History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1999

Sunday 28th March
Christ Church, home of the 3rd Enfield, is the venue for the bi-annual Enfield Battalion Church Parade. 3rd Enfield Officer Chris Sanders becomes Battalion President.


Monday 19th April
The death of Arthur Page: Arthur was a great supporter of the Company in recent decades. From the 90th anniversary of the Company, Arthur stepped forward to support the Company again. Arthur was a boy in the Company in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and for many years during the 1980s Arthur would help teach many first year boys the drums at the weekly band practices at Lavender Road School. Arthur was quite a comedian and would entertain us all with his simultaneous ukulele and piano playing. In later years Arthur also helped out at the 12th Enfield Company headquarters. He often talked about his time during the War years and serving in the army, and how his BB training helped him with the adversity of the War.


Monday 26th April
The annual Company Display and Presentation evening is held at the Church Hall.


Wednesday 5th May
An article appears in the local Enfield Independent newspaper on the "all-clear" buglers from the First World War.


Saturday 22nd May to Sunday 23rd May
A 3rd Enfield mini trek team enters the national Waltham Walk competition, which is a two day expedition open to all youth organisations.


Saturday 21st August to Saturday 28th August
Adrian Bullock from the 3rd Enfield takes part in The Boys' Brigade's KGVI Youth Leader Training Course at Felden Lodge, BB Headquarters.


Saturday 4th September
The national Boys' Brigade Council meeting in Dundee makes an historic decision to move to a new uniform for Company and Senior Section boys, which consists of a royal blue polo shirt and navy blue tie, with a new black belt and navy blue armbands, thus replacing the blazers, haversacks, brown belts and black armbands. The hats and the remainder of the uniform is left unchanged, and Companies are given until the date of Brigade Council in 2006 to make the change to the new uniform. This, therefore, would spell the beginning of the end for the 3rd Enfield's famous red ties, as they would not go with the new blue uniform.


Sunday 31st October
The 2nd Enfield hosts an Enfield Battalion Church Parade at Bush Hill Park URC, its home church.


Sunday 14th November
The 3rd Enfield joins with the rest of the Enfield Battalion to take part in the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade in Enfield Town, including the service on Chase Green.

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