On 23rd November 1943, a group of soldiers won the Mitchell-Hill Cup for their prize-winning vegetable gardens in Northern Ireland.
Brigadier Geoge Stephen Brunskill C.B.E., M.C. presented the trophy. The Brigadier had been in Ulster as Chief Administration Officer, Northern Ireland District since 1st June 1943. Major F.H. Sheppard M.C. accepted the award on behalf of the skillful gardeners.