On Saturday 1 June 2019 a fantastic event will take place at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire, when the establishment opens its gates for the annual Open Day featuring the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) Field Gun Competition.
Fareham Heathens RFC will have a stand and would welcome everyone to come down for the day to say hello!
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. Strength, stamina, and team work are essential in this challenge. The selected crew members will begin training in March.
During the Open Day there will be attractions, entertainment and displays designed to capture the imagination of everyone. There will be an Interactive Zone includes hands-on activities, The Rockets Children's Motorcycle Display Team, and the high rope challenge. Attractions for our younger guests can be found in the Toddler Zone, whilst the older children can enjoy the free fun fair. Parts of the base are open to visitors, allowing them to see the Royal Navy’s training equipment and experience some training first hand, navigating a ship into harbour on our Warship Bridge Simulator.
The gates will open at 9.30am and a free bus service will run twice per hour from Fareham and Gosport and back. Once the entrance fee is paid all entertainment and attractions are free of charge.
Admission Ticket Prices: On the Gate: Child*/OAP: £5.00, Adult: £10.00 and Family (2 Adults + 3 Children (aged 5 – 14 years inclusive): £25.00
In Advance: Child*/OAP: £4.00, Adult: £8.00, Family (2 Adults + 3 Children (aged 5 – 14 years inclusive): £20.00