Ft), (ISK Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you. A fierce supporter of Field Gun, he would be seen supporting at many functions, especially down the Track, at Earls Court, and at the numerous Socials we've gathered at since. Browse and discover the best and most unique vintage militaria from military dealers all around the globe. discount prices and we also provide a medal The guns are raced from the start position down the sides of the arena and manhandled over a five foot wall. The origins of the field gun competition lie in the Second Boer War in South Africa. C$), (MKD The names of the winners of the trophy are engraved on small shields up to and including 1961 and plates for winners since 1962. Derek, a former PTI and Portsmouth Field Gun trainer with a hugh Pompey blue heart will be sorely missed. /support-us/fundraise-and-events/take-part-event, http://www.payrollgivingawards.co.uk/index.php, http://www.oscr.org.uk/search-oscr/charity-details?number=SC041898, http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWit. After leaving the Royal Navy as a Petty Officer Stoker he became a copper in the London Met, then emigrated to Melbourne in Australia and was a copper there until he retired. \r\rThe field gun run competition first took place at the Royal Tournament of 1907. From the start line in front of the Royal Box, the crews pulled the guns and limbers to the end of the arena where they turned and carried themselves and the equipment over a 5-foot (1.5m) wall. - SarahMike received his MBE for his contribution on the Atlantic Conveyor for the RN in the Falklands.His citation for the MBE was written by Captain Michael H G Layard, RN. Check out Music From the 1997 Royal Tournament by Various artists on Amazon Music. Hampshire, PO2 8ER, 2022 RNRMC - The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity It is with great sadness that we report the Crossing of the Bar of Martin 'George' West. The 4 Naval Command Field Gun Crews : Field Gun Run Videos : Click the Pictures for the videos : Training Run 1 - Lee : Training Run 2 - Lee : Public Run - Lee : Earls Court 1 : At the sounding of the G on the bugle the final phase is to take all their equipment through the narrow gaps in the home wall. Airfield Defence. RM), (MVR Apparently he went for a lie down and never woke up. mounting service (Full size or miniature). In 1969 Sir Rupert Brickwood Bart presented the trophy and tankards and a firkin of Brickwood's beer to the winning team. The chasm returned in 1913 and was extended to a distance of 30ft. Join the RNRMC and supporters all over. John who served as SBA on five crews was with out doubt a little gem who was a supreme field gun medic, as all those who was treated by him can confirm, and be thankful for his care and professionalism. For the final part of the journey, sailors from the Naval Brigade manhandled the guns over very difficult terrain. We will let you all know in due course. eMedals INC. is pleased to offer flexible layaway services to all clients. Possibly from being made to watch the Nuclear Detonations on Christmas Island. One thing that you can be assured of is that you are dealing with reputable antique dealers selling genuine antiques, so all you need to do is choose what interests you the most. We do not know the circumstances of Ginge passing. Pete was the Secretary of the Portsmouth Field Gunners Association and worked tirelessly for the cause, he was instrumental in raising money (over 30,000 to commission a bronze statue of a Field Gunner which now stands in Portsmouth Dockyard opposite HMS VICTORY. It encapsulates the Navy's spirit of championing physical and mental courage, discipline, leadership and teamwork. The record for the fastest run at the Royal Tournament was set by Devonport in 1999, the competition's final year, with 80.86 seconds for the "Run Out", 58.65 seconds for the "Run Back" and 20.92 seconds for the "Run Home", an aggregate of 2 minutes, 40.43 seconds.[4]. We put all militaria dealers as well as other antique dealers through a vetting process to ensure that only reputable and trustworthy sellers can advertise their military antiques, giving you the peace of mind that you are purchasing from a reliable antique dealer. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. Navy Blue is a specialist retail outlet selling Naval & Military 2011 Russell was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. The reason I mention that fact is because that was the last time either of us has seen Skelly since the end of the season. Added 11th June, 2011I'm one of Clive's former colleagues and thought that you would like to know we have unveiled a bench at the University in his memory. They eachrace to assemble an antique field gun and run with it, disassembling and reassembling as the competition requires, before dramatically dragging the gun home, maintaining the spirit of the Royal Navys contribution to the relief of Ladysmith. CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK. Pete was passionate about Field Gun. During 1968 - 1973, he regularly attended all the closed season training sessions and had no trouble in passing the selection process; he had all the qualities needed to be a first class gunner. Ben remained an avid member of the Association throughout its up and downs and regularly attended the AGM's and functions until he was taken ill. B1997, A1998. som), (LBP . As the British Army was besieged by Boer fighters,the Royal Navy landed guns from HM Ships Terrible and Powerful to help in the relief of the siege. In 1976 and 79 he was a Buffer. It is with great sadness that we announce that Neil Jones, 88, 90, 91, 94, 97 and 99 Crews has crossed the bar. Two crews competed at each afternoon performance. Various shots show sailors towing a gun carriage around and over an obstacle course in a field. . When you search the military artifacts for sale on LoveAntiques.com and find something that interests you, you can click on the item of interest and get plenty of detailed information about the antique militaria. 40K views 10 years ago This is the world famous Royal Military Tournament race. Military antiques have historical importance and have piqued the interest of collectors. In 1981 Mark joined HMS Glamorgan. Chief Stoker. Russell became a member of the Australian Rugby Coaching board until he returned to the UK in the late 70's. A four minute run was first recorded in 1948, and three minute run in 1962. Sailors in rehearsal for the Royal Tournament tow their gun carriage around an obstacle course. The Interport ("Command") Field Gun competition was established in 1907 and was a highlight of the Royal Tournament until the Last Run in 1999. 107.95 0 bids 4.60 postage 4d 17h Click & Collect BRITAINS Civil War ARTILLERY MOUNTAIN BATTERY PACK CANNON MULES (2) 45.00 Click & Collect 5.00 postage Vintage John Hill Co Toy Soldiers 25.00 Click & Collect 4.45 postage or Best Offer HMS Collingwood cut that to 1 minute 26.80 seconds in 1962. He spent many a time prior to his illness lazing on the Wittering beach!!!! Yesterday Pat, Florry Ford and I attended Skellys funeral in his home town of Radstock, near Bristol. On leaving school he joined the Royal Navy which later was to become his life. The siege of Ladysmith lasted for 120 days until February 1900. Trainer: 1978 '79 '82 '83. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. Officially licensed and registered trademark of the Secretary of State for Defence. There are 38 possible contraventions defined that carry a time penalty ranging from 1 to 6 seconds. He suffered a heart attack and died suddenly on May 1st age 72. If there is a specific item you require, please. Jock was attending a Reunion of HMS Alert at Lymington at the Weekend of 7th October when had a fall and was admitted to Hospital. Petes Funeral was held at St Barbaras church Whale Island on Friday 23 September 2016. The role involves organising the event on an annual basis, with planning . There have been many changes to the competition. You will find items from WW1 and WW2, as well as antique militaria for sale, dating back to the 18th century and older. This field gun conveyed the mortal remains of both Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and King Edward VII (1841-1910) on one of the short three legs of their funeral procession. The RAF Sleeve Eagles were worn by all ranks except Officers and Warrant Officers, Stipes were also worn on . .), (ETB This comprised of cutlass drill and gun drill by forty ratings from HMS Excellent. Jock "Russell" Stuart BEM (the Buffer) passed away Wednesday Evening 18th October at Warwick Royal Hospital. Before the First World War the competition was moved from the RN Barracks to Whale Island, where it continued until 1973; the following year it transferred to HMS Collingwood, its famously large parade ground reputed to have once held as many as 8,000 ratings is the perfect setting for the event. The legendary story tells of the siege of the British garrison in Ladysmith in 1899. Ray was a well known POGI who later qualified Gunnery Officer. Devonport Field Gun Crew. The ship was due to return at the beginning of April, but was however diverted to the South Atlantic on April 2nd 1982, within hours of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands. The remaining three crews participated until the final Royal Tournament 1999. He always kicked for the goal despite, by his own admission, only being able to see one of the posts. RIP Eric. Skelly had not forgotten his Navy roots entering the church too the tones of the Royal Marines blasting out Heart of Oak and the first Hymn was For those in Peril on the sea.At the reception after the Service we got to speak to many of Skellys colleagues all of which mentioned how he would tirelessly tell them of his time at Field Gun. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. Take part on your own or as part of a team. You can select from the many military medals available, field equipment, military uniforms, deactivated pistols, armour, and edged weapons such as swords and knives. I attended Russell's funeral today. A world of militaria, collectables and war memorabilia from dozens of dealers including WW1 & WW2, badges & medals, clothing & uniforms, ephemera & more. However, we have tons of useful articles that you can use for personal valuation. The Naval involvement in the Victorian campaigns usually involved the landing of the Blue Jackets of the Naval Brigade with their portable field guns alongside their comrades in the Army. - historic dockyard bronze statue - a field gunner depicted hefting a field gun wheel by british sculptor christopher kelly. HMS Collingwood beat this by running a time of 1 minute 18.80 seconds in 2001. EIIR Crown.Circa.1953/1960's 32.00 British Royal Navy Petty Officer's Post.1952 cap badge. It is with great sadness that we report Paul 'Johno' Johnson has Crossed the Bar following an 11 year battle with cancer. K), (DKK Although he never ran, his contribution to Portsmouth Field Gun was immense. Mick Brady, 1997 Crew. We stock a large range of Maritime Books, some at special . The race originated in an incident during the Boer War, when a naval brigade was called to assist the relief of a British garrison at Ladysmith. For almost 30 years, we have also delivered customised products for organisations and businesses at wholesale prices and are very proud to support most military and service-linked charities. The winning crew was awarded one point; the crew with the most points over the period of the Tournament was awarded a trophy. In support of the British Army, the Royal Navy landed guns from HMS Terrible and Powerful to help in the relief of the siege. The historic Royal Navy Brickwoods Field Gun Tournament is sponsored by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Why not challenge 18 friendsto create a crew andgo to the limit and beyond to be thetop fundraising crew. An excellent quality blazer badge on dark navy backcloth There was a plaque in his honour at the Field Gun "Hole in the Wall Club" at Whale Island. The Royal Navy Field Gun Competition: Admiral's Song / Heart of Oak / Ship Ahoy / Hornpipe / A'roving / Spanish Ladies. on the facilities management side where he remained in post until his untimely passing on 3rd February 2010. In 1900 following the relief of Ladysmith during the South African campaign, Seaman from HMS Powerful brought a 4.7 inch gun into the arena at the Tournament. Aggregate Time and Fastest Time Cups were introduced in 1924. 17th April 1944 - 11th May 2010. ), (SLL Crews were not permitted to use any additional equipment to assist in transporting the gun and limber across the chasm. There have been quite a few attempts to track 'Sugar' down over the years to no avail so it is sad to eventually find out that he had crossed in '18. The crew set up a wire and traveller so all 18 members of the crew and their equipment could cross the chasm. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. Fond regards to all, Brum Wyatt. The historic Royal Navy Field Gun Tournament continues to be held at HMS Collingwood inPortsmouth. The Royal Navy Field Gun competition was contested by teams from the Royal Naval commands of Portsmouth, Devonport and the Fleet Air Arm (although teams from Chatham and the Royal Marines have also competed). For the directionally challenged - colour coded socks - amusing instructions for use. She also told us how Skelly would talk endlessly about his Field Gun days.Rest in Piece Skelly your watch is done. This website uses cookies to give you a better experience. The "Brickwoods" trophy itself is a reproduction in silver of a 12-pounder field gun and a gun crew of seven sailors. Navy Blue Palladium Arcade Dartmouth Devon TQ6 9PY UNITED KINGDOM +44(0)1803 839217 Email Sales We accept PayPal. Our heart felt condolences go out to his family. You will find items from WW1 and WW2, as well as antique militaria for sale, dating back to the 18th century and older. Welcome to LoveAntiques.com where you will find a wide and varied selection of the highest quality genuine military antiques, from some of the most reputable and trusted militaria dealers from throughout Europe. The Naval Brigade transported guns over difficult terrain and brought them into action against the Boers. His best memories were when he served on H.M.S Kent. The helm was put hard over to turn away from the missile, quite possibly saving the ship by doing so. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. John Sessions passed away suddenly, whilst out jogging carrying a weighted Backpack, on Monday 4th June 2007. Each gun crew then engages the enemy with three rounds.\r\rThe second section is the run back. When you purchase through the LoveAntiques.com website, you will first need to register an account as a buyer which you can do by clicking here and will take just a few seconds. 15.00 British Royal Navy Petty Officer's Pre.1952 cap badge. Blazer Badge - Portsmouth Field Gun Crew. ), (BGN $39.95 German WWII Reversible M43 Field Cap- Oakleaf Pattern A Camouflage $19.95 SALE! The average time for the "Run Out" was 85 seconds. USh), (AED . Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go to Dorothy and his family. There is also a refectory table in the chapel in Govilon South Wales, where he and Dawn were married, dedicated to his memory.Mark also twice represented the Portsmouth Field gun crew. He was a lovely person who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The competition evolved during the early years of the 20th century. Over 350 people attended with over 100 sending their apologies for non attendance. kr), (IDR L/SEA UC1 Served from 1969 - 1975 Served in Portsmouth field gun crew. kr), (TJS He was an avid Portsmouth FC supporter and was instrumental in the founding of the Field Gunners Association.He ran for Portsmouth Field Gun Crew in 1981, 1985, 1988, and 1996, and was Staff in 1986, 1987, and, 1994. All the men and the field gun have to be carried over the enemy wall, and back across the chasm. When their oxen died, the men carried their six guns over rugged terrain. memorabilia to the general public. 15th April 1939 - 27th March 2010. The 1907 challenge involved a team of 17 scaling a 5-foot-high (1.5m) obstacle on a 75-yard-long (69m) course and returning. Field Gun incorporates elements of naval ethos and is . 2510. He was without a doubt one of the finest rugby players to come out of the Tiffs and he played for the RN U21s whilst an App. If there is a specific item you require, please emailus The New Devon Flag BBC Article ), (BIF Get together with your crew to complete a challenge including Rowing, Gun Pulls, Wheel Running and Shell Sprints. Peter Ben Lyon passed away in Southampton General Hospital on 16th June after a long illness. A huge character that will be missed by his family and all that had the privilege of running in a crew with him. It was a very touching service celebrating Russell's life in general and his time in the Royal Navy. Lost his battle with stomach cancer. Ran for Portsmouth Field Gun. Subscribe to get notified about new products, special offers and news. Love Antiques is the United Kingdoms premier resource of antique crickets memorabilia and sports memorabilia. Brian (Brum) Godsell. Our layaway program offers the opportunity for clients to make payments on eligible item The designation of this piece was Ordnance, BL, 12 pdr 6 cwt, MK II, as made by Vickers Sons and Maxim in 1896, but was stored at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich on . MK), (MYR RM G3WTN6 - Royal Navy field gun display 1900 RM CPHRX6 - German infantry field gun on the Eastern front, 1941 RM BNH4BW - An abandoned field gun of the Austrian army after their defeat by the Serbians during World War I. During his time at the Home he was re-united with all his mates and Oppos where they were able to reminisce about times gone by. We have been informed of the crossing of the bar and scattering of ashes of John Lloyd. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Boxed Set Britains Toy Soldiers 8898 Royal Navy Field Gun Landing Party lot 15 at the best online prices at eBay! The Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) have taken over as the main event sponsor but the Brickwood's trophy remains. It is with sadness we report that George Morralee Crossed the Bar this morning. .), (VUV The crews continued to the end of the arena and fired one round. Dave was the eldest child of Vera and Edward and brother to John and Joey. The programme from the 1896 Tournament states: The guns are brought in and, after a short march around the arena, are cleared for action and one round is fired. Two gun crews of eighteen men from the commands of Portsmouth, Devonport and Chatham took part in the first competition. 11. Original WW2 Royal Navy Austerity Pattern Able Seaman's Greatcoat. He ran with a broken foot in London.Paul was Gibraltar's Brickwoods 1st Trainer.An 'All Arms Green Lidder' he died of a heart attack whilst out running in Doha - Qata. . Two crews competed at each afternoon performance. Fatigues can vary depending on the weather and season . Ian relished his two years of National Service in the Royal Navy and was fascinated thereafter by all things military. He ran for Pompey in '65 and Chatham in 60. This type of uniform was worn by the soldiers in the field. CATALOG TEXT BELOW: 1 - Gettysburg Furniture (4) pc. We have just heard the sad news that Arthur 'Alfie' Titterton, 52, 62, 66, & 70 Crews has Crossed the Bar following a short illness. In 1971 Brickwood's business was acquired by London-based brewers Whitbread & Co Ltd. $260 (approx conversion from 220) Atlantic Star, Campaign 1939-45. Howard Wade (Jake), speedy wheel of the '64 crew has passed away. I am sure many of you have found memories of the time we spent together at Earls Court. TIME TO CONNECT Supporting mental health within the Royal Navy community is a central strand of the RNRMCs work. If weightlifting is more your thing, you could deadlift, bench press or squat1,300kg(the weight of a field gun) every day for18 days. This is no surprise to all that knew him. Once all the crew and equipment were back on the home side of the chasm, the wire and traveller were dismantled and three more rounds were fired in a rear guard action. Clive 'Sugar' Plum, 68 & 72 Crew crossed the bar on the 21st May 2018. Danny was a great man, a great leader, a great motivator and a great friend. Registered Office: Building 37, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth, PO2 8ER. The "Inter-Port" or "Command" Competition was contested by teams from the Royal Navy annually, and was a popular item at the Royal Tournament until finishing in 1999. He worked for a while with Goodyear and Qualcast but did not really settle until he found his niche in the Wolverhampton University (not as a student, I hasten to add!) The Ordnance QF 12 pounder 8 cwt was a Royal Navy "landing gun" intended for navy use ashore. "8 cwt" refers to the weight of the gun and breech, approximately 8 cwt = 8 x 112 lb (51 kg) = 896 lb. 7. After 2 years of constant pain and worry, Russell lost his battle with cancer. The event sees teams of 18 who have been training for months race to assembleafield gun and run with it, disassembling, and reassemblingas the competition requires. Crews were permitted to use wires, ropes, spars etc to traverse the obstacle. Alan (Joe) Binstead passed away unexpectedly. ), (PLN This race is just plain crazy when you consider how much these field guns weigh and all the things that could go wrong. the statue on a plinth commemorates men from portsmouth command in the annual field gun competition at the royal tournament and who trained at royal naval barracks from 1947-1999 when the tournament . The guns and limbers of a four-gun battery were taken over a four-foot wall in the arena at Islington. After enjoying an unexpected Christmas at home following damage incurred to its propellers in early December 1981, HMS Glamorgan sailed for sea trials in Feb 1982. Two gun crews of eighteen men from the commands of Portsmouth, Devonport and Chatham took part in the first competition. Thirteen of Glamorgan's gallant company, including Mark, died. These army memorabilia are all symbols of a soldiers sacrifice and bravery and a reminder of the historic past and stories of valor. Pete Scott, Crew: 1968, '71 '74. Crews from Portsmouth, Devonport, Chatham and Fleet Air Arm competed at The Court until 1960 when the Chatham Crew withdrew from the competition. $4,895.00. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Our heart felt condolences go out to his family. After leaving the Navy he became a Rigger at the B.B.C then later a pool technician / lifeguard at H.M.S Dryad.Sadly in 2006 Dave was diagnosed with Progressive Supra-Nuclear palsy which is a neurological disorder. It cares for a collection of over 2.5 million items which tell the epic story of the Royal Navy from its origins in 625AD to today. MilitaryFriends.com $35.00 1 bid $6.00 shipping 6d 11h Army Air Force Personalised Marking Kit Vintage Military Memorabilia $25.00 1 bid Free shipping 5d 13h Ww2 1945 marked mortarr Wwii $189.00 0 bids $25.00 shipping 4d 9h or Best Offer AUTHENTIC WWII WW2 SUPPLIES FOR FIRST AID KIT MEDIC BAG POUCH $25.98 0 bids $5.98 shipping 4d 9h or Best Offer These are applied as appropriate to each team upon completion of the drill by the event's Chief Judge. It was during this when he suffered a massive heart attack. Fdj), (EGP The Royal Tournament relocated for the final time in 1950 when it moved to the larger venue of Earls Court. Clive "Brum" Layton was born on 9 June 1947 and would have been 63 years old this year (just in case you couldn't do the sums, of course!). Nowadays runs in less than three are fairly commonplace. We have just heard the sad news that Pete 'Bungy' Edwards, Pomey A Crew 1985, Heavy End, crossed the bar on 15 September 2018. Simon was also a Portsmouth Field Gunner, who was renowned for his love of life and for the many practical jokes he played. His brother in law presented us with a framed photograph of Clive, the one of him smiling that was on display at his funeral; this will take pride of place in our office. Could not find the right products at army disposals and army surplus stores? - the best military dating site. With the displays of field gun drill now a firm favourite with the audiences at the Tournament, the first competition was staged in May 1907. The silver plaques on the carriage trail tell us more specifically that for Her Majesty it involved the start of the ceremony from Osborne House to Cowes quay on the 1st of February 1901 and for the latter, in London, from . It is with a heavy heart that we announce David Harfield, 72 & 76 Crew Crossed the Bar this week. 4 British. A quiet unassuming man, who will sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. The guns and limbers were then dismantled and carried to the top of a ramp on the "home side" of a 28-foot (8.5m) "chasm". Copyright 1995-2023 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. During his 12 years service he ran three times for the Portsmouth Field Gun Crew in 1967 (B Crew), 1970 (A Crew No 9; 3 Cups) and 1973 (A Crew, No 9 shadowed by "Hoppy" Hopkins who later turned out to be another excellent No 9 for Pompey) .After leaving the Navy, Brum joined the oil industry and spent a few years on the rigs in Bahrain returning to run a pub with his brother. No one can ever dispute that he didn't fill each and every day. UNITED KINGDOM We are experienced in sourcing most types of Naval Memorabilia. .. The course was then negotiated in the opposite direction with the winner being the first crew to cross the original start line. The crews started at one end of the arena and began by negotiating an obstacle of planks fixed at 18-inches above the ground. The course was changed in 1908 with a chasm replacing the plank obstacle. The guns are then taken round the arena at the double and advance in close order, reversing twice in close order, they then wheel into the centre and salute.. Mounted Competitions or Special Events. He left the Royal Navy in August 2001 and was living on the Isle of Wight. Often named the "toughest sport in the world", it is a display of teamwork which only the dedicated few can ever aspire to take part in. Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment, Royal Navy. His family were invited to unveil the bench which was done today on what would have been his 64th birthday, during the unveiling we had a toast to Clive with Woods's rum (what else could it have been?) 6047294) and is a registered charity (no. Their exploits inspired the public back home, and the race was incorporated into the Royal Tournament in 1913. Or,get creative and come up with your own challenge based on the numbers 7,488 and 18. 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