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Cadets Gunning for a Win at the Nuneaton Carnival Gala
& 30 Signals regiment open day

Sea and Air Cadet Field Gun teams both had their sights set on winning the new Nuneaton Carnival Gala Gun Run trophy when they went head to head to ‘Run the Gun' for the second time this month.

The Air cadet Gun Team all ready for the start of the Nuneaton Carnival Gala Gun Run

The Cadet Field Gun Run is normally an annual event held at the 30 Signals regiment open day at Gamecock Barracks but this year due to popular demand the Nuneaton Carnival Gala Gun Run was the second of three runs planned for 2013.

The first competitive run of the season between all three Cadet Forces, held during the Parachute Regiment day in Bedworth was won by the team from the Air Cadets. So when the Sea and Air Cadet Gun teams stepped out into the Carnival Gala arena both teams were gunning to win the new trophy.

Flight Sergeant Connor Little and Corporal Matthew Carrington, the two Gun Team members who pull the limber are known as the Mules, and you don’t want to get in their way when they are in action. (Legend has it that the navel ratings that pulled the original guns in action having run out of food, actually ate the Mules thus the name for these two positions in the team).

Much to the delight of the large and enthusiastic crowd, the two teams of 10 cadets were quite evenly matched as they ran the Field Gun against the clock, disassembling, reassembling and manhandling their replica gun and limber around the course. Both teams provided an excellent demonstration of teamwork and discipline with the Air Cadet team completing the run in the shortest time thus taking the new Nuneaton Carnival Gala Gun Run trophy.

The 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Field Gun Team – Winners of the Nuneaton Carnival Gala Field Gun Trophy

Flt Lt Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron said, “I am delighted to say that the Cadet Field Gun Run continues to act as an excellent demonstration of the importance of teamwork within the cadet forces. All the cadets have worked extremely hard today and I am glad that both the Sea and Air Cadets have been able to do their bit to help to make the Nuneaton Carnival Gala such a success. “

He added, “As I said previously, this Gun Run was the second of three runs planned for 2013, the first two having been won by the Air Cadets. So if you haven't had the chance to see the Cadets Run the Gun, you will be able to see the Gun Teams in action in the main arena at the 30 Signals regiment open day at Gamecock Barracks on 30th June when the Cadet Forces go head to head as they Run the Gun for the third time this year. Will the Air Cadets win again? Or will the Sea or Army Cadets take the trophy.”

The 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Field Gun Team – Winners of the Nuneaton Carnival Gala Field Gun Trophy

Doing it for the Girls – Gun team members, Breanne Richter, Holly Odam and Atlanta Curless show off the Trophy

 

 

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