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Brothers In Arms STONEHAVEN MEDAL Joint Winners

Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker, today announced that former Royal Australian Navy Junior Recruits, David Cassidy and Philip Lancaster are the joint winners of this years Tingira Stonehaven Medal for 2017. The Stonehaven medal is awarded to the Tingira member who can show cause in their local community or naval duties for ‘going beyond and above the normal call of duty’. January 2001, former Navy Chief Petty Officer, Mick Sharp, was medically discharged from the navy when diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease after many painful years leading up to this situation at sea and on shore establishments. Mick did not have much
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TINGIRA DAY 2018 and JR’s 58 years strong

“Friday the 13th, Black Friday for some, Black Cats and Broomstick Parties for others, not for the former Royal Australian Navy Tingira Boys, we just settle for birthday cake and rum, that’s a celebration party”, said Tingira Australia President, Lance Ker. Members of the association will gather in six Australian capital cities on Friday evening. Via iPhones and social media devices as a national hook up they will each cut their cakes and sing the Tingira birthday tribute 8pm (EST) together, celebrating the 58th birthday and commissioning date of the first intake of sailors at their former training base HMAS Leeuwin,
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TINGIRA MEMORIAL Restoration

Funding for the proposed renovations of the Tingira Memorial project have been officially deferred from the Federal Government Department of Veterans Affairs for 2018. “Due to the high demand of funding by many national veteran organisations for their 2018 commemorations for the 100 year Centenary of Anzac, the Tingira Memorial funding will be re addressed in the near future as a major restoration project” said a DVA department spokesperson. Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker, said he was saddened by the news that the project is now on hold until complete funding is available in the foreseeable future. “I would like to

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Tingira Australia Association

The function of the Tingira Australia Association is to keep the ‘Spirit’ of the HMAS Cerberus and HMAS Leeuwin Junior Recruits alive through the re-uniting of class and shipmates as a true social level.

Hon Life membership and general Membership of the Association is open to all personnel who have served on board HMAS Cerberus and HMAS Leeuwin and worn the famous ‘Tingira Flash’. Hon Life membership is also open to Associate members, offered to our friends and family, Tingira descendants, Leeuwin Instructors, Ships Company and Officers of the RAN.

Membership now stands at 600 plus after our first five years. At the 2010 JR reunion over 3,000 boys gathered and we reformed as this association from that event. Our members ages range from over 75 years young, to those stalwart members still serving in the RAN today. Although the majority are dispersed throughout the length and breadth of the Australian countryside, many members are also scattered across international waters.

The membership is kept informed of events, past, present and future by means of our website www.tingira.org.au and our twice yearly magazine ‘Voice Pipe’.

The association also supports the Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, with a ‘Tingira class’ as part of the new Yarra division. At each Passing Out Parade, the winner of the ‘Tingira Topshot’ award becomes an Honorary Tingira member of the association, and his class mates have the opportunity to join the association ranks of general membership.

Support for all the activities and services of the Association is provided by unpaid volunteers who are elected to the committee for a three year term. We do not have lists of boys names who served in Ships Sobraon, Tingira, Cerberus and Leeuwin; these are held by Dept of Defence. The association are always open to sponsorship and committee fresh ideas through the Secretary.

Lance Ker, President
Tingira Australia Association

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