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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Wendy Battleday 1952-20211022 viewsMuch missed2 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)07/31/21 at 23:26Martin Powell: So sad to hear today that Wendy passed away earlie...
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Mr Ron Tierney624 viewsStaff 1956 - 1965
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5 commentsPrefect07/14/21 at 16:37Pbked: A lovely man. The day he put my wet shirt on the r...
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Memoir - Peter Keddie252 viewsClick here to view

Screen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-65
2 commentsSC-UK07/14/21 at 11:39admin: !!
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Memoir - Peter Keddie252 viewsClick here to view

Screen name Pbked, Tal Handaq 1962-65
2 commentsSC-UK07/14/21 at 11:18Ivan: That was very interesting. Thanks for posting it. ...
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Staff 19581068 views6 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:19alexander: my 1 st year 1EG
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Staff 1959784 views1 commentsPrefect02/22/21 at 23:18alexander: my 2nd year 2AM
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John Nicholas 19621009 viewsWith Sandy & Mum in the green Anglia 303542 commentsPrefect02/19/21 at 21:51Martin Powell: Mike Wynn (aka mikew) writes with sadness to repor...
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Videos from 2005 before demolition307 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.
2 commentsadmin10/02/20 at 09:51admin:
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Videos from 2005 before demolition307 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.
2 commentsadmin10/02/20 at 09:29Ivan: This is a wonderful site. Many happy hours have be...
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Rugby Team 1965-66840 viewsThe only person I recognise in the picture is Colin Rule, who is standing furthest right on second row.

Prefect says - Barry Clissold, Ken Laurence, Reg Woodcock, Jack Ferrett, Brian Jackson, Nigel Vaughan, David Jeffries, Ronald Squires, Malcolm Smith, David Pittaway, Alfred Tagliaferro, Jon Field, John Moore, Michael Robinson, Steve Bolster, Colin Rule, Richard Knapman, Alistair Wilde
3 commentsDugmore09/10/20 at 20:37admin: Thank you SchatziD, caption amended.
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Rugby Team 1965-66840 viewsThe only person I recognise in the picture is Colin Rule, who is standing furthest right on second row.

Prefect says - Barry Clissold, Ken Laurence, Reg Woodcock, Jack Ferrett, Brian Jackson, Nigel Vaughan, David Jeffries, Ronald Squires, Malcolm Smith, David Pittaway, Alfred Tagliaferro, Jon Field, John Moore, Michael Robinson, Steve Bolster, Colin Rule, Richard Knapman, Alistair Wilde
3 commentsDugmore09/10/20 at 18:33SchatziD: Alistair Wilde.
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Outside the Tuck Shop1034 viewsMucking about outside the tuck shop. Right to left Dorian Church? Ken Bird, George Molden, not sure who is attempting the splits, Bob Callahan and not sure of the rest.1 commentsmikew08/16/20 at 14:26mikew: I think the girl doing the splits may be Ann Walke...
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5AG Christmas Party 19601196 viewsDavid Graham
Me on the extreme right,with John Melton in front (saw him last week). ? on my right, then Mike Shears, Mike Milne bending over. Susan Masters, Penny Woolcombe, Rosie (Fluff) Andrews in the white on the right. Chris Gibbins on the extreme left, with Mr Gallagher hidden to Chris's left.
3 commentsPrefect08/02/20 at 17:35admin: Thank you Bernard.
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5AG Christmas Party 19601196 viewsDavid Graham
Me on the extreme right,with John Melton in front (saw him last week). ? on my right, then Mike Shears, Mike Milne bending over. Susan Masters, Penny Woolcombe, Rosie (Fluff) Andrews in the white on the right. Chris Gibbins on the extreme left, with Mr Gallagher hidden to Chris's left.
3 commentsPrefect08/02/20 at 11:09bernardhoctor : Two more names -On Ffluff Andrew's right is t...
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Pieta 1958607 viewsLooks like an RFA ship.4 commentsvalerie easter/snowdon/07/27/20 at 18:08Antonio Portelli: Manoel Island Gzira creek
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Wartime Memories741 viewsIRENE ROBINSON

MARY WHITLEY

RITA SALMON nee GAUCI
+ chapters 2 3 & 4

BILL RICKARD

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LINDA TILBURY

PAUL FULLER

MARGARET STAPLES

MICHAEL LONGYEAR

ANITA HOWARD nee SACKETT (just post-war)
5 commentsPrefect05/10/20 at 23:09Martin Powell: Clare Gibson's book ARMY CHILDHOOD: BRITISH A...
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Posing outside the Sliema Cafe1171 views2 commentsronthecoolone04/18/20 at 21:29Military Brat: The Sliema Cafe is now the site of the Mr Todd Hot...
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From the archives - 50 years on.309 viewsThe name of the school was changed from RNS TH to SCS TH in 1969 (Service Children's School), though it continued to be administered by the Royal Navy. All other service schools in Malta then came under the remit of the RN, Captain HC Malkin (Headmaster 1966 - 1970) being appointed the first OiC Service Schools, Malta & Naples.

Photo : Evan Potts
2 commentsadmin12/12/19 at 11:16admin: Appalling indeed Ivan. I can hear Prefect spinning...
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From the archives - 50 years on.309 viewsThe name of the school was changed from RNS TH to SCS TH in 1969 (Service Children's School), though it continued to be administered by the Royal Navy. All other service schools in Malta then came under the remit of the RN, Captain HC Malkin (Headmaster 1966 - 1970) being appointed the first OiC Service Schools, Malta & Naples.

Photo : Evan Potts
2 commentsadmin12/12/19 at 08:14Ivan: Nice to see a plural noun with the correct use of ...
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 1967346 viewsNote the yacht moored to the buoy on the right - the Lucette. Read her famous story HERE and watch the film (names changed) HERE

Photo : Jill Thackray
2 commentsadmin11/28/19 at 22:58admin: Thanks Liz. Makes you stop and appreciate those da...
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 1967346 viewsNote the yacht moored to the buoy on the right - the Lucette. Read her famous story HERE and watch the film (names changed) HERE

Photo : Jill Thackray
2 commentsadmin11/28/19 at 17:59SchatziD: I loved sailing on games afternoons - first time o...
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Aerial view mid-60s417 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts except no.3 on the coloured plan, bottom left, which was).
2 commentsadmin11/24/19 at 10:02admin: Thank you Ivan. By the time I got to the 6th (1968...
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Aerial view mid-60s417 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts except no.3 on the coloured plan, bottom left, which was).
2 commentsadmin11/24/19 at 08:33Ivan: Two very interesting illustrations, thank you! On ...
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The Pit, entrance tunnel437 viewsAfter attempts in 2013 and 2017 and again last week (October 2019) I still can’t get full access to The Pit. Nice people running the military bookshop, but won’t allow me to go down as they have lots of artefacts stored there pending refurbishment to make a museum. However at least I got further than last time. The sloping tunnel remains very familiar, although the steps and smooth concrete sidewalks were not there when we opened the place in summer 1965.1 commentsIvan10/26/19 at 17:27admin: Thanks very much for posting that Ivan. Been tryin...
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Amahl & the Night Visitors + Trial By Jury 1969445 viewsCast2 commentsPrefect10/17/19 at 00:11Martin Powell: Seeking counselling probably.
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale937 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/17/19 at 23:20kenneth c proudlove: Nelson, Drake, stevenson,
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale937 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/17/19 at 23:20kenneth c proudlove: Nelson, Drake, stevenson,
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1446 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.
5 commentsjane banks09/13/19 at 07:13Geoff Day: Admin : Very sadly noted....comment amended.
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1446 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.
5 commentsjane banks09/12/19 at 23:59admin: Gordon (Wrymouth) and Geoff, very sad to report th...
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Fancy Dress '57 ?1446 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.
5 commentsjane banks09/12/19 at 14:14Geoff Day: I remember Jack very well too, there are very few ...
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale937 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/08/19 at 21:11admin: Kenneth I have sent you a pm by email - but you ma...
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Roller skating at Rocky Vale937 viewsDiana Dick, John Knight, Alec Downs and Robin Palmer5 commentsjknight09/06/19 at 00:57kenneth c proudlove: What a very sad looking, Robin Palmer, anyone know...
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