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FORT NELSON, ROYAL ARMOURIES, PORTSDOWN HILL
Sunday 7 August 2011

Club cars
Line up of Club cars.
It was a poor attendance, by our usual excellent Section standards.

Nevertheless ten hardy souls arrived with their Club cars, to be confronted by a strong wind that persisted most of the day. As usual we were parked on the parade ground, which provided little shelter from the weather conditions.

It was a good opportunity though to view the new facilities that had officially opened the previous day, and as advertised on Southern TV. Of course, the spectacular views across Portsmouth and The Solent to the Isle of Wight from this location were also enjoyed by all.

The BW of the event was particularly interested in seeing the two firings of the 25 pounder gun during the day, as in earlier times he served in a regiment of the 'seven mile snipers'! That is to the uninitiated, a Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery! The museum is well worth a visit if you've not been before.

My thanks to those Members who supported the day. The small number of attendees is probably due to the Section having overplayed our hand with several visits to the Royal Armouries in recent times, combined no doubt with the disappointing summer weather this time despite the sunshine!

David Gray - Section Chairman

  Saddam's cannon.
Saddam's cannon.

Photos: Chris Tween