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36th Annual IOBA Reunion Day : 8th June 2019

36th Annual IOBA Reunion Day.


This will be held at the Old School again –

JSMTC Indefatigable. SATNAV address Llanfairpwll. Anglesey – LL61 6NT

36th Annual IOBA Reunion Dinner.

Reunion Dinner confirmed 18:00 FOR 19:00-23:30.

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

Friday 7th June 2019Vibrant Shirt Night: In memory of  ‘Spencer Bell 1958 – IOBA Chairman’ at the Carreg Bran Hotel, all in aid of Link : Prostate Cancer

Saturday 8th June 2019 – Reunion Day and Brunch at JSMTC Indefatigable.

Saturday 8th June 2019 – Annual IOBA Reunion Dinner at JSMTC Indefatigable.

The IOBA 36th Reunion PayPal BOOKING web page is now OFF line as ALL CATERING BOOKINGS have been SOLD 16th May 2019.

We are sorry that you may have missed our Brunch and Dinner bookings, but ‘YOU & Your Family’ are most welcome to join us all during ‘the day’ down at the Old School.

Registered total and paid guests attending the Reunion Dinner to date (16/05/2019) are 80/80.

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

The 36th DAY Plan: Saturday 8th/June/2019;

08:00 – 08:30 Meet at Carreg Bran Hotel for initial check-in: SATNAV address, Church Lane Llanfairpwll Anglesey – LL61 5YH (Tel: 01248 511 577).

09:00 – 09:30 Down to JSMTC Indefatigable.

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

11:30 – 13:00 BRUNCH (White and Brown Baps 2 per person, Pork and Beef sausages, Bacon, Eggs, Orange juice, Pineapple Juice, Tea and coffee) £ 12 per person, JSMTC Main Building.

12:30 – 14:00 CASH BAR open.

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

11:30 – 15:00 IOBA Shop OPEN (JSMTC Main Building).

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

The 36th EVENING Plan: Saturday 8th/June/2019;

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

18:30 –  19:30 Meet for Drinks at JSMTC Indefatigable CASH BAR open.

19:00 for 19:30 DINNER Seated (for 19:15) for the 36th Reunion (HOT CARVEY – Officers Mess Style) Dinner (£ 30 per person) at JSMTC Indefatigable Main Building.

23:59 IOBA Members to be off site JSMTC.

Evening Wear: Smart dress code.


Prawn Cocktail Or selection of Melon and coulis.

Roasted Gammon with peach – Or Turkey with Cranberry stuffing and sausage wrapped in bacon – Or Topside of Beef with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish and mustard – Or Veg option Salmon Steak. Roasted and Savoury Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Sauté Cabbage and Leeks, Jus Lie.

Lemon Mallow Pie – Or Black Forest Gateaux – Or Apple Pie & Cream.

Selection of Cheese and Biscuits.

After dinner mints & Coffee.

One tot of Port included.

Bring your own Wine TBC.

Link : 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.

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

Link : See Reunion special raffle 2019 prizes – for the 2019 item, the image/s will be available to see closer to the reunion date itself.

Attendees List of confirmed NAMED BOOKINGS for the Indefatigable 36th Reunion, will be posted below: For the Reunion Dinner there are a maximum of 80 place’s in total for the Reunion Dinner =

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)


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

In memory of, the above assistance is 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 defense of his country, the best spirit 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).

The Award is open for 2020.


Guide on the parameters and criteria to be applied for 2020;

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.

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2019 AGM Agenda





Time TBC on Saturday 8th June 2019 at JSMTC Indefatigable


Ser Item Owner
1 Opening Address Andrew Butler (Chairman)
2 Apologies Andrew Butler (Chairman)
3 Obituaries Andrew Butler (Chairman)
4 2018 AGM Minutes Steve Humphries (Vice Chairman)
5 Matters arising from 2018 AGM Minutes Richard Lawson (General Secretary)
6 Chairman’s Report Andrew Butler (Chairman)
7 Presentation of 2018 Accounts Tom Keyes (Treasurer)
8 Membership update Tom Keyes (Treasurer)
9 IOBA Shop update Ian Parr (Merchandise)
10 IOBA Newsletter update Tony Eastham (Newsletter Editor)
11 IOBA Web Site Update Steve Humphries (Vice Chairman)
12 Election of Committee Andrew Butler (Chairman)
13 Key Events Andrew Butler (Chairman)
14 AOB Committee

*Voting at this AGM is to be by Full Members only, those guests present who wish to vote next year, please see the committee during the day for your membership form.  If you are not a full member, but wish to add something to the AGM, please feel free to raise it under Any Other Business.


Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)


MERCHANT NAVY DAY – LIVERPOOL: Sunday September 2nd 2018.

IOBA at MN Day Sept 4th 2016 (1)Merchant Navy Memorial Day in Liverpool: 2nd 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.



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