Young crews are gunning for glory in annual competition

ROUTINE Victory Squadron Collingwood PH2 on track 6 of Heat 1.  Picture: Malcolm Wells (121984-964)
ROUTINE Victory Squadron Collingwood PH2 on track 6 of Heat 1. Picture: Malcolm Wells (121984-964)
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YOUNGSTERS have been having their turn at a popular gun run competition at HMS Collingwood.

The Fareham Navy base hosted the annual Junior leaders competition yesterday afternoon.

READY South Downs College prepare to fire at the end of their up run in Heat 1.  (121984-1033)

READY South Downs College prepare to fire at the end of their up run in Heat 1. (121984-1033)

And the crew from BAE systems were crowned the winners in the final, with the HMS Collingwood crew winning the Plate final.

Rear Admiral David Steel, naval secretary and guest of honour, said: ‘It has been an enormous privilege to be here and to present the winning trophy to BAE Systems.

‘This has been a magnificent event.’

Adam Stephen, 20, who attends Highbury College, said: ‘I’ve done this for three years and it gets better and better.’