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38th Indefatigable Reunion: 10th & 11th June 2022.

Updated: Details below

Friday 10th June 2022IOBA Vibrant Shirt Night at the Carreg Bran Hotel.

Saturday 11th June 2022Indefatigable Reunion Day, Brunch & AGM down at the Old School/ JSMTC Indefatigable.

Saturday 11th June 2022 38th IOBA Reunion Dinner at the Carreg Bran Hotel.

Sunday 12th June 2022 – St Mary’s Church Morning Service at 10:00.

For those who would like to go down to JSMTC Indefatigable for initial check-in YOUR NAME has to be included on this website page, please see the 2022 ATTENDEE LIST below now as published (June 06th 2022).

Location address

SATNAV address: JSMTC Indefatigable.
Llanfair PG.
LL61 6NT

SATNAV address: Carreg Bran Hotel.
Church Lane, Llanfair PG.
LL61 5YH –

Tel: 01248 511 577

Friday 10th June 2022Vibrant Shirt Night (AKA: Shite-Shirt Night): In memory of  ‘Spencer Bell 1958 – IOBA Chairman’ at the Carreg Bran Hotel, all in aid of Prostate Cancer: *If you intend to dine at the Carreg Bran Hotel on Friday evening 10th June, please PRE-BOOK your own groups table in-advance.

Link : Prostate Cancer

Saturday 11th June 2022Indefatigable Reunion Day, Brunch & AGM down at the ‘Old School’ JSMTC Indefatigable.

Saturday 11th June 2022 IOBA Members & Invited Guest’s attending the 38th IOBA Reunion Dinner at the ‘Carreg Bran Hotel’.

Sunday 12th June 2022 – St Mary’s Church Morning Service at 10:00;

Reverend Llywelyn Moules-Jones looks forward meeting those of you will be attending the Sunday Service.

This year, old boys would like to remember in thought two of our lost friends, who were sadly killed in action during the Falklands Conflict in 1982, forty years ago.  

Falklands War 40th Anniversary remembering those Indefatigable boys who bravely gave their lives ;  

John David Stroud. Hood 1977-78: Sadly lost his life on-board HMS Glamorgan June 1982 Falkland Islands, the ship was hit by an Argentinean exocet missile. John was 20 years old.  

Robert Griffin. Rodney 1974-76: Robert sadly lost his life on a Landing Craft ‘Foxtrot 4’ from HMS Fearless during the closing days of the Falklands War, Robert was 22 years old.

Saturday the 11th of June There is also a service at Llanedwen church (at the request of the Welsh Guards ) to commemorate those lost during the Falklands war.

The IOBA PayPal BOOKING web page OPEN to all from January > 2022, until May 28th (NOW CLOSED), advertised as the final cut-off date (two weeks prior the reunion).

Registered total attending the 2022 38th IOBA Reunion :

There are 60 booked placings for Brunch & 67 placings for Dinner TOTAL ATTENDING 78

Agenda for Reunion Day
: If you would like to attend the walk around the Old School, please remember parking at JSMTC is a premium, please ‘lift share’ wherever possible.  

IOBA & Guests DAY Plan : 11th/June/2022

  • 09:30 – 10:00 Reunion attendees requested down to the Old School JSMTC
  • 10:30 – 12:30 IOBA members AGM in the ‘Old School’. Those not attending the AGM, the Base is open to explore as stated on the day by the Duty JSMTC Staff member / IOBA Chairman.
  • 12:30 – 14:00 BRUNCH (Menu Hot & Cold buffet) £15 per person – down at the ‘Old School’ JSMTC.
  • 11:30 – 14:30 IOBA SHOP open down at the Old School. JSMTC.
  • 15:30 All IOBA none residence guests are to be off site JSMTC.

IOBA & Guests EVENING Plan : 11/June/2022

  • 18:00 – 19:00 Meet for Drinks at Carreg Bran Hotel.

The Dinner *TBC SELF SERVE or TABLE SERVICE – Dinner (£25 per person) at Carreg Bran Hotel – Dinner to conclude 21:30.

Evening Wear: Smart dress code.

There will be ROUND TABLES with x6 PLACINGS per table, you are invited to choose your table to be seated (other than the Head Table). The HEAD table being in a central location ‘inclusive of the seating area’

38th Indefatigable Reunion Dinner Menu

Something similar as below ;


Leek & Potato Soup with Croutons served with a Warm Bread Roll. (V)

Southern Fried Chicken Strips served with Sweet Chilli & Dressed Salad.

Classic Prawn Cocktail served on a Bed of Salad with Wholemeal Bread.

Fan of Melon with a Seasonal Fruit Compote.


Roast Striploin of Welsh Beef.

Roast Chicken Breast with Homemade Stuffing.

All the above are served with Roast Potatoes, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Roast Parsnips, Buttered Seasonal Vegetables, Cauliflower Cheese, Yorkshire Pudding & a Rich Roast Gravy

Poached Salmon with Stem Broccoli served with New Potatoes & Hollandaise Sauce.

Brie & Mushroom Wellington with a Rich Tomato Sauce. (V)


Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce served with Custard / Cream or Ice Cream.

Homemade Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake served with Fresh Cream & Coulis.

Homemade Strawberry Shortbread & Chantilly Cream Stack.

Cheese & Biscuits Board.

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 : Click here for Reunion special raffle 2022 prizes.

Registered total attending the 2022 38th IOBA Reunion on 29/05/2022 = 60 for Lunch & = 67 for Dinner / TOTAL ATTENDING 78


 First NameSurnameYears / Staff
1Lt’ BrennanWilliamsJSMTC
13Maj/Gen BillO’Leary1974/76
74Osian WynOwen-BarnardGuest

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

© 2022

Falklands 40 Commemorative Service 25th May 2022

On May 25th at the Merchant Navy Memorial – Liverpool you and members of the IOBA are invited to gather at approx 09:15 along with Veterans and Dignitary’s who will be holding a service for the 40th Commemoration of the Falklands War and in particular the sinking of the Atlantic Conveyor

Organiser’s are hoping to have a back drop of an ACL vessel, and then following on from the service at the MN Memorial over to St Nicholas Church for a 11:00 (10:30) Service.

Falklands War 40th Anniversary remembering those Indefatigable boys who bravely gave their lives ;

John David Stroud. Hood 1977-78  Sadly lost his life onboard HMS Glamorgan June 1982 Falkland Islands, the ship was hit by an Argentinean Exocet missile.

Robert Griffin. Rodney 1974-76  Marine R.D. Griffin: Robert sadly lost his life during the closing days of the Falklands War in 1982 (age 22).

Foxtrot 4 – The Forgotten Falklands Wreck

For full delails, please click on the link below

IOBA Committee 2022 elections: Update 15/04/22

Written on behalf of the current IOBA Committee, by the General Secretary.

IOBA Committee Elections 2022 – Update

The online IOBA Committee elections for (1) Chairman (2) General Secretary (3) Treasurer & Membership Secretary (4) Newsletter Editor (5) Social Secretary (6) Vice Chairman, closed on 03 Apr 22. 

Firstly, I would like to thank those who put their names forward for the roles and secondly, I can announce that we have received a single nomination for all the roles advertised this year which means there is no requirement to move to a formal membership voting process.  The roles and nominations are:

  • Chairman (2022-2025) – Andrew Butler 77-78
  • Vice Chairman (2022-2024) – Ian Parr 74-75
  • General Secretary (2022-2024) – George Brown 91-94
  • Treasurer & Membership Secretary (2022-2025) – John Aspinall 59-60
  • Newsletter Editor (2022-2025) – Owen Sutton 90-94
  • Social Secretary (2022-2024) – Richard Lawson 85-88

The new election process was established to be more inclusive and allow all paid up full and associate members to put their names forward for committee roles and have a vote.  Although the process worked it is recognised that certain changes will need to be baked into the process to ensure that we reach as many members of the IOBA. 

The Committee has therefore decided that this year to be fair and equitable to members the following course of action will take place:

  • Those Full and Associate Members attending the AGM on 11 Jun 22 can put themselves forward for one or more of the advertised roles.
  • If a role has 2 or more nominations each nomination will be required to provide a short brief (pre prepared or in person) on why they wish to undertake the role.
  • Full and Associate members will then vote on who they wish to undertake the role.
  • If the current nomination is unchallenged then the nomination will be ratified.
  • Roles are in post from immediate effect after the process.

Lastly and to inform the review I would welcome and appreciate your feedback (positive/negative) on the Election Process implemented this year. You can do this by either sending me an email at , raising formally at the IOBA AGM or catching me in the margins at this years reunion.


Richard Lawson – Hood 152 (85-88)

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

© 2022

Dedication to: Gerald (Gerry) Corrall 1949/51

It is with great sadness that OBA Member [OBA 00053] Gerald Corrall passed away on 5th July 2020 at West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance. After a very small burial service and C/19… , now 15 months later the Memorial Service is on 20th October 2021.

TS Indefatigable between 1949-1951.

Calling all Indefatigable OB’s living in the South West of England

This is a reminder to all that there will be a memorial service for Gerald (Gerry) Corrall 1949/51 on Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 1.30pm at Crowan Church, Praze-an-Beeble, Cornwall, followed by light refreshments at the St Aubyn Arms.

This is not a funeral so dress is smart but not somber! Hopefully we will see you there. Take care. Stephen Corrall – Son of Gerry.



In 1942 at the age of seven, Gerry was evacuated from Leyton, East London to Newlyn Cornwall. Where he was lucky enough to spend the war years with his grandmother.

After attending Tolcarne School, Newlyn, he started at Penzance Grammar School in 1946.

After having lost his father, Luke Noel Corrall, in 1943 on HMS Dasher during a (still) ‘unexplained explosion’, Gerry was drawn to the sea and left school in 1949 at just fourteen, to join the nautical training school TS Indefatigable, Anglesey.   

After two years he completed his seamanship training and, still too young to join the Royal Navy, took up his first post with the Merchant Navy in 1951 on the SS Empress of France.

In late 1952 Gerry joined the Fleet Air Arm, one of the five fighting arms of the Royal Navy. Specialising in aviation electronics, communication, and radar. During his career he was stationed at Lossiemouth and Culdrose, and also served at sea on aircraft carriers and destroyers including HM Ships  Ark Royal, Eagle, Albion and Bulwark. Working on fixed wing and rotary aircraft including Sea King helicopters.

During this time Gerry also focused on his formal education, attaining six O’levels.

He left the Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1975 after twenty-two years of service.

After a short spell with Marconi-Elliot as a QA engineer, Gerry joined Camborne School of Mines as an Electronics Technician before joining Cable and Wireless, Porthcurno in 1981 as a lecturer in telecommunications.

During the next five years he studied with the Open University, achieving a BA Hons Degree in 1985.

After leaving Cable and Wireless in 1986, Gerry continued using his lecturing skills with Cornwall IT Centre, and later as an IT technician at Humphry Davy School.

Gerry also ran his own business, Beeble Microelectronic Services and gave private tuition.

He had a wide range of interests, including singing with Marazion Apollo Choir and he was a keen philatelist. He served on Praze Parish Council and later took up Warden duties with Crowan Church.

With great sadness.  

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA) 2021

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