Barbarians win Soapy Watson Trophy @ 2013 RNRMC Field Gun
A spare gun. Crew members who had not made their parent teams. The Barbarians Field Gun Crew was born. Four days together was rounded off with the Soapy Watson Memorial Trophy for the P3 Final. Just the story that Soapy would have appreciated.
The Barbarians Final Run
The Barbarians – the crew from many backgrounds quickly forged a strong identity. Different shirts, common cause.
Heavy ends from REME and Heron
United through circumstance – Neptune and Heron
Army Benevolent Fund on the sleeve of a REME wheel number at the RNRMC Field Gun
REME firing, Devonport extractor
RAF Cosford and Maritime Reserve on the limber slats.
RAF Cosford and Sultan execute the limber drop.
REME and Devonport on the drags
Drags first across the line but it is the second axle or last man that counts
Axle over first, is it a clean run?
Good news for Barbarians Number 1, Stu Moss, the run is clean.
Maritime Reserve and Heron enjoy the moment
And the icing on the cake? A bottle of bubbly from the Watson family is presented by Soapy’s son, Robert.
The Barbarians Field Gun crew may never run again but their name will always be on the trophy.