SUCCESSFUL SHORNCLIFFE WEEKEND

SUCCESSFUL SHORNCLIFFE WEEKEND

Our first organised visit to Shorncliffe for ex IJLB who served there was held on the weekend of 22nd to 24th July.

The weekend saw a small party of ex Juniors and wives visit Sir John Moore Barracks to re live their time there and to enjoy time with old friends and new.

Photographs of the visit are available courtesey of Adrian Bold and can be found on the link below.

The Committee would like to thank those in attendance for their support.

ARMY FOUNDATION COLLEGE HARROGATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY PASSING OUT PARADE!

ARMY FOUNDATION COLLEGE HARROGATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY PASSING OUT PARADE!

10TH TO 12TH AUGUST 2022

10th August 2022

Arrive The Crown Hotel Crown, Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ. Car Parking is available at the front and to the side of the hotel.

THE CROWN HOTEL HARROGATE
DOUBLE ROOM £130 per Night or single Occupancy £120

TWIN ROOM £130 per Night or Single Occupancy £110

RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE VIA OUR PRI SHOP PLEASE CHOOSE CORRECT OCCUPANCY LEVEL

We have reserved Double On-Suite plus Twin On-Suite rooms which are well presented and provide comfortable beds. For members attending on their own would you please indicate that you are happy to share with another male member? The accommodation is based on a Bed & Breakfast booking for two nights, Wednesday, Thursday depart Friday.12th August

2022.

 There are three restaurants where you can eat. The formal Churchill Suite to a relaxed evening in our Brasserie. The Crown offers a range of dining options to suit all guests.

10TH AUGUST 1500HRS TO 1700HRS

15.00 – 1700 hrs Guided Tour of Army Foundation College Uniacke Barracks Penny Pot Lane Killinghall Harrogate HG3 2SE. A visit has been arranged for a familiarisation tour of the college from 3.00 – 5.00 pm. Parking is available in the grounds of the Barracks adjacent to the Guard Room

THURSDAY 11TH AUGUST 2022 75TH ANNIVERSARY PASSING OUT PARADE

Thursday 11th August 2022 Infantry Junior Leaders Party attend 75th Anniversary Passing out Parade. As special guests of the Commanding Officer. VIP Seating has been arranged at the front to enable a particularly outstanding view of the parade. This will be followed by a visit to the WO’s & Sgts Mess for refreshments

Points to note. There will be other Harrogate Veterans of the College at the graduation. It may be that the two Associations will be requested to provide a Group to take a small part in the POP as this also commemorates the time that Uniacke Barracks provided the foundation of Junior Leaders. Please be aware that as IJLB being the prototype junior leader it will be expected that we set an example. The Order of Dress will be, Suit or Blazer & Flannels with either IJLB Association Tie available from our website PRI or your Regimental Tie. If you wish to wear your Regimental Beret please do so. It would be wonderful to see an array of the former Infantry headwear.

The RSM has intimated that perhaps the Senior Inspecting Officer may wish to mark this historic event to inspect both Veteran Groups on parade.

AFC HARROGATE JUNIORS PASS OUT

PASSING OUT PARADE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

TIME EVENT
0830 – 0945hrsArrive at Uniacke Barracks – Use VIP Car Park
1015hrsAll seated on Main Parade Square
1020 hrsBrief to spectators
1030hrs – 1050hrsParade begins
SIO escorted to the square from College Headquarters and fly past.
1215hrsParade ends. You may mingle on the square. Camp gates open once all weapons have been accounted for.
1300 – 1400hrsGuests are free to leave.
. This will be followed by IJLB Contingent making a visit to the WO’s & Sgts Mess for refreshments.

PASSING OUT NIGHT DINNER CROWN HOTEL 1930hrs

We are organising a Group Dinner in the Crown Hotel on the evening of 11th August Tickets in PRI Shop Please email your menu choice to Ronnie.

MENU

Starter
Cauliflower & goats’ cheese soup, chive dressing (GF) **(VE)
Baked Camembert cheese, red onion marmalade, toasted focaccia (V) **(GF,VE)
Watermelon, Harrogate blue, hazelnut, pea shoots, raspberry dressing (V) (GF) **(VE)
Main Course
Parma ham, chicken & wild mushroom ballotine, fondant potato,
fine beans, red wine jus (GF)
Roasted striploin of beef, roasted potatoes, honey glazed carrot & parsnip,
Yorkshire pudding, beef gravy **(GF)
Grilled fillet of salmon, sautéed new potatoes, creamed cabbage & leek,
chervil & shallot pesto (GF)
Wild mushroom & spinach filo tart, courgette & roasted peppers, pearl potatoes,
roasted garlic dressing (V)
Dessert
Dark chocolate brownie, white chocolate mousse, raspberry puree (V) **(GF)
Lemon tart, white chocolate purée, Limoncello Chantilly, lemon crisps (V)
Pineapple tarte tatin, rum & raisin ice cream (V)
Tea, coffee and mints
3 course
choice menu | £35 per person
GF = Gluten Free
V = Vegetarian
VE = Vegan
** = Can be made

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR MENU CHOICE TO secretary@ijlb.com

FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Please Depart The Crown Hotel please do so no later than 11.00am.

SUMMARY

There will be an information left in your bedroom to ensure all details that we may receive after this post is issued to ensure full security compliance and Health & Safety as laid down by the Army Foundation College Adjutant.

THE FOLLOWING HAVE RESERVED AND PAID

STUART DAVIS 1 X SINGLE OCCUPANCY TWIN ROOM PLUS DINNER

PETE CURTIS DOUBLE OCCUPANCY TWIN PLUS DINNER

NIGEL FRASER EVANS 1 x TWIN OCCUPANCY ROOM PLUS 2 DINNER

COLIN COULL DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM PLUS 2 X DINNER

RONNIE PATERSON TWIN OCCUPANCY ROOM PLUS 2X DINNER

GEOFF CAMM TWIN OCCUPANCY ROOM PLUS 2 X DINNER

BARRY THORNE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY TWIN ROOM PLUS 2 X DINNER

REUNION AND SHORNCLIFFE VISIT

REUNION AND SHORNCLIFFE VISIT

IJLB ASSOCIATION REUNION AND VISIT

Sir John Moore Barracks Shorncliffe

Friday 22 – Sunday 24th July 2022

The committee are delighted to inform you of the details of the IJLB Association visit to Sir John Moore Barracks over the weekend 22-24 July 2022.

The programme is as set out below and the costing will depend whether you wish a double on-suite room at the Clifton Hotel or a single room.

There will be an Informal Reunion Dinner on Saturday evening commencing with pre-dinner reception, 3 course dinner.

Please note that you can order and pay for your ticket/tickets to attend on our website through PayPal using a valid debit or credit card.

THE PROGRAMME

Friday 22nd

Book In Clifton Hotel after 2.00 pm

IJLB REUNION AND DINNER CLIFTON HOTEL – SHORNCLIFFE

Best Western Clifton Hotel Clifton Gardens, CT20 2EB

Evening free to either eat in the hotel restaurant or at your own behest cost not included in price. With a chance to mingle informally with ex Juniors Leaders.

Saturday 23rd    Breakfast in hotel restaurant included in Cost below

Saturday 11.00Visit Sir John Moore Barracks 

10.30 am         Depart by own cars to Sir John Moore Barracks CT20 3HF. On arrival park your car in the large car park just outside the Main Gate. Security access will be controlled by MOD Police on the Gate. Assemble inside the gate at the designated location.

11.00 am         Opening Address by Garrison Sergeant Major WO1 Jason Marriott Royal Green Jackets and Major Fred Hardie IJLB Association Member and former RSM IJLB, Shorncliffe

11.30 am         First Part of Tour

12.30 pm         Visit Sgts Mess for Refreshments in the Bar

1.00 pm           Lunch is available in the Mess Dining Room on a purchase your own and eat basis as the modern soldier of today’s Army currently does. The cost will depend on what you choose from the set menu that day.

2.30 pm           Second Part of Tour

3.30 pm           Tour Ends in Assembly Room for Wash Up and Questions.

4.00 pm           Presentation of IJLB Association Plaque to Sgts Mess.

4.15 pm           Depart barracks for Clifton Hotel

Saturday 19.00  Reunion Dinner in Hotel Function Suite 3 course meal see below

6.30 pm           Meet for Pre Dinner-Drinks

7.00 pm           Informal Reunion Dinner In Function Suite.

Please note this is an informal Reunion Dinner, however in keeping with the Association Dress Code, Men are expected to wear a suit, collar and tie or Blazer/Sports Jacket collar and Tie. For the Lady’s appropriate Smart Dresses, Trousers, Blouse etc.

MENU SELCETION’s

Starters

Cream of vegetable soup

Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella

Served on Mixed leaves, balsamic glaze, pesto

Traditional Prawn Cocktail

With Marie rose sauce, buttered brown bread

Main Course

Roast Chicken Supreme

Served with seasonal vegetables,

Lyonnaise of potatoes, mushroom sauce

Herb Crusted Fillet of Haddock,

Served with seasonal vegetables

Lyonnaise potatoes, tomato & basil sauce

Gnocchi Pomodoro (V)Served with side salad, garlic bread

Dessert

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Served on raspberry coulis, whipped cream

Ice Cream Selection

Fresh Fruit Salad

Served with vanilla Ice cream

Tea or Coffee + Mints

If anyone has any special dietary requirement these are available on request. Just mention this on your email with menu selection to our Secretary, Ronnie Paterson as below?

Once you have booked and paid for your tickets, please email secretary@ijlb.com with your menu selection

COSTS OF WEEKEND INCLUDING SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER

Excludes Friday Night Dinner and Lunch in Sergeants Mess.

Accommodation B & B Basis Friday & Saturday and inclusive of Saturday night Dinner.

Twin/Double            £290.00 FOR TWO

Single Occupancy      £210.00 SINGLE

Wives, Partners or Girlfriends and Guests welcome

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE IJLB WEBSITE

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY PLEASE RESERVE AND PAY FOR YOUR PLACE SO WE CAN CONFIRM HOTEL BOOKINGS

Sunday 24th       Breakfast in hotel restaurant included in Cost

Check OUT 11.00 am

BOOKINGS MADE AND PAID FOR FROM FOLLOWING

ADRIAN BOLD X 1

STEVE GREENWOOD X 2

VAUGHAN DAY X 2

MATT WELLS X 1

PADDY MARTIN X1 Dinner and Visit Only No Hotel Required

GARY BYE X 1

STEPHEN HARSTON X 2

NIGEL SMITH X 2

FRED HARDIE X 2

GEOFF KIRBY X 2

RICHARD ROBBINS X 2

Another Successful Reunion in 2021

Another Successful Reunion in 2021

The weekend of 3rd to 5th September 2021 saw 74 stalwarts take part in the IJLB 2021 Reunion. Our first since Covid struck!

Friday saw the golf competition won by Pete Curtis and both the Indian Meal and the Italian meals being a great success on Friday evening,

At Saturday’s AGM our current Chairman Brian Kilty stood down after more than 5 years service to the Association and Graham Lacey took over as Chairman.

Lt Colonel John Fleming and Major Fred Hardie meet at Reunion (Fred Was RSM At Shorncliffe.)

The meeting also Appointed Graham Fowler as President after his long service as a previous Secretary and Treasurer and Ian Cartwright was appointed an Honorary Life Vice President as one of our senior members and long time supporter of The Association. Our congratulations to them all.

The Saturday Reunion Dinner was a tremendous success with our Guest of Honor Lt Colonel John Fleming, who was CO IJLB at Shorncliffe giving us all an insight to his tenure.

On Sunday everyone gathered at The IJLB Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony in bright sunlight. As RSM Dusty Smith used to remark “The Sun Shines on the Rightous”

Our President Graham Fowler lays The Wreath at the IJLB Memorial in Cae Glas Park watched by the gathered ex Juniors

A Gallery of Reunion Photographs can be found under our Gallery Photo’s Section.

Association Update

Association Update

Dear Member,
Our IJLB Association main aim is to foster an Esprit de Corps and promote the best interests of ex Junior Leaders, Junior Soldiers and particularly our members.
Because of the current restrictions this email is sent to you so that we can carry out a Roll Call and make sure that our communication continues and our members are all in good health and good spirit. Therefore, would you please acknowledge receipt of this email, by replying directly to the Secretary, Ronnie Paterson at his email below?
If you are in need of help or assistance please let us know.

Whilst Lock downs and restrictions have meant our social events have been curtailed this year activities are still ongoing in the background with our members preparing a video of the Oswestry site in order to rekindle memories for those that serve there.

It is evident that this year Covid restrictions will affect all Remembrance events big and small throughout the UK. However, the Committee are pleased to inform you that our Chairman, Brian Kilty, assisted by Bill McKenna will lay two wreaths in Oswestry one at the Town War Memorial and the other at our IJLB Memorial in Glass Park.

The Chairman and Committee wish you and your family a very enjoyable Christmas when it comes. We are in difficult times. Also, with the COVID19 second Lockdown in England upon us with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland already going through similar restrictions. We must all be careful.

As the country approaches Remembrance Sunday on 8th November, I would humbly remind you of some our brothers and members who have passed away during 2019 and 2020 years.  They were:
Norman Gordon Keer – November 2019
Peter Hogg – November 2019
Robert MacDonald Baillie – November 2019
Ray Ironmonger April 2020
Robert Charters August 2020
Colin Cole  August 2020

If there are any more notifications of anyone passing for our “Lest we Forget” records we would be grateful to hear from you. 
 
Finally, I would implore you and your family to adhere to the self-isolation rules during this difficult time. Stay Safe
Yours aye
 
Ronnie Paterson
Secretary
IBB & IJLB Association
secretary&ijlb.com
Tel: 07919 334444

A Little IJLB History

A Little IJLB History

In 1963/64 Lt Colonel Barker presented a tankard to be used by the RSM of IJLB. This was passed down to successive RSM’s until the Battalion was disbanded.

The inscriptions are as follows:

1964 RSM W Smith MBE DCM CG

1965 RSM LSR Bing.                GG

1969 RSM G Hooper.               CG

1972 RSM D Torrence              SG

1974 RSM WE Mathews.          IG

1976 RSM DC Pritty.                GG

1978 RSM B Aveyard.              WG

1978 RSM R Watson                CG

1980 RSM FJ Hardie.               SG

1982 RSM B Turner                  CG

1984 RSM CJ Loveday.            SG

1986 RSM RW Potter.               R Anglian

1988 RSM P Mehrich.               DERR

1989 RSM MN Richardson.      R Anglian