RETRO 1974: Field gun crew strain for the top

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Spokes and steel-rimmed wooden wheels trundled past the old coaching inn, The George, at the top of Portsdown Hill.

The men of Portsmouth Command Field Gun ‘B’ Crew pulled their one-ton gun and carriage to the summit as a last training effort before leaving for the Royal Tournament at Earls Court.