History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1956

During 1956

The Bugle Band.


March
The Company wins the Battalion Gymnastics competition.


Sunday 18th March
Sidney J Lahee passes away after suffering a heart attack.


April
The Company wins the Battalion Bugle Band competition.


Saturday 12th May
The Company wins the Devonshire Cup for Bugle Bands for the first time, by beating the 77th London in the final at the Royal Albert Hall. The test piece is "Royal Albert Hall" and the cup is presented by Dr Roger Bannister.



Saturday 16th June
The 3rd Enfield wins the Bowler Cup, the non pre-service class, in the annual bugle and trumpet band contest held in Hornchurch.


Saturday 25th August
The Company Band appears on BBC Television, when they take part in an Earl's Court Show.


Tuesday 28th August to Wednesday 29th August
The camp site at Corfe Castle is hit by a gale, reaching 43 miles per hour. The marquee and tents are blown down, and the boys are evacuated to a Church Hall.


Saturday 8th September
The 3rd Enfield forms a Guard of Honour at Ralph Harness's wedding.

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