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40th Reunion 2023: Gala Dinner Payments

DINNER:  Four Course (Meat & Vegetarian option), including two glasses of wine, coffee & petit four), 7pm for 8pm at £55.00 per person, *Each Dinner booking includes a one-off prize Fund Raising Raffle Ticket (value £5).

For the Gala Dinner, there are 120 (maximum) sittings.

Registered total attending as of 15/01/2023 = 000.

NB: Please may I remind everyone, the final cut off date for booking, will be Sunday 14th May 2023, not a day later.  This webpage will be taken off-line from 6pm on Sunday May 14th.

Payments by Cheque: £55.00

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

John Aspinall 59/60: IOBA Treasurer & Membership. Shepherd’s Cottage, Pinfold Lane, Knowsley, Lancashire. L34 9EL.


Pay instantly online via PayPal: £57.75

2023 Gala Dinner payments below includes a 5% ‘PayPal’ fee;

£57.75 = Gala Dinner (PayPal fee included per transaction).

**Years at Inde (i.e.75/76).

Number of tickets
Lead guest name
Years at Inde

Agenda for the WEEKEND: TBC

For more information: Please email Richard Lawson 85/88: IOBA ‘Social Secretary’


You can find any of the ‘IOBA Committee’ here:

*Each Dinner booking includes x1 one-off Fund Raising Raffle Ticket (value £5).

In addition, prizes for the general raffle are very much appreciated.

General fund raising RAFFLE TICKETS will be SOLD ON ENTRY AT ‘BAR 1884‘ BEFORE DINNER (not during dinner) on the day.

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

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Training-ship Indefatigable Association 40th celebration Saturday 3rd June 2023

In celebration of the Indefatigable Old Boys Association 40th Anniversary.


A 40th Anniversary Dinner to be held on Saturday 3rd June 2023 assembling at 19:00 hrs in bar ‘1884’ for dinner at 20:00 hrs.

Venue : The Hugh Owen Room, Bangor University Event Management Centre, Collage Road, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 2DG

Ticket price : £55.00 per person.

Ticket price to include : 4 course dinner with a limited wine selection per table, live entertainment, small promotional gift and a raffle ticket for a one off prize.

Dress code : Smart / Black tie optional.

For those who wish to join the annual ‘Vibrant Shirt‘ night, in aid of Prostate Cancer, will also be held at Bangor University on the previous evening Friday 2nd June, in the bar ‘1884’ with exclusive use for the evening. The University are able to provide a hot buffet for the Friday evening at a cost per head of £22.50 ~ attendees should make clear on the BOOKING FORM (when published) if they should require the hot buffet to enable the committee to advise the caterers accordingly.

The BOOKING FORM for Dinner on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd will be found in a link below when live on this website (still to be uploaded).

Accommodation : There are rooms available to book directly with Bangor University now (18/11/22). Rooms at the university have been block booked by the IOBA for Friday 2nd June and Saturday 3rd June evenings but must be booked directly with the university by yourself.

Please contact the reception team directly and quote the group code = GA01671 in order to book the rooms at the group rate, guests can either call on 01248 365900 or send an email to

Please state when booking accommodation, if you require Breakfast or not.

Wheel Chair users: Facilities are fully accessible for wheelchair users, please note that due to The Management Centre being a Grade II listed building, there is no lift access to the third floor bedrooms.

01248 365900

Parking : Parking is free on site and there is capacity for up to 100 cars.

Reunion weekend details : Old School visit / 39th AGM to be announced here in due course.

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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 Indefatigable Robert Griffin Award’.

As some people will remember, Robert Griffin 1974/76 was an inspirational Petty Officer & Drum Major, let’s pause and think about a great guy who 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).

Foxtrot 4 – The Forgotten Falklands Wreck

THE AWARD FOR 2023 is now open for applications

Guide on the parameters and criteria to be applied for 2023;

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:


Andrew Butler 1977-78 / Chairman.

Mob: 07783596046


If you would like to make a donation, large or small, to the IOBA, you can do so via PayPal below… , thank you.

Link:  Donate to the IOBA

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2022 AGM Agenda

Minutes of the 2021 AGM by Tony Eastham





Time  10:30> 12:30 on Saturday 11th June 2022 at the Old School / JSMTC Indefatigable.


The IOBA AGM Presentation 2022 – To be posted here when available

Updated 06/06/2022:  Those not attending the AGM, the Base is open to explore as stated on the day by the Duty JSMTC member of Staff / IOBA Chairman.

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.

Ser Item Owner
1 Opening Address   Andrew Butler (Chairman)
2 Apologies Andrew Butler (Chairman)
3 Obituaries Andrew Butler (Chairman)
4 2021 AGM Minutes Richard Lawson (General Secretary)
5 Matters arising from 2021 AGM Minutes Richard Lawson (General Secretary)
6 Election of Committee.  In accordance with the IOBA Constitution the following Committee roles are up for re-election:


The roles are voluntary, open to full paid-up members of the IOBA and are held for 3 years (2022-2025);

1.    Chairman 2022 – 2025

2.    Vice Chairman 2022 – 2024

3.    General Secretary 2022 – 2024

4.    Treasurer & Membership Sec 2022 – 2025

5.    Newsletter Editor 2022 – 2025

6.    Social Secretary (new Role) 2022 – 2024

Andrew Butler (Chairman)
7 Chairman’s Report Andrew Butler (Chairman)
8 Presentation of 2021 Accounts Tom Keyes (Treasurer)
9 Membership update Tom Keyes (Treasurer)
10 IOBA Shop update Ian Parr (Merchandise)
11 IOBA Newsletter update Tony Eastham (Newsletter Editor)
12 IOBA Web Site Update Owen Sutton (Web Master)
13 Key Events Andrew Butler (Chairman)
14 AOB


·         2023 – IOBA 40th Anniversary

·         IOBA Southern Branch

Committee/Martyn Lynch (74/76)


Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

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