History - Year by year

Company history for the year 2007

Tuesday 27th February
A night for the Enfield Battalion Drill competitions (Two Smart Recruits, Small Squad Drill and Colour Drill) takes place. The 3rd Enfield is represented in the Two Smart Recruits by Owen Newport and Christian Collins-O'Connor, who come fourth. The three competitions are won by the 1st Enfield.

Saturday 24th March
The 3rd Enfield and 133rd London Junior football team is knocked out of the North London 9-a-side Junior Football Cup by the 12th, 16th Enfield and 1st Hoddesdon.

Both 3rd Enfield/133rd London Football teams (Junior and Senior) finish fifth in their respective North London Leagues. The Junior League is won by the 1st Barnet, and the Senior League by the 10th/11th Enfield.

Saturday 21st April
The London District Band competitions take place at the Kemnal Technology College in Sidcup, in which the combined Band of the 1st and 3rd Enfield comes second in both the Devonshire Cup and the Don West Trophy for Musical Accuracy. Andrew Clarke comes fourth in the Solo Drummer competition. The majority of the competitions are won by the 1st Enfield Company, including all of the Solo and Team competitions except for the Drum Major competitions, and all Band competitions except for the Don West Trophy (won by the 3rd Bromley), the Open Band (won by The Pacemakers) and the Zone Band (won by the East Zone), although the 1st did not enter the latter two.

Combined 1st/3rd Enfield Band, including the trophies won by the 1st Enfield.

Andrew Clarke, 3rd Enfield Solo Drummer, during the competition.

Sunday 22nd April
The London Massed Bugle Band, including the 3rd Enfield, plays at the London Marathon.

Saturday 28th April
The 3rd Enfield and 133rd London Senior football team is knocked out of the North London 9-a-side Senior Football Cup by the 10th and 11th Enfield, after reaching the semi-final stage.

Monday 30th April
The annual Company Display takes place at the Church Hall. There are items put on by all three sections, including games by the Anchor Boys, figure marching and gymnastics by the Junior Section, drill and a version of Blockbusters by the Company Section, as well as a performance by the Band and the usual Company Awards.

Friday 25th May to Monday 28th May
The annual Firm Foundations festival takes place at Felden Lodge, with Tom Boorman attending again from the 3rd Enfield. The weekend includes a lot of Christian teaching and worship, as well as music, drama, sports and a lot of rain!

Saturday 7th July
The annual London District Beating Retreat takes place at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which includes such items as a performance by the London Massed Bugle Band, other bands, games and more. The 1st Enfield Company wins the Daily Telegraph Shield for the second year running.

Saturday 21st July to Saturday 28th July
The 3rd Enfield once again joins with the 10th Enfield BB and 1st Winchmore Hill GB for the annual Summer Camp in Beeston Regis, Norfolk.

Wednesday 1st August
On the Scout Centenary Day, a re-enactment of the famous Brownsea Island camp is held at the same place. The 1st Bournemouth and 1st Poole Boys' Brigade Companies were involved in the original camp in 1907, which led to Baden-Powell's "Scouting for Boys" book and the foundation of the Scouting movement.

Saturday 4th August to Friday 10th August
Tom Boorman becomes the first member of the 3rd Enfield for seven years to successfully complete the King George VI Officer Training Course, held at BB Headquarters at Felden Lodge.

Saturday 20th October to Sunday 21st October
The London Massed Bugle Band holds a weekend of celebrations to celebrate its 25th anniversary, after being formed in advance of The Boys' Brigade's centenary in 1983. Over the two days, a practice is held on the Saturday along with a film and a disco. On the Sunday, the band travels to St Paul's Cathedral in London to parade through some of the streets in a procession including the London Stedfast Association Band. A service is held on the steps of the Cathedral to commemorate Founder's Day. After the service, a banquet is held at St Brides.

Friday 26th October to Sunday 28th October
The Boys' Brigade's England Region holds a weekend of activities at the Frontier Centre in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, which is attended by Tom Boorman from the 3rd.

Friday 9th November
The team of Jamie Newport, Owen Newport, Lee Halls and Billy Bullock takes part in the North London Zone Quiz competition and comes sixth. The competition is won by the 1st Hoddesdon Company.

Sunday 11th November
The annual Remembrance Sunday Parade is held, with Enfield Battalion taking part once again. For the first time in a number of years, the bugle team for Last Post and Reveille is provided by the Scouts instead of The Boys' Brigade, due to it being their centenary year.

Saturday 24th November
The Company takes part in the Battalion Open Bowling competition, held at Hollywood Bowl Finchley, and comes fourth with the team of Jamie Newport, Owen Newport and Billy Bullock. The 12th Enfield wins the Open competition and the 1st Enfield wins the Junior competition.

Monday 10th December
The annual Company Christmas Party takes place, with all sections holding their own activities including games and pizza.

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