We were delighted to support HMS Raleigh as they raced across Plymouth Hoe for the annual Field Gun Competition.
The origins of Field Gun date back to 1899, when sailors from the cruiser, HMS Terrible, constructed several 4.7 inch field guns from the ship’s guns and transported them by land to relieve the beleaguered British forces at Ladysmith during the Boer War.
Each year since 1907, this teamwork, leadership, and moral and physical courage has been commemorated in the form of annual Field Gun competitions.
Each crew of 18 highly disciplined, motivated, and physically fit field gunners, races to assemble an antique field gun and run with it, disassembling and reassembling as the competition requires, before dramatically dragging the gun home.
The Brunel team turned out in force to cheer on the crew as they competed for the trophy. They were just pipped to the post this year, but secured a well-deserved second place.
Congratulations to the HMS Raleigh Field Gun Crew for a great event in aid of this very worthy cause.
Please visit The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity website to find out more.