Field Gun Race 5 of 5
Last shot in this series showing the HMS Heron crew on the run home as the eventual winners, beating HMS Seahawk by a narrow margin.
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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