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HMS Collingwood Open Day 2018

20 February 2018
On Saturday 2 June 2018 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.

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