Pictured at the Queen’s Badge Certificate presentation are ; David Blevins, First Minister Arlene Foster MLA and Jonathan Gracey

Two members of 7th Portadown B.B. (Edenderry Memorial Methodist), Sam Good and Matthew Weir were among 199 boys who were presented with their Queen’s Badge Certificates by First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA at a ceremony in Wellington Presbyterian Church, Ballymena on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Both Sam and Matthew have connections with 1st Portadown Company Boys’ Brigade Old Boys’ Association. Sam’s father Geoffrey is a member of the Association, while Matthew’s late grandfather, Robin McFadden is a former Chairman of the Association.

Old Boys’ Association members, 7th Portadown B.B. Company Captain, Kenneth Vennard BEM and Geoffrey Good (Officer) accompanied the boys, while two other members, David Blevins (President, Northern Ireland District Boys’ Brigade) and Jonathan Gracey (Regional Director, Boys’ Brigade Northern Ireland) were also at the ceremony.

The Old Boys’ Association congratulate both Sam and Matthew, as well as the other boys and their officers on their wonderful achievements.

Queen’s Badge certificate presentation ceremony. Recipient – Matthew Weir

Queen’s Badge certificate presentation ceremony. Recipient – Sam Good.