helm, 1958.

Suna was a "windfall" yacht. With Star & RNSA 14' as supporting cast.

See Windfall Yacht Suna
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The Tales of Peter Prictoe253 viewsPP was a pupil at Verdala Dockyard School in the 1930s. He wrote some splendid anecdotes which can be read online HERE admin
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Malta Family History140 viewsThe lost website now archived can still be visited.

Essential resource for historians.

Find it HERE
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UPDATED FILE - wartime memories198 views...see comments below post - HEREMartin Powell
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958 ©191 viewsDaytime view.admin
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958 ©158 views60 years, seems like yesterday.

© Valerie Easter/Snowdon/Shutler
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"Mintoff withdrawal" 1972 - even the horses were sent packing.550 viewsPolo ponies back to Blighty.

Cutting : Janice Frapwell Baker
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Different badge styles591 viewsDepending on which shop embroidered them.Prefect
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HM Dockyard Schools Syllabus 1930512 views...and exam paper 1938.

Could you cope? Have a look here - HM Dockyard Schools Syllabus 1930
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Gozo Immigration Control589 viewsNew VideoPrefect
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See >>School History<<654 viewsPrefect
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