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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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Voice Pipe June 2017

NATIONAL TINGIRA CELEBRATIONS… The AGM in Canberra last month on a cold Friday night has and come and gone but this one had a bit more ‘beef on the bone’ than the last few AGM’s we have held. We had several local Tingira members turn up with great interest to see who had been elected. President Lance Ker is happy to serve another three year term with Stephen Beal as his new Vice President. In a period where volunteers are difficult to find, members David Rafferty and Darryn Rose offered their service to become part of the committee, thanks boys, very much appreciated. Myself,
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Stonehave Medal to Tasmanian Navy Veteran

The occasion was grand - bi-annual reunion of the HMAS Leeuwin 46th Junior Recruit Intake, Canberra, on a cold winters night to present the Tingira Australia association Stonehaven medal. The in augural winner of the medal is Tasmanian navy veteran, Ken Dobbie, who travelled from Devonport, with his wife Lorraine for what was to be one of his many naval career highlights. “Both Lorraine and I were overwhelmed with the occasion and the many and enthusiastic well wishes, I am extremely honoured to receive this very historic Stonehaven Medal. We are both are extremely grateful for all the efforts of the Tingira Australia Association and the ‘boys of the


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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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