Sad to note passing of a BB stalwart

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With sadness, I heard of the death of Bob Forsyth, former postmaster in Falkirk and a BB Company and Battalion Officer from Polmont.

He was predeceased by his wife Isa. Both were members of the Stedfast Association.

That association held its AGM at Larbert West Church on Sunday, May 25. John Aitken, former Captain of 1st Larbert (West Church) stood down as president in favour of Fraser Binnie from Zetland Church. Joe Sharp, former Captain of Bothkennar & Carronshore, joined the committee.

The speaker was Morag McGown of the Aberlour Trust who was presented with a cheque for £200. That sum was matched by a donation to Falkirk & District Battalion.

Seventeen members and nine officers of 5th Larbert (Baptist & Grace Churches) had a weekend at Dalguise where adventure, excitement, and teambuilding activities were enjoyed.

“We were already a good team but now we are even better,” said Aaron from the company.

The Rev. Bill Denholm, a former Captain, was the Inspecting Officer at the parents’ night on May 23 where a video of the year’s activities was shown along with one from 1st Ngaruawahia Company in New Zealand, recently set up by James Doyle, a former Baptist Church officer. Their closing service was on May 25 led by Rev Ken Bleakley. On May 31. 1st Camelon (Camelon Church) had a BBQ for all sections, with a bouncy castle, in the grounds of Hill of Kinnaird Farm, Larbert.

When 2nd Larbert (Old Church) held its closing review with Arthur Priestly, Battalion Hon Vice President as Inspecting Officer, they presented a cheque for £500 to Andy McArthur of the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. This was half of the sum raised from a 24-hour sponsored sports marathon. Andrew Gillespie and Kieran Bennis were presented with their Queen’s Badges.