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Life In The Tons – A Book

An important announcement about a new Ton Class Association project

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The White Rose Group

Report and photographs of the April 2017 meeting The next branch meeting is to be held in July 22nd 2017

TCA MEMBERSHIP FEES

TCA Membership Fees 2017

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From January 2017 the TCA Membership fee increase 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.

2016 TCA Reunion

2016 TCA Reunion

The annual TCA AGM & Reunion for 2016 was held at the Toorok Hotel, Torquay over the weekend of 14th to the 17th October.

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Ex Stokers

Important Information for all Able Bodied Ex RN Engineering Mechanics (Stokers)

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2017 TCA Events

TCA Events for 2017

New Item - It is the 30th Anniversary of the TCA this year please have a look.

To view clickhere

New Item - The White Rose Group of the TCA 1st 2017 meeting clickhere

Maritime Themed Tours

Maritime Heritage Tours Ltd

Thinking about your next holiday? Have you seen the options available at www.maritimeheritagetours.co.uk   established for you to enjoy a fine holiday in the company of “like minded’ clients. This year it’s Malta, Croatia,Russia and Menorca on offer! This company is run by Mike Critchley TCA member & of Warship World fame.

Something Is Wrong

Something Is Wrong With Our Bloody Ships Today

So said Admiral Beatty at the Battle of Jutland. clickhere to read more about today's naval problems.

Uckers Tournament 2017

Uckers you ******* 2017

The following is advanced notice of an Uckers competition to be held during 2017 probably at the Submarine Museum, Gosport. Members interested in being part of a TCA Team can contact me by e-mail at fenton1135@gmail.com

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Walter Mittys

Exposing Walter Mitty readmore

Hants Area Christmas Lunch

Hants Area Christmas Lunch

To view clickhere

HMS FITTLETON 40 Years On

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.

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viewmore Church Service

 viewmoreHMS President Service

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RNA Biennial Parade 2017

Information about the RNA Biennial Parade 2017

Of particular interest to Standard Bearers. To see more clickhere

Vancouver Military Museum Newsletters

clickhere  to view the Vancouver Military Museum Autumn 2016 Newsletter.

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clickhere to view the Vancouver Military Museum Summer 2016 Newsletter.

 

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

HMS BRONINGTON

HMS Bronington

"BRONINGTON - We have received reports and photos that Bronington
has sunk at her berth in Birkenhead. Enquiries are being made to
determine the outcome." viewmore

Iveston Gizits

A report & pictures of the final episode of HMS Iveston

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Iveston Model 02 James Brocki

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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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 

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Wooden Walls Book Cover

Welfare Items & Issues

Latest Welfare items as of October 2015

Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) & Transferable Income Tax Allowance

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Bowel Cancer & Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm (AAA)

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Miscellaneous Items

Various miscellaneous items

The White Rose (Yorkshire) Group of the TCA June 2016 Meeting Report with picture plus 2017 thoughts

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Driving Licence

Driving Licence Changes Driving Licence Logo

This could affect car hire

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E-Mail Scams

E-Mail Scam Warning clickhere

12 Responses to Latest News

  1. A much improved version of the page ” Latest News Items” . The Web Site is looking very good now. Well done to all concerned ( orBravo Zulu to the “Bunting tossers among you).

    • 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.

      Bob

  2. Regarding the callsign for HMS Beckford (P3104) it was GQVB,
    (Golf Quebec Victor Bravo).
    Thanks to Ken H on WNSF Forum.
    Dave.

  3. HMS BECKFORD (P3104), the callsign for this vessel was GQVB (Golf Quebec Victor Bravo), gained with help from Ken Harrow on WNSForum.

    Dave (Jack) Warner.
    Ex LRO (G)

  4. The radio callsign for hms dee (nee beckford) is GQVB – I was RO1(G) on her in 1975. My predecessor was Ron Sharples. Rgdsn Sharky Ward Do86677

  5. The radio callsign of HMS DEE is GQVB. I was RO1(G) on her in 1975, my predecessor being RO1(G) Ron Sharples from Preston. Left to join TARTAR before finishing my time in ’76. Cannot remember TARTAR c/s though!! Sharky Ward, D086677 75 recruitment HMS GANGES 1965. ++

    • Thanks again Sharkey. Did you know a dabtoe on the Tartar by the name of Michael Payne. Dont know which commission he was on but he has written a book about his experiences on board.

      Cheers
      Bob

  6. Sharkey, the callsign of the Tartar was GHGC (Golf Hotel Golf Charlie) was a RO2(G) on the 1966-1968 comission.
    Glynn Burhouse ex LRO(S) 64-71

  7. Hi Sharkey,

    Callsign of HMS Tartar was GHGC (golf hotel golf charlie) I served with R.S. Eric Silk, Tony Hewitt, Bob Strange, Barry Naylor and others 1967-69, was an RO2(G).
    Left the mob in 1971 DxP.

    Cheers
    Happy Burhouse ex LRO(S) D.080471

  8. Having asked two questions and several chase requests since March this year on Bases and Area news I would like someone to have the curtesy to respond if only to say no chance

    John Whatling

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