With great regret, we share the news that Rob Bolton has passed away peacefully aged 72. The contribution he made to preserving the history of the CLCGB, and indeed the wider Brigade movement is incalculable. His first book, ‘Boys of the Brigade’ in 1991 set the standard of his work with the CLCGB that followed to this day. He was the inaugural Chairman of the Church Lads' & Church Girls' Brigade Historical Group from its formation in 1996. Often called upon by a succession of NHQ staff for historical advice, it was always freely given. There is so much more I could say, but words simply fail me at this sad time.
In 2002 Rob was responsible for helping set up the Brigade Memorial Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum and maintaining it ever since.
Truly a great loss to the Brigade as he led many to Fight the Good Fight.
May Rob rest in Peace and rise in Glory
We have recently added the following new badges to CLCGB Stores.
- The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee badge
- Brigade Crest badge.
The Queens Platinum Jubilee badge should be worn for one year only, on the left sleeve above the cuff. All Platinum Jubilee badges have been posted out to OIC’S so you should have received them by now. Please order through stores should you require any additional badges.
The Brigade Crest badge is to be used for apparel/Clergy stole’s/anoraks etc. But should NOT be used on CLCGB uniform.
Both badges can be found on stores under Badges/Misc-Event Badges (the link is below).
In addition to these, there is one badge that will not be available to purchase through stores. This is the Covid Recognition badge. This badge is to be awarded by nomination only. If you know of someone who went above and beyond during the Covid Lockdown please let me know who they are and what they did. I will create a certificate of recognition and send with the Covid badge, either direct to the recipient or to yourself for presentation.
The CLCGB needs you and your skills.
We are refreshing the website and images that we use across our media. If you have photos of your companies activities, getting messy, and having fun please share with us as long as we have permission from the people in the photo and there are no restrictions we will use these and who knows you may feature on one of our leaflets, website or pop up banners. Send all photos and relevant permission to firstname.lastname@example.org