Win the chance to fire a 25lb gun to mark D-Day

Southwick village during last year's D-Day Revival festival
Southwick village during last year's D-Day Revival festival

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This weekend sees the D-Day Revival at the village of Southwick which promises a fantastic time for everyone.

Apart from vintage vehicles, steam engines, cars and lorries there will also be a street market in the closed-off High Street.

The 25lb field gun which could be fired by you

The 25lb field gun which could be fired by you

On Saturday and Sunday the village will be dressed for Victory in Europe celebrations with a 1940s’ tea room, family picnic, children’s play area in the Squire’s Paddock and an old-fashioned funfair.

There will also be a twice daily firing of Fort Nelson’s 1940s’ 25lb field gun and if you fancy a chance of firing it why not enter the following competition by 6pm today. You must be over 14 and be available after 2.30pm for the 3pm firing on Saturday.

To enter answer these two questions the answers for which can be found on southwickrevival.co.uk/d-day.

1. What was the full name and rank of the American overall commander in charge of operations during D-Day?

2. What was the name of the squire of Southwick whose home was requisitioned by the navy but never returned to him?

E-mail your answer by 6pm today to info@southwickrevival.co.uk and make sure you include your name, address, age and phone number.

If you win you will be responsible for arriving at the village at your own expense.

The winner will be contacted by phone.