Boys shine at Brigade’s showcase evening

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The 6th Hawick Boys’ Brigade Company held its annual display and presentation of awards night on Friday, April 4 in Trinity church hall.

Captain Mark Wright welcomed a packed hall to the evening before introducing his top table guests. The inspecting officer this year was motorbike ace Stuart Easton.

It was then time for the boys to do their display with the Anchor Boys doing a pirate battle and a shark attack which was great to see with paper bombs being thrown everywhere.

The Junior Section entertained everyone with their drill routine and they played a new game called All Aboard with some parents joining.

The Company Section then took on and beating some parents in a Question of Sport themed contest before the Company Section brought the display to an end with their drill routine which again was brilliant.

Stuart Easton then thanked the company for inviting him along and saying that he was impressed with the boy’s efforts.

Mr Easton then presented the following boys with trophies:

Best Anchor Boy; Kyle Wright, Runner-up, Elliot Henderson; Scripture Knowledge, Rory Adams, Fair Play; Toby Turnbull and Robbie Landles.

Best Junior Boy; Harry Scott, Runner-up; Marcus Brogan, Scripture Knowledge; Daniel Arnott.

Best Company Section Boy; Pte. Joe Douglas, Runner-up; Pte. Fraser Clyne, Scripture Knowledge; Pte. Rhys Tait, Boys Best Boy; Pte. Ben Scott, Best at Drill; Ben Scott, Best Uniform; Pte. Fraser Clyne, Best Squad; Squad 2 Pte. Joe Douglas.

Promoted from Private to Lance Corporal are Joe Douglas and Craig Pretswell.

During the evening Captain Mark Wright gave his report of the session. He thanked parents for their support throughout the session and on the display night which was attended by almost 100 people.

He also stated that the company was healthy with numbers up again on last year and he hoped that all the boys would return again in September.

The main award presented on the night was the Queen’s Award which was won by Jordan White who completed
his course in October last year. He becomes the 14th boy in
the company to gain this award.