I have had some pleasurable and memorable moments since becoming President of the Tingira Australia Association back in 2014, none were more emotional and honourable than the recent presentation of the 2017 Stonehaven Medal awarded to Philip Lancaster and Dave … Continued
As Christmas approaches and our thoughts begin to turn to our celebrations of Christmas and the New Year, it’s timely to reflect as well on events of the year past in particular those events that have given us an opportunity … Continued
Members of the Tingira Australia Association will pay tribute to their former Tingira shipmates at the Sydney Cenotaph next Sunday morning, 9am, with a formal salute to acknowledge the Centenary of the First World War Armistice and the role played … Continued
It’s been an flying start to the year, fast moving as always, my rudder in one of two directions, my engines on full ahead as usual, hands to Anzac Stations, it’s April going on July as I write. First note … Continued
25 April 2018, 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 their banner with pride and march behind their flag.
The new year is here, another chapter of our history is in front of us, and what a year we have on the navigation table! Onwards and upwards what else would we do as an association? Top of my list … 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
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.