History - Year by year

Company history for the year 2006

Saturday 14th January
The 3rd Enfield comes fourth in the North London Cross Country, with Matt Hadden coming second individually.

Sunday 29th January
The Company participates in the Enfield Battalion Badminton competition.

Thursday 2nd March
Tom Killey comes third and Rob Gardner sixth in the London District Solo Bugler competition.

Saturday 4th March
The Company's Seniors come third out of 13 in the London District 5-a-side Football competition.

Friday 10th March to Sunday 12th March
The first Enfield Battalion Seniors Weekend takes place at Felden Lodge.

Thursday 16th March
The Company becomes Enfield Battalion Small Squad Drill champions.

Friday 24th March to Sunday 26th March
Tom Boorman becomes the first 3rd Enfield Boy in a long time to attend a Queen's Badge Completion Course, held at Felden Lodge.

Thursday 30th March
The Company obtains third place in the Enfield Battalion Colours competition. Lee Halls and Christopher Sanders also come second in the Two Smart Recruits competition.

The joint 3rd/12th/16th Enfield Senior Football team finishes third in the North London League (won by the 2nd Enfield) and the Juniors finish second (won by the 1st Barnet).

Saturday 1st April
The 1st and 3rd Enfield join forces for some of the London District Band competitions, The joint Band wins the Devonshire Cup (the first time the 3rd has won it since 1982), and also the Musical Accuracy competition (Don West Trophy) for the second year running.

Saturday 8th April
The 3rd/12th/16th Enfield are knocked out of the North London Zone 9-a-side Senior Football Cup by the 2nd Enfield.

Saturday 6th May
The Battalion 6-a-side is started at Carterhatch School, and the teams that qualify for next stage are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th Enfield and 133rd London.

Monday 22nd May
The annual Display and Presentation Evening takes place in the Church Hall, featuring items from all three sections, while the "Magnificent Seven" of Rob Gardner, Tom Killey, Steven Peck, Michael Harnett, Tom Winfield, Richard Arrowsmith and Matt Hadden are officially discharged from the Company. Tom Boorman also becomes the 3rd Enfield's first Queen's Man in around 20 years by gaining the highest Award in The Boys' Brigade, the Queen's Badge.

Friday 26th May
The Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade's annual festival Firm Foundations takes place at the BB's headquarters, Felden Lodge, which Tom Boorman attends from the 3rd. The festival is headlined by Delirious?.

Thursday 8th June
The Jack Petchey Award Ceremony for London District takes place at the headquarters of the 1st Barnet, where Michael Harnett and Tom Boorman gain the Award for their work in the Company. There is also a performance by the 1st/3rd Enfield Devonshire Cup winning Bugle Band.

Saturday 17th June
The Battalion Athletics competition takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, Enfield. The 3rd Enfield's sole representative, Richard Arrowsmith wins the 100m, 200m and javelin, and also comes second in the long jump in his age group. The overall winner is the 2nd Enfield.

Saturday 8th July
London District's annual Beating Retreat takes place at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Members of the 3rd Enfield are involved in the London Massed Bugle Band and various fanfare teams, including a special fanfare with the 1st Enfield and 1st Cranham Companies for Richard Davies, the London District Secretary, who retires after 25 years. S/Sgt Tom Boorman also receives a special certificate from the District as one of the Queen's Men paraded during the evening. On the 100th anniversary of the Daily Telegraph Shield, of which the 3rd Enfield were the first winners in 1906, the 1st Enfield wins the competition.

Wednesday 12th July
The Enfield Battalion 6-a-side competition is completed at Albany Park, where the 3rd Enfield is runner up after a 2-0 defeat in the final by the 10th Enfield. In third place is the 2nd Enfield, followed by the 133rd London.

Saturday 22nd July to Friday 28th July
Tom Boorman attends the King George VI Officer training course (year 1) at BB Headquarters, Felden Lodge.

KGVI New Entrants 2006.

Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August
For the sixth year in succession, the 3rd Enfield joins the 10th Enfield on the Summer Camp, this year to Beeston Regis in Norfolk. It is attended by Tom Boorman, Jamie Newport and Owen Newport.

Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd September
The annual Brigade Council takes place in Cardiff. Another motion to admit girls into BB membership is defeated.

Saturday 21st October to Wednesday 25th October
The London Massed Bugle Band of The Boys' and Girls' Brigades undertakes a tour of the North West District of England, which includes the 3rd Enfield.

Friday 10th November
The Company comes third in the North London Zone Quiz competition, which is won by the 1st Hoddesdon.

Saturday 11th November
The London Massed Bugle Band including the 3rd Enfield, takes part in the Lord Mayor's Show. The event as always is covered on BBC TV (a clip can be found here).

Sunday 12th November
Enfield Battalion's annual Remembrance Sunday Parade takes place at the War Memorial, with members of the 3rd Enfield in both the Battalion Band and the following Parade.

Mr Chris Sanders stands down as Captain of the 3rd Enfield after five years in the post. It is decided by the rest of the Officers to leave the post vacant for the immediate future.

Sunday 17th December
The annual Christ Church Christmas Nativity takes place, which is the final time that the Sanders family take part before moving to the Isle of Wight.

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