Welcome to TCA Web Site 2013

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Welcome 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.

Registration: In order to access the full website please register an account here.

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The site is proving to be popular & has seen quite a few new registrations over the last few weeks so a very warm welcome to all. Pass the word round to all your RN oppos especially Ton men.

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Due to a total failure of my land-line I have not been able to update or reply to messages and comments. My apologies & I hope to catch-up today the 16th September 2014.

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HMS Wildfire III
Memorial Parade and Commemorative Service 2014. For full report by Kent Area TCA Rep click here

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Return to MALTA May 2015 Maltese Cross

Go to ‘Latest News‘ page for more details about this latest venture. Don’t delay, do it today.

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A plea from an author to all who served on the Blackwood Class of Frigates please go to ‘Latest News‘ item 02

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TS DRAGON (formerly TS Boxer & Ex HMS IVESTON)

It is with regret that we have to announce that the Iveston has become too expensive for the current owners, Thurrock Sea Cadet Unit, to maintain. She has been bought by a Tilbury Harbour Pilot who also owns a ‘towage’ business. The new owner, who obviously knows ships has stated that in all likelihood she will go for scrap but added that there are other options such as with significant alterations she could become a floating office for his business concerns. The Sea Cadets have kindly donated some number of small artefacts to the TCA which are now lodged with the Marshlands Maritime Museum some of which are already on display (watch this site for details of their new web site in due course). We hope to publish pictures of the Iveston’s departure soon but in the meantime –

Iveston image 01

The Last Sunset

IVY Bows Ivy stern 2

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BOOK SALE

When TCA member L/S (MW) Andrew Wheatley Crossed the Bar he requested that his extensive library of books about ships and the sea should be used to raise funds for the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust. The collection has been catalogued and the lists can be viewed by clicking this link. No reasonable offer refused but Please Be Generous for Andrew’s sake and that of the RNBT. The books are held by Peter Down our Hon Sec. Information about obtaining items is given on the linked page or contact Peter direct from here (click here).

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The recently upgraded & much improved museum in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (The National Museum Royal Navy) have published a newsletter full of information that will be of special interest to people planning to visit this attraction.Click on ‘Links‘ above & when on the Links page scroll to the bottom & click on ‘The National Museum Royal Navy‘ link.

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It is with great sadness that we report that Commander Oliver Wright (TCA founder  member) of Slough has Crossed the Bar. He passed away after a very long illness bravely fought. It is hoped that a plaque in his memory will be placed on a memorial in Malta where Oliver is remembered with affection. Please go to Latest News Items for further details.

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Eventful Voyage HMS ARLANZA 1915-16

A new book is promoted for your interest and can be viewed by going to ‘Book Reviews ‘ & clicking on ‘Privately Funded Publications ‘ (above). This is the second & much upgraded publication written by the TCA Hon. Sec. Peter Down. A great read especially with this year when we remember WWI & the 100 year anniversary.

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New Items JulyA list of books published by TCA member Colin Lambird can be viewed by clicking on ‘Book Reviews’ then ‘Privately Funded Publications’ & scrolling down. Have a look at his diverse range of subjects.

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Just In: – Do you have friends or family currently deployed or deploying in the near future? if so go to Latest News Items for information from the ‘Friends & Family Of Deployed Units’ article.

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New items

Go to Area News then the Yorkshire and/or the Notts & Lincs pages for the latest events news.

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TCA AGM & Reunion, Toorak Hotel, Torquay.

Friday 10th October to Monday 13th (AGM Saturday 11th) .  Contact Peter Harrison, reunion secretary peterharrison@eclipse.co.uk

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Have you visited the TCA Forum? More importantly have you registered?   Have a look by clicking the link above, register & once I have approved your application write an item, ask a question, start a debate even if it is a bit contentious but don’t forget no bad language or any other unacceptable behaviour. I will be watching armed with my blue pencil (delete button).

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Conference Of Naval Associations (CONA) – TCA CONA Rep & e-mail link now on CONA page

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New Item 1st February 2014 – For all of you who served out the Far East & were involved in the ‘Confrontation’ & especially Borneo a book about the raid on Limbang has been published by Pen & Sword. Visit their section under BOOK REVIEWS.

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