35th Annual IOBA Reunion Day : 9th June 2018

35th Annual IOBA Reunion Day

09:00-16:00.

This will be held at the Old School again at JSMTC Indefatigable. SATNAV address Llanfairpwll. Anglesey – LL61 6NT

35th Annual IOBA Reunion Dinner

Reunion Dinner 19:30-23:59.

This will be held at the Carreg Bran Hotel. SATNAV address, Church Lane Llanfairpwll Anglesey – LL61 5YH (Tel: 01248 511 577)

As of today’s date (04/02/2018) registered total guests attending the Reunion / Dinner are 28/100.

Friday 8th June 2018Vibrant Shirt Night: In memory of the late ‘Spencer Bell 1958 – IOBA Chairman’ at the Carreg Bran Hotel, all in aid of Prostate Cancer & Wendy’s page.

Saturday 9th June – Reunion Day at JSMTC Indefatigable.

Saturday 9th June  – Annual IOBA Reunion Dinner at the Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577).

The IOBA 35th Reunion PayPal web page IS NOW OPEN (28th January 2018) for Lunch and Dinner bookings, LAST BOOKINGS SUNDAY 27th MAY 2018.

Agenda for Reunion Day: Parking at JSMTC is a premium, please ‘lift share’ wherever possible.

 

The 35th DAY Plan: 9/06/2018

08:00 – 09:00 Meet at Carreg Bran Hotel for initial check-in (Tel: 01248 511 577).

09:00 – 09:30 Down to JSMTC Indefatigable Introduction from IOBA Chairman in the Lecture Hall (Assembly Hall).

09:45 – 11:30 IOBA AGM in the Lecture Hall (Assembly Hall).

11:30 – 15:00 JSMTC Main Building open to tour at leisure.

11:30 – 15:00 Nuffield Sail Centre (Boathouse) OPEN – Lounge facility. TBC

11:30 – 13:30 IOBA Shop OPEN (JSMTC Main Building).

12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH (£15 per person) JSMTC Main Building & CASH BAR open.

15:30 – 16:00 IOBA Members to be off site JSMTC.

The 35th EVENING Plan:

16:30 – 17:30 St Mary’s Church will be open. TBC

18:00 – 19:30 Meet for Drinks at Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577).

19:30 – 23:59 Seated (for 20:00) for the 35th Reunion Hot Carvey Dinner (£30 per person) at Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577).

Evening Wear: Smart dress code.

Click here for accommodation : Self catering apartments, family run B&B’s, Farmhouse Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Lodges and Chalets, Campsites, Touring Parks and Yurt & Tipi Campsites.

Attendees List for the Indefatigable 35th Reunion: For the Reunion Dinner there are a maximum of 100 place’s in total for the Reunion Dinner = 28 confirmed attendees for dinner (04/02/18), list of who’s attending to be posted ‘here’ late PM 27/May 2018;

Prizes for the raffle are very much appreciated.  Fund raising RAFFLE TICKETS will be SOLD BEFORE DINNER (not during dinner) on the day.

 

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35th Reunion: Lunch & Dinner Payments 2018

35th Reunion: Lunch & Dinner Payments – Saturday 9th June 2018.

Dinner will follow (3 Course including Hot Carvery or Vegetarian Option) at the Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577), 18:00 for 19:30.  For the Reunion Dinner, there are only 100 sittings for dinner.

Please note the final cut off date will be 27th MAY 2018, not a day later.

Email: <emailtkeyes@gmail.com> for more information.

2018 Lunch & Dinner Payments by Cheque;

£40.00 = Lunch & Dinner.
£30.00 = Dinner only.
£15.00 = Lunch only.

Cheques made payable to the ‘Indefatigable OBA’ send to;

Tom Keyes.
IOBA Treasurer & Membership.
4 Edison Drive,
Upton Grange,
Northampton.
NN5 4AB.
UK.

Or you can pay instantly online via PayPal;

2018 Lunch & Dinner Payments below includes a 5% ‘PayPal’ fee;

£42.00 = Lunch & Dinner (PayPal fee included per transaction).

£31.50 = Dinner only (PayPal fee included per transaction).

£15.75 = Lunch only (PayPal fee included per transaction).

Descriptions to be entered = Enter Balance to Pay: GBP (£) / Name  / Indefatigable Year’s / Number of Bookings.

Don’t include the ‘£’ sign on entering balance, you can book as many as you wish, BUT there are only 100 sittings for dinner;

ie. Name / Year’s / x1 Lunch only.

ie. Name / Year’s / x1 Dinner only.

ie. Name / Year’s /  x1 Lunch & Dinner.

Enter Balance to Pay (£)

Enter your name

 


Agenda for the WEEKEND;

Friday NIGHT 8th June – Saturday early A.M(!). – Vibrant Shirt Night: In memory of the late ‘Spencer Bell 1958 – past IOBA Chairman’ at the Carreg Bran Hotel (01248 511 577), all in aid of Prostate Cancer.

Saturday DAY 9th June – Reunion Day 08:00 – 09:00 Meet at Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577) for initial check-in, down at JSMTC Indefatigable 09:00 – 16:00.

Saturday NIGHT 9th June – Sunday early A.M(!). –  Annual IOBA Members Reunion Dinner at the Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577) 18:00 for 19:30 seated.

Prizes for the raffle are very much appreciated.

Fund raising RAFFLE TICKETS will be SOLD BEFORE DINNER (not during dinner) on the day.

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Indefatigable (IOBA) Poppy Badge.

£11.50 (includes 50% donation to the Royal British Legion – RBL).

The cost of £11.50 includes UK postage. We are happy to post worldwide at £3.80 (Jan 2018).

50% donation (NOT LESS THAN £5.00 per badge sold) goes to the Royal British Legion (RBL) and is not diluted by any third party deductions.

Badges are made to a high specification from metal and enamels giving them a high deep red gloss finish. The green leaf points to 11am. They are approximately 40mm in overall size with the red poppy petal being about the same size as a 50 pence piece, the same size as the paper poppy. They have a brooch style safety fastening with the IOBA website address on the reverse.

They are not meant to take away the purpose of buying the paper poppy in November but being enamel they can be worn all year round as Remembrance is 24/7, 365, not just for one week of the year. The badge is in 3D relief so it sits proud of the poppy.

The Royal British Legion provides practical help, advice and support to the Armed Forces community all year round. We help serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-Service men and women, their carers and families.

WEAR YOUR BADGE WITH PRIDE, YOU EARNED THE RIGHT TO DO SO

Click: Training Ship Indefatigable online shop

 

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T.S. Intrepid – Cheshunt SCC win the 12th Indefatigable Trophy.

T.S. Intrepid – Cheshunt SCC win the 12th Indefatigable Trophy.

Indefatigable Old Boys, are invited to attend the following event and ceremony.

INDEFATIGABLE CUP WINNERS:

  T.S. INTREPID – CHESHUNT SCC SEA CADET CORPS – Win the 12th Indefatigable Trophy.

It gives us the greatest pleasure to congratulate ‘T.S. Intrepid – Cheshunt SCC’ on being awarded the Indefatigable Cup for 2017 (awarded 2018).

For SCC Unit HEAD-COUNT:  Please indicate to me (Steve Humphries) if you wish to attend this event <steve_c_humphries@btinternet.com>.

Venue: Rowlands Hut, Rowlands Fields, Cheshunt, EN8 9BG

Date: Confirmed Friday 1st June 2018.

Time: Arrive at 18:30 – In time to carry out formal parade and Inspection for 19:15. till approx. 22:00 (times TBC).

Dress Code: Mess Uniform / Suit.

IOBA Chairman (Andrew Butler 77/78) will be traveling to the Unit to make this very special presentation on behalf of you, to A/PO (SCC) Matthew Tregoning Commanding Officer of ‘T.S. INTREPID the ‘Indefatigable Cup’, known once as the ‘Merseyside Navy League – Swimming Gala Trophy’, and a monetary award on behalf of the IOBA.

The Unit made sustained progress throughout last year 2017, with an effective training programme and the taking part of District and Area events. This has required huge effort and commitment and they thoroughly deserve the award.

The Sea Cadet unit was awarded a Burgee by the Captain of the Sea Cadet Corps ‘Captain Phil Russell RN’,  the Burgee is the highest award that can be awarded to a Sea Cadet Corps Unit in recognition of the hard work of the Volunteers, Cadets and UMC.

Citation:  Cheshunt Unit has endured hard times in recent years, losing their unit HQ a few years ago, which resulted in them having to relocate three times to temporary locations before securing their current base. They had moved away from their “home” community, losing not only the HQ they had been in for many years, but also the loss of staff and cadets who all came from the local community. The Commanding Officer at the time worked tirelessly with the UMT to find new premises back within Cheshunt, but with little luck. The endless work and worry resulted in the CO having to step down due to health, with the new CO frequently not able to attend the unit, leaving a young and inexperienced PO to try to run things. With little adult help, few cadets and just a very small committee, the best they were able to do was keep the two or three cadets reasonably engaged on a parade night. Attendance at anything outside of the unit was nil, and the unit seemed set to close.The CO soon realised that he would be unable to lead them out of their predicament, and handed over to PO Matthew Tregoning a year ago. This young PO stepped up to the challenge and quickly set about rebuilding the unit’s compliment whilst developing his own skills. After approximately two years parading in a delapidated church hall, the unit was notified they would have to relocate again due the redevelopment of the church site. They secured a new HQ in a Scout Hall in Cheshunt which has the benefit of a large playground behind the unit, and cheap, fully fit for purpose premises with some security, allowing this new CO and a previously appointed Unit Chair to begin to rebuild. Cheshunt unit is now back! They are visible at competitions and events and across the community, which is not only pleasing to see but a testament to Matthew and the small team and the work that they have done in rebuilding.Cheshunt’s cadet numbers are now healthy and stable at maximum capacity. The cadets have an exciting and engaging programme of experiences and they are working on a plan to recruit more adult volunteers to give cadets the best cadet experience possible.In 2016, before Petty Officer Tregoning took command, Cheshunt’s UR score was 46. 2017 saw the RNP score increase to 69, the largest increase in score in the area. The unit was awarded its first pennant for many years, as well as a CSC Commendation – just reward for the dedication and hard work that the staff, committee and cadets have put in over the year to improve TS Intrepid. From near closure to commendation in little over a year – I believe that this is a worthy nomination. Winning this award will give all at Cheshunt Unit the recognition they rightly deserve.

Web: https://www.sea-cadets.org/cheshunt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/T.S.Intrepid/

Affiliated to: HMS Intrepid

   

 

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THE ROBERT GRIFFIN AWARD

The IOBA can help our less fortunate members, so that they are able to attend future Reunions!!

In memory of, the above assistance will be now known as ‘The Robert Griffin Award’.

As some people will remember, Robert Griffin was an inspirational Petty Officer & Drum Major, let’s pause and think about a great guy and gave his life for the defence of his country, the best sprit of the Indefatigable, RIP school friend and Brave Royal Marine.

Robert sadly lost his life during the closing days of the Falklands War in 1982 (age 22).

Guide on the parameters and criteria to be applied;

Applicant to be decided by the serving IOBA committee.

Maximum Award to be £300. Nominees will be asked to submit an approximate overall costing to justify.

To include; UK Travel expenses / Accommodation / Reunion Dinner & Bar.

 

The Committee have set the following guidelines;
1) £300 max.
2) Must be a fully paid up member of the IOBA.
3) Not previously been to an AGM under the terms of this proposal.
4) Committee to decide on the IOBA Member to attend (along with a second choice in case the offer is declined).
5) Less Fortunate Members Representative to coordinate.

The IOBA can help members, but I must stress at this point, your ‘application will be decided by the serving IOBA committee’.

 

If you would like to take up the offer, please write/email to:

THE ROBERT GRIFFIN AWARD Representative: Martyn Hunt 82/85

3, Ironside Walk, Burslem, Stoke on Trent. Staffs.  ST6 4AA

M: 07881 741440

E: martyn269@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 One Award for 2017 was offered.

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Indefatigable OBA: Flim 15th June 1990 12mins

Film courtesy from Gary Gray 1965/66

This Sea School was still training at this time up until 1995.

T.S. INDEFATIGABLE VHS Reunion 1990

Indefatigable OBA: Flim 15th June 1990 12mins

Click on the start button below;

 

 

© GG 06/2017

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA): Vice Chairman & Archives Secretary

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IOBA attends Merchant Navy Day 2017 – Liverpool

IOBA attends Merchant Navy Day 2017 – Liverpool

IOBA at MN Day Sept 4th 2016 (6)The annual Merchant Navy Day service was held in Liverpool Parish Church on 3rd Sept 2017, this was followed by the procession over to the Pier Head to the Merchant Navy Memorial where a short ceremony took place and wreaths were laid.

John Farrell 49/50 laid the IOBA wreath on behalf of all and past Indefatigable Cadets & School Staff.

John Aspinall 59/60 was the IOBA Standard Bearer.

VIDEO: Merchant Navy Day Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony, Liverpool 2017  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wtCTh24Cuc

Merchant Navy Day is the annual celebration of the British Merchant Navy, with the memorial service held for the 36,000 seafarers who died at sea in the Second World War.

The service was attended by diplomatic representatives of Britain’s allies during the war, who paid homage to their own considerable losses of merchant seafarers serving in British ships.

Wreaths were laid by, among others,  the Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA), Merchant Navy veterans, High Commissioners and naval attaches from many countries linked with the Port of Liverpool, including the Royal Navy, Canadian Navy & Australian Navy.

VIPs included: Among the civic dignitaries attending was the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool & The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO DBE.

IOBA members on the day were; Pamela Brown MBE MStJ JP DL MNM (Honorary IOBA Member),  Pat Moran (Honorary IOBA Member),  John Farrell 49/50,  Russell Jones 55/56,  John Aspinall 59/60 & Val Aspinall,  Marc Hardman 1961,  Tom Keyes 63/64 &  Steve Humphries 75/76.

Represented on the day: Liverpool Retired Merchant Seafarers, Vindicatrix Association, Merchant Navy Association(Wirral), Blue Funnel Association, Friends of Conway, Indefatigable OBA, Anchorage Club, War Widows of Great Britain, Liverpool Seafarers Centre, Nautilus, Mariners Park, Derbyshire Families Association, Sailors Society, Merseyside Master Mariners, Port Sunlight Sea Dogs, Sea Cadet Units TS Conway, TS Starling and Maritime Cadets & Liverpool Welsh Choral.

MERCHANT NAVY DAY – LIVERPOOL: Sunday September 3rd 2017.

IOBA at MN Day Sept 4th 2016 (1)Merchant Navy Memorial Day in Liverpool: 3rd September.

The Merchant Navy Day Committee is pleased to invite you to this year’s ceremony in the Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Chapel Street, Liverpool.

Once again the IOBA Standard will be paraded.

Merchant Navy Day will be celebrated at Our Lady and St.Nicholas Church, Liverpool.  The Service commences at 1200, please be seated by 1135.

Afterwards we walk down to the M.N. Memorial on the Pier Head,  led by a Sea Cadet Band, for a short Service and laying of wreaths.

The IOBA wreath will be laid along with many others, Merchant Navy veterans, High Commissioners and Naval Attaches from many countries linked with the Port of Liverpool, including Canada, plus the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and Mayors of the Merseyside Boroughs.

Video: http://www.liverpoolshipsandsailors.com/2015/09/06/merchant-navy-day-2015/

Stills: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/lord-mayor-leads-liverpools-national-10000572


35th Annual IOBA Reunion Day Saturday 9th June 2018 – at JSMTC Indefatigable.

35th Annual IOBA Reunion Dinner Saturday 9th June 2018  – at the Carreg Bran Hotel.

NEW – IOBA 2016 Newsletter

2016 IOBA Newsletter Front Cover

The 2016 IOBA Newsletter has been made available for all, six months after MEMBERS have received thier hard-copy.

It is a sad fact that since its closure in 1995 the Indefatigable as we know it is no more. However, you can help keep the memories and all that the school stood for alive by joining the Indefatigable Old Boys Association.

Membership stands at 251 (May 2017), a tiny percentage of the number of boys who benefited from her. So please get involved and join up.

To pay your membership subscription, please click on this LINK :

http://indeoba.c4242423.myzen.co.uk/?page_id=24


Please find below the LINK in PDF. This is as close to the printed hard-copy sized down from 6.5Mb to ~1Mb.

IOBA 2016 Newsletter please click on this LINK to download : 2016 FINAL VERSION

 

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Spencer Bell (1958) former Chairman of the IOBA awarded The Queens Commendation for Bravery.

The late Spencer Bell (1958) former Chairman of the IOBAThe late Spencer Bell (1958) former Chairman of the IOBA.

Wendy Bell: ‘I have been keeping a secret for a good number of weeks, from everyone. Family included, as I was asked not to share and keep things strictly confidential.

Today (17th June 2017) in the Queens Honours list. Spencer has been awarded The Queens Commendation for Bravery.

This is very bittersweet, as I am, and always have been, immensely proud of him. But I would give up everything I have to see him walk through the door again.

I have to thank Neil who has worked so much for this and also our MP Oliver Dowden who supported Neil through the process.

Now I have to wait for when it will be presented. I will accept it for this act and the many others acts of bravery, when he risked his life, as a Police Officer for 31 years.

Thank you Darling for filling my life with Love, Happiness, Joy and laughter, for 41 years, I do it all for you.’

 

Please see link below;

Dedication to: Spencer Bell 1958. The Carnegie Trust Hero Award

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IOBA 2017 Reunion Presentations & Reunion Photos

Bill O'Leary 74_76 10 year 2006_2016 IOBA Chairmainship Presentation 2017e - Copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill O’Leary 74/76

Newly promoted 08/01/2018: Major General WJ O’Leary QVRM TD DL VR.

IOBA Chairman’s Presentation:

Dear Andrew (IOBA Chairman),

Steve Humphries (IOBA Vice Chairman) on his return from the reunion weekend (10/June/2017) and passed to me the absolutely beautifully engraved lantern which you had commissioned for me.

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the Association in doing this and thank you all most sincerely for this kind gesture.

It was a wonderful privilege being the Chairman for 10 years I know you will feel the same for at least the next decade!

I missed you all greatly this weekend, Anita will tell you I was like a lost soul recounting by the hour what you would be doing at each stage of the weekend.

I hear it was a great success, very well done to you all.

Again, a huge thank you for this wonderful presentation, it is greatly appreciated.

Yours ever
Bill

Major General WJ O’Leary QVRM TD DL VR


 

Secretarys Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Humphries 75/76.

IOBA Secretary’s Presentation:

Steve Humphries (IOBA Vice Chairman & Archives Secretary) was presented the above ‘In appreciation of His outstanding Service as Secretary of the Indefatigable Old Boys Association’ for 17 years.

 


IOBA Reunion 2017 Photos:

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