Trust Helps Gun Crew Shoot To The Top
Published: 17 Jan 2018
A grant from the RAF Charitable Trust helped ensure the Cosford Field Gun Crew was firing on all cylinders at an inter-Services competition held in Birmingham recently.
The team, which received a grant of £4,390 from the Trust, stormed to victory against gun crews from the Army and Royal Navy to secure the Rob Pascoe Memorial Trophy at the Birmingham Military Tattoo.
It was the first time the RAF Cosford team had won the trophy, which was named in honour of former field gunner SAC(T) Rob Pascoe who passed away in 2013.
Fg Off Lowe, from the RAF Cosford Field Gun Crew said: "We have been competing for over a decade, representing the RAF at the Birmingham Military Tattoo and the prestigious Brickwoods Naval Field Gun Competition at HMS Collingwood. Keeping the crew running involves huge effort and is dependent on finances generated by sponsorship or charitable donations.
"Thanks to the Trust, the RAF Field Gun Crew has been able to continue, allowing us to build the team that won the Rob Pascoe Memorial Trophy for the first time at the 2017 Birmingham Military Tattoo. It is a great honour to hold this trophy, which is named in memory of one of our own field gunners, and I'm certain that the Trust's contribution made it possible."
The 18-man Cosford team, who are the only crew to represent the RAF in field gun competitions, is made up of all ranks from Senior Aircraftsman (SAC) to Wing Commander.