Thursday 25 April 2019, ANZAC Day – The Tingira Australia Association will again participate in the annual Anzac Day March across this nations capital city streets. Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth will all see the Tingira Boys carry the Tingira banner with pride and march behind their flag. Adding to the capital city group, Tingira goes regional for a first time. LJR coordinator, Rod Howard, will lead the Tingira boys in North Queensland when they unroll their new banner onto the streets of Cairns to join the Anzac march for a first time.
“The Tingira Boys are coming together closer than ever as we become the next generation of older veterans. ANZAC Day is the new magnet that brings us to the frontline again. Wreaths of respect will be laid in Perth and Singapore this year by Tingira Boys at early morning Anzac dawn services, we so proud” said Tingira President, Lance Ker.
The oldest of the Tingira Boys are now in their mid 70’s, the youngest late 40’s, meaning they as an association we will be around for a few more generations as they progress onwards and upwards as one of the few growing ex service associations in this country. Members and friends can download our national handbook from the website tingira.org.au to get all national details of time and form up positions in their capital cities and are asked to register their participation with the local LJR coordinator.
Tingira national president, Lance Ker, will travel to Sydney this year, marching with NSW Tingira Boys leading them down Elizabeth Street and paying tribute with a navy salute as they pass the ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park. After the march, Lance will then officiate the Annual General Meeting of the Tingira Australia Association to be conducted at the new Primus hotel, Pitt Street, Sydney. “Reunion to follow with wives and family, then a game of football in several codes to be seen by many across the nation” said Lance who will also serve the ‘Pussers Rum Ration’ for the early starters in Sydney! The Tingira membership numbers continue to grow and when the lads pull on their wooly dark blue Junior Recruit berets from what is usually a cool and in some instances a wet day around the country.
There is no prouder group of ‘young’ veterans than the former navy lads from HMAS Cerberus and HMAS Leeuwin, the navy Junior Recruits, the “Tingira Boys”.
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The Tingira Australia Association will hold the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 25 April 2019 at approximately 1130 hours at the Primus Hotel, Pitt Street,
Sydney, in the main foyer lounge, after the ANZAC march, presenting the Annual Reports from President, Secretary and Treasurer, presenting General Business as received and submitted to the Secretary by the ‘Close of Business’, Friday 19 April 2019 only via email: firstname.lastname@example.org