Battalion Limited Squad Drill Competition 2019-2020


The Battalion Limited Squad Drill Competition took place at Kings Park Secondary School on Friday 13th March. Grant, Jack, Andrew, Alexander, Cameron & Christopher took part for the 5th against a high quality field and claimed 1st place. Having won the Fraser Shield for the very first time in 2017, we have now managed four in a row! A great effort from all the boys who took part.

The winning Battalion Drill squad

District Video Games Event 2019-2020


Some of our Company Section boys attended the District gaming event at Rcade Glasgow on Thursday 12th March. Boys tested out consoles ranging from a 1978 Binatone through to the latest Wii, with hundreds of games to choose from. I think many of our boys left with square eyes!

5th boys at Rcade 5th boys at Rcade

District Badminton Competition 2019-2020


The District Badminton Competition was held at Scotstoun on Monday 10th February 2020. Alexander, Andrew W, Cameron & Christopher represented the 5th. Each player played a number of matches, with many 5th boys coming up against some tough opposition in the early games! At the end of the evening's competition Alexander came away with gold in the Junior event. Well done to all who took part in a very enjoyable evening.

The 5th Badminton team!

District Drill Competition 2019-2020


The 1st HQ at Kelvinbridge Parish Church was the venue for the District Drill Competition on Friday 31st January 2020. Squads from throughout the District vied for the title of District Drill Champions 2019-2020. After all the squads performed the same drill moves the 5th A squad retained the title, with our 'young pretenders' showing great potential for the future. A great effort & focus from all the boys!

The 5A squad in action The 5A & 5B squads

District Go-Karting 2019-2020


Nine boys from the 5th joined other boys from throughout the district for an evening of high-octane fun at Scotkart Clydebank on Tuesday 28th January 2020. The boys were split into age groups, with each group getting two, 12 minute sessions on the track. The winners were those with the fastest lap in their age group. Alexander, Andrew, Cameron, Christopher, Hamish, Iniyan, Jack, Thrinei & Vincent took part from the 5th. At the end of an evening with quite a few bumps & crashes Hamish took 1st place in the Juniors, with Alexander 2nd & Andrew 3rd in the Intermediate event. Well done!

The 5 Go-Karters Scotkart Clydebank

District Lazer Planet Competition 2019-2020


Seven boys from the 5th took part in the District Lazer Planet competition on Wednesday 20th November 2019. The competition consisted of 2 games of Lazer tag at Lazer Planet Clydebank over the whole evening. At the end of a fierce night's competition Hamish came 2nd place in the Juniors and Andrew came 2nd in the Intermediate event, Trinei and Cameron were in best overall team. Well done to all who took part.

District 5-a-side Football 2019-2020


The District 5-a-side Junior football competition was held on Monday 7th October 2019 at Scotstoun Leisure Centre. Vincent, Cameron, Christopher, & Alexander took part in a rather wet & windy evening of competition, joining other teams from throughout the district. With a little help from our friends at the 93rd, our boys were victorious & brought the trophy home! A great effort guys!

The fives The fives

District Sports 2019-2020


Scotstoun Stadium was the venue for the District Sports on Monday 23rd September 2019. A large number of boys from the 5th took part in the Company Section events, which included the 100m, 800m, 4x100m relay, long jump, shot putt & 'the howler'! A few 5th boys picked up some medals over the course of the evening, many others boys from the 5th picked up a few very commendable results too. Congratulations boys!

The sports at Scotstoun Stadium

Previous Sessions


Here are some competitions that we have entered during previous sessions...

District Masterteam and Scripture Knowledge Competition 2018-2019


The District Masterteam & Scripture Knowledge Competition was held during March 2019. Boys joined up into teams of 2 or 3 boys to answer a variety of general knowledge questions to see who would claim the District Masterteam title. Many of the teams also entered the District Scripture Knowledge Competition at the same time. Once all the answers where gathered in from individual companies from throughout the District the 5th team containing Louis, Jack & Andrew W scooped 1st place in the Masterteam competition. Well done to all the boys who took part.

District Tenpin Bowling Competition 2018-2019


Alexander, Andrew B, Andrew W, Cameron, Christopher, Grant and Jack all entered the District 10-Pin Bowling Competition, held at Springfield Quay on Wednesday 6th March 2019. After 2 games each, the combined scores from the games were added up to determine the winner(s). Christopher claimed top spot, (with 219 points) & Cameron 3rd, (206 points) in the Junior event and Andrew W was 2nd in the Intermediate event, with 202 points. Well done to all the boys who took part.

Recruits Compass Challenge 2017-2018


The Battalion Compass Badge Challenge was held on Friday 23rd February 2018. 11 Teams from throughout Glasgow & the surrounding area took part in 3 activities relating to their first year in the Company Section. The 5th team, consisting of Alexander, Cameron & Christopher did very well - taking 3rd position in Bible Knowledge, 1st position in Drill & 3rd position in BB Knowledge. This splendid performance meant they claimed 2nd spot overall at the end of the evening. Well done to all 3 of them!

Battalion NCO Drill Competition 2017-2018


The Battalion NCO Drill was also held on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at Ibrox Parish Church. Ewan from the 5th joined NCO's from throughout Glasgow to compete for the trophy. After a tough night's competition Ewan claimed a very commendable 6th place overall, (and 5th place in the novice competition), with a score of 78.5 percent.

District Table Tennis 2015-2016


We hosted the Partick District Table Tennis competition on Wednesday 23rd March. Jack, Duncan & Grant represented the 5th in the Junior event and Fraser & Patrick in the Senior event. At the end of the evening it was a clean sweep for the 5th - with Duncan, Grant & Jack scooping 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively in the Junior event and Patrick claiming 1st in the Seniors, with Fraser runner-up. Well done to all the boys for taking part.

Battalion Inter-Company Quiz 2015-2016


Six teams from throughout Glasgow Battalion took part in the Inter-Company Quiz on Friday 18th March 2016 at Shawlands Parish Church. The 5th Team of Charles, Fraser & Patrick took part in an evening of 10 rounds of questions - with topics ranging from Sport to History. With the top 2 teams tied on points at the end of the competition it was down to the number of rounds 'won' to decide the winning team. Unfortunately that meant the 5th team missed out on the top spot by the narrowist of margins and had to settle for 2nd place. Well done to all the teams who took part.

Battalion Cross Country 2015


Saturday 14th February 2015 saw the Glasgow Battalion Cross Country taking place at a chilly Bellahouston Park. Charles Tod was the sole entrant from the 5th but despite this he raced around the 5km circuit in an impressive time, ending up in 3rd place in the Intermediate race. The first seven finishers in each (age) race were automatically selected for the Scottish Cross-Country Championships.

Over 120 runners from 12 Battalions gathered in the grounds of Police Scotland College at Tulliallan on Sunday 7th March for the National event. Once again Charles took part in the Intermediate race and against some very experienced opposition came over the line in a very creditable 13th place.

Battalion Swimming Gala 2014-2015


The Battalion Swimming Gala was held at Castlemilk Pool on Sunday 15 February 2015. Eight companies from throughout Glasgow took part, including Patrick & Fraser from the 5th. They both took part in the Senior races, including Freestyle (Patrick = 7th, Fraser = 8th) and Breaststroke (Fraser = 7th, Patrick = 8th). The final race of the event was the 4 x 1 Length Relay and Patrick joined up with boys from fellow Partick District company the 101st Glasgow to claim 2nd place.

Battalion Solo Instrument Competition 2014-2015


Ross represented the 5th in the Battalion Solo Instrument Competition, held on Wednesday 12th November 2014. A keen pianist, Ross won the Battalion Seniors solo instrument competition and topped it off with the Open competition, claiming the title of 'Battalion Musician of the Year'!

Ross, Battalion Musician of the Year

Seniors Battalion Football 2013-2014


For the second season in a row we joined up with fellow Partick District company the 135th Glasgow to enter a team in the Glasgow Battalion Seniors Football League. Joining teams from throughout Glasgow and the surrounding area each team played each other twice over the course of the season. All games were held at Glasgow Green Football Centre, lasted 50 minutes and were refereed by qualified SFA refs, (so no 'traditional' BB home biase!).

The joint 5th/135th Glasgow Cup winning 11-a-side team

Results are shown below:

Date Kickoff Time Match Result
26th October 2013   128 v 135/5 3-4
2nd November 2013   2EK v 135/5 4-3
16th November 2013   135/5 v 2EK 1-4
23rd November 2013   135/5 v 200 10-1
7th December 2013   135/5 v 131 6-2
14th December 2013   200+ v 5/135 2-1
11th January 2014   5/135 v 16/118 3-2
25th January 2014   16/118 v 135/5 3-2
1st February 2014   5/135 v 131 3-0
8th February 2014   5/135 v 128 1-2
15th February 2014 Cup S/Final 131 v 5/135 0-5
15th March 2014   131 v 5/135 0-10
22nd March 2014   16/118 v 5/135 1-1
29th March 2014 Cup Final 2EK v 5/135 2-4

Battalion 5-a-side Football 2013-2014


The Glasgow Battalion 5-a-sides were held on Saturday 29th March 2014 at Soccerworld in Glasgow. A team of Senior boys entered from the 5th, Gordon, Douglas, Nathan, Connor, Ross & Gregor. After winning one and losing one group game each they made it through to the 3rd/4th place play off where they beat the 200th 4-1 to claim 3rd spot. Well done to the team!

The 5th Glasgow Company Section 5-a-side team

District Orienteering 2012-2013


Four boys from the 5th entered the Partick District Orienteeting competition on Sunday 07 October 2012. Charles & Patrick formed the 5A team and Fraser & Sam the 5B. Three other teams took part in a rather muddy Mugdock Country Park, which saw each team set off from the visitor centre at 2 minute intervals with a map & clues in order to find 20 red & white posts marked with a letter and a number - the aim being to write down the number on the post to the corresponding letter on their scorecard.

The 5th teams on the lookout for orienteering markers in Mugdock Park

Both 5th teams did rather well, with the '5th A' team taking 2nd place and the '5th B' team scooping 1st place - locating all the markers in a superb time of 78 minutes. Full results shown below. Well done to all who took part and a big thank you to Mr Davies from the 152nd for organising the event.

  • 1st= 5B, time taken = 78 min, posts found = 20, points = 100
  • 2nd= 5A, time taken = 88 min, posts found = 19, points = 95
  • 3rd= 152B, time taken = 91 min, posts found = 19, points = 94 (95 - 1 penalty point)
  • 4th= 101st, time taken = 81 min, posts found = 17, points = 85
  • 5th= 152A, time taken = 73 min, posts found = 5, points = 25