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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 This medal was superseded by a State Award: the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service in 2016.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 The medal was originally awarded by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board 2005-2015 before being superseded by the state award.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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MERCHANT NAVY DAY – LIVERPOOL: Sunday September 2nd 2018.

IOBA at MN Day Sept 4th 2016 (1)Merchant Navy Memorial Day in Liverpool: 2nd September.

The Merchant Navy Day Committee is pleased to invite you to this year’s ceremony in the Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Chapel Street, Liverpool.

Once again the IOBA Standard will be paraded.

Merchant Navy Day will be celebrated at Our Lady and St.Nicholas Church, Liverpool.  The Service commences at 1200, please be seated by 1135.

Afterwards we walk down to the M.N. Memorial on the Pier Head,  led by a Sea Cadet Band, for a short Service and laying of wreaths.

The IOBA wreath will be laid along with many others, Merchant Navy veterans, High Commissioners and Naval Attaches from many countries linked with the Port of Liverpool, including Canada, plus the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and Mayors of the Merseyside Boroughs.

Video: http://www.liverpoolshipsandsailors.com/2015/09/06/merchant-navy-day-2015/

Stills: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/lord-mayor-leads-liverpools-national-10000572


Indefatigable (IOBA) Poppy Badge.

Remembrance Sunday November 11th 2018

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

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