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    Today at HMS Collingwood Fareham open day, good day out if anyone fancies a trip West today, I represented HMS Dryad in 93 down there and whilst not quite the real thing it was tough never the less and the team spirit was superb.

    Get down there if you can
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      It is proper though,my Dad took part in it back in the late 1960's representing the fleet Air Arm between commissions on H.M.S. Ark Royal,I was very young but seem to remember it being part of "Navy Day" down in Portsmouth.
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      Every year my mother used to take me up to Earls Court to watch the Royal Tournament - this was always a particular highlight.

      One could never fail to be impressed by the strength and teamwork on display.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hart's shirt View Post
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      Every year my mother used to take me up to Earls Court to watch the Royal Tournament - this was always a particular highlight.

      One could never fail to be impressed by the strength and teamwork on display.

      Men and women of the armed forces, thank you for your service.

      This.
      Same here with my father, who used to take me every year, when I was a yoof.
      Especially the music.
      One time they had a Harrier in the arena, great stuff

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      I definitely recommend this. I’ve been the last few years and it is a really good, family day out overall. The field gun is something special to see.

      In the same neck of the woods, HMS Sultan in Gosport have their summer show on the weekend of the 15th/16th June which is a great day out. All of my family from 3 up to 70 love it.
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      Remember watching the Field Gun Crew train at Excellent back in mid 70's when I was on draft there.
      Never seen so many broken arms, legs and various other bones on blokes as they all tried to impress to get into the team.
      It's very watered down and H&S conscious now sadly and not a jot on the Earl's court days

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      I used to love the Royal Tournament.

      Locally in the Pompey are there was the Brickwoods trophy. I went to the Collingwood open day a couple of years ago. I tried my hand at morse again after many years in the radio shack.
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      Remember watching the Field Gun Crew train at Excellent back in mid 70's when I was on draft there.
      Never seen so many broken arms, legs and various other bones on blokes as they all tried to impress to get into the team.
      It's very watered down and H&S conscious now sadly and not a jot on the Earl's court days

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      Same when I was in basic training at Daedalus, training section was full of guys who’d broken bones etc and needed somewhere to recuperate.
      As I understand it this is basically the old Brickwoods competition.


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      Same when I was in basic training at Daedalus, training section was full of guys who’d broken bones etc and needed somewhere to recuperate.
      As I understand it this is basically the old Brickwoods competition.


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      Correct, the Royal Tournament full version was competed between Commands such as Devonport, Portsmouth FAA etc where as this and the Brickwoods Trophy is/was a competition by individual shore establishment’s and ships/boats.

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