BB Notes

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Queensmen from 1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church), as part of their community commitment, assisted members of the War Grave Commission to renovate the Cross of Sacrifice at Grandsable Cemetery.

On September 26, seven junior teams from six Company sections took part in the first leg of their five-a-side football league competition. With a second night planned for November 20, there is still all to play for, with a brand new battalion trophy at stake. At this point 1st Polmont (Brightons Church) is marginally ahead.

At the Battalion Council meeting held at the People’s Church in Falkirk on October 3, officers heard that the battalion will be represented at the Festival of Remembrance on November 9, by a Sergeant from 2nd Larbert (Old Church) who will parade the new battalion Queen’s Colour.

The treasurer indicated a welcome grant from Falkirk Council to assist with administration and training this session. In such a context, the training officer detailed ten Falkirk district young men had begun youth leader training to be completed on October 26.

A small group will begin to update of the battalion constitution, to be brought back to the council meeting in May for approval.

A big entry of 13 senior and 10 junior teams enjoyed a closely contested battalion badminton competition on October 5. The junior event was won by 1st Polmont with 1st Grangemouth C and 1st Haggs (Haggs Church) second and third. In the senior event 8th FalkirkA’ (Bainsford Church) and 1st Grangemouth B and C occupied the top placings.