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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Uniform photos 1119 viewsBruce Williams writes : These photos were hanging on the wall of the Language Lab and were found by former deputy head of Liceo Vassalli, Marc Spiteri.
They're from the mid-seventies, showing correct summer dress length.
Left - Pat Ransom. Centre - Debbi Helliwell [Head girl 1976-77]. Right ??
See Purple Gallery at Bruce's TH BLOGSPOT
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Uniform photos 296 viewsBruce Williams writes : These photos were hanging on the wall of the Language Lab and were found by former deputy head of Liceo Vassalli, Marc Spiteri.
They're from the mid-seventies, showing correct summer uniform (no badges, shirt hanging out - but long sox ??).
Left - Chris Snow. Centre - David North [Dep Head Boy 1976-77]. Right - Jez Taylor.
See Purple Gallery at Bruce's TH BLOGSPOT
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Combined Cadet Corps - Group photo RAF section 1976192 viewsGroup photo CCF RAF section Hal-Farbmale22
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Combined Cadet Corps - Exercise at Hal-Far 1976141 viewsCCF exercise at Hal-Far 1976. We were meant to arrive in landing craft and scale the cliffs but the weather was too bad, we trained the day before and had a fun day.bmale22
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It was fifty years ago today ...... Mintoff told the Brits "No way"287 viewsActually it was equally the other way round. See HERE

And see video clips HERE

...and HERE

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All The King's Men 1976 - listen again295 viewsThanks to David Corcoran for this recording of the 1976 Christmas show.

Should start to play when you click HERE

(....if not, scroll down that page to find the play button at ATKM. Cast names there too).

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School Hall mid-70s356 viewsWith ballroom shine to the floor done during summer hols. The organ beloved of Mr Gerrard that used to be on the balcony was probably removed at the time of the "Mintoff withdrawal" in 1972, destination unknown?

(But why didn't I take one of the stage?)

Compare with THIS ONE
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My Old School Shirt 2214 viewsThis is the back of my (Mike Wynne's) old school shirt with more funny notes and wishes.
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My School Shirt189 viewsThis is the front of my old school leaving shirt signed by many. If you were on the pill-box at Tigne on 17th July 1970 or at school around this date then you may be on it.
Some names are William, Jude, Larry, Haggis eating Janie, Bob "The pill-box is mine", Dorian Church, Caroline, Carol Williams, Ann "Same plane home as me", Irish, Alasdair, Tony, Chris Smith (Dundee 4 Chelsea 2), Julie +Gary, Ros and Rina (from Israel), Ian, Claire, George, Rosanne, Dom, Elaine Soar, Ian loves (Luvvs) June (Tich) June Dewbury
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On this day - Jane Arbuthnot - Harrods bomb 1983315 viewsThanks to Vic Weekes for reminding us of the tragic loss of Jane Arbuthnot with whom he also served in the Metropolitan Police. Jane was taken bravely doing her duty at a call where they knew the code-word had been given and the danger was real and imminent. Each year on the 17th December a small remembrance service is held at the spot.

Memorial HERE

Jane at TH HERE
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"Folklore" or "Angela" at MGSC Hay Warf 1970290 viewsMartin Donnelly on foredeck, who on the helm? (Or was it vice versa?)

Apologies for camera shake and poor quality.
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Uganda 1970s329 viewsTH pupils disembarking - which port?

Photo : Josephine Xuereb
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Oliver 1973347 viewsThe earlier press release had a dramatic effect.

(The 1100 and the boat are probably sold by now).
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Oliver 1973251 viewsDolphin & Eagle press release.admin
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Combined Cadet Force 1978459 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
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Tal Handaq closes - 40 years ago458 viewsThe school closed on 14 July 1978. Presumably not possible to issue this on C-Day.
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Sculling about520 viewsRob Ross 1970

Taken at Robb Lido, appropriately

Copyright © Martin Powell
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Sports Day 1970 or 711012 views...or was it AAA meeting?

Cdr Law, Lt Cdr Cottam, Mr Ransom. Mrs Brierley presenting prize to Dorian Church.

Cindy Voiron Church

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Sports Day 1970 or 71775 views...or was it AAA meeting?

Mr Ricketts, Cdr Law. Mrs Brierley presenting prizes.

Cindy Voiron Church
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Form 2C/3C 19761005 viewsI'm far right - Dez FosterDez Foster
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Form 2C / 3C circa 1976901 viewsI'm 2nd from right top row. 4th from right top row is Gary and to his left is Billy Mac (MacDonald) I think it is Steve Fairclough 7th from right top row and to his left a lad called xxxx Gleeson or similar. I cannot recall any of the girls' names, didn't seem important when I was 12!Dez Foster
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Christmas 1977873 viewsKevin Perkin
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Luqa 19781406 viewsThe school has closed, we are all on our way home.Kevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 19781030 views1 commentsKevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 1978890 viewsMylene Abdilla and Sean Becket SAFI Youth Club 1978Kevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 1978888 viewsKevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 1978861 viewsKevin Perkin
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Safi Youth Club 19781113 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton2 commentsKevin Perkin
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Kevin Perkin and William Jefferson aka Jaffa 19771181 viewsOn the roof of my house Cart Wheel, Tal Papa Road, Birzebbuga Summer of 1977Kevin Perkin
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School field, March 19701063 viewsAnother from Teri.

Back L-R Bruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Rosanne Knox

Front: Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar, Gillie Pike
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School field, March 19701031 viewsBruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Teri Murray, Gillie Pike, Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar

Photo : Teri Ahlmark
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Mr Winn 19751514 viewsPrefect
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