A warm welcome to the official website of the Infantry Boys Battalion & Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion Association. If you served in any of the following units then this Association is for you :
Infantry Boys Battalion – Tuxford/Harrogate/Plymouth.
Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion – Plymouth/Oswestry/Shorncliffe.
Junior Infantry Wing – Oswestry.
Want to kindle old friendships? Make new friends who were trained at IJLB as yung warriors?
We organise social events including an annual reunion and we have associations with today’s Junior Soldiers through Combined Cadet Forces and Army Cadet contingents as well as a relationship with the only junior entrants to British Army through The Army Foundation College.
The video below is, as far as we are aware, the only film of a Passing Out Parade from the Oswestry era which exists and was shot by the late Tam Melvin of the Black Watch who was not only a Junior Leader in the early 1960s but returned as a PS Instructor in the early 1970s. The POP is the Summer of 1973, you may well recognise some of the faces.
We trust that you will find our new website easy to use and to navigate around and look forward to hearing from you.