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MERCHANT NAVY DAY – LIVERPOOL: Sunday September 1st 2019.

IOBA at MN Day Sept 4th 2016 (1)Merchant Navy Memorial Day in Liverpool: 1st September 2019.

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.

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.

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Peter Brennan would like to invite you to attend the Merchant Navy Day Service at ‘Our Lady and St.Nicholas Liverpool Parish Church’ on Sunday 1st September 2019.  At this service we celebrate the role of the Merchant Navy in the City of Liverpool in the past and in the present: there is more information below.

You are kindly requested to arrive at 11.30am for the service at 12 noon.  After the service the congregation will proceed to the Merchant Navy Memorial at the Pier Head. Please note this is an outdoor event. Carriages after the Act of Remembrance at approximately 1pm.

The dress code is Lounge Suit/Day Dress/Uniform/Medals

Since the year 2000 the 3rd September, or a date close to it, has been designated ‘Merchant Navy Day’.  The purpose is to celebrate and raise awareness of our dependence on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers.   

The river has always been at the centre of the economy of the Liverpool region, and the Merchant Navy is part of the past and the future of the area.  Every year hundreds of people gather at Liverpool Parish Church – the Sailors’ Church – to celebrate Merchant Navy Day, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the Merchant Navy Memorial at the Pier Head.  The congregation is led by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, but it is important that the congregation reflects not just civic dignitaries and current/retired seafarers, but also representatives from shipping companies and others who represent the work of the Merchant Navy today.

This year the Service will take place on Sunday 1 September at 12 noon.  We are particularly encouraging those connected with shipping and the Merchant Navy in the 21st Century to get involved so that we can reflect today’s maritime community in the service.

Please come and support our seafarers by participating in the Service in September.

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


T.S. Intrepid – Cheshunt SCC Photo Diary

T.S. Intrepid – Cheshunt SCC Photo Diary 01-June-2018

Indefatigable Old Boys, 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).

Friday 1st June 2018: On Friday evening the TS Indefatigable Cup was presented to Cheshunt Sea Cadets for being the most improved Sea Cadet Unit in the country.

The evening was attended by: The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, The Mayor of Broxbourne, The Indefatigable Old Boys’ Association, Captain of the Sea Cadets, London Area Sea Cadets Area Officer, Senior Staff Officer (London) and London Northern District Sea Cadets District Officer.

IOBA Chairman (Andrew Butler 77/78) made a very special presentation 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.

Link: SCC Presentation Speech_Friday 1st June 2018

Other IOBA attendees: Bill O’Leary 74/76: IOBA Honorary Member, Tom Keyes 63/64: IOBA Treasurer & Membership Secretary & Steve Humphries (now short bearded!) 75/76: IOBA Vice Chairman & Archives.

Link: Photos courtsey of AW Photography – COPYRIGHT Amanda Ward.

Here is a selection of photos from the evening;

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

 

 

 

 

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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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.

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