TCA Patron


Bronington badge Royal Arms

His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales is the Patron of the Ton Class Association.

He commanded HMS BRONINGTON from February to December 1976.

Below, are some photo’s and ‘Navy News’ clips from his time aboard.

HM the Queen meets the Ships Company Nov 1976 S/Lt Angus Sinclair salutes HRH off the ship HRH presented with a ceremonial toilet seat on departing the ship for the last time. Dec 1976

Three Graces

Our Patron held a reception for TCA members at Clarence House on the 14th May 2013. HRH The Prince Of Wales is seen here sharing a joke with our President Rear Admiral John Lippiett CB MBE and Chairman John Soanes.


One Response to TCA Patron

  1. John,
    Very many thanks for contacting me.
    I am sure that the TCA would wish to be involved in the commemoration. The previous editor of our magazine Ton Talk, Chris Hales now sadly no longer with us, was a survivor of the Fittleton.
    I am going to forward your message to our Chairman, Hon Sec (and editor of Ton Talk) for their comments. You will undoubtedly hear from one or both in due course. it just so happens we are holding a committee meeting this Saturday at the King Charles Hotel, Gillingham starting at 1300 so if you were in the area I am sure you would be more than welcome.
    Best wishes

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