Welcome to the TCA website

frontloigWelcome to the new TCA WEBSITE.  We hope you like it & contribute by e-mail or, better still, the Forum. We welcome items, suggestions & constructive criticism to enable us to provide you with a site that meets the associations expectations. I look forward to hearing from you.


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In order to gain full access to the TCA website please "Register" an account using the buttons above. If you are having problems with your account you can also request a new password or visit our "Help" section.

Latest News Items

Find out the Latest News Items. Click Here

Can you help an oppo. Please go to our welfare page and read a plea from the Royal British Legion. Every little helps & this time at no cost to you. viewmore

Urgent Message for all 11th MCM members & other interested parties click here

Memorial Service for Admiral Sir Peter Abbott ex CO of HMS Cuxton

New message on the Area News Yorkshire page click here

New message 10-11-2015 on the Area News Hampshire page Click Here


Welcome to the new TCA2000 homepage. Check out the new "Support" section for extra help. We hope you find the new homepage easier to navigate. 

We have recently received quite a few suspect registration applications. I have deleted these for safety reasons. If your genuine application has been rejected please e-mail me with evidence of your service and/or interest in our website. Many thanks.

New Items

The following pages have new items for your perusal: -

Go to 'Area News (New)' then 'Hampshire Area'

See item & pictures of 2015 Reunion

Two important items are on the Welfare page. Please have a read.

Have a look at the 'Latest News (new)' page



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A Christmas Lunch” has been arranged by our Stores Officer Laurie Johnson at the “Maritime Club”, Queen Street, Portsmouth. Proposed date December, Wednesday 9th. Time, cost & menu to follow. We hope you can come along & meet other local members. All welcome. Please contact Laurie by clicking here or phone 02392 65729

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15 Responses to Welcome

  1. Paul (Ben) Cartwright

    I served on HMS Beachampton in the Gulf in 1970/1971. I would like to join the TCA.

    • Hi Paul,
      Welcome and thanks for contacting us.
      You can download membership application forms from the website. Full details of where to send them are shown. Failing that contact me again and I will happily post off a hard copy to you.
      Best wishes

  2. can not log in

  3. user name ray summers lost pass word

    • Ray I have sent you an e-mail with a new password. Please action when you receive it. Any problems please get back to me.


  4. I should be grateful to know if Lt. Cdr. M. H. Parsons (CO Yarnton 1966/67) is a member of the TCA and for his postal address if you have it. Thank you.

    • Rodney I have searched our membership list which is correct to August 2015 and regret to say that Lt Cdr Parsons name is not listed.

      Best wishes

  5. Good afternoon Peter – what’s the latest news on poor HMS Bronington?

    Has the Peel group abandoned ship?


    richard goss


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    From: AVOCAQA@aol.com [mailto:AVOCAQA@aol.com]
    Sent: 29 March 2007 18:13
    To: news@angliapressagency.co.uk
    Subject: Re: HMS Bronington

    Dear Richard,

    Thank you for your note and continued interest.

    Regret no news, positive or otherwise, about HMS Bronington.

    As of ten days ago she (and HMS Plymouth) were still alongside the wall in Victoria Basin Birkenhead, untended and unloved.

    Some months ago there had been a flurry of interest from a group in Plymouth to return the frigate to Devonport but it fell apart when a property developer there put in a bid for the space where it had been hoped to berth the ship. Mersey Docks & Harbour Co were reported as trying to “package” sale of both vessels together but this was not acceptable to the Plymouth group.

    It is now over two years since Bronington has received any maintenance and her decks were not in good condition then. We fear the worst. Wooden ships deteriorate rapidly. We have been advised that there is standing water in the main passageway and several compartments. We saw patches of wet rot on her upper peck when we were last aboard 18 months ago. If / When the hull begins to leak, there is a significant risk that she will sink at in the dock. Presumably Mersey Docks will be forced to take some action then.

    Our thoughts are turning to possibilities for creating some form of a shore-based memorial by relocation of significant fittings and equipment. Any plan would require the goodwill and cooperation of Mersey Docks and Harbour Co (or their parent Peel Holdings) but so far there is no evidence of either.

    You might try Peel Holdings for their views.

    best wishes,

    Peter Down
    Hon Sec

    TON Class Association

    • Regret to say we have no further news regarding the Bronington. If we do hear then i will publish a statement on this site.

      Best wishes

  6. Christine Cocker

    Good morning,

    My late husband Peter Cocker was a member of your association and recently I have been sorting through some of his photos and papers and found several photos of the Bossington and crew photos which are of no releveance to me and I know he would be pleased if I passed them to you and your association if you would like them. If so please could you forward me an address where I can send them

    Chris Cocker

    • Good afternoon Chris,
      Are you the wife of the author of naval books M P Cocker? if so I used to communicate with Peter as I helped supply some small amount of the material he requested. I have his signed book on my shelf alongside me as I type.
      I would very much like to receive any Ton related material you wish to donate and will e-mail you my address and contact details shortly.
      Very many thanks for contacting us.

      Best wishes

  7. Anthony Rix (Rear Admiral) retired was my 1st Lt. on Wolverton 1982. He is now Chairman of the RNBT might be worth putting some pressure on him to join.

    • Mike can I suggest that you send an e-mail to Peter Down the TCA Hon Sec as he is very keen about supporting the RNBT and might get some joy if he approaches the Rear Admiral.


  8. Hi Bob,

    First impressions of the site is great. Clear, colourful and seems uncomplicated. Although in getting here I think I have at least 3 WordPress profiles now.
    (2 generated with TCA website and a previous one with my cycle club, which also operates through WordPress). Had me knickers in a twist for a little while but no worries, I’ll get sorted, stagger through in the meantime. The main thing is I’m here.

    Well done with the site, like I say it looks great!


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