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Grandmaster_Suck
16-09-2010, 12:03
http://www.glasgowstedfastassociation.org.uk/

Reading the latest issue of my parish newsletter I came across an article describing the Glasgow Stedfast Association which is an organisation for former members of the Boys Brigade.

The Stedfast Assocaition was formed so that ex-BB boys can continue to lend their support to the Brigade. I then did a search on the Internet and found some background on the Glasgow Assocaiton in the news section of the Glasgow Battalion website - http://www.bbglasgow.org.uk/news/news.asp

You can download a membership form here - http://www.bbglasgow.org.uk/news/Stedfast_Membership_Leaflet.pdf - membership costs just 10 a year.



Anyone got picture of the old BB displays/meetings at Ibrox?


http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/Follow_Follow/20d2466f.jpg

Grandmaster_Suck
16-09-2010, 12:07
www.glasgowstedfastassociation.org.uk

thevietnambear
16-09-2010, 12:07
141 boys brigade at scotstoun west church which is no longer there

Grandmaster_Suck
16-09-2010, 12:08
252 Netherton St Matthews.

Battlefield Bear
16-09-2010, 12:10
Junior Section - 158th Langside Parish Church

Company Section - 3rd Battlefield East

harmac
16-09-2010, 12:11
68th Glasgow Coy. Maxwell Parish Church, Pollock Street, Glasgow. Happy days.

snoopster1
16-09-2010, 12:12
4th Irvine Boys Brigade Company Scection - anyone else in it ?

Reg_Shoe
16-09-2010, 12:13
76th Glasgow, Drumchapel.

Only BB Flute band in Glasgow.

coolk
16-09-2010, 12:15
44th Cardonald, Glasgow

stevie1969
16-09-2010, 12:19
1st Troon, Ayrshire

Behind enemy lines
16-09-2010, 12:20
131st Glasgow Stonelaw

Forfar_bear
16-09-2010, 12:21
2nd Forfar :cool:

jimren
16-09-2010, 12:24
170th Pollok Church Pollockshaws.

GirvanLighthouse
16-09-2010, 12:25
1st Cumbernauld

Russell_Nash
16-09-2010, 12:26
167 Glasgow

4J's
16-09-2010, 12:27
76th Glasgow, Drumchapel.

Only BB Flute band in Glasgow.

Is that the 1 that was in St Andrews church?

jimbear
16-09-2010, 12:32
104th Glasgow (St Andrew's Parish) & 35th (Ramshorn, Ingram Street).

hannahm
16-09-2010, 12:33
130th Glasgow Broomhill Church

JobearGer
16-09-2010, 12:37
224 Barmulloch:):)

arminger
16-09-2010, 12:37
10th Motherwell Coy, Carfin.

FieldyBlue
16-09-2010, 12:39
262 Shettleston

clum
16-09-2010, 12:39
4th Irvine Boys Brigade Company Scection - anyone else in it ?

I was in it in the early 70's I was in 4B, didn't go to company section though

Div75
16-09-2010, 12:40
365 South Nitshill :D

Grandmaster_Suck
16-09-2010, 12:40
Make sure you join up chaps! Support their work.

Anyone got the pictures from Ibrox parades?

MitchBJK
16-09-2010, 12:41
1st Grangemouth

BarLoch76
16-09-2010, 12:41
Mine was down in Carnwadric, but i got banned after 2 weeks for thumping a guy in my class and his older brother (4 years older), i didn't even get time to buy the uniform

Suffolkbear
16-09-2010, 12:41
220th Glasgow
United Free Church, Millwood Street, Shawlands.
Sadly, no longer operational, but what a football team 1972-1976 !

ordoab chao66
16-09-2010, 12:43
231st Stamperland. Cheers for headsup on this Suck.

dalegoalie
16-09-2010, 12:43
109th Bellgrove and Young Street Church.

Sir William's grave is not far from George Gillespie's in the Western Necropolis. I found it when I was on some Founders' Trail searches. I don't have the photographs on this laptop. I'll post a couple later.

I think the Glasgow Battalion headquarters are based at Ibrox Parish Church in Clifford Street. That was the former Bellahouston Parsih Church. Mr Wilton was a member there. Its congregation merged with those of Ibrox Church, where Mr Struth was a member, and Steven Memorial. For the real anoraks, the Sanctuary was designed by architect James Smith, father of the infamous Madeleine.

Captain_Buns
16-09-2010, 12:47
Reading the latest issue of my parish newsletter I came across an article describing the Glasgow Stedfast Association which is an organisation for former members of the Boys Brigade.

The Stedfast Assocaition was formed so that ex-BB boys can continue to lend their support to the Brigade. I then did a search on the Internet and found some background on the Glasgow Assocaiiton in the news section of the Glasgow Battalion website - http://www.bbglasgow.org.uk/news/news.asp

You can download a membership form here - http://www.bbglasgow.org.uk/news/Stedfast_Membership_Leaflet.pdf - membership costs just 10 a year.



Anyone got picture of the old BB displays/meetings at Ibrox?


http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx122/Follow_Follow/20d2466f.jpg


Funnily enough its in my parish newsletter this month also! :) 44th Glasgow Loyal!

The-Wall
16-09-2010, 12:47
4th East Kilbride :)

Bluerod
16-09-2010, 12:49
94th Glasgow (1st Shettleston) Coy

del68
16-09-2010, 12:49
1st Jamestown

The Busby Bear
16-09-2010, 12:50
1st Bearsden. I think i'll look into this, cheers Suck.

Tyson Two
16-09-2010, 12:50
93rd RenfieldStreet Glasgow

White Cart Bear
16-09-2010, 12:53
231st Stamperland

loyalrab
16-09-2010, 13:07
2nd Cumbernauld

themanwaythepipe
16-09-2010, 13:17
22nd Partick ! come on Rick where are you ? :D

Old RW&B
16-09-2010, 13:18
246 Fernhill & Cathkin. :D

magicoop
16-09-2010, 13:20
205th Eaglesham then 20th & 16th Paisley

sandymacp
16-09-2010, 13:22
7th Greenock and proud of it.

Eddie Badabing
16-09-2010, 13:22
Is it only for Glasgow companies??

Grandmaster_Suck
16-09-2010, 13:25
Is it only for Glasgow companies??

I think there are Stedfast Associations in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen so you join whichever is nearest to you or your old company.

RangersForMe
16-09-2010, 13:26
152 Maryhill and then Cumbernauld but can't remember the number.

Grandmaster_Suck
16-09-2010, 13:28
Is it only for Glasgow companies??

The Federation of Stedfast Associations can sign you up to the most suitable if you write to them - http://www.stedfastfederation.org.uk/html/join.htm

or here's a list of local groups - http://www.stedfastfederation.org.uk/html/members.htm

trueayrshireblue
16-09-2010, 13:28
1st saltcoats, St Cuthberts.

BIGALSABEAR
16-09-2010, 13:31
19th, Castlemilk, then 59th. Mosspark.

jamesmcg1873
16-09-2010, 13:34
162 High Carntyne

cooperthelegend
16-09-2010, 13:35
1st Inverkeithing - just found out it's no longer going, folded in last few years.

Won our battalion under 14 football league twice in a row, and reached finals of national five-a-side tournament, playing against teams from Glasgow, Birmingham and London in the Fife Centre, Glenrothes.

Happy memories.

agc1111
16-09-2010, 13:35
137th glasgow

ShawlandsBIB
16-09-2010, 13:36
16th Croftfoot

Norbear
16-09-2010, 13:37
237 St Davids, Knightswood, sadly no longer there.

willemtway
16-09-2010, 13:40
268th Springfield Cambridge...

Southside_Shug
16-09-2010, 13:41
9th Glasgow (Pollokshaws Parish)

124th Glasgow (Shawlands Old Parish)

DIBURNSIDE
16-09-2010, 13:41
8TH Greenock

St Ninians Church, Larkfield.

Don't know if it's still going. Hope so.

bobmac
16-09-2010, 13:44
14th Greenock

vamcm
16-09-2010, 13:44
118th Glasgow

jaws
16-09-2010, 13:45
137th glasgow


also 137th glasgow!

hamilton bear
16-09-2010, 13:45
19thB Castlemilk

the outsideleft
16-09-2010, 13:51
the 49er's sandyford glasgow no longer there i think good memories had some good fitba games with the 19th from the haugh and the 227 from kelvingrove

Bob Agg
16-09-2010, 13:53
4th Irvine Boys Brigade Company Scection - anyone else in it ?

4th Irvine for me, 'B' section then the Company Section for my Queens Badge!

Doolitt1e
16-09-2010, 13:53
1st Cleland in the Parochial Hall.

Jeezo, I feel old.

C1873
16-09-2010, 13:54
101st Glasgow.

enigmablue
16-09-2010, 13:56
also 137th glasgow!

137 for me! We're the boys from the 137...

Any of those 262 pussies on this thread...LOL

Porto Loyal
16-09-2010, 13:56
268th Springfield Cambridge...

Me too, 76-94 boy and officer

bluestuart1973
16-09-2010, 13:58
1st Stonehouse

rossyboy8
16-09-2010, 13:58
5th Clydebank

maryhillbear
16-09-2010, 14:00
69th Glasgow

footballhead
16-09-2010, 14:02
1st Kinlochleven.

Strangely, I'm up home on holiday and was looking at my old badges last night. I think my BB's no longer exists.

tom_horn
16-09-2010, 14:13
108th Partick

sadly I think this company no longer exists

Lance Uppercut
16-09-2010, 14:16
1st Cumnock.

Shipmates, Junior & Senior sections

covloyalrsc
16-09-2010, 14:20
1st Linwood

fourbaw
16-09-2010, 14:21
5th Glasgow, St. Johns Renfield

Hillingtonloyal
16-09-2010, 14:23
44th Cardonald, Glasgow

same as me

Albionian
16-09-2010, 14:25
167th Cardonald

dmtommo
16-09-2010, 14:29
128 williamwood

shotta7
16-09-2010, 14:31
151 Shawlands then 124 Shawlands when 151 Disbanded

ibelieveinrangers
16-09-2010, 14:32
Recently just left 34th Glasgow as an officer

sad times because would have been my 20th year this year

Hamburg
16-09-2010, 14:34
1st Linwood in the '60s

John Soutar was Captain

Grandmaster_Suck
16-09-2010, 14:35
Recently just left 34th Glasgow as an officer

sad times because would have been my 20th year this year

That was a very good stint - I'm sure in years to come you will get many of your lads thanking you for your service to the Brigade. I'm sure many of us now regret not going on and serving past our time at school.

Well done.

wullieonthewing
16-09-2010, 14:36
19th, Castlemilk, then 59th. Mosspark.

19th Castlemilk too;)

snoopster1
16-09-2010, 14:36
4th Irvine for me, 'B' section then the Company Section for my Queens Badge!

C section for me - got my queens badge as well - thanks to c happell !!!!

ibelieveinrangers
16-09-2010, 14:46
That was a very good stint - I'm sure in years to come you will get many of your lads thanking you for your service to the Brigade. I'm sure many of us now regret not going on and serving past our time at school.

Well done.


Thanks, was proud of the things I did but left not because I can't help anymore, rather that I was not happy with the way the company section was being run and how that my role as officer had become that of a "glorified babysitter" and that I was not given a chance to really do anything despite my track record in the other 2 sections as well as what I had forced my way into doing at company section.

That and the other guys were more concerned with getting people from outwith the company to come and help rather than working with what they've got. More concerned with getting more help (which isn't needed as we have enough officers) than keeping the boys interested and coming every week.

My captain was shocked at my comments when I told him I don't want to return. They obviously thought the company was being run right but an interesting thing is how since New year i had turned up twice on a friday (excluding our display) and that no one asked or seemed to care where i was. Should point out that I had no classes or anything to run so thought would rather spend a friday night in that stand about bored all night doing nothing.

Have advised my brother (who is due to do his queens award) not to stay on as officer because he will end up in the same position as me.

They've wasted a good officer. Actually had a friend who is an officer in a nearby company ask me if i would be interested in helping them as well.

My biggest regret will not be leaving the BB but leaving Junior Section 2 years ago because I was in line to become officer in charge of the section if allowed.

kangabloodyroo
16-09-2010, 14:48
1st Kilwinning, Anchor boys all the way through to the big yins, great times in the old Abbey hall.

azoots217
16-09-2010, 14:50
3rd Port Glasgow until it folded around 1984/85 then 5 years at the 2nd Port Glasgow . Some of the best days and nights of my youth

Pallas
16-09-2010, 14:52
1st Kirkintilloch. Finished as a Warrant Officer, and in charge of the Pipe Band.

Asiablue
16-09-2010, 14:54
2nd Renfrew

trueblue77
16-09-2010, 14:58
22nd Torry, Aberdeen

Those were the days !

sixdaywar
16-09-2010, 15:02
88th Belfast,
used to tell my ma my dues were a shilling when they were only a tanner.

Ferg
16-09-2010, 15:05
1st Forres

Queen's badge loyal :)

Sadly 1st Forres is no longer

22ndbb
16-09-2010, 15:12
Partick Anderson St

willemtway
16-09-2010, 15:14
Me too, 76-94 boy and officer

Joined the Junior section '77ish...senior section thereafter

Captain Beefheart
16-09-2010, 15:16
1st Inverkeithing

sixdaywar
16-09-2010, 15:18
Was there a B.B. football league in Glasgow? my abiding memory of the Belfast league was if you,d have a really good side eventually you had to choose between the B.B. and your school team as both played on Saturday morning,
I like the vast majority opted for the school team as there was much more prestige being picked out of a year of over 200 boys.

falkirkbear
16-09-2010, 15:25
1st Camelon anchor boy then 2nd Falkirk company section.

My son is starting Anchor Boys with one of the Larbert ones soon.

Had thought both my old ones had folded but have found out they merged to form an enlarged 1st Camelon when the two churches merged.

Bigeye
16-09-2010, 15:27
130th Glasgow Broomhill Church

130th long time ago, 65-70 , good to see its still going strong

blue eyed jack
16-09-2010, 15:29
277 Milton. dont know if its still on the go. Ahh happy days!

steviedass
16-09-2010, 15:32
131...........good times

mwellger
16-09-2010, 15:42
201st Glasgow

Folded in the last few weeks due to the lack of boys

dodgydel
16-09-2010, 15:45
That was a very good stint - I'm sure in years to come you will get many of your lads thanking you for your service to the Brigade. I'm sure many of us now regret not going on and serving past our time at school.

Well done.

129 Govan parish.started in the junior section thru to finishing school,certainly wish i had stayed on longer.

elfideldo
16-09-2010, 15:45
25th Glasgow, Springburn Parish Chrurch

le bluebear
16-09-2010, 15:48
Here you go mate,the BB at Ibrox.

http://i55.tinypic.com/wrc948.jpg

Decent Skins
16-09-2010, 15:51
2/4 Motherwell

scottie626
16-09-2010, 15:59
31st Glasgow (penilee)

KAB
16-09-2010, 16:00
Great thread. Bookmarked.

Anyone else grow up thinking they were marching to Rangers songs?

ac2101
16-09-2010, 16:00
1st burghead and proud

KAB
16-09-2010, 16:08
Here you go mate,the BB at Ibrox.

http://i55.tinypic.com/wrc948.jpg


If only that could be resurrected.

For those interested the Glasgow Battalion League is still going strong today (only wish my son's teams were going as strongly - remember the scorelines 10 - 0 is not unusual :().

Here is the link to previous seasons results.

http://www.bbglasgow.org.uk/football/football.asp

Many a wet and windy Sat morning I stand watching them play and think to myself during the odd melancholy moment - that they are playing on the land of our forefathers - on the synthetic surfaces of Glasgow Green only a few hundred yards from a vary famous spot and a coveted plaque.

:)

fluffmaster
16-09-2010, 16:09
25th glasgow, Springburn parish church, Happy days

Ferg
16-09-2010, 16:10
1st burghead and proud

What hammerings we used to give you on the football pitch cove

Kilsyth 1645
16-09-2010, 16:24
1st Kilsyth for me.

11albertz
16-09-2010, 16:35
Mine is no longer.
Used to do our drill at Adelphi Sec School,near Gorbals Cross
Church Parades were from Crown Street.

Cant remember our number.:o

jimren
16-09-2010, 16:49
Just opened this thread again to get link on OP. Going thro the whole thread I could not see anyone else from the 170th but on opening the link and having a look at history pictures the first two are of the 170th. Add 10 years to the second one and I would be standing there with my pillbox hat on. It brought back so many happy happy memories seeing the church (demolished to makeway for the 'Shaws regeneration) again. We used to go to Lundin Links for our annual camp and to save us poor wee souls carrying our cases thro we took them to the church 2 nights before we were due to go. Our Captain (struggling to remember his name) who had a fruit and veg business took our baggage thro the next day so it was there when we arrived. Highlight of the journey was the train journey as we went over the Forth Bridge where we always thro pennies into the Forth as we crossed.
Form now downloaded and will get it sent off ASAP.

Bille
16-09-2010, 16:51
262? Killin Street, Shettleston

tango
16-09-2010, 16:51
260 Knightswood

weeguyfraethetoll
16-09-2010, 16:52
208 Bluevale Parish Church,Dennistoun. One Queen , One Crown , no pope in Dennistoun.

Fudgie1973
16-09-2010, 16:54
72nd Glasgow, dennistoun central church

weeguyfraethetoll
16-09-2010, 17:06
www.glasgowstedfastassociation.org.uk

I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes, Houston,Texas. The memories are all flooding back,where it all began,and,later on in life, join other wonderful institute's.
But thanks for posting this, and bringing back loads of wonderful memories.

captainscarlett
16-09-2010, 17:10
18th Glasgow great days, great pals, happy days

Bontamsyl
16-09-2010, 17:14
167th Cardonald

Same here WATP sorry senior moment some of my mates were in the 167 i was in the 34.

rfcforever
16-09-2010, 17:15
145th Glasgow, Eastwood parish church 1968 to 1980

am proud 2 b blue
16-09-2010, 17:15
127 Millerston. One of our officers was called William Smith and his boy was also William Smith.

A previous poster mentioned high scorelines; we used to get humped every week. Honestly can't remember winning a game:eek::D

a wee trip down memory lane for the elder ones on here.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=4069

alzh
16-09-2010, 17:16
Just got my Queen's Badge in May,and hoping to become an officer in the future.

pelem
16-09-2010, 17:17
when I was an itty bitty wee boy in Drumchapel I was in the cubs.



Was never in the lifebuoys or the BB.




my offspring were though.

DangerousDave
16-09-2010, 17:20
128 williamwood

Me too mate..how long ago?

am proud 2 b blue
16-09-2010, 17:23
Just got my Queen's Badge in May,and hoping to become an officer in the future.

good on you and welcome aboard:)

Reg_Shoe
16-09-2010, 17:24
Is that the 1 that was in St Andrews church?

No we were based at Kingsridge School. Used to go to Parick Baptist Church then St. Marks, across from the Salvation Army.

SuperT
16-09-2010, 17:25
1st East Calder

kilwinningbear72
16-09-2010, 17:34
1st kilwinning. great times.

pelem
16-09-2010, 17:38
Here you go mate,the BB at Ibrox.

http://i55.tinypic.com/wrc948.jpg




We may never see their like again on the Ibrox turf.





Now if it was the tarriers, you'll see the pogues, charlie and the bhoys and all different assortments of ne'er do wells on their bog standard pitch.


And condoned by liewell and lennon.

dalegoalie
16-09-2010, 17:41
Was there a B.B. football league in Glasgow? my abiding memory of the Belfast league was if you,d have a really good side eventually you had to choose between the B.B. and your school team as both played on Saturday morning,
I like the vast majority opted for the school team as there was much more prestige being picked out of a year of over 200 boys.

At one time it was the biggest football league in the world. I have heard it told the reason we had black ash pitches in Glasgow (before the poncy, namby-pamby, red blaes ones came in) was because of the sheer volume of football matches played in Glasgow.

hars69
16-09-2010, 17:41
137 for me! We're the boys from the 137...

Any of those 262 pussies on this thread...LOL

Yes a proud member of the 262 from 77 to 84,mmmmm were you fed up with us beating you every year:p
Came accross the medal we were given at ibrox in 1983 the other night,great memories!

georgiegirl
16-09-2010, 17:42
Just opened this thread again to get link on OP. Going thro the whole thread I could not see anyone else from the 170th but on opening the link and having a look at history pictures the first two are of the 170th. Add 10 years to the second one and I would be standing there with my pillbox hat on. It brought back so many happy happy memories seeing the church (demolished to makeway for the 'Shaws regeneration) again. We used to go to Lundin Links for our annual camp and to save us poor wee souls carrying our cases thro we took them to the church 2 nights before we were due to go. Our Captain (struggling to remember his name) who had a fruit and veg business took our baggage thro the next day so it was there when we arrived. Highlight of the journey was the train journey as we went over the Forth Bridge where we always thro pennies into the Forth as we crossed.
Form now downloaded and will get it sent off ASAP.
Mr Shannon was the Captain he did own a fruit and veg shop in the Shaws

del76
16-09-2010, 17:53
1ST Campsie

htws
16-09-2010, 17:56
2nd. Glasgow,Old Drumchapel Parish,originally 1st Drumchapel

WATP1979
16-09-2010, 17:58
Kirkmuirhill then 1st Ellon, Aberdeenshire

jimren
16-09-2010, 17:58
Mr Shannon was the Captain he did own a fruit and veg shop in the Shaws

Thank you. He was a proper gent.

OmaGaz
16-09-2010, 17:59
1st Mountjoy, Omagh,Co.Tyrone,Northern Ireland

14 years full attendance from Anchor Boys right through ;):angel:

swally
16-09-2010, 18:02
1st Cambusnethan

We used to win the District Flag on a regular basis.


SteadfastLoyal

In fact Stuart Dougal the ref was in my Company...........I don't know if I should be bragging or complaining lol.

Nah Stuart was bang on.

Swally

Calvers72
16-09-2010, 18:04
5th Saltcoats North Parish Church. Happy days! :)

DerekTheElephant
16-09-2010, 18:10
195th Glasgow. Fantastic memories!

dalegoalie
16-09-2010, 18:12
I have one unpleasant memory of the Life Boys. The section leaders (it's more than forty-five years ago, I can't remember exactly the title!) were taking the collection. My leader was Walter Anderson, son of the beadle. He stopped in front of me, cap held out for my contribution. I vomited straight into it. Damn near filled it. If you read this Walter, sorry!

DerekTheElephant
16-09-2010, 18:12
131st Glasgow Stonelaw

Ahh, we didn't get on much did we:D

firhillblue
16-09-2010, 18:13
2,5 springburn glasgow

and me no1son - 1st glasgow, belmont street.

Roskochancer
16-09-2010, 18:17
3rd Port Glasgow yes Port Glasgow. !!!

davydumper
16-09-2010, 18:23
third dumbarton

Napster79
16-09-2010, 18:26
140th Maryhill Junior Section then 12th Partick Company Section.
Finished as a Warrant Officer a few years back.

beck
16-09-2010, 18:34
44th Cardonald

Cammy47
16-09-2010, 18:39
1st Dumbarton and I played in the pipe band which once led the Orange Walk in Dumbarton
Sons of the Gers Dad will remember that.
Most of us still have a meeting place in the town cant tell you where though
its a secret only for the lounge:)

Stoneger
16-09-2010, 18:42
15th BB Scotland Street School / Pollok Street Church , Football team was so good had to play in boys club football , ie Davie Armour, Chic Mclelland

Ferg
16-09-2010, 18:55
Just got my Queen's Badge in May,and hoping to become an officer in the future.

Well done mate. I remember the day I got mine.

Stick at it as long as you can. My company is no more due to no officers.

Keep up the good work :)

fkmiller
16-09-2010, 19:08
158 battlefield for me.

ray mac
16-09-2010, 19:10
22nd Anderson St partick

Glasgowprince
16-09-2010, 19:23
18 th castlemilk west over 200 boys great football team late 50 s early 60s

dk
16-09-2010, 19:24
Funnily enough its in my parish newsletter this month also! :) 44th Glasgow Loyal!

I'm still having nightmares about playing in goals with you as centre half! 44th Loyal

Great work from the OP, hopefully a few posters will join the association.

britain
16-09-2010, 19:38
1st Port Glasgow late 70s when Maxie Hill was skipper .

britain
16-09-2010, 19:40
3rd Port Glasgow yes Port Glasgow. !!!

They were based at St Martins down Woodhall/Sunnyside way:D

Parents still members of St Martins;)

theblueloyal
16-09-2010, 19:41
224 Barmulloch

broxburnranger
16-09-2010, 19:42
1st Linwood, 73-90 officer and boy, proud holder of the Queens badge

struththelegend
16-09-2010, 19:49
71st rosevale st partick, grandsons just joined the 1st bearsden anchor boys

Bar_L_Bear
16-09-2010, 19:54
Was in the one in st george's and st peters in easterhouse but can't remember the number

namcpherson
16-09-2010, 19:59
205th Eaglesham

47blue
16-09-2010, 20:01
277th Milton,Glasgow

blueismycolour
16-09-2010, 20:01
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=17724

Some fine footage here GS.

5th Wishaw Loyal.

Maverick
16-09-2010, 20:01
145 (The best alive) Eastwood Parish Church.

truebrit
16-09-2010, 20:03
101st GCBB Balshagray Parish Church.

cambuslangranger
16-09-2010, 20:04
246 springhall

shotta7
16-09-2010, 20:04
201st Glasgow

Folded in the last few weeks due to the lack of boys

My boy was in 201 uptill it disbanded it was him and two others in junior section and before that it was just two. Shocking at lack of intrest

bluebun
16-09-2010, 20:05
34th Hillington Park Church,Cardonald

Friskie the Bear
16-09-2010, 20:08
I won the shield for best PT at 123rd (it's nearly as old as SDoW)



http://i51.tinypic.com/2hmm15v.jpg

scottbear75
16-09-2010, 20:11
269 blairdardie

colinglasgow
16-09-2010, 20:11
235 Govanhill

billyt
16-09-2010, 20:12
Simply the best, 102 Govan Parish Church

John Wyllie
16-09-2010, 20:17
36th Stirling (Clackmannan)...Steadfast and Sure

footsolider
16-09-2010, 20:18
40th Jennymount, North Belfast :angel:

WATP

Brodiethebear
16-09-2010, 20:21
277 Milton. dont know if its still on the go. Ahh happy days!


277th Milton,Glasgow

Same also.

Happy days indeed.

What years did you attend?

gorbals blue
16-09-2010, 20:21
48th Gorbals

toonbear
16-09-2010, 20:23
Canny remember the number, 146 mibbees, we used to meet at Alexandra Parade school circa 74,75

super7
16-09-2010, 20:25
195th Rutherglen

DAZ1964
16-09-2010, 20:31
My boy was in 201 uptill it disbanded it was him and two others in junior section and before that it was just two. Shocking at lack of intrest

201 weren't Kings Park area were they?

151 Shawlands Cross

gerzy
16-09-2010, 20:33
2nd & 12th Paisley , many years back . Sad to read of the lack of numbers now attending .

Sign of the times , I guess .

bobo2009
16-09-2010, 20:37
2nd Irvine for me

trueblue14
16-09-2010, 20:48
1st Muirkirk, ayrshire :)

broxmeister
16-09-2010, 20:51
164 Copland Road. Sadly church long gone. Don't know if unit is still going elsewhere.


:):):):):):)

tobby_bait
16-09-2010, 20:51
4th Irvine Boys Brigade Company Scection - anyone else in it ?

Aye mate i was in 4th Irvine at st andrews church. At least 25 years ago right enough.:D

salfirebear
16-09-2010, 20:53
137th Glasgow

gary_rr
16-09-2010, 20:57
1st Chryston

11albertz
16-09-2010, 21:00
48th Gorbals


have a look at my post on the previous page.

1972-2008
16-09-2010, 21:02
Ist Erskine. Queen's-man. Boy and man.

carbrain2000
16-09-2010, 21:03
118 Kings Park

JimB72
16-09-2010, 21:04
59th Mosspark - great days

Dunantblue
16-09-2010, 21:06
108th Glasgow in Partick, and then the 2nd Bearsden in Westerton.

Fond memories of fellowship. Happy days.

MONKEYTENNIS
16-09-2010, 21:10
The 95th are here again to bring you lots of cheer again !

liveforever
16-09-2010, 21:10
131st Glasgow Stonelaw

195

Used to always beat 131 at football lol

skyelander
16-09-2010, 21:11
44th Cardonald. I remember marching to Ibrox for centenery service in '83. Superb days.

liveforever
16-09-2010, 21:11
195th Rutherglen

When did you go there mate

liveforever
16-09-2010, 21:18
Ahh, we didn't get on much did we:D

Very True lol

rfcfrew
16-09-2010, 21:19
1st Renfrew, great memories, full of bears and brothers.

carbrain2000
16-09-2010, 21:22
118 Kings Park. 1980-1986, JS and CS.

Miko11
16-09-2010, 21:25
Junior Section - 2nd Johnstone

Company Section - 3rd Johnstone

bigtongue
16-09-2010, 21:25
2nd Milngavie.

mfgorm
16-09-2010, 21:31
16th Croftfoot.

When I was in it from 1964 - 1975 the football league was massive. I think the Companies played in their own District League and the next season all the winners played in the Batallion League. My son left his Company last year and the Glasgow Batallion League had about 10 7-a-side teams, some of which were combined Companies. The Glasgow Batallion also takes in places like East Kilbride now.

It's sad to see how much the BB has shrunk over the years. I know very few guys who were in it who have a bad word to say about it, in fact it usually ends up with a thread like this.

hair bear
16-09-2010, 21:33
1st Jamestown, Queens Badge man, quite simply the best days of my life!!

laurynbear
16-09-2010, 21:35
264th Tron St Mary's in the Red Road flats.

coocaddens
16-09-2010, 21:37
I think there are Stedfast Associations in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen so you join whichever is nearest to you or your old company.

also one in johnstone though mostly ex 1st johnstone members

corrie bar bear
16-09-2010, 21:42
2nd Armadale ........best fitba team in the battalion !!!!!!!:D:D

everyothersaturday
16-09-2010, 21:43
I can't remember the details of the junior section at Abronhill Primary and the company section at Abronhill Parish Church. Was so long ago.

The website's outings look really really enjoyable. For a tenner to support a brilliant organisation as well as the opportunity to experience some of those events is quite remarkable.

Good on the committee.

govanrear97
16-09-2010, 21:44
254 Giffnock south for this bear

camioni
16-09-2010, 21:48
34th... Hillington Park Church, Cardonald.

The_Cat
16-09-2010, 21:51
101st & 49th Glasgow.

fergie1517
16-09-2010, 21:57
69th Glasgow
Me too. Mr Cummings was the Captain when I was there.

I was also in the Lifeboys and before that in the Sparks which I think may have been more Church related than a BB/Lifeboy group as a lot of ex-BB have never heard of them.

The 10th of Sandbank St were one of our main rivals!

Based in Ruchill Church where I was later married in 1978.

gazzario
16-09-2010, 22:00
7th East Kilbride

gertilidie
16-09-2010, 22:05
7th East Kilbride

7th EK also

JohnK1972
16-09-2010, 22:07
1st Whitburn

LennyB
16-09-2010, 22:08
18th Ayr Company

super7
16-09-2010, 22:09
When did you go there mate

I think from about '83 to '89. What about yourself?

thelaw
16-09-2010, 22:11
1st Chryston and Stepps and Clydebank but not all at the same time!

tauntonbear
16-09-2010, 22:15
28th Stirling (Bridge of Allan) based at Holy Trinity Church where I reached the lofty heights of 'Private'.

wellger
16-09-2010, 22:19
1st viewpark jr & senior flute band champions 3 times in a row

8-1
16-09-2010, 22:20
56th Edinburgh...quite a few bears in there over the years!! Got pics somewhere of the Ibrox parades...just have to hunt them down...

Dallas Cowboy
16-09-2010, 22:21
277th Glasgow, Colston Milton Parish :)

Mon the 7's (was tempted to trawl the thread to find 268'rs who I can automatically hate with a passion lol)

hyramotyre
16-09-2010, 22:23
81st Castlemilk and then 1st Grangemouth in the 60's and early 70's.

My younger brother was 83rd Mount Florida.

Grandmaster_Suck
16-09-2010, 22:23
I started in The Shipmates. :o

surfbear
16-09-2010, 22:24
Ist Bearsden Junior Section through to Warrant Officer

hyramotyre
16-09-2010, 22:24
I started in The Shipmates. :o

As did I .................around 1962. :eek:

Dallas Cowboy
16-09-2010, 22:25
I started in The Shipmates. :o

Was Torch Bearers for me :D

Bluebells Bar, Puerto Del Carmen
16-09-2010, 22:26
7th EK @ Claremont Parish

bigkahunarab
16-09-2010, 22:26
3rd Port Glasgow, fitba on blaze parks in Parklea, freezing

everyothersaturday
16-09-2010, 22:27
I started in The Shipmates. :o

I too started in the shipmates. I'm saddened to hear that they are now more commonly referred to as "anchorboys".

That's an awful monicker :(

GYTOBEAR
16-09-2010, 22:27
19th, Castlemilk, then 59th. Mosspark.

19th Castlemilk for me aswell

lowerhuttloyal
16-09-2010, 22:31
2nd Alexandria.

oldvale
16-09-2010, 22:35
1st Renton company. Happy days.:)

argumentative
16-09-2010, 22:35
262 Shettleston

You swines always had strong fitba teams!

162 High Carntyne

gertwin
16-09-2010, 22:44
22nd Sherwood Paisley

cskasofia
16-09-2010, 22:49
7th Greenock and proud of it.

Was never to keen on their strip!!

What was that all about BTW? (green and grey hoops!)

bluedon
16-09-2010, 23:19
94th Glasgow, 1st Shettleston BB for me.

glasgowgas
16-09-2010, 23:23
72nd Glasgow, dennistoun central church

me too, 78 to 85

hars69
16-09-2010, 23:30
You swines always had strong fitba teams!

162 High Carntyne

We sure did mate,tbh that was what attracted a lot of lads to join the 262,as soon as we all turned 14 we were too old to play in the team and unfortunately the majority chucked it!

Amity75
16-09-2010, 23:36
2nd Cambusnethan for me. Got bullied to death by a guy but had sweet revenge a few years ago when I wiped my nob round the glass of his drink at a party when he wasn't looking.

covloyalrsc
16-09-2010, 23:54
also one in johnstone though mostly ex 1st johnstone members

Is Ally Dawson in that

asialoyal
17-09-2010, 02:24
4th East Kilbride
Moncreiff Parish,

Bigeye
17-09-2010, 02:54
The BB camps were brilliant, the 130th took us to the Channel Islands, Carradale twice,Portknockie and Golspie.
The compulsary swimming parade was a bit nippy some mornings.

pollokboy
17-09-2010, 03:27
225 Pollok, Happy Days .

Lizzy's 11
17-09-2010, 03:37
a wee trip down memory lane for the elder ones on here.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=4069

I'm going to make a guess that nobody on here remembers the 1933 Golden Jubilee but I hope I'm wrong.

RSEA2009
17-09-2010, 03:39
167th Cardonald

hillington i think you'll find

RSEA2009
17-09-2010, 03:45
Just got my Queen's Badge in May,and hoping to become an officer in the future.

i believe the next step after this is actually the EA Degree

Leuchars Loyal
17-09-2010, 04:15
1st Forres

Queen's badge loyal :)

Sadly 1st Forres is no longer

I was in 1st Forres from the early to mid 80's.

WA Blue
17-09-2010, 04:31
2nd Johnstone for me.

Now helping run 18th Wanneroo in Perth, WA.

Brisbane Bear
17-09-2010, 04:54
151 Shawlands then 124 Shawlands when 151 Disbanded

151 Shawlands then 1?? in Battlefield (only there for the fitba)

nzb
17-09-2010, 05:32
217th Flemmington. Great times

Dalriadager
17-09-2010, 05:45
I started in The Shipmates. :o

Anchor boys it was for me