Arrive The Crown Hotel Crown, Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ. Car Parking is available at the front and to the side of the hotel.
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
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.
PASSING OUT PARADE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
0830 – 0945hrs
Arrive at Uniacke Barracks – Use VIP Car Park
All seated on Main Parade Square
Brief to spectators
1030hrs – 1050hrs
Parade begins SIO escorted to the square from College Headquarters and fly past.
Parade ends. You may mingle on the square. Camp gates open once all weapons have been accounted for.
1300 – 1400hrs
Guests 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
Please Depart The Crown Hotel please do so no later than 11.00am.
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
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.
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.
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.
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”
A Gallery of Reunion Photographs can be found under our Gallery Photo’s Section.
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