History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1970

January
The Company wins the Battalion Squad Drill competition in a very close competition with the 1st Enfield.


Sunday 4th January
Frank Head dies at Newmarket General Hospital at the age of 66.


Wednesday 7th January
Ron P Sleath passes away.


Saturday 7th March
The Company takes part in a Battalion Display at Enfield Grammar School, where a brilliant performance is given, executing drill movements in fours without a word of command.


Saturday 2nd May
The 80th Company Display: Mr Bill Hutchings breaks his leg during a gymnastics item at the Display at Lavender School.


May
The "Sixteen Squad" item by the 3rd Enfield is a great success at the Royal Albert Hall Display. Sixteen boys (in fours) give a display of precision drill without words of command.


August
Summer Camp takes place in Oxwich Bay.


September
The BB announces the change from pillboxes to forage caps.


Friday 30th October
Top Squads Night: 8000 BB enthusiasts attend the Top Squads Night at the Empire Pool, Wembley. The programme features the HM Band of the Royal Marines, Queens Park Rangers, Metropolitan Police dogs and Cliff Richard. The 3rd Enfield perform their precision drill without words of command as "Top Squad".


Tuesday 3rd November
The Duke of Edinburgh meets members of Enfield Battalion at Forty Hall, at a Duke of Edinburgh Awards event.

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