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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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1001 viewsComet 2 taking off from RAF Luqajimjoyner1
Whaler Trip April 6-9 1963 1001 viewsSetting off from St Angelo Camber.
Photos from Brian Fuller/Jon Haylock.
The trip took four days in all and the first was spent in reaching up the coast to Paradise Bay where we camped for the night. On the second morning we sailed from Paradise Bay to Mgarr in Gozo via the South and North Comino Channels.
After lunch at Mgarr we reached down to Golden Bay where we said adios to Cdr. Des Clayes and camped for the night. On the third morning we were joined by Mr. McGillivray and Mr. Ratcliff and ran down to Benghisa Point (via Filfla) and then we pulled up to the R.A.F.S.C. at Marsaxlokk — a mere 11 miles. After a relatively peaceful night under a real roof, we tacked out of the bay to Delimara Point and then ran up the coast to Grand Harbour which we reached just after lunch.

John Stackpoole & Jane Collier1000 views1 commentsNelle Grace (Lucas)
School v Staff 19631000 views Let Battle Commence!3 commentsTex Brown
Outside the Tuck Shop998 viewsCarol Williams standing on the right. Not sure about the rest.1 commentsmikew
Postcard Villa Zammit Pietà996 viewsWith what looks like Villa Guardamangia at the top.Prefect
Staff 1967995 views4 commentsPrefect
Luqa 1978995 viewsThe school has closed, we are all on our way home.Kevin Perkin
Brendan Breslin (1959 - 1964)994 viewsFrom the Web.Prefect
HMS Tiger & Lion in Grand Harbour -24 August 1961994 viewsTiger steaming past her sister ship. According to my records this is the first occasion since the "Tiger" class Cruisers were launched that the two of them are seen together in the Med. Date please??4 commentsdeco.rise
Golden Bay 1962994 views From Left Martin Bond, Tom Fraser, Isobel Simpson, Tex and Phyllis, Kevin Claughan, Joe Salerno. Front, Andy Wilkin and Pauline Warner.3 commentsTex Brown
Hello Sailor992 viewsJoe Vincenti, right, and excused-socks friend. Taken at St Angelo steps near the Helix, 1970. Guardroom now flattened. The slipway where we launched the RNSA dinghies is still there.3 commentsMartin Powell
Distilling Plant - Sliema Ferry - October 2009 ©992 viewsUnder a preservation order? Used to contain a printing press in the 60s, now used as offices. (Not sure I would want to drink water from Sliema Creek even if thrice distilled).22 commentsMartin Powell
Balluta 1962991 viewsPrefect
Carol Papworth, at Ghajn Tuffieha. March 1961.989 viewsMarie AllenMarie Allen
Jane & Sandy986 viewsAt "The Jukebox", Balluta, 1962.Prefect
John Nicholas 1962986 viewsWith Sandy & Mum in the green Anglia 303542 commentsPrefect
Fallen Star986 views29 July 1955.
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Martin Canon & Vicki French 1967986 viewsPrefect
Beach Party Ghajn Tuffieha 62-63 ?985 viewsAre you Carole ??2 commentsPrefect
fancy Dress Party '57 (2) signatures984 viewsMore signatures from the original photo, in case you had forgotten you were there !5 commentsjane banks
Peter and Charmaine ©983 viewsWhile doing the midday sun thing last year at Mgarr, we (Grahame Cain & I) came across what looked like a fully rigged luzzu. Being nosy I climbed aboard uninvited for a closer look. Peter emerged from the shade beneath and we spent an hour grilling him (no hat either). When he was fully baked we let him get back to his painting. He writes….(see comments below)….1 commentsMartin Powell
Girls Netball Team 1965-66982 viewsFront Line L to R:- Jp Mogridge. Ganor Hamley and Sally Rathmell. Middle top : Robina Hopkinson. Any ideas on who the others are?2 commentsDugmore
RADM Bellamy & Captain Malkin 1967981 viewsInstructor Rear Admiral AJ Bellamy OBE MA, The Director, Naval Education Service, on his visit to Tal Handaq, 17-18 April. Admiral Bellamy was Headmaster of Tal Handaq from 1951 - 1954.5 commentsPrefect
Swimming Sports - St George's Bay.979 viewsSome time in the 1960s. See also.8 commentsPrefect
Tappy's Farewell to Malta 1961977 viewsCustoms House Steps.Prefect
Hanging about.976 viewsMalcolm Trigg, Paul Lovell, Dave Smith, Dave Gerrard, John Parker.
Photo by Alan Tapp.
Hal Far - Kalafrana. 1933-1938.976 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
Winch Room976 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect
Prizewinners 1976975 viewsWith Captain P.O. Stanley, OIC Schools 1973-1976.Prefect
Birthday party, 1957973 viewsTaken on roof of Marshall Court, Gzira - RN married quarters in 1957.
I am 4th from left. 2nd from left is Linda ? then next to her is Carol Brown.
Sorry cannot remember any other name.
Sylvia Holmes
Hello Joe972 viewsJoe Vincenti at TH, 2nd Oct 2009, on our farewell visit before demolition. It was all still there.4 commentsMartin Powell
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