Armed Forces Day Gun Run

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Field Gun Running, Royal Air Force Air Cadets and Forces Veterans went head to head in the main arena during the Nuneaton Armed Forces Day event.121_IMG_8465

As the121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Cadet and Veterans Contact Point gun teams marched out into the main arena to run the Gun, both teams were determined to win.

This hard fought race between the ages proved to be a real crowd pleaser with both teams being cheered on by the large and enthusiastic crowd. The youngsters from the Air Cadets were the first to run the gun in a timed challenge against the team of Armed Forces Veterans who were running the gun in competition against the cadets for the third time.

After both teams had completed their runs it was the Air Cadets who had proved once again to be the victors.

The Armed Forces Fun Day event was organised by the Veterans Contact Point (VCP) in partnership with the Nepalese Community of Nuneaton, who, to mark 200 years of Gurkha services with the British Army, had turned a section of the display ground into a replica of a small Nepalese village.

Flt Lt Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “I am glad to say that once again, the Gun Run continues to act as an excellent demonstration of the importance of teamwork within the forces. All the cadets and I am delighted to say the veterans from the Veterans Contact Point have all worked extremely hard today and I am glad that both the Veterans and Cadets have been able to do their bit to help to make the Armed Forces Fun Day in Nuneaton such a success”.

He added, “I was also pleased to see so many local people come and support Armed Forces Day, with all of Nuneaton’s generations coming together to show our respect to the Armed Forces.”

If you didn’t manage to see the Gun teams in action during the Armed Forces Day event you will be able to do so when the Nuneaton based Air Cadets and Veterans Run the Gun again during the 30 Signals Regiment Open Day at Gamecock barracks on Sunday the 12th July.