Boys’ Brigade pair get royal seal of approval at annual awards night
TWO MEMBERS of the 2nd Fort William Boys’ Brigade Company were awarded the organisation’s top accolade at the group’s annual parents night and awards ceremony in Duncansburgh Macintosh Church Hall last Friday night.
Ewan MacGregor and Roddy MacLeod were awarded the Queen’s Badge, complete with certificate signed by HM The Queen.
During the event the boys demonstrated marching and other skills learned over the last session and outlined the many projects they had undertaken. Inspecting officer was Father Roddy MacAuley from St John’s, Caol, who along with company chaplain Rev Richard Baxter praised them on their smart turnout and exemplary conduct.
Awards were presented to recognise exceptional work, including four President’s Badges and two of the ultimate accolade, the Queen’s Badge, complete with certificate signed by HM The Queen. Kieran Boyd, above, received perfect attendance and best Anchor Boy in his section and was also promoted to the Junior Section.
2ND FORT William Boys’ Brigade prize list 2016/ 2017:
Anchor Boys: Perfect Attendance, Kieran Boyd; Best Anchor Boy: Kieran Boyd.
Junior Section: Perfect Attendance, Finlay MacBride; Arran Stephen; Ruairidh Stephen; Faolan Hunter; Ben O’Sullivan and Robert McTaggart. Regular Attendance: Scott MacLeod and Reece Miller.
Centenary Cup, Best Junior Section Boy: Arran Stephen.
The Wattie Adam Cup, presented by the Adams family in memory of their father, Best Junior Section Squad: Squad 1. Junior Section Gold Award: Finlay MacBride, Scott MacLeod.
Company Section: Perfect Attendance, Josh Higginson, Daniel MacLeod and Max Fox- Gillies. Regular Attendance: Ewan MacGregor, Nathan Johnston, Jay Jay Calder, Liam MacDonald, Jack O’Neill, Daniel Turner and Finlay Hunter.
The Dan Hunter Memorial trophy, Best Drilled Recruit, Finlay Hunter. The Lawrence Wilson Memorial Shield, Best Squad: Squad 2: Lance Corporal Daniel MacLeod.
1st Brierley Hill Trophy, presented to the boy who, in the opinion of the drill officer, has shown most improvement in his drill over the year, Private Max Fox- Gillies.
The Duncansburgh Cup, presented to the company by members of the Kirk Session for Christian Endeavour in and out of company meeting times, Private Jack O’Neill.
The Jim Rodger Trophy, Best All-round Boy in badge work, attendance and enthusiasm, Private Nathan Johnston.
The Seniors Trophy, presented to senior boys of 15 years and over who have completed the Boys’ Brigade award scheme and who are working for the Queen’s Badge, Sergeant Ewan MacGregor.
President’s Badge, Liam MacDonald, Daniel MacLeod, Jason Jeffries and Max Fox- Gillies.
Queen’s Badge, Ewan MacGregor and Roddy MacLeod. Promotions: Anchor Boys to Junior Section and Blue: Kieran Boyd, Mark McCook, Theo Black and Caleb McSorley. Junior Section to Company Section: Finlay MacBride and Scott MacLeod.
Award winner of the junior and senior sections of 2nd Fort William BB Company after their parents’ evening in Duncansburgh Macintosh Church Hall.
Liam MacDonald, President’s Badge, Ewan MacGregor and Roddy MacLeod, both Queen’s Badges, Max Fox- Gillies, Jason Je rey and Daniel MacLeod, all President’s Badges, with Captain Ian Fleming.