Portsmouth Field Gun bronze plaque in Portsmouth

Siege of Ladysmith
118 days
C. Broomfield. A.B.
HMS Powerful

1899 - 1999

The panels around this plinth depict the history of field gun and commemorate the bravery of
the blue jackets who took part in the Relief of Ladysmith 1899. The same courage and commitment was shown throughout the years of the command field gun competition until its cessation in 1999.
To the Limit and Beyond

The Royal Navy's field gun competition is a contest between teams from various Royal Navy commands, in which teams of sailors compete to transport a field gun and its equipment over and through a series of obstacles in the shortest time. The competition evolved during the early years of the 20th century. The "Command" format, negotiating walls and a chasm, was held annually at the Royal Tournament in London from 1907 until 1999, apart from the periods during the World Wars. The "Inter-Port" or "Command" Competition was contested by teams from the Royal Navy annually, and was a popular item at the Royal Tournament until finishing in 1999.The original "Command" Field Gun is still being run by civilians as Wellington College (cadet-size) and Portsmouth Action Field Gun (full-size).The "Brickwoods" Field Gun competition also ran from 1907 after the Brickwoods Brewery donated a magnificent Trophy to the Royal Navy. This competition involving no obstacles and run on a flat track continues to be competed for on an annual basis at HMS Collingwood.

Source: dbpedia

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