Boys’ Brigade annual awards event

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BOYS of the 1st Carnoustie Company Boys’ Brigade recently held their annual display in their hall.

During the evening the members of the three sections - Anchors, Juniors and Company - demonstrated the wide range of activities which they undertake throughout the year to a packed hall of parents, supporters and guests.

The inspecting officer was Ross Smyth, managing director of Smyth Composites Ltd., who was accompanied by his wife, Margaret. Honoured guests for the evening were Mrs Georgiana Osborne, Lord Lieutenant of Angus, and Ken Ingram, a former officer of the Company and one of the original trustees of the hall, which was bought by the Company in 1989.

The Rev. Matthew Bicket, delivered the opening and closing service.

At the end of the evening, Mrs Smyth presented the awards to the top boys in each section and also four President’s Badges to: Sergeants Jack Garrigan, Craig Knight, Jack Mulholland and Jamie Scorgie.

The evening culminated in the Lord Lieutenant presenting two Queen’s Badges, which is the highest award of the Boys’ Brigade, to Staff Sergeants Calum Duncan and Gary Townsend.

Calum and Gary, along with Staff Sergeant Andrew Goss, also received Discharge Certificates to signify the three boys coming to the end of their Boys’ Brigade career after 13 years’ service.

Mr Smyth and the Lord Lieutenant thanked the boys and staff for all their efforts throughout the year and encouraged them in their future endeavours.

Captain Neil Russell gave a vote of thanks and invited everyone to stay behind for hospitality.