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IOBA AGM 2018 Minutes

Please find attached the IOBA General Meeting 2018 Minutes, for reference at the 2019 AGM 8th June.

MN Medal awarded to Capt.Joe Earl M.N.M (Indefatigable 1956/57)

Capt.J.S.Earl M.N.M

Long over due, The IOBA is recognising the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service awarded to Captain Joe Earl M.N.M (Indefatigable 1956/57).

Awarded in 2009 – Capt. Joe receives the ‘Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service’ from the former First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Alan West, GCB, DSC, PC.

The Merchant Navy Medal <2016

The original Medal was rhodium-plated cupro-nickel and rounded in shape. On its obverse side was a profile portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson inscribed with THE MERCHANT NAVY MEDAL around the top and 1805 TRAFALGAR 2005 around the bottom. The reverse face features the Merchant Navy logo and the inscription reads FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE.

The ribbon, bordered in gold, was vertical striped red, white and green to represent the traditional colours of the Merchant Navy (which depict the port, masthead and starboard navigation lights of a ship). The name of the recipient was inscribed along the outer edge. Miniatures were also available to recipients. Those medals awarded for courage afloat had, in addition, a small silver anchor attached to the ribbon. This medal was superseded by a State Award: the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service in 2016.

The Merchant Navy Medal Recipients 2009

To celebrate meritorious service and acts of courage afloat by British merchant seafarers and members of the UK fishing fleets.  Announced Trafalgar Day October 21st, 2009 – Investiture 30th November 2009: Capt. J.S. Earl for services to merchant shipping and to the Bristol Branch of the Merchant Navy Association.

A proud man, wearing his ‘Indefatigable Ships Crest’ on behalf of us!


Wikipedia link to: Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service

The Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service is a state award in the within the British honours system. The medal is awarded to no more than 20 recipients annually with the awards being announced on Merchant Navy Day, 3 September. The medal was originally awarded by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board 2005-2015 before being superseded by the state award.


Please take time out to click and read Capt. Joe’s Web Pages of MEMOIRS & VERSE;

THE TRAINING SHIP `INDEFATIGABLE`

MEMOIRS

http://joesverse.simplesite.com/160596378

VERSE

http://joesverse.simplesite.com/160596375

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Indefatigable fibreglass LIFEBOAT: Photo Diary

Indefatigable fibreglass LIFEBOAT: Photo Diary

Early in May 2017 the old fibreglass Indefatigable Lifeboat was found on Anglesey by Indefatigable Old Boy ‘Phillip Masterson 90/93 (P.O. of Hood division 92-93)’, on which he became the owner of.

She’s in a bad way but everything is repairable.

July 2018 – With Phil losing his workshop and base by the end of August, A NEW OWNER HAS TO BE FOUND, this has to include storage for the boat.  Phil doesn’t want anything for the boat and said he’s willing to help the new owner with repairs if kept locally to Anglesey. There’s no trailer with it, but Phil is willing to lend one if that helps.

From a historical point-of-view, it’s full of memories and dare I say it that’s all.  From an association (IOBA) point of view, we can’t commit to full ownership as this requires a lot of TLC and a permanent base for storage, but I’m sure with ‘membership agreement’ the IOBA will be willing to part sponsor.

Please contact (Facebook link): Phillip Stephen Masterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Indefatigable Commemorative Coin/Medal

The Indefatigable Commemorative Coin/Medal

With donations being made to the Indefatigable Old Boys Association, this beautiful commemorative Coin/Medal celebrates those of us who served and went to the Indefatigable Training Ship & School between 1864 – 1995.  This antique brass or antique nickel-plated piece features a synopsis of the Training Ship service from an actual 1912 Indefatigable Bible on the obverse.

The reverse displays an intricate design that Captain Joe Earl (IOBA member) gave me an idea of from his own ‘Indefatigable Medal’ from 1957, where these medals were given out as prizes issued for the Top Class or as individual prizes such as Swimming, Seamanship on Prize Day

Available via the IOBA online shop (after the 2018 IOBA Reunion), you will be helping to raise funds and awareness of the IOBA which we are privileged to be supporting.

Specifications:

Cost: £15:00 each Coin & Presentation Box + P&P.

Diameter: 45mm x45mm.

Plating & Finish: Antique Brass or Antique Nickel (on Zinc alloy with soft enamel).

Edition Limit: For now there are only 250 made.

x250 IOBA Presentation Boxes, with www.indeoba.com.
x125 Antique Brass ‘bevelled edge’ coins with navy ensign.
x125 Antique Nickel ‘bevelled edge’ coins with navy ensign.
 

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