Remembering Jack Hosken

All of us at the 3rd Enfield are saddened to learn of the passing of Jack Hosken earlier this month at the age of 95.

Jack became Captain of the 3rd Enfield in 1950, the year we celebrated our Diamond Jubilee, and served in this role until 1958. During this time the country saw the accession and coronation of a new Queen, and the 3rd Enfield was involved in events at venues including Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall and Earl’s Court, and won the Devonshire Cup (London District’s bugle band trophy) in 1956 for the first of, to date, seven times.

The photo shows Jack (back row, right) with other 3rd Enfield Captains at the time of our Centenary celebrations in 1990. Front row – Andrew Mason, Harold Dye, Terry Silvey; Back row – Ron Langhorn, Bernard Barwick, Jack Hosken.

We give thanks to God for Jack’s faithful service to The Boys’ Brigade, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time.