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HRH's Old Shipmates Garden Party           

2019 Reunion & AGM

To View The Report

2020 Events

Latest information about TCA Events for 2020

The Vernon Monument Update

TCA National Standard Bearer

Sam Cook, the TCA National Standard Bearer, is keen to hear from any organisation/association and to contact him if he can be of service at a military event.

Additionally if a TCA family would like the standard to be paraded at the funeral of a member who has 'Crossed The Bar' please contact him.

Veterans Hearing Support

Find out about support for veterans with hearing problems

Mystery TON


What do you know about this 'Ton'. To find out more

New Items

New Page 'USA Minemen'

New page 'Marshland Maritime Museum link 


HMS SOBERTON 60th Commissioning Anniversary & Ships Bell Re-Dedication Sunday 8th July

We, the TCA, received an invitation from Captain Tony McEwen RN, ex 1st Lt of HMS SHERATON, to join him and the parishioners of the village of Soberton for the above event.

To view



TCA Membership Fees 2019


From January 2017 the TCA Membership fee increased from £10.00 to £15.00 as agreed by a large majority at the AGM.

We are sure you will agree that this is still very good value for money. The increase has been brought about in the main due to escalating postage costs.

Up-dated Membership Application and Standing Order Mandate forms are now available for viewing and printing. Both are under the "Membership Application" link on the Home page.

Would all members who pay by Standing Order Mandate please contact their bank and update the amount now before you forget. Would those members who don't pay by Standing Order please consider doing so. It saves our Membership Secretary a lot of hassle.

Life In The Tons – A Book

An important announcement about a new Ton Class Association project 'A LIFE IN THE TONS'

To read all about it

Jacks Of All Trades

Jacks Of All Trades

Re-prints readmore

Jacks Book Cover

‘Last of the Wooden Walls – An Illustrated History of the TON Class Minesweepers and Minehunters’

An Electronic Version 


Wooden Walls Book Cover

New Books

A book about the life of a WWII Minesweeping Veteran has been privately published that may be of interest to all. To learn more click here On the road to Normandy & a little beyond - A Sailors Life Story

Another new publication due for release early 2018. Co-written by TCA member Rob Hoole. To learn more

The Secret Naval Investigator

Most Ton Class Association members have experience or knowledge of underwater weapons to some degree or other. A brilliant new book has just been published by 'Front Line Books' telling of the work carried out during WWII to disarm mines. A lot of the content will rig a bell with those who served on the early Minesweeping Tons. If interested in purchasing a copy contact me on for possible discount. To see the review

HMS Shoreham Visit

On Thursday 6th July members of the TCA visited HMS Shoreham If TCA Members wish to be considered for any future ships visits pass your details to our chairman.

Welfare Item

Latest Information from our Welfare Officer


Parkinsons/Trichloroethylene (TCE)

Do you, or an oppo, suffer with "Parkinsons"

Did you use Trichloroethylene (TCE) during your time in the RN ? Click here to read more.


The 40th Anniversary of the loss of HMS FITTLETON and twelve of her ships company was commemorated by services held at All Saints Church in the village of Fittleton, Wiltshire,  on 18th  September at 1500 and aboard HMS PRESIDENT on 20th  September 2016 at 1930

The majority of those onboard were Reservists from London Division, although there were others from Sussex Division and the Regular RN.

For the full story viewmore                                              

viewmore Church Service

 viewmoreHMS President Service

viewmore          Bow, London

Dangerous Game

View Dangerous Game video on TON Class Association website viewmore

The Founding Of Coastal Forces

The Founding Of Coastal Forces

WWI & WWII Fast Boats Commemoration viewmore

Project Vernon

Project Vernon Update

Project Vernon

The summary points of where the charity's campaign is now can be viewed via the link below.


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  1. Again many thanks. Apart from material sent to me (like yours) all the other content is all my own work. That way there is only me to blame.


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