Devonport Field Gun 1956

In November 2011 Stewart McKenzie (Mac) duplicated a letter to several UK publications - seeking his pals from the 1956 Devonport Field Gun Crew. Were you a crew member that year? Mac would love to hear from you, please see his letter below ....

Calling Field Gunners

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.

I'm sure some of your readers will remember the Royal Navy Field Gun competitions which were part of the Royal Tournament each year until 1999.

Earlier this year the Ministry of Defence gave the Field Gun Association notice to leave Devonport Dockyard. The Association were fortunate to find a new home at Crownhill Fort in Plymouth which is now a small Devonport Field Gun Museum. When all the Field Gun records and equipment were transferred to Crownhill in September it became apparent that all records and photographs for the 1956 crew were missing.

I wonder if, through your letter page, it would be possible to trace any field gunners from 1956, or any other year, who may have some photographs or any other personal records or memories.

I would also be delighted to hear from old field gunners of any year and, if they are interested, I could give them details of the Devonport Field Gun Association.

Stewart McKenzie,
Tel: 01200 429825
Email: [email protected]