Aims and Objectives of the TON Class Association
a) To bring together in mutual friendship those who served in TON Class ships and those who served in support of TON Class ships.
b) To support each other as necessary by providing prompt and appropriate assistance to Members, their wives and/or dependants, who may be in financial or other difficulties. In serious cases this assistance may be provided by external bodies better qualified than TCA in medical and social care.
c) To complete a permanent central record of all information and data relating to TON Class ships for the benefit of historical research and to answer queries from members, supporters and the public. N.B This has been achieved by publication of the Trilogy of Books and passing compilations of ship records and photographs the RN Historical Branch.
d) To keep the Members in contact with each other by means of newsletters, meetings and social occasions.
e) To keep abreast of news about any remaining ships of the TON Class and to support collections of memorabilia of the ships and the sailors who served in them.
Membership of the Association
a) FULL MEMBERSHIP shall be offered to those who have served for any period of time in a ship of the TON Class.
b) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP shall be available to both those who have served in support of TON Class ships and those other persons who have demonstrated their support for the aims of the Association.
c) HONORARY MEMBERSHIP may be extended at the discretion of the Committee to any person who displays serious interest or experience in Mine Countermeasures and/or has provided assistance to the TON Class Association.