Welcome to TCA Web Site 2013


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 has seen quite a few new registrations over the last couple of weeks so a very warm welcome to all.


It is with great sadness that we report that Commander Oliver Wright (TCA founder  member) of Slough has Crossed the Bar. He passed away at the weekend after a very long illness bravely fought.
A letter of condolence on behalf of the TCA has been sent to Oliver’s son.

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.



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. Information about obtaining items is given on the linked page.



Do you know Arnold Douglas ex AB who served on HMS CROFTON, Malta during the late 1960′s & definitely 1968. If you have any information relating to Arnold please contact me by clicking on this link (click here).      Very many thanks.


For Your Information

Are you one of the members/people who asked if there are any copies of our best selling book ‘Jack of All Trades’ and were disappointed to learn that they had all been sold and now out of print. Well our printers found four copies at their premises when having a spring clean.  These are brand new books not second hand so if interested go to our ‘Slops’ page and contact our Stores Officer. First Come First Served and only TWO now available so hurry.

Link to ‘Slops


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.


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.


New items

June 2014 – New section ‘Today’s Minehunters’. There is a letter from the CO of HMS CATTISTOCK and HMS ATHERSTONE which refers to the transfer of crews & the Cattistock refit.  Plus a letter from the new CO of the Grimsby.

Go to Area News then the Yorkshire and/or the Notts & Lincs pages to learn about a proposed visit to the Leeds Royal Armouries.

TCA AGM & Reunion, Toorak Hotel, Torquay. Friday 10th October to Monday 13th. Booking form in Ton Talk February 2014 edition No166. Contact Peter Harrison, reunion secretary.


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).


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


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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