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Indefatigable Memorial Benches

OLD Indefatigable Memorial Bench at JSMTC Indefatigable

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)

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IMAGES OF NEW BENCH TO FOLLOW SOON 20/01/2020

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.

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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Indefatigable 38th Annual Report Cover 1902

Indefatigable (IOBA) Poppy Badge.


Remembrance Sunday November 10th 2019

Have you got got your IOBA Poppy Badge ready for this year.

Link : Indefatigable (IOBA) Poppy Badge

£11.50 (includes 50% donation to the Royal British Legion – RBL).

The cost of £11.50 includes UK postage. We are happy to post worldwide at £3.80 (Jan 2018).

50% donation (NOT LESS THAN £5.00 per badge sold) goes to the Royal British Legion (RBL) and is not diluted by any third party deductions.

Badges are made to a high specification from metal and enamels giving them a high deep red gloss finish. The green leaf points to 11am. They are approximately 40mm in overall size with the red poppy petal being about the same size as a 50 pence piece, the same size as the paper poppy. They have a brooch style safety fastening with the IOBA website address on the reverse.

They are not meant to take away the purpose of buying the paper poppy in November but being enamel they can be worn all year round as Remembrance is 24/7, 365, not just for one week of the year. The badge is in 3D relief so it sits proud of the poppy.

The Royal British Legion provides practical help, advice and support to the Armed Forces community all year round. We help serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-Service men and women, their carers and families.

WEAR YOUR BADGE WITH PRIDE, YOU EARNED THE RIGHT TO DO SO

Click: Training Ship Indefatigable online shop

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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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