VISIT TO ARMY FOUNDATION COLLEGE HARROGATE

VISIT TO ARMY FOUNDATION COLLEGE HARROGATE

Members Invite to AFC Harrogate

Association Members have been invited to visit AFC Harrogate on 19th March 2019.

Full details of the visit can be found in the Social Events Page of the website HERE

Will any member who is interested in this visit and furthering the relationship we have with today’s Junior Soldiers at the Uniacke Barracks please contact Ronnie Paterson our secretary on secretary@ijlb.com or via his mobile number 07919 334444 to book a place. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

IBB & IJLB Website Development Meeting

IBB & IJLB Website Development Meeting

It was a pleasure meeting Geoff Camm (Treasurer), Brian Kilty (Chairman) and Ronnie Paterson (Secretary) at the village hotel in Walsall yesterday.

I would like to thank you all for taking the time to meet with me yesterday. I really appreciate the fact that you shared your knowledge and insight that accompany a special association.

I was very impressed by the commitment and work IBB & IJLB association is doing reuniting ex-members and I am truly honoured to be involved with the development of the website.

All the best for 2019 everyone!!

 

 

 

 

Review of IJLB and other Archives

Review of IJLB and other Archives

We have added another page to our Digital Archives which will include Reviews from the IJLB for various years. Check it out !

if you have any Archive materials in your possession please contact me so these can be added. Our objective is to build a lasting history of  IBB, IJLB, JIW and JIB for future generations.

One Of The First Junior Leaders Tells His Story

One Of The First Junior Leaders Tells His Story

Barry Thorne joined the army as a Boy soldier in 1952, he was one of the first ever Junior Leaders Serving in Tuxford and then in A Company that was detached to Harrogate. On reaching the age of 18 Barry served in the Gloucestershire Regiment from 1953 to 1959, obtaining the rank of sergeant in 1956. His postings included Kenya (1955-56, during the Mau Mau campaign); Aden, the Yemen border, and the Persian Gulf (1956); Cyprus (1957, during the EOKA campaign); and Germany (1958/59).

After a short break in the UK, he joined the Colonial Police, serving in Nyasaland/Malawi from 1961 to 1968. In 1968, he became a member of HM Diplomatic Service, serving in East Pakistan/Bangladesh; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Ethiopia; Italy; Turkey; and The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London. He retired as Deputy Consul-General, Istanbul, in 1993, and set up his own business in Maidenhead, Berkshire, in International Credit Management, where he continues to act as Chairman. Barry tells his story of IBB in the early days in his book entitled “A Varied Life” and he has kindly given us permission to reproduce the information in our Archives. You can read Barry’s story in our Archive Gallery .