Cadets from the Sea Cadet Training Ship Vanquisher
and Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps joined
forces on the 6th July during the 30 Signals regiment open day at
The cadets provided a demonstration of teamwork and discipline
in the main arena as they conducted a Field Gun run using scaled
replicas of the equipment traditionally used by the Royal Navy at
the Royal Tournament since 1912. Hundreds of spectators were held
spellbound as the two teams of 10 cadets disassembled, reassembled
and manhandled their replica guns and limbers around a gruelling
The cadet Field Gun display has been made possible by the Rotary
Club of Arbury who recently presented the Ivan Davys Field Guns
to the Sea and Air Cadet units in recognition of the close working
relationship between the Rotary Club and the two cadet organisations.
Following the display Nick Ward of the Rotary Club of Arbury presented
the Ivan Davys cup to the Sea Cadet team, which completed the run
in the shortest time.
Flt Lt Ian Crewe officer commanding 121 Squadron said, "This
was the first time that the Field Gun teams have performed in public.
The cadets and staff have all worked extremely hard to perfect what
has proved to be a spectacular demonstration. We are looking forward
to our next opportunity to perform in public".
1999 was the last year for the Royal Tournament and the final time
that the Royal Navy would "Run the Gun". Thanks to the
Rotary Club of Arbury the Cadets from the Sea Cadet Training Ship
Vanquisher and Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training
Corps can do their bit to keep the tradition of the Field Gun Run