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HMS Collingwood Open Day inc. Field Gun Comp 5th June 2010

gremlin

Badgeman
Cheers Soleil, I might well potter along to that.

I realise that they aren't quite the same as the 'proper' Field Gun teams, but it should still be a decent day out.
 

soleil

War Hero
gremlin said:
Cheers Soleil, I might well potter along to that.

I realise that they aren't quite the same as the 'proper' Field Gun teams, but it should still be a decent day out.

You're welcome.

Yes, it should be a good day.

I've put one or two articles on Rum Ration about the HMS Ambush crew recently. They are going down to it.
 

gremlin

Badgeman
Re: HMS Collingwood Open Day inc. Field Gun Comp 5th June 20

scouse said:
Maam if you could arrange one of these :cry: :cry: I will get the wets in, all round :wink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32s4qCCFnmk

Oh they're still out there!

I posted this on ARRSE in '07:

Gremlin said:
Maybe this should be either in Sport or Military History, however:

Whilst at a funeral on Wednesday, I met some members of the Portsmouth Action Field Gun Team, who were acting as coffin bearers.

They have resurrected the old Naval Field Gun Competition (last run by the forces in 1999) and are actively seeking recruits to take part, they now perform in the UK and world wide. The Team has been together since 2001, and has many of the old Filed Gunners amongst its ranks.

For those mad enough, or brave enough watch this:

http://www.pafg.co.uk/video/PAFGRecruit.wmv

Full details from their site are here:

http://www.pafg.co.uk

Have a look at the calendar to see where they are running and support them!!

As of 2010 they have new(ish) sponsors and look to be kicking off again!

http://www.pafg.co.uk/events.htm

The funeral was my cousin's, and he's the one narrating on the video.

Field Gunnery - the true extreme sport!!!!
 

scouse

War Hero
Re: HMS Collingwood Open Day inc. Field Gun Comp 5th June 20

Nice one :wink: :wink: Barney Barnard on my last commission ran for Pompey, also we had two on the Vic that ran for the FAA Ralph Whitworth and Spanner Spencer. Top men all 8)
 

brigham600

War Hero
Was in watching some of it this afternoon and the first three runs of the competition. It was very, very hot today with temps up around 24 degrees Celsius.

Not sure of the exact timings as I cannot remember them, but Pompey Naval Base ran the fastest time in their second heat (1.20), Collingwood A crew had a 1.22 and Sultan A had a 1.23.

HMS Ambush did okay and averaged around 1.26 if memory serves me right and HMS Campbeltown are also running fairly well in their heats.

7 Air Assault (Army) are doing well as usual and are sure to be in the mix come the finals tomorrow.

I cannot remember many of the other times, 23 teams are competing, but the RNR are sure to be in last place at the moment as they are struggling big time.
 

andyrik

Midshipman
Re: HMS Collingwood Open Day inc. Field Gun Comp 5th June 20

The RNR didn't do too bad. We managed to get into the second plate, with a best time of 1.29... not bad when you consider we only had 2 weeks training compared to the 7 weeks of other teams. Unfortunately lost a pin in the final run which really mucked the run up.
Andy
 
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