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RAF Akrotiri Field Gun Charity Pull

Personnel from RAF Akrotiri pulled a 1300kg Field Gun over 10km of rough terrain for charity earlier this month.

Field Gun team making their way up the rugged terrain

Despite high operational requirements for personnel in Cyprus, there was a fantastic turnout to join the British Forces Cyprus (BFC) Field Gun Crew completing a testing 10km route around RAF Akrotiri in 1 hour and 39 minutes, in support of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

The team from the front, pulling along a road

Pulling 1300kg is difficult, more so when mixed with sand, the steep inclines of the Akrotiri cliffs, and the relentless Cyprus sun, yet this charity pull was a small insight into the events that unfolded during the Second Boer War when sailors from the Naval Brigade carried the guns over very difficult terrain.

Team photo with the field gun at the top of a rugged hill with the sea in the background.

The BFC Field Gun Crew continue to train and hope to continue their winning streak after a fantastic performance at the prestigious Brickwoods Competition earlier this year where the team took home the Plate 1 victory.