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The White Rose Branch of the TCA goes from strength to strength

2017

The next branch meeting is to be held on April the 1st ( yes we know). 1300 meeting followed by the ladies joining us for a meal at 1630 at the Longboat Bar, Premier Inn, York. Please inform Allan if you intend to join him.

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Good afternoon Gentlemen

Yesterday afternoon the 21st January 2017, nine good men and true mustered in the Longboat Bar in York. Present were Pancho Brett,Dave Parrish, Clive Dennison, Trevor Watson, Terry Foreman, Dave Browne, Mike ” Pincher” Martin, Jeremy Mackrell and Allan Brown. Apologise from  Ken Rutherford ( hip replacement) , Les Sharpe, Phil Waite and Alan Clayton.

Hilary MacDonald the widow of one of the branch founder member’s Stuart called in for a quick chat. We will keep her informed of events.

It was agreed that we would hold meetings every three months. January, April,July and September. September would be out of rotation to coincide with Eden Camp. We are to hold at least two meals a year, after a meeting. The first is April the 1st ( yes we know). 1300 meeting followed by the ladies joining us for a meal at 1630 at the Longboat Bar, Premier Inn, York. The next September the 9th the day before Eden Camp. Pancho is to look into a trip down the river to Acaster Malbis for a meal. All are welcome.

We are also looking into a trip to the Marshland museum (see  www.marshlandmaritimemuseum.com ).

Eden Camp All Services Remembrance parade 10 th of September. More details when available.

TCA Annual reunion. Urged members to attend. Clive pointed out that we should pay as soon as possible to prevent Peter Harrison incurring expense (booking form will probably be in the next edition of Ton Talk).  

Clive also mentioned forthcoming 30 year celebrations. See this website for full details. clickherePancho was congratulated for his good work after stepping down as SCC liaison officer.  

Clive is to take post of TS Kellington liaison officer.

Looking for a volunteer for the post at TS Highburton. At a push Jeremy would look into taking over but he lives a fair distance away and is in his late 70’s early 80’s. Pancho is going to contact TCA members who live in Huddersfield to fill the post.

On close of meeting ” Up spirits” was piped and Jeremy proposed a toast to the Queen.

Another good afternoon with a great bunch of lad’s. Trevor Watson is not in photo.

Cheers Buster.

 Here are a few pictures depicting the seriousness of this event.

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L-R Allan Brown, Dave Parrish, Terry Foreman, David Browne, Mike ‘Pincher’ Martin, ‘Pancho’ Brett & Jeremy Mackrell.

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The first meeting of the new year will be on Saturday the 21 st of January. 1300 in the Longboat bar of the Premier Inn, Blossom St ,York  YO24 1BT. Dress of the day is casual.

 We will be discussing events for 2017 so get your thinking caps on.

Some suggestions so far. Trip to HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool. Stan has been advised that the museum is up and running again. A social event with other organisations i e RNA with a games tournament. Brewery run. Some are just as happy to meet up and have a few jars. Any more? answers on a Postcard .

Another item for discussion is should our meetings that are followed by a meal be at 1600 to enable those travelling home to set off earlier. Your thoughts gentlemen.

Just to finish, those of us who attended the reunion agreed that it was the best yet. Good hotel, attentive staff and best of all. A great bunch of mates. Never stopped laughing all weekend (made all the better by a great bunch of Yorkshire men and their lovely ladies Webmaster). Yorkies 05 Yorkies 07

 

Yours Aye,

Buster.

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September 2016 Meeting & Eden Camp Parade Allan Brown

Can I report that last evening (10th), the White Rose branch of the TCA met for a meal in the Longboat Restaurant, York. Present were Mike & Judy Martin, Dave & Janice Parrish, Clive & Sue Dennison, Trevor & Eileen Watson, Stuart & Hilary MacDonald, Terry & Jane Foreman, Les Sharpe and friend Jaquie and Allan & Sue Brown. Les had travelled all the way up from Portsmouth just to buy us all a tot. BZ for making the effort.

The White Rose branch of the TCA attended the All Services Remembrance Parade at Eden camp museum near Malton. The weather was ideal, nice and sunny with a gentle breeze. It was good to meet Bill Pollington for the first time. Also have a chance to chat to John Preston and David Stott who always come over from Lancashire. Les Sharpe had travelled up from Portsmouth. White Rose member Stan McLellan led the HMS Victorious party. The parade was led by the excellent band of the Yorkshire Volunteers. After a short march to the parade ground, a very moving service was held.

Pictured are from left to right are Clive Dennison, John Preston, David Stott, Bill Pollington, Terry Foreman, David Browne, Dave Parrish, Mike Martin, Allan Brown,, Les Sharpe and Trevor Watson.  Not in the picture Stuart MacDonald.

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Standard Bearer & Apprentice

TCA Northern Standard Bearer John Preston with his apprentice Dave Parrish

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Pictures courtesy of Allan Brown & Clive Dennison

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July 2016 Meeting – Allan Brown

Good morning Gentlemen,

                                          On the afternoon of the 2nd July 2016  twelve men and true mustered in the Longboat bar, York.

We welcomed guest Peter Barnes (HMS Victorious Association). Also Trevor Dixon who is ex RN but never served on “Tons”. Trevor would like to become an associate member of the TCA. I will provide our membership secretary’s contact details to him (note! membership application forms can be downloaded from this website).

 I gave out details of the All Services Remembrance Parade at Eden Camp to be held on the 11th September.

Stan McLellan gave a report on our proposed trip to HMS Trincomalee. She is in the process of being taken over by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Museum and there is some confusion over what will happen and when. We decided to “scrub round” the idea for now.

Instead we decided to have an evening meal on the Saturday before Eden camp (10 th September). All are welcome but contact Allan in the first instance.

After the loyal toast it was “Hands to black cat and lamp swing “. A good time was had by all.

Cheers, Buster.

Picture from l-r Trevor Dixon, Dave Parrish, Stan McLellan, Jeremy Mackrell, Allan Brown, Ken Rutherford, Stuart MacDonald, Peter Barnes, Mick Martin, Trevor Watson, Terry Foreman & David Browne.

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New Headingly Club
On Saturday 14th May after lunch and a tot to Her Majesty the Queen a Uckers Knock Out Competition was held in Leeds. Alan ‘Buster’ Brown’s report follows.

The White Rose branch went across to Leeds to play in the Uckers match. Unfortunately we were a depleted squad owing to illness and holidays. Present were Terry Foreman, Dave Parrish and myself. Other teams were the Leeds RNA, York RNA and the Fleet Air Arm association. The event was hosted by the HMS Victorious association led by Stan McLellan who is also a TCA member. A good time was had by all. We may also have recruited a new member. Before the half time buffet Stan proposed a toast to the Queen on her birthday. The final was won by Peter Shepherd, York RNA chairman and his Uckers partner Margret. I was runner up with Derek Eggleton from York RNA. It is hoped to have a return match in York.

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Top Photo shows Peter and Margret with their trophy and Derek and I with ours.

Yours Aye, Allan

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2nd set of photos show Terry and Dave concentrating on the game and Stan making the toast. 

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On the 12th of March, the White Rose branch of the TCA met for our first event of 2016.
We had a marvellous turn out. Pancho,Ken Rutherford, Clive Dennison, Trevor Watson, Terry Foreman, Dave Parrish, Jeremy Mackrell,Les Sharpe,Stan McLellan, David Browne and myself. With the added bonus of new members “Pincher ” Martin, Steve Price and John Rogers.
Les bought the first rum ration and provided the rum tub to issue it from. Things went down hill from then onward. We agreed a meeting for July, date to be confirmed. Stan is to look into a trip to HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool.
At the close of the meeting, Ken piped “Up spirits” and the Loyal toast was made by Pancho.
The ladies joined us for a nice meal afterwards and we finished off with another toast.
A good time was had by all.

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Members have stated that they wanted to carry on with what has become a tradition “The All Services Remembrance Parade” at Eden Camp museum on Sunday 11th September 2016.
An idea was put forward for a short weekend away in late October. Various members were tasked to look into venues.
As usual it was a lively meeting and we were entertained by some long winded dits from Stan and David Browne.
Clive Dennison brought some plans and logs from HMS Kellington which were studied with interest by us all.
The meeting closed with Ken Rutherford piping “Up spirits”. A toast was made to one of our founder members Roy Roden, who sadly crossed the bar

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Gun Crew Eden Camp 2015

The guns crew are Dave Parrish, Terry Foreman and Allan Brown

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White Rose Brewery Run 20th June 2015

A joint report supplied by Area Sec Allan Brown with additional material supplied by Ken Rutherford. On Saturday 20th June 2015 the White Rose branch of the TCA gathered at their usual watering hole, the Longboat Bar, York. For easy access they always occupy the table nearest to the bar. This meeting had the pleasure of the company of the TCA Hon Sec Peter Down and his son Andrew who is a serving Major in the British Army. The day was a truly special occasion as Peter was celebrating his 77th birthday.

The session got underway with a few ales and Sea Dits of the “Punishment Table” stories of the ‘Late Back from Shore Leave’ type. Peter represented those from the opposite side of the table i.e. those who kept their head gear on. Before setting off for the brewery the Area Sec presented Peter with a TCA White Rose tot glass which was duly filled with rum and all present joined in a toast to Peters good health.

The brewery was conveniently only a short walk away and once in the tour started immediately. The group having experienced brewery runs before judged this one to be one of the best. Thanks to all at the York Brewery Company for hosting the event, to Pancho Brett for organising the run and Allan Brown for all the behind the scenes running around work he put in. Those attending were: –

Allan Brown, Pancho Brett, Ken Rutherford, Dave Parish, Terry Foreman, David Browne, Stuart MacDonald plus guests Peter Down, Andrew Down and Phil Smith. Photos to follow hopefully. Apologies were received form Clive Dennison, Jeremy Mackrell and Alan Clayton.

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The White Rose branch of the TCA met on Saturday 7th March 2015 in the Longboat bar,York. Present were David Browne, Pancho Brett,Alan Clayton,Terry Foreman, Jeremy Mackrell, Dave Parrish, Ken Rutherford, Roy Roden and myself Allan Brown.

Pancho gave a report on the Brewery run and it was agreed that we should book Saturday 20th of June. Meeting at the Longboat bar at 1300 for a 1400 trip. Men only. Dress of the day “Banyan rig”. Cost £6. Further info www.york-brewery.co.uk members to confirm by 30th March.

Ken gave a report on setting up the Facebook page. Pancho is going to try to contact the Navy News.

We agreed to have a branch run ashore in Southport for the AGM and reunion. As this is very close to the Eden camp parade, we decided not to have a Dinner on the Saturday. 5th December we are to hold a pre Christmas drink/meeting.

As Buster and Jeremy could not stay for the meal, we had “Up Spirits” before the meeting closed. We then joined the ladies for our meal. Of course we had to have another tot for the Loyal toast. HMS York’s Crest was presented to the group by Pancho.

Yours Aye, Buster

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TCA White Rose members will be attending the ‘All Services Remembrance Parade to be held at Eden Camp on Sunday September the 7th. For further details contact your reps (see details below)

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TCA White Rose members will be holding their pre Christmas meeting on Saturday December the 5th. For further details contact your reps (see details below)

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We are always looking to recruit new members.
If you require any further information, please contact me Alan Brown (see below for contact details).

TCA White Rose Branch

Joint Area Rep & Social Sec: Colin (Pancho) Brett

Colin "Pancho" Brett

Colin “Pancho” Brett

Phone No: 01302 883331

E-mail: (Pancho)

Joint Area Rep & Hon. Sec. Allan (Buster) Brown

Allan 'Buster' Brown Yorkshire Rep

Contact Buster or Pancho or both (see e-mail & phone numbers elsewhere on this page).

Although I will probably get some stick from Pancho for revealing this but apparently he was Honour Guard at Queen Victoria’s or Winston Churchill’s funeral ( I forget which).

Cheers, Buster.

Yours Aye, Buster.

All are very welcome & the Yorkshire branch of the TCA is open to any TCA member plus those who served on Ton Class ships of the RN.

For further information contact Allan on: –

01904 750786 or e-mail to a-brown@sky.com or write to: –

42 Southdown Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9RW

17 Responses to Yorkshire Area

  1. Any chance of a thumbnail size photo of you please Buster to go with that of Pancho?

    Cheers
    Bob

  2. I’ll have to ask one of my grandchildren how to do that Bob. I’ll see what I can do.

    • Many thanks Allan. i look forward to seeing what your grandchildren can do for us.

      Best wishes

      Bob

  3. Grand kid’s, what would we do without them?. Thank’s Bob.

  4. Date for the next meeting of the White Rose branch of the TCA is 15 Th November. Muster 1300 in the Longboat bar of the Premier Inn, Blossom Street ,York YO 24 1BT. Dress of the day, casual. Beer and rum compulsory ( stand fast Trevor). Anyone in the York area are very welcome to attend.

  5. The next meeting of the White Rose branch of the TCA is Saturday 7th March. Meeting 1300 in the Longboat bar of the Premier Inn, Blossom St, York . The ladies will then join us for a meal at 1600. Dress of the day is Blazer or Suit and tie. Old and new members welcome. Come and join us for an afternoon of sophisticated chat and an odd glass. Or maybe an afternoon of “lamp swinging” and “black catting” and quite a few glasses.

  6. Look’s good. One small point. Pancho is the Yorkshire Area rep as well as the White Rose branch social Secretary.. I’m just the White Rose branch Secretary.
    Before I started the branch, I contacted Pancho as I didn’t want to stand on anyone’s toes. Pancho being the bloke he is, was only too happy to join the group and help. Could you possibly change the heading to reflect this?. Thank’s. Buster.

    • Buster,
      Many thanks for your prompt reply (the only one so far) and suggestion which I have implemented.
      I would be grateful as always if you would review it for accuracy.
      Cheers
      Bob

  7. Bravo Zulu Bob,
    Our Area page looks great with the two badges.

    • Many thanks Allan. My next job for your page is to get a dual picture on the heading i.e. you and Pancho.

  8. BZ Bob. Another well edited article. Great picture of us both. Sum’s up the branch. Meeting up to have a laugh and drink with like minded mates.

  9. Once again spot on Bob. Thank’s.

    • No thank you for supplying the items. The three additional pictures are now in your Yorkshire setting.
      Best wishes
      Bob

  10. Spot on as usual Bob. Cheers.

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