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HNS Collingwood Open Day

On Saturday 4 June 2016 the most spectacular event will take place at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire when the establishment opens it gates for the annual Open Day, sponsored by 8 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, traditionally in heats of 6 crews at a time. Strength, stamina, and team work are essential in this challenge, and the crews began the physical training in March and training with the guns in April.

During the Open Day there will be attractions, entertainment and displays designed to capture the imagination of everyone from 8 to 80. Attractions will include displays from the Tigers Motorcycle Display Team, plus extensive recruitment zone with interactive activities and much more. There will also be a Ship Open to Visitors area where you will be wowed with some of the training equipment used by todays Navy. Plus experience Royal Navy training first hand in the Warship Simulator which will allow you to simulate taking a ship into harbour.

The gates will open at 0930, 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 to come in all attractions and entertainment is FREE! Advanced tickets at www.ticketzone.co.uk

For more information visit our website at www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Collingwood-Openday

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