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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.

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

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

 

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA)

IOBA 2017 Reunion Presentations & Reunion Photos

Bill O'Leary 74_76 10 year 2006_2016 IOBA Chairmainship Presentation 2017e - Copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill O’Leary 74/76

Newly promoted 08/01/2018: Major General WJ O’Leary QVRM TD DL VR.

IOBA Chairman’s Presentation:

Dear Andrew (IOBA Chairman),

Steve Humphries (IOBA Vice Chairman) on his return from the reunion weekend (10/June/2017) and passed to me the absolutely beautifully engraved lantern which you had commissioned for me.

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the Association in doing this and thank you all most sincerely for this kind gesture.

It was a wonderful privilege being the Chairman for 10 years I know you will feel the same for at least the next decade!

I missed you all greatly this weekend, Anita will tell you I was like a lost soul recounting by the hour what you would be doing at each stage of the weekend.

I hear it was a great success, very well done to you all.

Again, a huge thank you for this wonderful presentation, it is greatly appreciated.

Yours ever
Bill

Major General WJ O’Leary QVRM TD DL VR


 

Secretarys Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Humphries 75/76.

IOBA Secretary’s Presentation:

Steve Humphries (IOBA Vice Chairman & Archives Secretary) was presented the above ‘In appreciation of His outstanding Service as Secretary of the Indefatigable Old Boys Association’ for 17 years.

 


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Stranded in the Suez Canal between 1967 – 1975

Reunion for Seafarers stranded in the Suez Canal 1967 – 1975

SIX DAY WAR CREW SOUGHT

Reunion for Seafarers stranded in the Suez Canal 1967 - 1975

Merseyside Museum commemorates Suez Canal anniversary:
Merseyside Maritime Museum is looking for former seafarers who were on a stranded ship on the Suez Canal between June 1967 and June 1975 to attend a special 50th anniversary reunion at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Thursday 1 June 2017.

14 merchant ships were stranded in the Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal at the start of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt in 1967. They were trapped there for eight years until Egypt reopened the canal in 1975. Four of the ships were British flagged, including three from Liverpool shipping lines: MS Melampus and MS Agapenor from Blue Funnel Line, and MS Scottish Star from Blue Star Line. The fourth British ship was MS Port Invercargill of the London-based Port Line.

Though the original trapped crews were replaced after a couple of months, over the years around 3,000 seafarers served on the ships, helping to maintain them and their precious cargos, right in the middle of a war zone. The period was the height of the Cold War, the ships may have come from both sides of the Iron Curtain, but as Ben Whittaker, Curator of Maritime History and Technology explains, it didn’t stop them forming their own ‘United Nations’.

“The ships were going nowhere, over time camaraderie grew between the crews irrespective of their country of origin. Inspired by the part of the Suez Canal they were stuck in, they established what was to become a unique community; the Great Bitter Lake Association”.
“They shared supplies and equipment, as well as created a full programme of sports fixtures and other social activities. The seafarers even produced their own hand-made stamps, which are now sought after collectors’ items”. The move to appeal for ex-crew was inspired by author Cath Senker, whose forthcoming book on the subject features material from the Blue Funnel Line Archive which is held at the Museum, as well as images of objects from the museum collections related to the Great Bitter Lake Association. These include a commemorative plate and home-made trophies that were awarded to the winners of the competitions held on board the ships during the 8 year long saga. Ben says; “We want former crew to get in touch and join us on 1 June to share their stories and reminisce. Many members remember their time in the Suez Canal as one of the most significant of their entire lives. Through the internet, many of them have now renewed contact with each other, and interest in this unusual story has been revived. With Liverpool ships and men part of the story, Merseyside Maritime Museum is the right place to hold the reunion”.
If you or a family member were on one of the stranded ships on the Great Bitter Lake during the Six Day War and want to share your story and be part of the reunion, contact Ben Whittaker. Telephone 0151 478 4401 or email <ben.whittaker@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk>.

 ROGER PERKIS No.45 1966 +

 

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA): Secretary & Archives

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