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Historical Group

Giving our past a place in the future

Formed in 1996, the Historical Group, part of the CLCGB family, is making a positive contribution within The Brigade. Our membership is varied, encompassing all ages and interests, from Edinburgh to South Africa no less! We have built up a friendly and constructive relationship with our counterparts the Historical Group of the Newfoundland Church Lads' Brigade in Canada. We share a desire to learn about our heritage in a constructive way. We aim to educate members using attractive and interactive methods and an historical information sheet "Looking Back" has been produced along with numerous fact-sheets. The cataloguing and conservation of our National archives along with provision of a Reference Library have all now been in operation for more than ten years. We have many more projects still to materialise, so watch this space!

The Historical Group are currently producing a set of very interesting "Factsheets." These can be viewed here.

NE Camp 1897

The Historical Group also produces a regular magazine entitled "The Brigader," which offers members an interesting look into the history of the Brigade. Click hereto read two articles from previous editions of the magazine.

The Bugle magazine, which is produced by Newfoundland CLB, is also available free to members of the Historical Group.

For further information, please contact Doug Lake, the Historical Group Secretary:

Newfoundland 125th Celebrations Report

We wanted to share this report, and photos, with you. Thank you Terry!

Just a short note to let you know the Nfld 125 celebrations at the WE were a great success. The Governor's message went down so well, they reproduced it in their commemorative Order of Service. I read it out during the service before presenting them with a mounted and framed copy.

As normal, special awards are announced and you can imagine my surprise when the Nfld Governor presented me with the Exemplary Service



Medal, attached. I was stuck for words.

The parade was led by Major William G Tilley being driven in a WW2 jeep. Now aged 102 with 91 years' service, he was not allowed to march... as much as he would liked to!!

Perhaps you could consider bestowing a Governor's Commendation upon Maj Tilley for all he has done in the last twenty years for Anglo-UK relations?