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    277B , Milton .We had a company song which went - Junior section calling ,
    We are the BB Boys
    Proudly wearing 277
    Dressed in navy blue
    Proud and cheery when we're on Parade
    The bright young members of the Boys Brigade
    We're proud of our section ,proud of leaders and proud of our country too.

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    163rd - Bellahouston and Ibrox.

    Formed in 1980 as merged between the 80th and 103 when there was a church union.




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    8th Stirling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barca Bear View Post
    219 glasgow.
    out of john st primary school, hozier st, brigton/dalmarnock.
    As was I.

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    Sad news this week that 5th Kirkintilloch (St Mary's) have closed up shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandmaster_Suck View Post
    163rd - Bellahouston and Ibrox.

    Formed in 1980 as merged between the 80th and 103 when there was a church union.



    I'm ex 103rd.
    Won't make that night but will pass the word and see if we can put a few bob in the coffers.
    Bellahouston Parish Church's Minister, the Rev John Brown lost four sons in the First World War, and the 103rd lost a number of our own, including Corporal (B.B.Colour Serjeant )William Stewart, killed at Gully Ridge, Gallipoli on 28th June 1915.
    If I remember right the Architect of the Church building was the father of Madeliene Smith, the Victorian Socialite found" Not Proven of murdering her lover.
    The Church was badly damaged in the early 1960's when a work man's blow-lamp set the roof timbers alight. I well remember being drafted in on the way home from Ibrox Primary and helping to carry out the lecturn, a bloody big eagle, from the debris.

    163rd (or was it 63rd) was Steven Memorial Church on Gower Street, this was between Clifford Street and McLellan street and was pulled down when the M8 was built. Around 1968 or 69 the 163 lads transferred to 103rd, one was Willie McInnes who was a vital part of out 103rd. Sadly Willie died just over a year ago.

    As to the 80th, as a former 103rd boy I couldn't possibly comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandmaster_Suck View Post
    The 243 had a bagpipe band.

    The 252 were a cavalry trumpet band - not a bugle band!

    What kind of band did your company have?
    274 Balornock North had both a pipe band and bugles. Parades down Northgate Rd and round Ferness Oval let both play at different times

    Also used to take them to camp at Stonehaven and Montrose. One of the guys would drift into the sash on the pipes

    Those were the times

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    32nd Anderston had a brass band. I played the euphonium (why the hell did I not pick something that was easier to carry!!!?).

    I was back in Glasgow over Christmas and New Year and had the pleasure of bumping into one of the officers (now the captain) of the 32nd. Can't believe he is still there week in week out.....much respect for his dedication to the cause.

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    Was looking for this thread a while back, my old uniform and badges. 5th Wishy, as mentioned earlier, but without the photo on this thread.


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    The February edition of "The Link" is in. You can join the Glasgow Stedfast Association by contacting their website - http://www.glasgowstedfastassociation.org.uk

    Some interesting articles about individual companies and the part they have played or play in Glasgow life.


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    The 128th


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    The 3rd and the 83rd.


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    The 8th Clydebank - shows how tough it can be to try to revive a company - good luck to them!


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    Quote Originally Posted by blueismycolour View Post
    Was looking for this thread a while back, my old uniform and badges. 5th Wishy, as mentioned earlier, but without the photo on this thread.

    Anybody else use a candle to to burn off the Jude layer on the button & belt buckle before Brassoing / Duraglitting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandmaster_Suck View Post
    The 243 had a bagpipe band.

    The 252 were a cavalry trumpet band - not a bugle band!

    What kind of band did your company have?
    I was in the bagpipe band in the same period as Allen Martin Scott Dougan and the pipe major was John McLean ..great times

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertram View Post
    Anybody else use a candle to to burn off the Jude layer on the button & belt buckle before Brassoing / Duraglitting?
    Yeah mate. I did that regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertram View Post
    Anybody else use a candle to to burn off the Jude layer on the button & belt buckle before Brassoing / Duraglitting?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ozbarcode View Post
    Yeah mate. I did that regularly.
    We didn't have Brasso so my mum told me use Brown Sauce to polish the belt !

    Which I duly did only to have Garth Jardine our 243 Captain on inspection say " who smells brown sauce " 😉

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    198 boys brigade Yoker old parish church

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    The BB Handshake!

    I first heard of this a few years ago - and it get s mention in this article from the latest edition of "The Link." I'd never previously heard of the BB Handshake but I asked an old captain and he says it was fading out in Scotland even when he joined but it remains popular and an integral part of BB culture in some current BB strongholds like Singapore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rundgren View Post
    I was in the bagpipe band in the same period as Allen Martin Scott Dougan and the pipe major was John McLean ..great times
    I played the snare drum in the 243rd band at that time.

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    37th Belfast. Takes me back to better times

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    46th Carnwadric

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    248 Rutherglen West
    Could do with some team building again.

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