Devonport field gun crew song

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  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 ?
  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,
    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....................
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  3. I think you are on about 'Men of Devon'
  4. Pretty certain it was 'Tiptoe through the tulips'. But I could be wrong.

    I was forced to say this against my will.
  5. I believe that ythey used to sing a song about it being quicker by Air.
  6. :lol: :lol: Ring a Ding Ding :lol: :lol:
  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 !!

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  8. yes but 39000 of them couldnt read and write
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    "Send in the clowns"?! :lol:
  10. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  11. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    [align=center]THE FINAL RUN

    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!

  12. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    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.

  15. 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. 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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