The Senior Section is for young adults aged 16-18. The activity programme is geared towards developing the key skills for leadership both within, and outside of, the BB.


The uniform for the Senior Section consists of a royal blue BB dress shirt, with a BB Seniors' tie, BB belt, and smart dark trousers (as well as this, when parading as part of a band, some Seniors will wear a BB hat). The Senior Section badge scheme continues from the Company Section, with a full set shown below.


Here in the South Shields Battalion, the following companies have Senior Sections:

8th Company

10th Company

Further Reading

For more information on the Senior Section, view the national BB website's Senior Section page.

A complete set of Company and Senior Section badges. Up to four chevron-shaped 'stripes' can be earned to signify the rank of a Non-Commissioned Officer.