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Voice Pipe September 2017

With a new committee on board, we now set our sails towards a new direction, bring it on I say, full ahead team Tingira Boys! After our first Tingira committee meeting last month in Sydney, I came away and resolved to myself “we are going to leave our mark on history over this next term, how good is this? That’s what a good working committee can do, achieve something bloody positive, I’m over social media and the negative world portrayed by today’s mainstream media!”. Our team have taken up the challenge, from the May 2017 Annual General Meeting in Canberra with four
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Tingira Birthday – Thank You

Thank You - Ladies and Gentleman “Last week, the Tingira Australia Association celebrated their 57th birthday nationally for the commissioning of the RAN Junior Recruit Training Scheme in 1960. There were many small logistic hurdles to jump, to conduct a nationwide happy birthday sing song at 8pm on that Friday night July 21. As the sun set on the yardarm at the end of the day, with military precision the moment arrived and technology linked and beamed six iPhones nationwide into the Primus hotel, Sydney. With a sway of former navy sailors across the nation at 8pm all singing happy birthday and
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Tingira Birthday Party – Friday 21st July

The last time the ‘Navy Tingira Boys’ cut a birthday cake was at the 50th Junior Recruit reunion in 2010 at their former training base, HMAS Leeuwin, Western Australia. Since then, many hundreds have formed the new ‘Tingira Australia Association’ and they intend to now cut ‘their’ cake annually. On Friday the 21 July, members of the association will gather in six Australian capital cities. Via iPhones and social media devices they will each cut the cake as they sing a Tingira birthday tribute 8pm (EST) celebrating the commissioning date of their former training base HMAS Leeuwin that commenced activities in July


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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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