Uckers team win tournament in Gosport

An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth.  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier.  The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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THE annual 2017 Uckers championships went down a storm.

The event took place in the Royal Naval Submarine Museum, in Gosport, on Saturday.

The traditional navy board game, which is similar to Ludo, has been played on ship and shore establishments around the world for the past 100 years and Prince Harry was photographed playing it during his tour of Afghanistan.

There were an array of prizes on offer and the final was played on a large board donated by HMS Daedalus.

The final lasted 35 minutes and the prize went to pair Frank Fowler and Harry Stannard, known as the One Nine Niners.Apart, who won a trophy two bottles of rum, an Uckers board and a certificate from the museum.