lol thats weird, the canadian army still does the gun run. My cuz was on the team either last year or two years ago. It was really physical apparently, and there were quite a few injuries (part of the gun landed on a guy's foot and severed the toe).
Yeah, but to be honest as neat as it is. IT doesn't replace the Navy Tradition and the beauty of the old Navy Gun Run. The new one (not slaggin it) is too hokey and modern. They wear bright coloured T shirts, have giant ARMY slogans on each side of the obstacle course.
I have a thread about it on here somewhere, I posted the 2006 show.
It still was no replacement for the Navy Gun Run, not even close.
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Below is a 1976 article on the Screw Gun which I believe is used in the Naval Field Gun Run. Even after they were all retired, the British Army referred to Mountain artillery as Screw Guns from the one developed for warfare with the Afghans on the North West Frontier. Also, John Master's made the Sikh gunners famous in his book "Bugles and Tigers."
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intelligence considered the defector "crazy" and "out of control," while friends said he was a "liar
I recall seeing a documentary following one team (it had the first lady on it) - and those lot are MEN. They consider minor injuries like "loosing a finger" as part and parcel of it all....
Really like to see what goes into there personnel and group training sessions...
Things that spring to mind the calories burnt in the space of 3mins must be ENORMOUS. And you wouldnt want that lot swarming over your railings with cutlasses
Stuff like that truely makes you wonder what a well motivated and trained bunch of guys could achieve before widespread mechanical usage..... *has mental vision of eygptions building pyramids in 3 weeks*....