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35th Annual IOBA Reunion Day : 9th June 2018

35th Annual IOBA Reunion Day


This will be held at the Old School again at JSMTC Indefatigable. SATNAV address Llanfairpwll. Anglesey – LL61 6NT

35th Annual IOBA Reunion Dinner

Reunion Dinner 19:30-23:59.

This will be held at the Carreg Bran Hotel. SATNAV address, Church Lane Llanfairpwll Anglesey – LL61 5YH (Tel: 01248 511 577)

As of today’s date (23/05/2018) registered total guests attending the Reunion / Dinner are 78/100.

Friday 8th June 2018Vibrant Shirt Night: In memory of the late ‘Spencer Bell 1958 – IOBA Chairman’ at the Carreg Bran Hotel, all in aid of Prostate Cancer & Wendy’s page.

Saturday 9th June – Reunion Day at JSMTC Indefatigable.

Saturday 9th June  – Annual IOBA Reunion Dinner at the Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577).

The IOBA 35th Reunion PayPal web page IS NOW OPEN (28th January 2018) for Lunch and Dinner bookings, LAST BOOKINGS SUNDAY 27th MAY 2018.

Please note the final cut off date will be Sunday 27th MAY 2018, not a day later. 

NB: The BOOKING webpage will be taken off-line from 22:00 May 27th.

Agenda for Reunion Day: Parking at JSMTC is a premium, please ‘lift share’ wherever possible.


The 35th DAY Plan: 9/06/2018

08:00 – 09:00 Meet at Carreg Bran Hotel for initial check-in (Tel: 01248 511 577).

09:00 – 09:30 Down to JSMTC Indefatigable Introduction from IOBA Chairman in the Lecture Hall (Assembly Hall).

09:45 – 11:30 IOBA AGM in the Lecture Hall (Assembly Hall).

11:30 – 15:00 JSMTC Main Building open to tour at leisure.

11:30 – 13:30 IOBA Shop OPEN (JSMTC Main Building).

12:00 – 14:00 LUNCH (£15 per person) JSMTC Main Building & CASH BAR open.

15:30 – 16:00 IOBA Members to be off site JSMTC.

The 35th EVENING Plan:

16:30 – 17:30 St Mary’s Church will be open. TBC

18:00 – 19:30 Meet for Drinks at Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577).

19:30 – 23:59 Seated (for 20:00) for the 35th Reunion Hot Carvey Dinner (£30 per person) at Carreg Bran Hotel (Tel: 01248 511 577).

Evening Wear: Smart dress code.

Click here for accommodation : Self catering apartments, family run B&B’s, Farmhouse Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Lodges and Chalets, Campsites, Touring Parks and Yurt & Tipi Campsites.

Prizes for the raffle are very much appreciated.  Fund raising RAFFLE TICKETS will be SOLD BEFORE DINNER (not during dinner) on the day.

Attendees List for the Indefatigable 35th Reunion: For the Reunion Dinner there are a maximum of 100 place’s in total for the Reunion Dinner = 78 attendees for dinner (23/05/18);

  1. Andrew Butler 1977/78
  2. Steve Humphries 1975/76
  3. Elaine Humphries Guest
  4. Andy Husband – JSMTC Commandant
  5. Pete Newton – JSMTC RSM
  6. TBC Special Guest
  7. Bill O’Leary 1974/76
  8. Tom Keyes 1963/64
  9. Joe Earl 1956/57
  10. Steve Earl Guest
  11. Martin Bell 1962
  12. Linda Bell Guest
  13. Pat Kissane 1946/47
  14. Shawn Kissane Guest
  15. Andrea Brierley Assoc (Representing the late Mac McNeill 1941/42)
  16. David Brierley Assoc (Representing the late Mac McNeill 1941/42)
  17. Jacob Brierley Assoc (Representing the late Mac McNeill 1941/42)
  18. Charlie Claridge 1962/63
  19. Margaret Callaghan Guest
  20. Ian Young 1981/83
  21. Rebecca Young Guest
  22. Stephen Cottell 1968/69
  23. Pauline Curham Guest
  24. Tony Mac’Coscair 1986/87
  25. John Aspinall 1959/60
  26. Val Aspinall Guest
  27. Lee Jones 1965/66
  28. Annie Jones Guest
  29. Anthony Williams 1985/88
  30. Richard Lawson 1985/88
  31. Michael Lawson 1986/90
  32. Lee Mac’Shane 1992/94
  33. Jessica Hendry Guest
  34. Russell Jones 1955/56
  35. John Farrell 1949/50
  36. Rocky Sommerville 1973/74
  37. Kevin Gidney 1972/74
  38. Mandi Gidney Guest
  39. Russell Rockliffe 1984/87
  40. Julie Guest
  41. Geoff Warr 1963/64
  42. Ian Parr 1975/76
  43. Debbie Parr Guest
  44. Bill Murdoch 1971/72 
  45. Bill Murdoch Guest
  46. Will Jones 1963/64
  47. Malcolm Williams 1975/76
  48. Angie Williams Guest
  49. Martyn Hunt 1982/85
  50. Karen Hunt Guest
  51. Neil Jones 1985/86
  52. Gareth Perrin 1988
  53. Adrian Baker 1980/81
  54. Mark Chatham 1965/66
  55. Ellie Chatham Guest
  56. Tracey Coote (Representing the late Robert Coote 65/66)
  57. David Murray Guest
  58. Marc Hardman 1961
  59. Mike Rotherforth 1960/61
  60. Diane Rotherforth Guest
  61. Marc Hardman 1961
  62. Frank Lawlor 1965/66
  63. Val Lawlor Guest
  64. Glyn Wallis 1973/74
  65. Kimberley Wallis Guest
  66. Bernard Lavery 1952/53
  67. Mark Lanfear 1982
  68. Sarah Lanfear Guest
  69. Mark Palmer 80/82
  70. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Steve Owen 1977/78
  71. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Guest
  72. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Guest
  73. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Guest
  74. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Guest
  75. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Guest
  76. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Guest
  77. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Guest
  78. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Crew – Guest



Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)


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.


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
x125 Antique Brass ‘bevelled edge’ coins with navy ensign.
x125 Antique Nickel ‘bevelled edge’ coins with navy ensign.

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)


The IOBA can help our less fortunate members, so that they are able to attend future Reunions!!

In memory of, the above assistance will be now known as ‘The Robert Griffin Award’.

As some people will remember, Robert Griffin was an inspirational Petty Officer & Drum Major, let’s pause and think about a great guy and gave his life for the defence of his country, the best sprit 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).

One Award for 2018 has been offered and accepted, therefore;


Guide on the parameters and criteria to be applied for 2019;

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:

THE ROBERT GRIFFIN AWARD Representative: Martyn Hunt 82/85

3, Ironside Walk, Burslem, Stoke on Trent. Staffs.  ST6 4AA

M: 07881 741440



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

Donate to the IOBA


© 2018

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.


Click: Training Ship Indefatigable online shop


Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

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