Field Gun Race 2 of 4, or BANG !
The HMS Seahawk Field Gun Crew (from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall) just at the point of firing their round before the run home.
The tradition of the Royal Navy racing from one end of a course to the other with a gun, limber and ammunition over and through a series of obstacles then firing off a blank round to signify they have finished goes back to the Boar War. Then during the siege of Ladysmith Royal Navy gunners had land guns from HMS Terrible and Powerful to help in the relief of the siege and manhandle the guns over very difficult terrain to support the Army.
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