@Bruce the Maltese archipelago is a bit closer for me, so I will have Cisk, Hobz bi-Zejt, Pastizzi, and Imqaret for you.
@Keith We are near Valley Forge, about 25 miles outside Philadelphia, PA.
@Bruce where did you end up?
@Keith we did a day trip to Gozo in 2013, quite impressive and peaceful, it reminded me of the Malta with which I fell in love 50 years ago. I am jealous of your plans, safe travels and have a Cisk for me - Cheers!
Hello Bruce Potter. I remember Mr. Carroll and also Mr. Wise who used to swim at Font Ghadir (or Meadowbank as we knew in those days).My partner insisted that we go to Malta "to stop me banging on about the place" about nine years ago. She was bewitched and we return every year. Brexit permitting, I would like to retire on Gozo.We'll be there late September this year, meeting up with a friend from Tal Handaq who now live in Cleveland, Ohio.
Hello Keith Woodcock! We were football and class mates at RNS Verdala. Rex Carroll was an outstanding teacher and mentor. My dad was USN at HAFMED. My only return to Malta since 1965 was to bring my wife there in 2013 - great vacation! I check this livecam website almost daily.
@KeithI was also in Malta in the mid 50's, but as I was only 5 at the time, I only remember snippets. I always said I would not go back, but my wife persuaded me for our 40th. I'm so glad I did. It was like going home. We returned in 2018 with my son aged 35 and he fell in love with the island too. I have been holding off booking this year because of Brexit and I fear I have left it too late.
@Peter I was there for about nine years in total over three tours, the first of which started when I was ten months old. My father worked at Dingli. I've been back every year since 2010, and will be there later this year for a week in Fontana and a week in Sliema.
Thank you anyway Peter. My uncle was secretary at a British Army school so I guess it wasn't Tal-Handaq then. How great that you still have those school magazines. Keeps the memories alive ! :) Thanks again.
@Ann GaleaI am afraid I do not have a great memory, I just have the school magazines for those years and the names are listed along with all the staff etc. Also Tal-Handaq was a Royal Navy School, not army. I am sorry I could not help with your request.
Peter, thank you for the reply. I see you have a great memory ! I use to hear my uncle mention that he was a secretary at one of the British Army schools and I thought it might have been Tal-Handaq as it sounded familiar to me. His name was Anthony Galea. Maybe it was another school since the secretaries you mentioned are all ladies.
@KeithSo you were in Malta for 8 years? Lucky Devil. Have you been back? I returned in 2015 as a 40th. wedding trip and a shopkeeper in Gzira recognised me as a friend he used to play with 50 years ago. How cool is that?
@Ann GaleaHi Ann. Here is a list of secretaries at Tal Handaq for the years that I was there. 1962+1963=Mrs. J.M, McCallum - 1964=Miss A. Milton - 1965=Mrs. J.P. Dawson - 1966=Miss J. Balchin
Hello Peter and Keith, would either of you remember who the school secretary was at Tal-Handaq in the mid-'60's? The reason I'm asking is because I belleve my uncle was the secretary there at that time.
@Peter I also attended TH 67-70.
No sunbathing on the rocks today boys!