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35th Annual IOBA Reunion Day : 9th June 2018

35th Annual IOBA Reunion Day


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 (18/02/2018) registered total guests attending the Reunion / Dinner are 34/100.

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 = 34 confirmed attendees for dinner (18/02/18), 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.


Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)


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.


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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.


  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 <>.

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.



Affiliated to: HMS Intrepid



Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

© 2018


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



If you would like to make a donation, large or small, to the IOBA, you can do so via PayPal below… , thank you.

Donate to the IOBA


 One Award for 2017 was offered.

© 2018

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