Today marks a new era for B company as Major Tim Troughton hands over command to Major Clare Kirk. Major Troughton moves on from B company to act as Events officer before taking post as County Training Officer later in the year.
Major Clare kirk who has previously commanded E company and was most recently the County Duke of Edinburgh's Award Officer takes over today.
Major Troughton said:
"As many of you will be aware, today marks the end of my time as Officer Commanding B Company, the keys have been handed over and your new OC, Major Kirk is in the office and ready to command the best company in HSY!
"As I reflect over the last 4 years I feel an overwhelming sense of pride, and honour to have been part of the B Company story 2019 - 2023.
"To the cadets: being a part of your cadet experience has been a huge honour for me. Seeing you transit through the organisation on the same journey as I did many years ago as a cadet at Middleton Detachment, and achieving the great things that you have gives me the motivation and enthusiasm to keep doing what we do.
"To the team of adult volunteers from over the years: I feel so lucky to have worked with such a talented group of people. I've learned and grown so much from each of you. And while I'm excited about the future, I'm sad to have to leave you all. I just wanted to take this moment to thank you for everything that you have done for me during my time here. From your never-ending support to the millions of cups of coffee you have brought to my desk.
"I wish you all the very best of luck as you continue to show everyone what B Company can do and I will leave you with some words from Frank Sinatra for those who know:"Regrets, I've had a few, but then again too few to mention. I did what I had to do and I saw it through without exemption. I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway. And more, much moreI did it, I did it my way!"Thank you B Company, it has been an absolute honour and a privilege to serve you as your OC".
We wish him the best of luck in his new role, and Major Kirk as she takes command.