John served in the Royal Navy for 12 years as a physical training instructor, ship's diver and as a member of the Portsmouth Command Field Gun Crew
By then he was a sergeant in charge of a five-man field gun crew
. He came out of the Army at the end the war with 14 years' service.
He was part of the Fleet Air Arm Field Gun Crew
and was preparing for the Royal Tournament back in 1999.
IN 1956 I was in the Royal Navy's Devonport Field Gun Crew
whose base was HMS Drake in Devonport and subsequently Devonport Dockyard remained the home for the Devonport Field Gun Association.
TWO former members of The Fleet Air Arm Field Gun Crew
Association are taking to the saddle for a 400-mile tandem bike ride from Scotland to Coventry for charity.
Tim was in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm for five years and was also a member of the Navy's prestigious field gun crew
. John says: "He is in the top echelon of competition in bodybuilding.
I used to train with Portsmouth Field Gun Crew
and they made me an honorary member of the crew (theonly female ever,I believe) but this meant I had to do exactly the same training.
"Her last job was on Friday when the Devonport Field Gun crew
did a charity run through Plymouth."
The 35-year-old former Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari student has been training with HMS Neptune's Field Gun Crew
at HM Naval Base Clyde.
In a five-man gun crew with a 25lb field gun crew
, a sergeant was known as a number one.
Soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the entertainment at Cooper's Field, which included displays by Cadet Field Gun crews
and a Semaphore Display by Swansea Sea Cadets, were a mix of service families past and present.