History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1923 - Formation of the 3rd Enfield Boy Reserves

January
Major P W Leggatt HAC presents the new Battalion Colours to the 1st Enfield, holders of the Colours in 1922. They consist of a Union Flag in silk on a royal blue base, and hand embroided in white silk within the BB Anchor are the words "Boys' Brigade Enfield Battalion". Along the lower border, the blue silk in a gold and yellow background show the words "The Plowman Colours". The fringe is yellow silk, and the cord and tassels are blue and yellow. The staff is of black ebony and has 26 silver rings indicating the annual victories in the Battalion Drill competition since 1897. It was a tribute to Mr T R Plowman and his hard work.

March
The 3rd Enfield Boy Reserves is formed.

Wednesday 14th March
At the Enfield Drill Hall, the 1st Enfield beats the 3rd Enfield for the Battalion Colours. The result is: 1st - 1st Enfield (168), 2nd - 3rd Enfield (161). The maximum score is 200.

Thursday 19th April
The tragic death of Frank Thomas Pegrum: This Corporal of the Company died from a fractured skull after falling off of a steam wagon.

Wednesday 2nd May
The Royal Albert Hall Display: The Company gives a display of wand exercises (36 boys) at the Display. The squad is trained by Mr R L Plowman. The first Devonshire Cup competition for Bugle Bands is won by the 76th London. The test piece is "Bugler".

Saturday 4th August to Tuesday 14th August
The Enfield Battalion Summer Camp is held at the Old Hall Farm in Felixstowe. Over 500 boys and Officers attend; they enjoy walks, rambles, boating, games, sailing, swimming and camp concerts.


Leaving for camp at Enfield Town railway station.

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