Above image shows the original TCA committee 1987
Rear Admiral John Lippiett CB CBE DL
Served in CURZON as a CCF Cadet, APPLETON as a Midshipmen in the Gulf in 1968 and commanded SHAVINGTON in 1976-77, alongside our Patron, who commanded BRONINGTON at that time. John retired as Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College, and spent 13 years as Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust.
Commander Peter Harrison
Chairman & Reunion Secretary
Served in ASHTON in the Mediterranean as a Midshipman in 1964-65 ad was First Lieutenant of YARNTON in the Gulf in 1969-70, during which time he saw active service in operations off Dhofar. He retired having commanded NOTTINGHAM in 1987-88.
Commander Neil Hall RN
Over a 45 year career in the RN, “Nobby” Hall has seen active service in the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Persian Gulf, Balkans, and Sierra Leone in HM Ships ranging from Patrol Craft to Aircraft Carrier. A qualified PWO and Information Operations Specialist, he twice held Sea Command, having started his career in 1975 as a JS (MW) and Commissioned via the Upper Yardman Scheme in 1980. A long standing member of TCA, Nobby served in FITTLETON, ALFRISTON, KELLINGTON, WASPERTON & BLACKWATER. He currently holds a NATO appointment in Belgium.
Lieutenant Peter Down
Hon. Secretary and Editor, TON Talk Magazine and Website
Served in MERSEY and DEE as Ordinary Seaman RNVR in 1956, then KILMOREY RNR and HOUGHTON as Gunnery Officer in 1961, followed by First Lieutenant of FISKERTON in the Far East 1962-63, including the start of Confrontation. He participated in the action at Limbang, Sarawak with Lima Co, 42 Commando RM, then had a second career in the IT industry.
Sub Lieutenant David Woolgar RNR
Served in ISIS, WARSASH and ITCHEN before specialising in Naval Control of Shipping based in WESSEX Division, Southampton. Initially an engineer specialising in marine projects, David has subsequently diversified into environmental process engineering.
CPO Shipwright 1st Class Bill Pollington
Supported TONs in VERNON 1956-59, WOODBRIDGE HAVEN (Malta) 1958, ROOKE (Gibraltar) 1963 (to bring ALDINGTON out of reserve). Bill had a second career in IT and financial services in a Central Government Department.
Served as an Leading Mechanical Engineer in PUNCHESTON in the Gulf in 1970-72 and subsequently in Northamptonshire Fire Service 1975-94.
CPO GI Laurie Johnson
Served in CAUNTON 1960-61, LALESTON 1961 and CHAWTON in the Far East 1961-63, including the start of Confrontation. He participated in the action at Limbang, Sarawak with Lima Co, 42 Commando RM, then had a second career in the Prison Service.
Robbie Reid-Sinclair WEM (O) 1 RNR
Served in SOLENT/CROFTON 1971-78, KELLINGTON 1978, ALFRISTON 1978-81. Robbie then served in the RNXS at Broughton Moor and CALLIOPE
Sam Cook CPO MW1
National Standard Bearer
Served in MARYTON 1966-67, ALVERTON 1967, WISTON 1970-71, YARNTON 1972-73, LEWISTON 1974-78, ALFRISTON 1984-86, IVESTON 1981-82, HUBBERSTON 1983 and ITCHEN 1986. Sam also proved EDATS on trawlers at Lowestoft, then managed the chandlery on River Hamble and worked for Esso in Southampton. Sam is a founder member of the TCA.
Dave Parrish A/B FC2
Northern Standard Bearer
Served in GAVINTON 1972-73
Lieutenant Commander Michael Cox RNR RD*
London Area Representative
Served in FORTH and North East Group RNR in KILLIECRANKIE 1968-75 , KIRKLISTON 1974 and as C.O of KEDELESTON 1976-85. Michael was on the same Commanding Officers Qualifying Course as our Patron and President. By profession, he is a Chemical Engineer and has managed projects overseas.
Allan Buster Brown A/B
Yorkshire Area Representative
Served in WASPERTON (Fishery Protection) 1964-65, ASHTON in 7 MCMS in the Mediterranean as Gunner’s Yeoman 1966-67 and BELTON (Fishery Protection) 1971.
Chief Radio Supervisor (S/M) Terry Hall
Derbyshire Area Representative
Following a career in Diesel Submarines, Terry came to the TONs via the RNR and served in SHERATON in 1982.
Hon. Vice President - Area Representative, Kent
Served as a National Service Petty Officer Electrical Artificer RNVR and participated in Operation Musketeer at Suez in 1956 in CONISTON. Chris was a Founder member of TCA, Vice chairman 1995-2005 and had a civilian career as designer of Optical, Electrical and Mechanical Instrumentation and school teacher.
Hon. Vice President
TCA Chairman April 1995 - April 2018 – Served as Coxswain of PENSTON 1964-66, nominally in Hong Kong but mainly on patrols off Borneo during Confrontation. John subsequently had a career in Essex Constabulary, becoming Acting Superintendent in charge of Special Branch.
Hon. Vice President
Joined Fisguard as an Artificer Apprentice in 1953 and left the RN in 1978, having served in Concord, Crane, Gambia, Houghton, Aberford, Vidal, Antrim and Dundas. I have happy memories of being involved with Cuxton and Dark Gladiator when on the base engineering staff at Portland and also Emden and Z4 (destroyer) of the German Navy as a Sea Rider. TCA Treasurer 2000-2020.
Rev Trevor Filtness
Served in LEWISTON as a Midshipman then as First Lieutenant of WALKERTON in 1974-76, followed by two years as CO of a Fast Patrol Boat of Brunei Armed Forces . Rev Trevor left the RN in 1993 and following experience in industry received Holy Orders in 2008.