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HMS Collingwood to open its gates for a fun filled day

27 March 2017
On Saturday 3 June 2017 a fantastic event will take place at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire, when the establishment opens its gates for the annual Open Day, sponsored by Eight Wealth Management, featuring the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) Field Gun Competition.

The Field Gun Competition will feature crews from across the UK and as far afield as Gibraltar competing for the coveted Brickwoods Trophy. The competition is fast and furious and requires 18-man teams to run, dismantle, reassemble and fire the gun in the shortest possible time. Strength, stamina, and team work are essential in this challenge.

The selected crew members began training in March.

During the Open Day there will be attractions, entertainment and displays designed to capture the imagination of everyone. The Interactive Zone includes RN helicopters, hands-on activities and the high rope challenge. Attractions for our younger guests can be found in the Toddler Zone, whilst the older children can enjoy the free fun fair.

Parts of the base are open to visitors, allowing them to see the Royal Navy’s training equipment and experience some training first hand, navigating a ship into harbour on our Warship Bridge Simulator.

The gates will open at 0930. A free bus service will run twice per hour from Fareham and Gosport and back. Once the entrance fee is paid all entertainment and attractions are free of charge. Advanced tickets at www.ticketzone.co.uk.

There will be free parking on the establishment for MOD car pass holders via Liverpool Road gate and limited parking spaces in the sports fields for all other visitors.

Working dogs are patrolling the site throughout the event, therefore only assistance dogs will be permitted during the day.

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