History - Company Awards

This pages gives a history of the trophies awarded each year to the boys at the Annual Company Display. Where a year is blank, that means that at present there is no available record for that year. If you can fill in any of the gaps, please get in contact!

Current Awards

The R L Plowman Trophy (Plowman Junior Trophy)

Robert Lionel Plowman was the younger brother of the famous Captain of the 3rd Enfield, Thomas Room Plowman. He enrolled as an Officer in the Company in 1903 and served in the Company for many years. He will be remembered for training the wand squad at the Royal Albert Hall Display in 1923. He had three sons and two daughters when he died in 1945 at the age of 66. As a token of appreciation for the work he had done in the Company, a trophy called the R L Plowman Trophy was presented.

It is awarded to a Company Section (11 to 15 year old) boy who, in the opinion of his fellow Company Section and Senior members, has done the most for the Company during that session. The voting is done by a secret ballot. The trophy is commonly referred to as the Plowman Junior Trophy.

1943 - Pte J A S Green
1944
1945
1946
1947 - Pte F Staines
1948 - Pte S Berry
1949 - Pte B Hercock
1950 - Pte J Street
1951 - Pte R Hunson
1952 - Pte R Underwood
1953 - Pte A Spencer
1954 - Pte A Henderson
1955 - Pte G Ellis
1956 - Pte R Mosley
1957 - Pte B Hull
1958 - Pte B Barwick
1959 - Pte R Fisher
1960 - Pte B Steward
1961 - Pte A Toms
1962 - Pte R Toms
1963 - Pte A Cotogno
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968

1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978 - Pte M Stogden
1979 - Pte C Parker
1980 - Pte M Parker
1981
1982
1983
1984 - Pte M Silvey
1985 - Pte K Williams
1986 - Pte S Layzell
1987
1988
1989 - Pte D Layzell
1990 - Pte P Brewer
1991 - Pte A Freer
1992 - Pte R Mammen
1993
1994

1995
1996 - Pte S Fryer
1997 - Pte J Howard
1998 - Pte J Kitcher
1999 - Pte R Holland
2000 - Pte T Killey
2001
2002
2003 - Not awarded
2004 - Pte A Clarke
2005 - Pte A Clarke
2006 - Pte C Sanders
2007 - Pte L Halls
2008 - Pte O Newport
2009 - L/Cpl O Newport
2010 - Cpl O Newport
2011 - L/Cpl M Mogaji
2012 - Pte J Tulley
2013 - Pte C Wright
2014 - Pte J Pidgeon
2015 - Pte I Acquaye
2016 - Pte M Senpalit
2017 - Cpl I Acquaye
2018 - Pte J McDonald

The T R Plowman Trophy (Plowman Senior Trophy)

The T R Plowman Trophy was presented to the Company in 1934 in memory of the late Thomas Room Plowman.

It is presented to the Senior (15 to 18 year old) boy who, in the opinion of his fellow Company Section and Senior members, has done the most for the Company during that session. The voting is done by secret ballot. The trophy is commonly referred to as the Plowman Senior Trophy.

1934 - L/Cpl F Gritty
1935 - L/Cpl N Kerley
1936 - L/Cpl H Hutchings
1937 - L/Cpl R Purssell
1938 - L/Cpl M Connolly
1939 - Sgt R Abel
1940 - Col/Sgt D Collins
1941 - Not awarded
1942 - Not awarded
1943 - Cpl J Freeson
1944 - L/Cpl D Dunsden / Cpl R Hicks
1945 - Cpl K Blackburn
1946 - Cpl D Stubbs
1947 - Pte P Hills
1948 - Sgt P Dennison
1949 - L/Cpl Simkins
1950 - Sgt Griggs / Sgt Stearns
1951 - Sgt M Collins / Pte F Staines
1952 - Cpl P Briggs
1953 - Sgt B Hercock / Sgt K Chesson
1954 - L/Cpl J Collinson
1955 - L/Cpl N Griggs / L/Cpl R Munson / Pte B Sweetman
1956 - L/Cpl M Stevens
1957 - Cpl R Thacker
1958 - Cpl C Ellis / Cpl K Ridgeway
1959 - L/Cpl K Bates / L/Cpl R Mosley
1960
1961 - Pte J Root

1962 - L/Cpl P Shears
1963 - Pte P Cotogno
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979 - Sgt R Tovey
1980
1981
1982
1983 - L/Cpl S Dicker
1984 - Cpl R Foord
1985 - Cpl S Dicker
1986 - Sgt M Pollard
1987 - Cpl S Wakeford
1988
1989 - Sgt M Willis
1990 - Cpl S Bachelor

1991 - Sgt S Bachelor
1992 - Sgt S Layzell
1993 - Sgt K Cowan
1994
1995
1996 - Cpl A Freer
1997 - Sgt R Mammen
1998 - Sgt R Mammen
1999 - Sgt A Bullock
2000 - Pte R Holland
2001
2002
2003 - Not awarded
2004 - Sgt T Boorman
2005 - Sgt R Gardner
2006 - Sgt R Gardner
2007 - L/Cpl J Newport
2008 - Cpl J Newport
2009 - Sgt J Newport
2010 - S/Sgt S Rowsell
2011 - Sgt C Collins-O'Connor
2012 - Sgt C Collins-O'Connor
2013 - S/Sgt C Collins-O'Connor
2014 - Not awarded
2015 - Not awarded
2016 - Not awarded
2017 - Sgt A Smith
2018 - Sgt I Acquaye

The Elsie Hart Centenary Cup

The Elsie Hart Centenary Cup is a former trophy in the Company which was rediscovered in 2010, at which time the Officers decided to present it under new criteria.

Elsie Hart was a long-time member of Christ Church URC, and was always a great supporter of both the church and the Company. It was decided that the "new" trophy should be presented for dedication and commitment to the Company, based on an attendance competition. The trophy is open to all boys in the Company - Anchor Boys, Junior Section, Company Section and Seniors - and they receive points for attending different events throughout the session. The boy with the highest number of points at the time of the Awards Evening that session receives the trophy.

2010 - J Lissner
2011 - J Tulley
2012 - F George

2013 - F George
2014 - F George
2015 - F George

2016 - I Acquaye
2017 - I Acquaye
2018 - F George

The Frank Head Trophy

Frank William Head was born on 8th December 1903, and went to Enfield Grammar School. He joined the Company in 1915 as a boy and later became an Officer in the Company. Then in June 1934 he left the district, and as a token of appreciation for all the work he had done for the Company he was presented with a silver cigarette box. In his new home he took up a commission in the 11th West Kent Boys' Brigade Company, but he only stayed for a small amount of time and soon returned to Enfield and the 3rd Enfield Company. Then in November 1935, Frank became Captain of the 3rd Enfield. For ten years he was Captain and guided it through its Golden Jubilee (1939/40) and the war years. He was able to score many notable successes including two Daily Telegraph Shield victories - 1940 and 1943, and winning the Bergin Victory Cup. He finally left the Company in 1945, and he was presented with a barometer as a token of respect for the work he had done for the Company, especially during the war years.

On 3rd September 1948, he became Captain of the 1st New Barnet Company. During his term he led them to five victories in the Daily Telegraph Shield competition (1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956), often against the 1st Enfield Company. He left the Company in June 1956 and the 1st New Barnet never won the Daily Telegraph Shield for drill again. In March 1963 Frank was the judge for the qualifying round of the Daily Telegraph Shield. Frank died on the 4th January 1970 at Newmarket General Hospital at the age of 66 following an illness, the beginnings of which went back a number of years. Frank spent his last days at Cheveley, Newmarket.

He was an outstanding man who had devoted the main part of his life to the service of young people, and especially boys, becoming to them not only Captain and friend but father and guide. In his business he was a well loved secretary and for 15 years he was the secretary of the Association of Photographic Finishers. The boys of the Company have often been asked to help out at the Annual Dinner of the Wholesale Photographic Finishers Societies, usually held every November. In 1971, at one of these social functions a trophy was presented to the Company, it was engraved "The Frank Head Trophy". The Officers of the Company proposed the rules on which this trophy should be presented annually - "for general efficiency in Company work and interests with a special emphasis on drill". Since 1971 the trophy has been awarded annually with strict compliance of the rule above.

1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982 - Sgt G Hosford
1983 - Sgt M Stogden
1984 - Sgt A Head
1985 - Sgt M Parker
1986 - Sgt M Pollard
1987

1988
1989 - Sgt M Willis
1990 - Sgt M Silvey
1991 - Sgt D Waite
1992 - Sgt J Knott
1993 - Cpl S Stokes
1994
1995
1996 - L/Cpl D Spence
1997 - Sgt A Freer
1998 - Cpl A Bullock
1999 - Sgt A Bullock
2000 - Not awarded
2001 - L/Cpl T Boorman
2002
2003 - Not awarded

2004 - Cpl T Killey
2005 - L/Cpl M Hadden
2006 - Sgt R Gardner
2007 - Pte C Collins-O'Connor
2008 - Pte S Rowsell
2009 - Sgt J Newport
2010 - S/Sgt J Newport
2011 - Pte L Mogaji
2012 - Sgt C Collins-O'Connor
2013 - Pte M Magona
2014 - Pte M Magona
2015 - L/Cpl A Smith
2016 - Cpl M Magona
2017 - Pte S Bowden
2018 - Pte J Purnell

The Cecil Brett Shield

Cecil Brett was born in 1894. He was born in Enfield and, although he moved away in later life, he never lost his love of Enfield and all his association with it, particularly the 3rd Enfield Boys' Brigade Company. He was in the Company in the first decade of the 20th century, a time when the 3rd Enfield was one of the most famous Companies in the Brigade, under Captain T R Plowman. The Company were London District drill champions, winning the Meares Colours in 1905, the very first Daily Telegraph Shield in 1906 and again in 1907 (in front of General Baden-Powell). Cecil Brett took part in all three of these events.

Cecil enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers before the outbreak of the Great War, and saw war service in France and Belgium. Cecil spent his final years with his wife Florence in Wareham, where he was an honorary member of the 1st Wareham. He died on the 12th January 1982, one month short of his 88th birthday. In memory of Cecil Brett a shield was presented to the Company by Mrs Barbara Charles, daughter of Cecil Brett, in the centenary year of the Boys' Brigade. It is presented to the boy who, in the opinion of the Officers, has done the most for the Church during that session.

1983 - Pte A Griggs
1984 - Sgt M Stogden
1985 - Cpl M Pollard
1986 - Pte S Bachelor
1987 - Pte K Williams / L/Cpl D Williams
1988
1989 - S Bachelor
1990 - M Stamford
1991 - M Stamford
1992 - D Layzell
1993 - Pte A Bullock
1994

1995
1996
1997 - L/Cpl A Bullock
1998 - Pte J Howard
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 - Not awarded
2004 - Cpl M Harnett
2005 - Sgt T Killey
2006 - Sgt T Killey

2007 - Pte L Halls
2008 - Not awarded
2009 - L/Cpl C Collins-O'Connor
2010 - L/Cpl C Collins-O'Connor
2011 - Pte J Tulley
2012 - Pte J Tulley
2013 - Not awarded
2014 - Not awarded
2015 - Not awarded
2016 - Pte I Acquaye
2017 - Cpl I Acquaye
2018 - Sgt I Acquaye

The Plowman Bugle

In 1939/40, during the 50th session of the Company, a silver bugle was presented to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Company. The bugle was named the "Plowman Bugle". The bugle is awarded annually to the boy (Junior Section, Company Section or Senior) in the Bugle Band who, in the opinion of the band staff, has done the most for the band during that session. Before 2010, it was only open to Senior boys until it was merged with the Band Trophy.

1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962 - Pte P Cotogno
1963 - Pte D Freer
1964 - Pte B Steward
1965 - Pte A Toms
1966

1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979 - Sgt R Tovey
1980 - Cpl A Day
1981 - Sgt S Hussey
1982 - Sgt D Evans
1983 - Sgt M Stogden
1984 - Sgt R Wilson
1985 - Sgt M Bullock
1986 - Sgt M Pollard
1987 - Cpl S Wakeford
1988 - Sgt A Clarke
1989 - Pte S Layzell
1990 - Sgt M Silvey
1991 - Sgt S Bachelor
1992 - Sgt J Fryer
1993 - Sgt K Cowan

1994 - Pte R Mammen
1995 - Pte A Bullock
1996 - Pte A Bullock
1997 - L/Cpl A Bullock
1998 - Pte T Killey
1999 - Pte D Farrant
2000 - Pte D Farrant
2001
2002
2003 - Not awarded
2004 - Cpl R Gardner
2005 - L/Cpl T Winfield
2006 - Sgt T Killey
2007 - Not awarded
2008 - L/Cpl A Clarke
2009 - S/Sgt A Clarke
2010 - Not awarded
2011 - Not awarded
2012 - Not awarded
2013 - Not awarded
2014 - F George / J McDonald
2015 - J McDonald
2016 - Pte J McDonald
2017 - Pte F George
2018 - Not awarded

The Chris Bullock Memorial Trophy

This trophy was first awarded in 2006 and is presented to the boy in their final year in the Company who the Officers believe has done the most for the Company during that session.

2006 - Sgt R Gardner
2007 - Not awarded
2008 - Not awarded
2009 - S/Sgt A Clarke
2010 - S/Sgt S Rowsell

2011 - Not awarded
2012 - Not awarded
2013 - S/Sgt C Collins-O'Connor
2014 - Not awarded
2015 - Not awarded

2016 - Not awarded
2017 - Not awarded
2018 - Not awarded

The George Page Sports Cup

This trophy was first presented in 2005. It is awarded to the Company Section or Senior boy who the Officers believe has done the most for the Company in the area of sports during that session.

In 2010 it was merged with the Junior Football Cup; prior to that it was awarded to Senior boys only. Prior to 2018 it was awarded to the boy who the Officers felt had done the most for the Company in the area of football, before being expanded to all sports.

2005 - Cpl R Arrowsmith
2006
2007 - Not awarded
2008 - Not awarded
2009 - Not awarded

2010 - Cpl O Newport
2011 - L/Cpl M Mogaji
2012 - S Lopes
2013 - Pte S Lopes
2014 - Pte A Smith

2015 - Pte J Pidgeon
2016 - Pte J Purnell
2017 - Pte J McDonald
2018 - Pte F George

Squad Competition

For the 2016/2017 session this new competition was begun for members of Company Section and Seniors. At the start of each session the boys are divided into squads, each under the leadership of a Senior or NCO. Throughout the session the squads compete to gain points for attendance on Monday evenings and other special events, wearing the correct uniform as appropriate, as well as competitions and challenges against each other. The team with the most points at the time of the Awards Evening is declared that session's winner.

2017 - Squad 1 (Sgt M Magona, Cpl I Acquaye, Pte J McDonald, M Bowden)

2018 - Squad 2 (Sgt J Pidgeon, Sgt I Acquaye, Pte J Purnell, Pte M Bowden)

Former Awards

The Band Trophy

This trophy was created in 2007 to be awarded to a boy under 15 years of age who the band staff felt had done the most for the band during that session. In 2010 it was merged with the Plowman Bugle.

2007 - J Bullock
2008 - Not awarded
2009 - Not awarded

The Junior Football Cup

This trophy was first presented in 2007 and was awarded to the Company Section boy (under 15) who the Officers believed had done the most for the Company in the area of football during that session. In 2010, the trophy was merged with the George Page Senior Football Cup (now called the George Page Sports Cup).

2007 - Pte O Newport
2008 - Not awarded
2009 - Not awarded

Senior Gymnastics Cup

This cup was awarded annually to the Senior boy in the Company who, in the opinion of the Officers, had done most for the Company in the area of gymnastics during that session. The cup was first presented in 1924 and it was awarded on most years.

1924 - Cpl F Rippingdale
1925 - Pte L Gritty
1926 - Pte J Booth
1927 - Cpl A Burton
1928 - Cpl A Burton
1929 - Cpl W Gritty
1930 - Cpl A Wheeldon
1931 - Cpl G Gritty
1932 - Sgt G Gritty
1933 - Pte P Deadman
1934 - L/Cpl F Gritty
1935 - Cpl F Gritty
1936 - Cpl N Kerley
1937 - Cpl N Kerley
1938 - Pte A Hatton
1939 - L/Cpl W Hutchings
1940 - Cpl W Hutchings
1941 - Not awarded
1942 - Not awarded
1943 - Not awarded
1944 - Not awarded
1945 - Cpl R Dunsden
1946 - Cpl R Dunsden
1947 - Sgt D Stubbs
1948 - Cpl D Newman

1949 - Sgt Bush
1950 - Sgt Stearns
1951 - L/Cpl P Briggs
1952 - Cpl P Briggs
1953 - L/Cpl B Hercock
1954 - Cpl B Hercock
1955 - Cpl B Hercock
1956 - Sgt J Collison
1957 - Pte J Brace
1958 - Not awarded
1959 - L/Cpl R Mosley
1960 - L/Cpl R Mosley
1961 - L/Cpl P Barnard
1962 - L/Cpl P Barnard
1963 - L/Cpl J Root
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973

1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982 - Cpl G Hosford
1983 - L/Cpl S Borkett
1984
1985 - Sgt S Borkett
1986
1987
1988
1989 - T Wakeford
1990 - S Layzell
1991 - J Fryer
1992 - J Fryer
1993 - D Layzell
1994 - A Gardner
1995 - R Mammen
1996
1997 - Sgt R Mammen
1998 - Sgt R Mammen

Junior Gymnastics Cup

This cup was awarded to the Company Section boy who, in the opinion of the Officers, had done the most for the Company in the area of gymnastics during that session. It was first awarded in the same year as its Senior counterpart.

1924 - Pte J Piner
1925 - Pte W Gritty
1926 - Pte W Gritty
1927 - L/Cpl W Gritty
1928 - Pte G Gritty
1929 - Pte A Wootton
1930 - L/Cpl G Gritty
1931 - Pte R Deadman
1932 - L/Cpl A Surrey
1933 - Pte T Wood
1934 - Pte N Kerley
1935 - L/Cpl N Kerley / Pte J Freeman
1936 - Pte J Freeman
1937 - Pte A Gowen
1938 - Pte W Hutchings
1939 - Pte T Mencarini
1940 - Pte R Baldwin
1941 - Not awarded
1942 - Not awarded
1943 - Pte E Wood
1944 - Pte J Garside
1945 - Pte J Garside
1946 - Pte P Hills
1947 - Pte P Hills

1948 - Pte R Bedell
1949 - Pte R Bedell
1950 - Pte Wezliscli
1951 - Pte B Hercock
1952 - L/Cpl B Hercock
1953 - Pte J Collinson / Pte P Watson
1954 - Pte P Watson
1955 - Pte P Watson
1956 - Pte D Axelson
1957 - Pte J Payne
1958 - Pte J Payne
1959 - Pte K Fisher
1960 - Pte J Root
1961 - Pte J Root
1962 - Pte A Toms
1963 - Pte A Toms
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971

1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982 - Pte C Champion
1983 - L/Cpl S Borkett
1984
1985
1986
1987 - Pte S Layzell
1988 - Pte S Layzell
1989 - Pte P Brewer
1990
1991 - Pte P Brewer
1992 - Pte L Wintle
1993 - S Khodabux

The Athletics Cup

This was presented to the boy who, in the opinion of the Officers, had done the most for the Company in the area of athletics during that session.

The Good Friday Sports Cup

This was presented to the winning squad commander of the sports competition, usually held on Good Friday every year. The sports involved the normal types of events, such as the 100, 200 and 400 metres, but also involved events like throwing the Captain's wellington boot and the three legged race.

1951 - Squad 4
1952 - Squad 6
1953 - Squad 2
1954 - Squad 2
1955 - Squad 2

1956 - Squad 4 (Sgt Collison) / Squad 3 (L/Cpl Stevens)
1957 - Not awarded
1958 - Squad 1 (L/Cpl Ellis)
1959 - Squad 1 (L/Cpl Ellis)

1960 - Not awarded
1961 - Not awarded
1962 - Squad 2 (Cpl Barwick)
1963 - Squad 2 (Cpl Root)

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