Portsmouth sea cadet preparing for field gun contest

A SEA cadet volunteer will be competing in this year's Junior Leaders Field Gun competition.

Saturday, 1st July 2017, 7:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:25 am

Nancey Jones, from the Portsmouth group, will be part of the sea cadet team competing in the event next Friday.

The contest, organised by the Royal Navy, is designed for 16 to 24-year-olds who have no or little previous field gun experience, with teams competing to build and transport a field gun and its equipment up and down an 85-yard track.

Eighteen-year-old Nancey and her sea cadet team will be one of 18 taking part in the event at HMS Collingwood, in Fareham.

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Lieutenant Commander (SCC) Victoria Marson RNR, who is leading the team, said: ‘Our cadets and volunteers will be training hard in the week leading up to the competition, and it will be great to see them coming together as a team.

‘This will be a fantastic opportunity for our cadets and volunteers, enhancing skills they will have already learned at sea cadets.’