Welcome to the Portsmouth Field Gunners Association
official web site
Since the sad demise of Command Field Gun and the Royal Tournament in 1999 we have provided a platform for ex Portsmouth Field Gunners and their supporters to keep in touch with each other, attend social activities as well as raising money for charity. We are also dedicated to keeping the brotherhood of all ex-field gunners and the Inter Command Field Gun alive through video, pictures, runs ashore and reunions.
The committee trust you will find our web site interesting and informative.
President: Cdr Bug Wrightson RN - Field Gun Officer 1987,88
Chairman: Tom Dooley - Trainer 1996,97; Crew: 1981,84,88,91,94,95
Vice Chair: Pat Patilla - Trainer: 1990,91,98,99; Crew: 1974,77,80,84,87,92
Treasurer: Lt. Leigh (Gabby) Hayes. Crew 1993,96,98
Secretary: Peter Ruddock - Staff: 1981,82,83
Web Manager: Brum Wyatt - Crew: 1981,84,87,90,93
Social Sec: WO Bill Parry - Crew 1986,89,92,96,98. Staff, 99.
Secretary Asst: Mr. Michael Gough - Staff 1947 to 1999.
Bereavement Co-Coordinator: Mr. Vic Vance - Crew 1978. Staff 1992,93,94.
"It is something to be striven for by months of arduous toil; there are plenty of men in the Navy who think disablement or death itself no outrageous price to pay for the credit of an evolution performed in record time. It is an old spirit, and a fine one. If it can be turned into the channel of emulation in straight shooting it will increase the strength of our Navy tenfold."
(extract from the commissioning book of HMS Glory 1900 - 1904 courtesy of Bob Aindow 1974,79,82,85)