Devonport field gun crew song

#1
hi every1 new to this site,but does anyone know the song that the Devonport field gun crew sing to gee themselves up before they race against other crews or is there any ex field gun crew who can help ?
 

Father_Famine

Lantern Swinger
#2
We am Janners born and bred,
Thick in the arm and thick in the 'ed
Remember Drake on the Plymouth 'Ho
Gave her a good un before the show
We makes our oggies full of lard,
coz
We are the janners & we are ard....


Oggies Ginsters Oggies
Oy Oy Oy

Oggie Oy

Ginsters Oy

Oggies Ginsters Oggie

makes us run


Well what did you expect....................
 
#7
When Devonport HAD a field gun crew they didn't waste their breath on singing songs BEFORE they ran. They used to leave that to the forty thousand Guzz ratings who supported them.
Singing was for afters !!

2BM
 

jungle_jim

Lantern Swinger
#8
2badge_mango said:
When Devonport HAD a field gun crew they didn't waste their breath on singing songs BEFORE they ran. They used to leave that to the forty thousand Guzz ratings who supported them.
Singing was for afters !!

2BM
yes but 39000 of them couldnt read and write
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#11
[align=center]THE FINAL RUN
by

Sam Clues © 1999

(Portsmouth FGC 80 & 85)

Dedicated to ALL Field Gunners across the Globe

One ton of metal
Over one ton of years
Has plenty of memories
With even some tears

The Field Gun tradition
Is ceasing to stride
But gunners the world over
Will always feel pride

All crews have performed
With fine efforts abound
And always the public
We never fail to astound

Out, Back & Home
Were the Trainer's demands
So to keep each run steady
We'd obey his commands

On all of the tracks
The dust will now settle
And soon the equipment
Will be rust covered metal

So what of the summers
From this year on
There'll be little to do
Now that Field Gun is gone

Re-unions will follow
With that I am certain
But will many turn up
After this final curtain

Earls Court is ending
There's no new domain
We must find a venue
So the race can remain

The arena's now empty
And each crew is done
So sadly no more
Will we see the 'Gun Run'

Now the crews will be waiting
For the bugler's tone
To send them forever
On that final RUN HOME!

[Source][/align]
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#12
From the PFG Site:

On Saturday 28th July 2007. There will be a Portsmouth,Devonport and Fleet Air Arm Field Gun Command 100 year Centenary dinner to be held in the Painted Rooms at Greenwich London. All Field gunners and wives//partners are welcome.

There are still places available for those wishing to attend this auspicious occasion. for further information contact;

Portsmouth Field Gun: Rob(Brum) Wyatt [email protected]
Devonport Field Gun:paula [email protected]
Fleet Air Arm:Jimmy Andrews [email protected]
 
#13
I know I've only just started on this site; but I'd advise "Father Famine" to closely inspect his next Ginster's when he's peckish on the M5! OGGY-OGGY-OGGY
 
#14
Just a thought . As a sundodger I had little to do with the field gun comps and have the question , were the crews all gunnery ratings or could any fit and able rating be in it and were senior rates and officers ever in the crews.

:whew:
 
#15
hobbit said:
Just a thought . As a sundodger I had little to do with the field gun comps and have the question , were the crews all gunnery ratings or could any fit and able rating be in it and were senior rates and officers ever in the crews.

:whew:
Anyone that was fit and daft enough could do it.Not sure about the Officers though,cant have them getting all sweaty and actually do some physical work can we? :thumright:
 
#16
I think it goes something like this

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Men of Devon, men of Devon,
Feed me 'til I'm six foot four;
Feed me 'til I'm six foot four.
 
#17
vasco2 said:
I know I've only just started on this site; but I'd advise "Father Famine" to closely inspect his next Ginster's when he's peckish on the M5! OGGY-OGGY-OGGY
Wot you trying to say, is that not the original Janner boating song, lovingly sang by Guz Rates after quaffing pints of scrumpy and Titbread Wankard :pukel:

M5, I'm an M6 man, mind you they still sell Ginsters hand held Cornish Nuggets (at that price they must be f*cking gold).

I stock up on Lions Sportsman Mix at Asda before I set off on motorways, a bag lasts me two hours of constant munching.
 
#18
Jimmy,

That is indeed the song sung by the oggies.

For anyone who is interested...

Brickwoods result from Saturday. Top three only.

1. HMNB Portsmouth
2. HMS Heron
3. HMS Collingwood A
 
#19
I appreciate this is an old thread but i came across it whilst googling for something specific and relevant to this topic. It seems that none of the posters here recall the song actually recorded on to vinyl record and released by Devonport around 1980. It was called 'Run Gunner Run' and there may be good reason to forget its making. My own interest stems from the fact i was the booty bandy who played drums on the recording, the other instruments played by an officer from down near Culdrose. Anyways, it obviously didn't catch on and came about around the time football teams were releasing similar 'anthems. I searched because \i was interested in having a listen after all this time, so if anyone will own up to still having it perhaps they would copy it...! I did manage to wangle a few free wets at the Royal Tournement that year on the back of it before some other booty bandies tried a similar trick and were hoofed out of the gunners bar! cheers 'jack' love from bandy!
 
#20
drummer,
if you pick this up, try U-Tube . type in "royal naval field gun competition-run gunner run" and then scroll through. I found part of it, about seven minutes. good luck matey or try contacting the Devonport field gun crew association.
 

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