May 23, 2016
The Canberra Division of the Australian American Association have marked the 74th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea with a commemorative service and wreath-laying ceremony at the Australian-American Memorial in Russell Offices, Canberra.
In history’s first great naval action between aircraft carriers, a combined naval task force, including aircraft carriers USS Lexington and USS Yorktown and the three cruisers, HMAS Australia, HMAS Hobart and USS Chicago stopped the advancing Japanese naval strike force. The battle is said to have saved Australia.
Tingira Australia Association patron Vice Admiral Russ Crane and President, Lance Ker, both laid wreaths on behalf of the
April 25, 2016
July 1926 - Australian Governor General, Lord Stonehaven, visits the Royal Australian Navy Training Ship HMAS Tingira at Rose Bay, Sydney, presenting to the best divisional intake the ‘Stonehaven Shield’ as a new annual initiative.
April 2016 - 90 years later at Rose Bay RSL Club, Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker, unveiled a new version of the Stonehaven award to be known as the annual ‘Stonehaven Medal’ as a joint project between the association and the RSL.
“To be awarded annually to a Tingira Australia Association Member for a commendable community service contribution’ said Lance Ker at the Tingira President’s RSL-ANZAC
April 5, 2016
Tingira Australia Association is now open for membership and renewal of all ‘General and Associate’ members who have joined the association since July 2015.
This year, the Tingira Committee have opened the ‘Foundation Life Membership’ category for General and Associate members to upgrade.
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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