Nostalgia: Rothesay Boys’ Brigade in 1955

Contributed by reader Iain Gillespie, this picture shows the members and officers of the 1st Rothesay Company of the Boys' Brigade. It was taken in October or November of 1955.
Contributed by reader Iain Gillespie, this picture shows the members and officers of the 1st Rothesay Company of the Boys' Brigade. It was taken in October or November of 1955.

This week’s photograph was sent in by regular contributor Iain Gillespie and shows the 1st Rothesay Company of the Boys’ Brigade, pictured in either October or November of 1955.

Back row L-R: Pte Ian Middleton, Pte Archie Hargy, Pte Hector McGillivray, Pte Norman McDonald, Pte John Lyle, Pte James McIntyre, Sgt Sam Moore, Sgt Albert Fyfe, L/Cpl Donald McCallum, unknown, unknown, Pte Jim Cameron, Pte Drew Whitelaw, Pte George Reid, L/Cpl Iain Gillespie. Second row: Sgt David McKinnon, Sgt Alastair Fenton, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Pts Alec Comrie, unknown, Pte Tom Currie, Jim McLachlan, unknown, unknown, Pte Jim Kennedy, Pte Jim Renwick, unknown, Pte Robert Brown, Pte John Chrystie, Sgt Donald McLaren, S/Sgt Duncan McEwan. Middle row: Pte John Strachan, Pte Billy Bryce, unknown, Pte David Kell, Pte Neil McAlister, unknown, Pte Jimmy Jardine, Pte Allen Gillespie, unknown, unknown, unknown, Pte Alec Barr, Pte Jim Hislop, Pte Jimmy Riddell. Fourth row: Pte Eoghan Henderson, unknown, unknown, L/Cpl Gordon Haig, Pte David Gray, Lt Calum McKenzie, Lt Blythe Terris, Lt Walter Jockel, Rev John McKelvie, Capt Robert C. Ross, Lt Robert Hunter, Lt Ian Miller, unknown, Pte Edgar Steel, Pte Willie McFie, Pte Jim Whitelaw, Pte Gudman Jorgeson. Front row: Pte Ian McGregor, Pte Eric Linden, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Pte John Donald, Pte Hugh Crichton, Pte Duncan McDade, Pte Archie Comrie, Pte Leslie Jones, Pte Ian Pinkerson (also known as Ned), Pte Terence Kelly. At the very front of the group are Pte Robert Maitland and Pte Neil Gray.