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This informal history of 1st Blenheim Boys' Brigade Company is written to mark the first fifty years of the Company and as a personal tribute by the writer to two people - the Founder Captain, Bruce Patchett, whose encouragement and example meant a lot to a shy young lad who was No 113 on the roll and prior to that the example of Vic Smart in The Life Boys. I thank the Jubilee Committee for entrusting this labour of love to me. As I have worked through the Company photo albums and other records I see myself in many of the pages as one who has been kept and grown in the Christian Faith through the work of 1st Blenheim and the example shown by the 'Skipper' and 'V for Victor', together with the other Officers of the day.