History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1979

Friday 16th February
Sgt Robert Tovey becomes London District Solo Bugle champion.


Saturday 17th March
The Company's Bugle Band wins through to the final of Devonshire Cup competition.


Saturday 31st March
The Company wins the London District Two Section Drill competition for the third time in a row, although there is a conflict with administrators of the competition.


Saturday 5th May
The Company Display is held at Chase Side Primary School.



Friday 11th May to Saturday 12th May
The 3rd Enfield convincingly beats the 4th London Bugle Band in the final of the Devonshire Cup (11th May; 181.5 points to 166.5), with the test piece Diamond. The 3rd Enfield does the Band/Drill Double for the third time.

The 3rd Enfield Bugle Band in the final.

Robert Tovey (left) and Andrew Day (right) receive the Devonshire Cup from the Duke of Gloucester.

Buglers of the 3rd Enfield Bugle Band giving a display on the Saturday of the Royal Albert Hall Display, as winners of the Devonshire Cup. Tim Langhorn is out front as mace bearer.
As winners of the Devonshire Cup competition the 3rd Enfield gives a band demonstration on 12th May. The Company forms part of the massed Enfield Bugle Band display. This "Star Band 90" item is to mark the 90th year of the BB in Enfield. The 1st and 3rd take part in the finale of every performance, in which the new and old London Colours are trooped to mark the 25th anniversary of the new Colours.


The 1st and 3rd Enfield Companies mark the anniversary of the Queen's and London District Colours. The honour is given to us because of our great success in the Daily Telegraph Shield competition since 1906.

A special parade item at the 1979 Royal Albert Hall Display, which includes the 1st and 3rd Enfield Companies. It is a special anniversary of the Queen's Colours and London District Colours. The 1st and 3rd Enfield between them had won the Daily Telegraph Shield no less than 23 times at that stage in 1979, which was a record, and hence carried the two aforementioned Colours.


June

The 3rd Enfield Company and Band, as winners of the London District Devonshire Cup and Two Section Drill competition.


Sunday 10th June
The Company parades in Enfield before a Church Parade.


Saturday 16th June
Enfield Battalion Town Park Show: The Company takes part in the march past, "Star Band 90" and their item called "The Champions".



Saturday 29th September
The "First for Boys" campaign: A large BB Display is put on in Trafalgar Square to begin the new "First for Boys" campaign. This is to increase the numbers within the Brigade for the centenary year (1983). The 3rd Enfield takes part in the "Star Band 90" item, which is made up of all of the bands in Enfield at the time.


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