Two members of the 2nd Forfar Company of the Boys’ Brigade were presented with the organisation’s highest award at the company’s 68th annual inspection, display and presentation of awards in the Queen Street halls.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Queen’s Badge to Jason Lovegrove and Duncan Gillies.
The tradition of having mum present the award to her son was altered for Jason - his granny Betty, an officer with the Junior Section, presented his badge whilst Duncan received his award from his proud mum, Jennifer.
Opening devotions were conducted by Company Chaplain the Rev Barbara Ann Sweetin, minister of the parent church, Forfar East & Old Parish, before boys in the three age groups delighted and informed assembled parents and invited guests with a selection of typical games, badgework, marching and activities that engage them during the brigade year.
Company Captain Irene Duthie kept the evening going as M/C and emphasised, in her end-of-year report, the essential team work shown by officers and boys throughout the session.
Inspecting Officer for the evening was National Trust Project Manager, John McKenna and his wife Evelyn presented the trophies and prizes.
After the event Mr McKenna congratulated the Company Captain and all those who took part - turn to our letters page to read his comments.