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LT STUART PRATT – RETIRES AFTER 45 YEARS

On Friday evening Lt Stuart Pratt retired from the 1st New Pitsligo Boys Brigade after 45 years years service.

A long-time Captain of the Company, Stuart started volunteering with the then minister Rev. Ralph for 2 years from 1977 before becoming an officer in 1979.  Over that him he has been involved with the Junior & Company section.

Over the years he has taken the boys away on residential trips and I’m sure he has many a funny story to tell! He has also been involved in the Battalion Executive Committee representing the Juniors.

Last year Stuart took the decision to step down from the captaincy of the Company after a considerable number of years as Skipper. On stepping down Stuart continued with the Junior Section under Captain Mowat.

His successor as Captain, Elaine Mowat, said: “Volunteering is so rewarding, I always think it takes a special person to step up and give their time to others and be committed. I am sure Stuart has made a difference to many lives along the way. Stuart, may you be proud of the work you have done, the person you are and the difference you have made in your time at the Boys Brigade. We wish you good health and enjoyment with your retirement”

The President and Executive of the Buchan Battalion wish to take this opportunity to add their thanks to Stuart for his decades of service to the 1st New Pitsligo Company and congratulate him on making such a milestone. We wish him well on his retirement in the sure knowledge he will never be a stranger to the BB!

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PRESIDENT’S BADGE – CONNOR MOWAT, 1st NEW PITSLIGO

Well done to Connor Mowat of the 1st New Pitsligo Company who was presented with his President’s Badge yesterday by Alison Chambers, Brigade Vice-President.

This made it a doubly proud day for mum Elaine in her new role as Captain of the 1st New Pitsligo Company. Like his brother, Connor has also just started his Queen’s Badge journey and we similarly wish him well!

Well done!

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PRESIDENT’S BADGE – BRANDON MOWAT, 1st NEW PITSLIGO

Congratulations to Brandon Mowat of the 1st New Pitsligo Company who was presented with his President’s Badge yesterday by Alison Chambers, Brigade Vice President.

It was a proud moment for his mum Elaine, the new Captain of the 1st New Pitsligo Company, who told all gathered how Brandon had achieved the badge despite all the additional hurdles posed by the COVID-19 over the last year.

Brandon has already started on his Queen’s Badge journey, and we wish him well as he progresses with that award!