The RHS team finished third overall in the competition held at Royal Navy base HMS Collingwood in Hampshire, but were the best team from a non-military establishment. A team from HMS Sultan won the event.
The Junior Leaders Competition is held over the same course as the main Field Gun competition and requires the teams to haul a 1,250lb (567kg) field gun from one end of the course to another, stopping to fire two volleys along the way. There are obstacles and requirements along the way and it is all against the clock.
The Field Gun competition started at the beginning of the last century as a drill to reflect the action taken by a Naval unit in transporting field guns across country to lift the siege of Ladysmith during the Boer War in South Africa in 1899.
The Royal Hospital School, one of the country’s leading independent day and boarding schools, has more than 300 years of Royal Navy heritage and students today demonstrate the values and service that comes from those links.