New President, Lance Ker

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Former Navy Junior Recruit, Lance Ker, from the 71st JRTE intake of 1980, became the third President of the Tingira Australia Association at the recent 2014 Annual General Meeting of the association. Lance served 10 years with the RAN, in … Continued

Tingira’s 350th New Member …

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January 1979 – A young 15 year old Scott Dempster joins the royal Australian Navy at HMAS Leeuwin, Fremantle and then serves several years as a ‘Safety Equipment’ specialist. After forced redundancies across the Fleet Air Arm during 1984 due to … Continued

Voice Pipe Issue 8

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“So where are they now? That’s the biggest question I get asked as the Tingira Association Secretary. ” There are so many descendants of the original ‘Tinny Boys’ here in Sydney and I think they all know I’m combining the facts for a possible future book on all things … Continued

Annual Mess Dinner

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The annual Tingira Dinner will this year go over the Harbour Bridge once again to a new venue on Sydney’s north side at the former North Head Army Barracks, Manly. The evening will be one of style and glitz as … Continued

Jr Russell… Returning to Homeport

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“Tingira members who may not be aware: one of our Tingira Australia Association members Mr. Colin Russell, was recently taken prisoner by the Russian government as a member of a Greenpeace protest group. It was recently announced that he has … Continued

Christmas Message

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Enjoying a perfect summertime Christmas with our family and friends here in Australia, spare a thought for our members of the ADF who will not be at home but still on the frontline and in support roles at many international … Continued