33rd Annual IOBA Reunion Day : 11th June 2016


33rd Annual IOBA Reunion Day


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

33rd 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

As of today’s date 84/140 registered guests are attending during the daythere will be 140 places available for lunch and during the day down at JSMTC Indefatigable. 

For the Reunion Dinner there is a maximum of 100 place’s in total for the Reunion Dinner (Hot Carvery/Buffet menu) 74 confirmed attendees (23:50 – 29/05/16), see list of who’s attending below.

Friday 10th JuneVibrant 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 11th June – Reunion Day at JSMTC Indefatigable.

Saturday 11th JuneWitness the marriage between Deborah & Ian Parr 74/75 down at St Mary’s Church 17:00 – 18:00.

Saturday 11th June  – Annual IOBA Reunion Dinner at the Carreg Bran Hotel.

Now open for ALL to purchase the remaining places.


Agenda for Reunion Day: Parking at JSMTC is a premium, please ‘lift share’ wherever possible.
08:30 – 09:00 Meet at Carreg Bran Hotel for initial check-in.
09:00 – 09:30 Down to JSMTC Indefatigable by 09:30 latest.
09:30 – 09:45 Introduction from IOBA Chairman in the Lecture Hall (Assembly Hall).
09:45 – 11:30 IOBA AGM in the Lecture Hall (Assembly Hall).
11:30 – 14:30 JSMTC Sailing Club open.
12:15 – 14:30 JSMTC Main Building open to tour at leisure.
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (11:30 CASH BAR open until 14:00).
15:00 – 15:30 IOBA Members to be off site JSMTC.
17:00 – 18:00 Witness the marriage of ‘Deborah & Ian Parr 74/75′ at St Mary’s Church.
19:30 – 23:59 33rd Reunion Hot Carvey Dinner at Carreg Bran Hotel.

The Parish of Llanfairpwll and Llanddaniel-fab: St Mary’s Church, Llanfairpwll is situated on the banks of the Menai Straits. St Mary’s is the Parish Church for Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch [Saint Mary’s Church by the white hazel pool, near the fierce whirlpool with the church of Saint Tysilio by the red cave!]

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.

Click here to see this years main IOBA Raffle Prize  Then email Ian Parr 74/75 ianparr1959@hotmail.com for tickets (£5 each). This year two very specially designed and engraved pieces will be offered as RAFFLE PRIZES in a draw on 11th June 2016.  You are invited to enter the draw without the need to attend the reunion by purchasing tickets without restriction of amount here, you may also wish to buy tickets for another member, this will be possible and will be treated in confidence.

The IOBA 33rd Reunion PayPal web page is now CLOSED –  for Lunch and Dinner bookings.

O’Leary Bill Y 74/76.

Attendees List for the Indefatigable 33rd Reunion: For the Reunion Dinner there are a maximum of 100 place’s in total for the Reunion Dinner (Hot Carvery/Buffet menu)  = 74 confirmed attendees (29/05/16), 84 = total day time attendees, see list of who’s attending below (List to be finally updated 30/05);

1 Alan JSMTC Commandant Guest
2 Julie JSMTC Guest Guest
3 Steve Humphries 75/76
4 Elaine Humphries Guest
5 Richard Lawson 85/85
6 Ian Young 81/83
7 Nick Undy 82/85
8 Russell Jones 55/56
9 Nick Farrell Inde Yrs?
10 Steve Cottell 68/69
11 Margaret Whitaker Guest
12 Pauline Curham Guest
13 Dave Shaw 77/79
14 Mandy Shaw Guest
15 George Brown 90/94
16 Jason Walford 73/74
17 Patrick Kissane 46/47
18 Shawn Kissane Guest
19 Mike Rotherforth 60/61
20 Diane Rotherforth Guest
21 Marc Hardman 1961
22 Andrew Butler 77/78
23 Mick Loynes 75/76
24 Gavin Duffy 75/76
25 Lynn Duffy Guest
26 Barry Cottiss 69/70
27 Martin Bell 1962
28 Linda Bell Guest
29 Charlie Claridge 45/46
30 Norma Croxton Bill Smith 36/38
31 Brian Croxton Guest
32 Martyn Hunt 82/85
33 Karen Hunt Guest
34 Ian Parr 74/75
35 Debs Guest Guest
36 Gareth Parrin 86/88
37 Guest Guest Guest
38 SA Wright 45/46
39 Micheal Wright Guest
40 Guest Guest Guest
41 Adam Farr 91/94
42 Adam Meacham 80/81
43 Rachel Crothers Guest
44 Tony Eastham 75/76
45 Georgette Fani Guest
46 Bill Oleary 74/76
47 Kevin Andrews 74/75
48 Guest Guest Guest
49 Tim Davies 90/94
50 Malcolm Williams 75/76
51 Angie Williams Guest
52 Simon Peglar 78/80
53 Sarah Peglar Guest
54 Timothy Simpson Guest
55 Clare Simpson Guest
56 Jack Simpson Staff 1979 – 1995
57 Rosaleen Simpson Guest
58 Carol Loftus Guest
59 Jimmy Murray Guest
60 Ash Price 65/66
61 Ray Moreton 77/78
62 Rachele Moreton Guest
63 John Aspinall 59/60
64 Valerie Aspinall Guest
65 Rocky Sommerville 73/74
66 Tom Keyes 62/64
67 Chris Littlehales 63/64
68 David Brierley Mac McNeil 41/42
69 Daryl Wilkes 83/85
70 Bill Murdoch 71/72
71 Angela Murdoch Guest
72 Mark Palmer 80/82
73 Eric Ward 56/57
74 Guest Guest Guest
75 Neil Carroll 85/87
76 Tony Mac Coscair 86/87
77 Andrea Brierley Guest
78 Jacob Brierley Guest
79 Samual Brierley Guest
80 Mark Graham 84/87
81 Emily Graham Guest
82 Tom Graham Guest


Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA): Secretary & Archives

IOBA Chairman 2016

From Brigadier WJ O’Leary QVRM TD DL VR
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T.S. Indefatigable – Old Boys Association

The Birches, Silver Street, Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, OX9 7AR
Tel : (0044) 07860 916087
Email : billoleary123@yahoo.co.uk
Web : www.ts-indefatigable-oba.org

As most of you will be aware, both Steve Humphries and I were voted in again at the 2015 AGM to our Committee positions for a further 3 years. We both deem this a great privilege and are both committed along with the other members of the Committee to continue to serve you as Members of the Association. Since the AGM, I have thought long and hard about the succession planning of these two posts and have discussed with the Committee a solution I deem to be the most suitable and beneficial to the Association.

Our Association, like every military unit and charitable organisation, requires new blood at the helm on a regular basis; this ensures new ideas and fresh initiatives are generated and delivered, that old practices and paradigms are put to bed, and more importantly, that younger members join the Committee in order to ensure longevity.

To that end, and to ensure a smooth transition for a new Chairman, I have decided to stand down at the 2016 AGM in order for a new Chairman to work closely with Steve and the other Committee members prior to Steve standing down in 2017. This is absolutely the best course of action and is predicated on nothing more than a desire to ensure the new Chairman is ‘properly educated’ by Steve whilst he is still serving as our incredible Secretary.

My time as Chairman has been a great privilege. During my 10 years, we have been able to rebuild a number of bridges with JSMTC Indefatigable and are now back where we belong, an integral part of the old School and with a relationship that is as strong as it once was in the early days. I have been extremely humbled by the incredible generosity of you all, not just with the outstanding monetary donations and funds raised for our charitable causes, but by your personal support to me in achieving our Association aims. I thank you all.

So what next? Well, this letter is a plea for potential candidates to inform me of their intention to stand for election at the 2016 AGM. I would sincerely hope that there are a number of you that would wish to be considered and stand by of course to answer any questions you may have about the role. Suffice to say, it will be one that you will enjoy every moment of, I certainly have and will continue to do so right up until I pass the mantel over this year.

Yours ever



The IOBA can help our less fortunate members, to attend the 2016 AGM & Reunion.

The IOBA can help our less fortunate members, so that they are able to attend the 2016 AGM & Reunion: 



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) Steve Paris 76/78 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:

Steve Paris 76/78  sparis@virginmedia.com

Less Fortunate Members Representative

Steve Paris
42 Lingwood
Bracknell Forest
RG12 7PW



 One Award for 2015 was given.

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Mersey Training Ships Memorial Trust

Mersey Traing Ships Memorial Trust http://www.merseytrainingshipsmemorialtrust.org/

Liverpool ‘Training Ships’ Dedication
Mersey Training Ships Memorial Feasibility Study.

Forward by;
Tony Eastham: <sunnyside16869@aol.com> Indefatigable 75/76.
Alfie Windsor: <alfie@hmsconway.org> HMS Conway 64-68.

Mersey Trainingships Memorial TrustAs published with the 2014 IOBA Newsletter: At the 2009 AGM Malcolm Williams 75/76 put forward a proposal “exploring the potential for a permanent reminder of the Indefatigable and possibly the other [training] ships to be located near the Mersey either Albert Dock or the Sloyne [shore].” A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, but finally things are starting to move. A working party has been formed comprising two Indefatigable and two Conway Old Boys. Adhering to strict Terms of Reference, a number of locations and a number of outline designs have been considered, along with several other aspects including planning permission, funding, ongoing maintenance and an achievable time-scale. The working party are now at the stage to put a definitive proposal to their respective memberships at their AGMs for approval.

Inde HMS Conway, the Akbar and Training Ship Indefatigable 1905In broad terms, an elevated position directly overlooking the Sloyne has been identified as the location that offers the best prospects of success, with the minimum of ‘red tape’. The style of the memorial, which will incorporate all four training ships, will be a large sheet of metal (approx. 1.5m tall by 3m wide). Full details of the proposal are now published on the web site in advance of the 2015 AGM but in the meantime if you have any experience in planning permissions, design, civil engineering or draftsmanship skills, or you simply want to get involved, we’d like to hear from you.