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IOBA 2018 Newsletter

IOBA 2018 Newsletter Cover

The 2018 IOBA Newsletter has now been made available for all, after MEMBERS have received their hard-copy.

Please find below the LINK in PDF. This is as close to the printed hard-copy down sized to 939 KB.

IOBA 2018 Newsletter please click on this LINK to download to your;

Smart Phone/PC/Laptop : https://www.ts-indefatigable-oba.org/web-version-2018/


It’s a sad fact that since its closure in 1995 the Indefatigable as we know it is no more. However, you can help keep the memories and all that the school stood for alive by joining the Indefatigable Old Boys Association.

Membership stands at 257 (Dec 2018), a tiny percentage of the number of boys who benefited from her. So please get involved and join up.

257 (+7 on same time last year) Members @ 31st December 2018

179 (+2) Paying members (68%)

53 Life Members (21%)

25 (-1) Honorary Members (10%)

27 (-2) Overseas Members 12% (out of UK)

6 Members joined last year

To pay your membership subscription, please click on this LINK : https://indeoba.c4242423.myzen.co.uk/the-ioba-needs-you/

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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

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MERCHANT NAVY DAY – LIVERPOOL: Sunday September 1st 2019.

IOBA at MN Day Sept 4th 2016 (1)Merchant Navy Memorial Day in Liverpool: 1st September 2019.

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.

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.

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Peter Brennan would like to invite you to attend the Merchant Navy Day Service at ‘Our Lady and St.Nicholas Liverpool Parish Church’ on Sunday 1st September 2019.  At this service we celebrate the role of the Merchant Navy in the City of Liverpool in the past and in the present: there is more information below.

You are kindly requested to arrive at 11.30am for the service at 12 noon.  After the service the congregation will proceed to the Merchant Navy Memorial at the Pier Head. Please note this is an outdoor event. Carriages after the Act of Remembrance at approximately 1pm.

The dress code is Lounge Suit/Day Dress/Uniform/Medals

Since the year 2000 the 3rd September, or a date close to it, has been designated ‘Merchant Navy Day’.  The purpose is to celebrate and raise awareness of our dependence on our past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers.   

The river has always been at the centre of the economy of the Liverpool region, and the Merchant Navy is part of the past and the future of the area.  Every year hundreds of people gather at Liverpool Parish Church – the Sailors’ Church – to celebrate Merchant Navy Day, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the Merchant Navy Memorial at the Pier Head.  The congregation is led by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, but it is important that the congregation reflects not just civic dignitaries and current/retired seafarers, but also representatives from shipping companies and others who represent the work of the Merchant Navy today.

This year the Service will take place on Sunday 1 September at 12 noon.  We are particularly encouraging those connected with shipping and the Merchant Navy in the 21st Century to get involved so that we can reflect today’s maritime community in the service.

Please come and support our seafarers by participating in the Service in September.

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


THE ROBERT GRIFFIN AWARD 2020

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 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 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).

THE AWARD FOR 2020 is open for applications

Guide on the parameters and criteria to be applied for 2020;

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:  Steve Humphries 75/76

Trinity House, 18 Orchard Drive, Wooburn Green, Bucks. HP10 0QN

M: 07703454495

E: steve_c_humphries@btinternet.com

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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