2021 AGM Agenda

INDEFATIGABLE 1864 – 1995

OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION 1983 – 2021

INDEFATIGABLE OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION

37th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

Time to be confirmed (14:00> 15:30) on Saturday 5th June 2021 at JSMTC Indefatigable

AGENDA

Ser Item Owner
1 Opening Address Andrew Butler (Chairman)
2 Apologies Andrew Butler (Chairman)
3 Obituaries Andrew Butler (Chairman)
4 2019 AGM Minutes (2020 cancelled) Steve Humphries (Vice Chairman)
5 Matters arising from 2019 AGM Minutes Richard Lawson (General Secretary)
6 Chairman’s Report Andrew Butler (Chairman)
7 Presentation of 2020 Accounts Tom Keyes (Treasurer)
8 Membership update Tom Keyes (Treasurer)
9 IOBA Shop update Ian Parr (Merchandise)
10 IOBA Newsletter update Tony Eastham (Newsletter Editor)
11 IOBA Web Site Update Steve Humphries (Vice Chairman)
12 Election of Committee Andrew Butler (Chairman)
13 Key Events Andrew Butler (Chairman)
14 AOB Committee

*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.

THE 2021 AGM ATTENDANCE WILL BE NON CONPULSORY .

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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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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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