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Sultan Field Gun crews compete in Burgess Trophy

31 May 2018
Roaring crowds enjoyed a display of grit, determination and camaraderie recently as the HMS Sultan Field Gun Crews went all out in the Burgess Trophy.

Sultan Field Gun crews compete in Burgess TrophyTwo 18 man Crews put on a fast and furious display in timed runs which included dismantling, reassembling and firing a Field Gun in front of the personnel from across the Establishment.

With both teams performing admirably on the day it was Sultan 'A' Crew who took the run with a well drilled display.

The Burgess Trophy was the final serial of training before the crews head to HMS Collingwood to compete in the Tri-Service Brickwood’s Field Gun Competition.

We’ve managed to get across the line today with a really good time and are right on track to go on and put in a really strong performance in the main Field Gun at Collingwood

Lieutenant Mike Doyle RN, HMS Sultan's Field Gun Officer

The Burgess Trophy was presented to 'A' Crew by the Commanding Officer of HMS Sultan Captain Peter Towell.

Field Gun Officer, Lieutenant Mike Doyle said: “We’ve been training for the Field Gun for 12 Weeks now and preparations for this year’s competition have gone really well.”

“We’ve managed to get across the line today with a really good time and are right on track to go on and put in a really strong performance in the main Field Gun at Collingwood.”

The Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity Field Gun Competition, which is open to the general public, takes place at the HMS Collingwood Open Day on Saturday 2 June.

The gates will open at 9.30am, there will be free parking, free buses from the local area and FREE FUN FAIR – all you need is to come along and join us for this amazing day, happy in the knowledge that once you pay your entrance fee all attractions and entertainment are FREE!

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