Royal Navy ‘ludo’ championships this weekend in Gosport

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The annual Uckers championship takes place this Saturday.

Known as the Royal Navy’s version of ludo, it has been played on ships for more than 100 years and Prince Harry was a participant during his tour of Afghanistan.

The championships takes place at the Royal Naval Submarine Museum, in Gosport, between 12pm-4pm.

Entrance is £2 per person, which will be donated to the navy. For details