The Company began this period at it's strongest. Success continued, with the
band, football and gymnastics teams winning while successes also came in basketball,
cross country running, swimming and drill.
In 1982 Captain Alex Foulds retired, passing on the reins to James Jack who
maintained the success enjoyed by the Company under Alex Foulds. Mr Jack joined
the Company in 1954 and much of the success in the Band and Football team
had been down to his coaching, although his most notable achievement was possibly
leading the Company to the Battalion Championship in 1984 and 1985 and again
in 1998 and 1999.
Camps by this time had changed in character. Muddy fields had been replaced
by Church Halls with destinations now holiday towns such as Portrush, Aberdeen,
Morecambe, Southport and Isle of Man.