Royal Naval School
The Common Room
Home Page for past Staff and Pupils of
The Royal Naval School, Malta
This site provides a general information
meeting place and contact site for former staff and pupils, now living
world wide, who attended the Royal Naval School on the Island of
For more than a century, the school met the education requirements of
thousands of youngsters who lived with parents working on the Islands,
either in the Armed Forces or in supporting civilian occupations.
The earliest origins of a forces school can be traced back to 1820
Captain M F Law MA RN has compiled a very condensed version of the very
History of The Royal Naval School - Tal-Ħandaq
on 4 March 2013
School Tal-Ħandaq Reunion - 14 September
The Claverton Rooms,
University of Bath, Somerset
For details of this
year's reunion, please follow the links below to download:
'The Invitation' and
'The Booking Form'
Why not check out the latest 'Contacts' list
online to find old friends who may want to join you at the event,
or email:Viv to
request a copy of the latest 'register' of all members or further assistance.
(some of whom do not appear
on the contacts list online).
Tim - Bernard
At Tal-Ħandaq for
'Malta in the Millennium', 16
Developing Contact Records
The process of cataloguing and cross-referencing names and
details was initiated by Rog Wilkin and Bernard Hoctor. Viv and
Daly maintain the database and assist with the expanding list
Confidentiality prevents publication
of the information but specific details can be requested by e-mail and
released with the agreement of the individuals concerned.
To contact personal school friends and staff
the internet visit:-
For the convenience of regular visitors looking for 'new
arrivals' and 'lost links',
we list them here for a few weeks, in addition to placing them
on the main 'Contact Register' hyperlinked above.
New Arrivals / Newly Acquired E-Mail Links (to 3 March 2013)
- David Burrows - 67/70
- Susan Fisher - 52/52&56/58
- Ian O'Brien - 62/65
- Margaret Pretty - 62/64
- Hazel Smith - 67/70
- Kathleen Stark - 60/63
- Mave Turner - 69/78
- Celia Williams - 56/57
To help us with information on lost contacts
Where are they now?
Reunions & Events
Click on the event for information, reports and photos:-
A mini reunion originally planned for the early 60s group.
The event took place 12th-19th September 2000 and was a huge success.
The gathering, held 18th-20th February 2000, was an excellent
The setting was Duns Castle in the Scottish Borders of Berwickshire
and the weather was superb.
A gathering for a group from the late 60s & early 70s held
on 23rd October 1999
Keith Dickerson has now posted the report with photographs on his web
Remember to hit your 'back' button
to return to the Tal-Ħandaq 'Common Room'
Visit the Notice
for details of the availability of the Tal-Ħandaq
memorabilia and other general information.
Malta & Associated Links
Malta Government Home
Malta News Media
RNS Tal-Handaq Nostalgia
RNS Tal-Handaq panoramic images
view of Tal-Ħandaq, Malta, courtesy of Keith Poulton, was taken in
school remains a Maltese college, although it has undergone a
complete rebuild leaving very few of the original buildings still
Click here for a further selection of Aerial
Views of Tal-Ħandaq
As Web Site
I hope this site provides useful links for those trying to re-establish
contacts with old friends.
and suggestions would be welcome in order to keep the news of your new
mailed through the Common Room will be considered by the 'Committee of
to an opportunity of meeting you in the future.
Tim J Daly
with Tal-Handaq ICQ contacts
using this ICQ Communication Pane