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Voice Pipe – Five years on… Midships Sir

It has been a rather quick sequence of events since our initial conversation with Russ Crane at the 2010 JR Reunion to ‘Keep the boys together’. This year on January 1st Tingira Australia Association celebrated its 5th year of existence. No birthday cake or fanfare, on with the Tingira business. JR Reunion 2015, the Stonehaven Medal, statewide ANZAC Day march’s are certainly standout highlights of our achievements to date in this first five year window along with our merchandise and website that keeps us ticking over. Our first committee meeting for 2017 last week, set the plans and shared need to make
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ANZAC Day 2017 – March Details

Attention All JR’s wanting to march on ANZAC Day Register Now - If you are intending to participate in this years ANZAC Day march please register your name and intake number, by EMAIL only, with your dedicated city LJR to assist with numbers for march form up and after march Tingira birthday celebrations. Enjoy the day and thank you for supporting Tingira Australia Association. Download BRISBANE March Details QLD - Brisbane Vacant - TBA E Download SYDNEY March Details NSW - Sydney LJR Mark Lee E Download CANBERRA March Details ACT - Canberra LJR Eric Pitman E Download MELBOURNE March Details VIC - Melbourne LJR Niall Baird E Download
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Banners High Our ANZAC March

ANZAC Day 2017 - For many Tingira Boys ‘it’s here we go again’ and for just as many it is a first to march under the famous Tingira Banner, welcome aboard! This iconic day in our Australian history is now one our most treasured days of the Tingira Australia Association as it is also the commissioning day 105 years ago for the RAN first training ship, HMAS Tingira in Rose Bay Sydney on 25 April 1912. As the former HMAS Leeuwin Junior Recruits commemorate the heroics and sadness that ANZAC Day brings to the Australian and New Zealand populations, Tingira Boys patronise

ANZAC Day March Details

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 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

Voice Pipe

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