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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:
Less Fortunate Members Representative;
Martyn Hunt 82/85
3, Ironside Walk, Burslem, Stoke on Trent. Staffs. ST6 4AA
M: 07881 741440
One Award for 2017 was offered.
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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.
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.
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.