The 30th Indefatigable Old Boys Annual Reunion
I was invited down to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch last weekend to some filming at the 30th Indefatigable Old Boys Annual Reunion. The weather was amazing and it was really great to see how connected the Old Boys are by their experience at The Indefatigable. Here’s a link to a piece we did earlier with Bill Smith talking about his time at the school.
Some more background information:
In 1983, the Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA) was created by the late Pat Purser 77/91 (Teacher) and an annual reunion is held at the school each year where the Ministry of Defence gives ex-students access to the old school.
In 1989 new classrooms and sports facilities were built and the age of entry was lowered to the age of 11. However, the numbers continued to fall to around 120 in 1994/5 with an estimated 100 for 1996. The school could not carry on with these numbers, and at the end of term in 1995 the school was closed.
The school was purchased by the Ministry of Defence in 1996 and renamed The Joint Service Mountain Training Centre (JSMTC) Indefatigable. A £4 million refurbishment began in July 1998 and the first students arrived in April 1999. The Nuffield Trust partly funded the cost of the refurbishment.
Our Constitution (broken down) is as follows: The main aims of the IOBA are to;
Publish details of the INDEFATIGABLE and her proud history, traditions and influence as a point of reference and research to anyone in the world with an interest in maritime history.
Assist those with relatives or friends who are or were to find out more about what shaped them.
Act as a focal point for THE INDE who want to communicate with others.
Provide information about the IOBA and encourage membership.
Promote links with similar organisations around the world.