Larbert on top in drill contest

The drill competition, one of the two premier BB contests, attracted four squads with 2nd Larbert (Old Church) winning and retaining the Battalion Colours.

1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church) were second with 1st Haggs (Haggs Church) and 3rd Falkirk (People’s Church) third and fourth.

With most competitions now completed, the Company Section Efficiency Trophy for overall performances during the session has been won by 1st Grangemouth with 1st Polmont (Brightons Church) and 2nd Larbert next. Well done all the companies for their sustained sterling efforts.

Over the weekend March 21-23, 3rd Falkirk visited Scott Lodge, the Dundee Battalion outdoor centre, in Glen Clova in Angus. Twenty or so boys and officers enjoyed fun in the snow on Dreish, whose summit eluded them this year due to the weather. Undeterred, fun in the river in Corrie Fee added to more tranquil indoor pursuits in rounding off their stay.

Also recently away was the Stedfast Association, when 24 ‘old boys’ (and girls) visited the Carlisle Swallow Hotel for a time of quiet fellowship and reminiscence. Their ‘church parade’ was to the city centre Borders Kirk where this ‘over the border’ Church of Scotland made them most welcome.

The Junior and Company Section AGM’s have both now been held and although most posts have been filled for next session, help in organising prospective Queen’s Badge candidates plan for their work is urgently needed as there are potentially large numbers enrolled.

After a fulfilled life, 1st Haggs announce the passing of their old mini-bus, now succeeded by a newer, tinted glass version, already serving not only the BB Company but also those attending Haggs Parish Church every Sunday.