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HMS Heron steps up a gear in preparation for prestigious Field Gun trophy

1 June 2016
Defending Field Gun Champions, HMS Heron are put through their paces as they attempt to hold onto the prestigious Trophy.

The HMS Heron Field Gun Crew from Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton will participate in this energised and dramatic competition at HMS Collingwood’s annual open day.

This fast and furious Royal Navy and Royal Marines Field Gun Competition is open to 22 Field Gun crews from across the UK and Gibraltar all contending for the coveted Brickwoods trophy.

HMS Heron’s crew of 18 made it through to the final after 7 gruelling heats, before competing and winning in the final on Sat 6 June 2015. 

Last year during qualifying HMS Herons crew broke the record during the timed runs with a time of 1.17.69 and went on to cross the line first, regaining the trophy that they last won in 2013.

The competition is a showpiece event at HMS Collingwood’s annual open day and HMS Heron has a rich pedigree in the Field Gun Competition winning in 2000, 2002, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

The completion takes place at HMS Collingwood on Saturday 4 June 2016 and we wish all taking part the best of Field Gun Luck!

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