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MUSEUM OF NAVAL POWER AND THE ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE MUSEUM
Gosport - Sunday 1 June 2003

This was the first visit of Central Southern Section to the Museum of Naval Firepower, known colloquially as 'Explosion' and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, which was situated about a mile and a half away.

Thirty-one immaculately presented Club Cars turned out on a slightly drizzly morning and made a splendid display. Rumour has it that one of them was even better prepared that Ian and Jenny Burt's Shadow, though this has yet to be verified. Agewise they ranged from Chas Ferrier's impressive 1923 Ghost to our Chairman's Arnage Red Label.

After a somewhat damp start the weather cheered up and remained warm and dry until we were well into our journeys home. Most spent the morning in the Naval Firepower Museum learning about really big guns and guided missiles. After a picnic lunch on the lawn - or in the cafeteria, our own minibus then took us to the nearby Submarine Museum where we had a short film show, followed by a fascinating conducted tour of HMS Alliance, before returning to our cars for the journey home to watch our Secretary, Ted Meachem, and our cars on the Meridian ITV News.

There was so much on display that it was impossible to see everything in the time available so we will try to make a return sometime in the future.

David Steel - Section Committee Member


Priddy's Hard   Gosport
Photos: Ian Burt