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There have been 42366 visits since 2008-02-05
This page was last accessed on 2021-08-03

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Message Number: 214 - Mon, May 3, 2021 03:16:11
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Name:  Kay Ainsworth nee Britnor
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1952-5
Comments:

Hello

Last night I attempted to join the Tal Handaq group but this morning Mon 3.5.2021 when I tried to access the site it said password incorrect, can you help please, did you receive it? I was a member before when Viv organised the society.

Also I have looked at the R.N School Magazines for the year 1954 & I understand there is another in print, I ask because I won the freestyle swimming race that year & have photos being presented with a medal, I have not been able to find reference to this in the first magazine & wondered if it is in the second?

Many thanks

Best wishes Kay

Admin reply - Hello again Kay, you obviously didn't get my welcome msg last night.

I cannot see passwords but if you click on "I forgot my password" you can reset it.

It would seem that "Prefect" was unable to reproduce the photos in some early magazines unfortunately.

Martin (THN admin)

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Message Number: 213 - Tue, Apr 6, 2021 04:31:25
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Name:  Ian Taylor
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1963 to 1966
Comments:

attended Tal Handaq school father was chief petty officer Ian HL Taylor recap going to school in a very old 1930’s type bus,we called driver chop chop he drove it like madman,coca cola hill overtaking other buses & throwing water balloons end of term fond memories.

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Message Number: 212 - Mon, Mar 22, 2021 16:21:29
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Name:  John richardson
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1952/3
Comments:

How do I join the Tal Handaq Facebook page?

Admin reply - the FB page "Royal Naval Schools Tal-Handaq and Verdala" is a PAGE so has no members. It is there for anyone to see and "LIKE".

There are also two TH GROUPS and one Verdala group to apply to join, plus a Verdala PAGE. Pages do not have members, they can just be LIKED. Groups have members.

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Message Number: 211 - Sat, Mar 20, 2021 02:40:13
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Name:  Stuart Gwilliam
Dates at Tal Handaq:  63-66
Comments:

I started from Verdala into 1C2 in 1963, initially lived in St Julians but mainly lived in St Francis street, Sliema. We left Malta in July 66 and my dad drove us home via Sicily, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Belgium. We camped all the way which after our time in Malta meant it was bloody cold in Switzerland!

I was a scout with 1st Savoy in Sliema after starting with Tigne and becoming rapidly fed up with sitting in a dark air raid shelter trying to read flashed morse which was all the leader ever seemed to want to do!

Enjoyed sailing at the Garrison and then Marsaxlokk.

Can't help thinking I missed out on a lot leaving at the end of the third year!

Went to catering college and was a chef for a couple of years before going into chemistry for the next ten years, same recipes different ingredients! Then joined the fire brigade for the next 30 years.

Now retired and living in Surrey.

(Admin reply - welcome and enjoy the site Stuart. The search button works well for names and places. If you are on Facebook there are groups for TH and Verdala.)

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Message Number: 210 - Tue, Mar 16, 2021 19:03:12
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Name:  Admin
Comments:

Mike Wynn writes (19 February, apols for delay in posting here Mike) :-

"My extremely sad duty to tell you that my good friend John Nicholas died last week. I think you posted a comment on his sister's (Sandy Nicholas) THN photos when she died back in 2019. I wondered if you could do the same for John".

Of course Mike. John will be remembered as a superb athlete and swimmer. Enter the gallery and search on his name.



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Message Number: 209 - Friday, January 1, 2021 15:04:05 GMT
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Name:  Anthony Moor
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1962-1964
Comments:

I am trying to trace Paul Richardson or Richards, who I knew at Tal Handaq at sometime between 1962-1964. I was a pupli in 5C and I think Paul was in 5B or 5A. I lived at Egmont Close, Depiro St.,Sliema, I think Paul also lived in Sliema, I think his hometown in the UK was Plymouth.Can anyone help me please?

Regards

Tony Moor

[Admin reply - I knew a Paul Richardson who lived next door to me in Tigne St, around 1963. He had been to sea as a deckhand I think before going back to school for a year at TH. Our parents were very friendly but sadly lost touch. Let me know if you find him Tony. Regards, Martin (THN admin)].


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Message Number: 208 - Sunday, December 27, 2020 14:04:03 GMT
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Name:  Kevin Walsh
Comments:

Came across this when looking at another site, brought back memories from using Robb Lido as a child when we lived on the island, I went to SCS Luqa along with my younger brother from 1975 to 1978 (I was 8 in '75) as my dad was posted to TASF RAF Luqa. Would love to catch up with anyone who was there at the same time.

(Admin reply - Welcome Kevin, make good use of the search button to find names and places.

There are also two Facebook groups for RAF Malta that mention Luqa school but not one for the school itself.)

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Message Number: 207 - Tuesday, October 6, 2020 16:01:39 GMT
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Name:  Mike Palmer
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1956 to1959
Comments:

I am looking for old school chums from 3DM 1956 to 1959. Mike Palmer

(Admin reply - Hello Mike, am passing your note to Viv Daly who keeps the contacts register - Viv@dmeventservices.co.uk. There are also two Facebook groups. Regards, Martin, admin).

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Message Number: 206 - Tuesday, August 25, 2020 03:10:01 GMT
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Name:  Stephen Jones
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1973 / 1974
Comments:

Just came across this Forum and it was a real trip down memory lane.

If anyone who remembers me (your memory might be better than mine) from those long ago and youthful days, wants to get in touch, please do! Great memories of Tal Handaq and Malta.

For those curious I went on to become an artist / designer for a while and these days my home is in Japan.

(Admin reply - there are two Facebook groups as well Stephen. If you would like to be added to the contacts list Viv Daly can also put you in touch with others - viv@dmeventservices.co.uk).

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Message Number: 205 - Saturday, June 27, 2020 14:00:19 GMT
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Name:  Keith Pearce
Comments:

Verdala then Tal Handaq early 1950s. Lived at Marshall Court.

(Admin reply - Hello Keith, if you're on Facebook there are Verdala & Handaq groups there.)

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