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Indefatigable Memorial Window

The Indefatigable Memorial Window now acrylic on canvas!

On behalf of all of us here, we would like to thank both Diane and Mike Rotherforth 60/61 for the time, inspiration & dedication to produce such a fine piece of art for us.

Both Diane & Mike have asked that the acrylic is auctioned at the 2020 IOBA Reunion (6th June), so to raise funds to be put to good use on behalf of the greater community we swerve to support. We trust it finds a new home where the memory will live on.

The acrylic painting’s dimensions are: approx 58cm (23″) x 40cm (16″).


Memorial Window above now as acrylic 2020

Indefatigable Memorial Window as in St Mary’s Church today.


The ‘Indefatigable Memorial Window’ is a more modern stained glass window in the North Wall of the Nave, which commemorates the work of the Indefatigable Nautical Training School which was located nearby from 1864 until its closure in 1995.  

St Mary’s Church, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll ;

The village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll is named after St Mary’s Church. The long form of this name, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, was first adopted in the 19th century as a promotional device. In English, the first and older element of the name means “The Church of St Mary at Pwllgwyngyll [the white hazel pool]”.  The second part translates as “near the rapid whirlpool, near St Tysilio’s red cave”, Llandysilio being the name of another local parish.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary%27s_Church,_Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

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Indefatigable Memorial Benches


OLD Indefatigable Memorial Bench at the National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire)

In 2019 the IOBA removed the old Indefatigable bench from the National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas, and placed it in the Memorial Garden at JSMTC Indefatigable (the Old School).

Names of those ‘connected to the Indefatigable Ships and School’ (who have passed away), may now have their names attached to the old bench (as on 2” brass plaques). Names so far included are, LT COL Simon Hall OBE, Spencer Bell 1958 (past IOBA Chairman) and now Mac McNeill 1941/42.  

It has been agreed to include named plaques of past ‘Indefatigable Connected’ Old Boys & Staff at the following cost of £40:00 each, paid by the requester, to be coordinated through the IOBA Committee. <https://www.ts-indefatigable-oba.org/contact-us/>  

If you would you like to purchase a named brass plaque please contact us <https://www.ts-indefatigable-oba.org/contact-us/>, once payment has been cleared, we will ensure named plaques will be attached to the Indefatigable Memorial Bench at JSMTC Indefatigable by the following IOBA Reunion.  



NEW Indefatigable Memorial Bench at the National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire)


NEW Indefatigable Memorial Bench at the National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire)

NEW Indefatigable Memorial Bench at the National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire)

NEW Indefatigable Memorial Bench at the National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas, Staffordshire)

<http://www.thenma.org.uk/>  

The replacement Indefatigable bench has been placed in the Navy Review area at the National Memorial Arboretum.   Mapped location: Please note the bench’s mapped location is not at any of the NMA kiosks in the remembrance centre at this time (Jan 2020). So to find the Indefatigable Bench, please ensure you have a copy of this map (attached) and or bench reference B343. B343 is the bench behind the Indefatigable, B343 has been here for a while so will be on the kiosk maps.   

The National Memorial Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 30,000 trees and a vast collection of memorials. The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country.  

Other than the Indefatigable Memorial Bench, we have another memorial called the TS Indefatigable Memorial. The NMA team of volunteers are always happy to help visitors locate memorials and individual dedications in their grounds. You can also use the computer terminals in the Remembrance Centre to search for individual dedications and their locations.  Memorial listing R-Z: TS Indefatigable Memorial <http://www.thenma.org.uk/whats-here/the-memorials/memorial-listing/>  

Dedication Ceremony 26th April 2001 took place at the National Memorial Arboretum: In memory of the ships and men of the Merchant Service who were lost in the Second World War, the National Memorial Arboretum was established near the village of Alrewas in Shropshire and was dedicated in October of 1998.  The Arboretum takes the form of 2,536 trees representing all British merchant ships and fishing vessels known to be lost in World War 11.  Certain shipping companies have adopted specific avenues of trees, each one of which is marked with the name of a ship lost.  In addition there are a variety of specific plaques, benches and other forms of memorial.

Steve Paris 76/78 standing next to the Indefatigable tree, of 2,536 trees representing all British merchant ships and fishing vessels known to be lost in World War Two 2004
The Indefatigable tree, of 2,536 trees representing all British merchant ships and fishing vessels known to be lost in World War Two 2019

The purpose of that dedication service was to dedicate plaques and avenues of trees for six shipping companies, Union Castle Mail SS Co., Clan Line Steamers, Scottish Shire Line, Houston Line, Bullard King & Co. and King Line, and plaques in memory of former cadets and staff of five training establishments, H.M.S.Conway, H.M.S.Worcester, the Nautical CollegePangbourne, S.A.T.S.General Botha, T.S.Indefatigable and T.S.Mercury.

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37th Reunion: Lunch & Dinner Payments 2020

37th Reunion: Lunch & Dinner Payments

Saturday 6th June 2020.

LUNCH: (Cold & Hot – Self Serve including Vegetarian Option), 12:30 – 14:00 at £15.00 per person at the Old School JSMTC Main Building.

DINNER:  (Hot Carvey – Self Serve including Vegetarian Option), 19:00 for 19:15 at £30.00 per person at the Carreg Bran Hotel – Dinner to conclude 21:00> after meet at the Bar.

For the Reunion Dinner, there are only 100 (max) sittings.

Please note the final cut off date will be Monday 25th MAY 2020, not a day later. 

NB: This webpage will be taken off-line from 22:00 May 25th (or once 100 attendee’s achieved).

Email: <emailtkeyes@gmail.com> for more information.

2020 Lunch & Dinner Payments by Cheque;

£45.00 = Lunch & Dinner.
£30.00 = Dinner only.
£15.00 = Lunch only.

Cheques made payable to the ‘Indefatigable OBA’ send to;

Tom Keyes.
IOBA Treasurer & Membership.
4 Edison Drive,
Upton Grange,
Northampton.
NN5 4AB.
UK.

Or you can pay instantly online via PayPal;

2020 Lunch & Dinner Payments below includes a 5% ‘PayPal’ fee;

£47.25 = Lunch & Dinner (PayPal fee included per transaction).

£31.50 = Dinner only (PayPal fee included per transaction).

£15.75 = Lunch only (PayPal fee included per transaction).

Descriptions to be entered = Enter Balance to Pay: GBP (£) / Name  / Indefatigable Year’s / Number of Bookings.

Please don’t include the ‘£’ sign on entering balance, you can book as many as you wish for Lunch, BUT there are only 100 sittings for dinner;

ie. Name / Year’s / x1 Lunch only.

ie. Name / Year’s / x1 Dinner only.

ie. Name / Year’s /  x1 Lunch & Dinner.

Enter Balance to Pay (£)

Enter your name


Agenda for the WEEKEND;

Friday NIGHT 5th June – Saturday early A.M(!). – Vibrant Shirt Night (ShiteShirts Night): In memory of the late ‘Spencer Bell 1958 – past IOBA Chairman’ at the Carreg Bran Hotel (01248 511 577), all in aid of Prostate Cancer.

Saturday DAY 6th June – Reunion Day meet at Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577) 09:00 – 09:30 for initial check-in, then down to JSMTC Indefatigable: 10:00 – 16:00.

Saturday NIGHT 6th June until 23:59 –  Annual IOBA Members Reunion Dinner at the Carreg Bran Hotel – near to the Old School for drinks at 18:00 for 19:00 – 19:15 seated.

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

Carreg Bran Hotel: SATNAV address Church Lane, Llanfairpwll. Anglesey – LL61 5YH


37th Indefatigable Reunion Dinner Menu :

Gwesty Carreg Bran Hotel: Church Lane, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, LL61 5YH  (01248 511577)

Two Bottles (White/Red) of House Wine per table to be included.

Starters;

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.

Mains;

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)

Desserts;

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.

Prizes for the raffle are very much appreciated.

Fund raising RAFFLE TICKETS will be SOLD BEFORE DINNER (not during dinner) on the day.

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Indefatigable OBA: Flim 15th June 1990 12mins

Film courtesy from the late Gary Gray 1965/66

This Sea School was still training at this time up until 1995.

T.S. INDEFATIGABLE VHS Reunion 1990

Indefatigable OBA: Flim 15th June 1990 12mins

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© GG 06/2017 (Gary Gray 1965/66 – RIP – 27/Aug/2018)

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA): Vice Chairman & Archives Secretary

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