Sergeant Major G. Frank Atkins was a Sergeant in a photo of the Sergeants’ Mess in 1906 and is listed as BSM (Battalion Sergeant Major) in photos of the Mess in 1914, 1915, and 1918. When the Regiment expanded to 2 Battalions in 1908 each Battalion had a Sergeant Major and there was a Regimental Sergeant Major until 1922. In 1933 he won the QOR Rifle Association Cup where he is listed as Sergeant Major.
G Frank Atkins was a founding member of the Maple Leaf Club which encouraged shooting and camaraderie among members and ex members of the Regiment by holding a annual shooting match and dinner. Atkins, sometimes referred to as “Brandy Atkins” was the secretary/treasurer from 1912 until his death in 1956. His 1933 shooting trophy, (seen below), was later used as an award to the best shot of the club.