FIREWORKS danced in the night sky to a medley of classical and upbeat music during a display.
The annual HMS Sultan bonfire and fireworks display was held last night at the base in Military Road, Gosport.
Around 10,000 people turned up to enjoy a funfair, fire-eaters, food, and the fireworks.
The night started off with the bonfire – complete with a Guy Fawkes – being lit.
And Tamara Teversham, 14, of Rochford Road, Paulsgrove, had the honour of pushing down the plunger to light the blaze.
Her grandmother Heather Teversham won a News competition to have the honour, but decided to pass it on to her granddaughter.
Tamara said: ‘I was really nervous to go on stage, but once I was there it was fine.
‘I had been looking forward to the fireworks for a while.’
There was also a fancy dress competition, with two categories – aged five to eight, and nine to 12.
Dressed as a green dragon, complete with flames coming out of the costume, was Troy Cross.
The five-year-old won a £25 Asda gift voucher for coming first.
His mum Amy Cross, 29, of Vernon Close, in Gosport, said: ‘We’re really proud he’s won.
‘We started making his costume at the beginning of the month.’
Captain Trevor Gulley, the commanding officer at HMS Sultan said the night was a success.
He added: ‘This was a fantastic evening for everyone involved.
‘For us it’s all about community engagement, and making sure local people have a good time.
‘And I think everyone enjoyed the fireworks.’