January 2022

From Commander Peter Harrison, TCA Chairman. It is with a heavy heart that I have to advise members that long term problems with my health, have brought me to realise that I cannot perform the duties of Chairman of TCA and Reunion Secretary. For the immediate future Vice Chairman Commander Bob Hawkins will lead the Association, assisted by Secretary Matthew Salisbury and all members of TCA's Man … Read More »

December 2021

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Chaplain’s Chat Dec 2021  Greetings. As I watch the news on TV I have the overwhelming feeling that we’ve been here before!   I hope that everyone has remained safe and if exposed to the virus, recovered. Despite all the restrictions we’ve had a good year in the TCA in terms of preparing for and safeguarding the future with much resolved at our AGM. We had an excellent gathering in Tor … Read More »

October 2021

Don Devlin's funeral will be held at Basildon Crematorium, Church Road, Bowers Clifford SS13 2HG at 10.30 on Monday 25th October No flowers but donations to RNLI would be appreciated. Condolences have been sent to Sheila Worth … Read More »

September 2021

1st September; HMS WESTMINSTER departing the Free and Hanseatic Port of Hamburg, en route for the River Maas in Belgium. Photo taken from nearby his appartment fronting the River Elbe by TCA Member Kapitan zur See Hans Andresen, German Naval Reserve White Rose Branch  held a meeting in the Longboat bar of the Premier Inn, York on Saturday 11th September.  Present were New W R Member Phil P … Read More »

August 2021

Cdr Nobby Hall Memorial Dinner Tony Birr and Friends of Commander Nobby Hall are organising a Memorial Dinner to him on 25th September at the Naval and Military Club, 4 St James Square London SW1 4JU.  18:30hrs until 22:00hrs, followed by a cash bar until the small hours  An evening to remember a man who gave so much to all our lives, to regale some “Dits”, at Nobby’s London residence of … Read More »

July 2021

TCA  Reunion 1-4 October 2021 We are pleased to advise that our Guest Speaker will be Commander Bob Hawkins MBE RN Many will recall Bob as the first First Lieutenent (XO) of the new carrier QUEEN ELIZABETH, where he experienced some unprecedented challenges with commissioning the first of a new class of ship. Bob qualified as a Minewarfare and Clearance Diving Officer and served in several … Read More »

Lady Cox Crossed the Bar

We have learned with deep regret that Anne, Lady Cox, widow of TCA’s first President, Vice Admiral Sir John Cox, Crossed the Bar on 11th November peacefully, in Salisbury, with members of her family. Anne Folkestone (née Garden Seth-Smith) married Commander John Cox in 1962. They had a son and daughter; John and Alexandra. Lady Anne has two sons from her first marriage. Left to Right: An … Read More »

Annual Service of Remembrance 2020

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The Royal British Legion has advised that owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, whilst the Annual Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph will still take place, but that neither veteran participation through the March Past nor public spectators will be possible this year. A small but significant service will be held at the Cenotaph and televised on BBC One. … Read More »