Enrolment Service 2017
The boys and officers of 2nd Ahoghill Company were enrolled for the upcoming year, as they held their enrolment service in Brookside Presbyterian Church on Remembrance Sunday.
The service began at 11:30am and was led by Rev. William Moody. The colours were marched in by Company Section members Ben Maxwell and Gary McDowell, with John Lyttle, Michael O’Neill, Alex Hill and Aaron Smyth making up the colour parties .
As the service took place on Remembrance Sunday, an act of remembrance was observed. With Lance Corporal Paul Millar playing Last Post and Revielle.
John Lyttle also participated with a Bible reading from Genesis 22:1-14.
Before the acts of enrolment took place, the Company Section assembled to sing In Christ Alone.
Five officers from the Company Section were enrolled, with Captain William Young and Leader in Charge Jonathan McCartney continuing in their posts. Jonathan Clarke, Thomas Clarke and Ryan Young continued as Lieutenants.
A total of thirteen boys were enrolled as non-commissioned officers this year. Gary McDowell, Paul Millar and Michael O’Neill continued as Lance Corporals, with Andrew Gilmore, Alex Hill, Jake Houston, Jacob Loughridge, Shane McCandless, Aaron Smyth and Peter Whitmill all promoted to the rank. Rory McCandless and John Lyttle were promoted to the rank of Corporal, with Ben Maxwell being promoted to Sergeant.
Overall twenty boys from the Company Section were enrolled for the 2017/18 session.