Tingira Australia Association participated at the recent 75th Coral Sea Commemorations in Canberra and New York, the team was spread oceans apart. “The Canberra weather was unusually kind with sunshine and warmth filling the moment. This occasion was grand on … Continued
Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker, today accepted the invitation for Tingira Australia Association members to attend the 75th Coral Sea Commemoration in Canberra on Friday 5 May 2017. “With the recent success of many former HMAS Leeuwin Junior Recruits … Continued
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. … Continued
Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker, today announced the inaugural 2017 winner of the Stonehaven Medal is awarded to former Junior Recruit, Ken Dobbie, from Tasmania. Ken is well known amongst the navy ranks of the 10,000 graduates of the … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
Last week Tingira Australia Association President, Lance Ker, made a flying visit to Fremantle attending the first “Leeuwin Vision Plan Forum”. Brief extract from Presidents ‘Report On Proceedings’
I would like to take this opportunity as representing the Tingira Australia Association, reporting on the ‘Leeuwin Vision Forum’ conducted last week by the Dept of Defence and The Town of East Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia. The proposed sale of the former Leeuwin Barracks site (ex HMAS Leeuwin) was the major topic over a four day workshop.
Attended by varying interested parties including Defence, former navy Junior Recruits, Indigenous members, Fremantle and Perth residents, East Fremantle Council Representatives, Political Members and several other interested stakeholders.
TPG (Town Planning Group) the Consulting Company employed by Defence to produce the document this stage of the project and they have in turn employed a variety of architects and designers to assist with this process and provide the workshop forum. It is expected the sale of the site will be over $120 Million.
Moving Forward… It’s hard to believe five years later from our start up date of 1-1-11 Tingira Australia Association is now 600 members strong and still gathering momentum in other states beside the eastern seaboard. As an association, we must … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued