It’s a knockout

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Military and civilian staff from HM Naval Base Clyde took part in the annual Christmas “It’s a Knockout” competition on Monday, December 12.

The highly competitive event, which has returned after Covid restrictions, took place in the HMS Neptune Sportsdrome. Teams had to tackle ten Christmas themed activities including: “Ice Mountain”, “Milk and cookies” and “Reindeer Rodeo”, to name but a few.

Many of the teams entered into the Christmas spirit, wearing fancy dress and making up festive team names – there were the “Molar Bears” from the Dental Department, “The Sugar Plum Fairies” from the Base Executive Department and ‘Speed, Violence and Momentum” from the Military Training Element (MTE).

This years’ event got off to a flying-start with Leading Physical Trainer (LPT) Daniel Shannon abseiling into the sports hall dressed as the Grinch. As well as this, he was also responsible for coordinating the whole event.

LPT Shannon said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all the teams who turned out for this year’s Christmas ‘It’s a Knockout’. It has been a great way to end a busy working period, filled with festivities for a base that hasn’t had an event like this for a long time.”

Around eight teams from all over the Base entered and all of them were keen to come out on top. However, there could only be one winning team and when the final scores were in, “The Molar Bears” from the Dental Department picked up the first prize with a team of Submarine Qualifying Trainees coming a close second. Third prize went to “Speed, Violence and Momentum” from the MTE and the prize for the best fancy dress went to CPO Medical Assistant Chris Martin, dressed as Santa.

Captain Nick Gibbons, Captain HMS Neptune said: “After two necessarily restricted years, it is fantastic to be able to put on this sort of event again and It’s a Knockout has always been one of the highlights of the Base festive social programme,

“We are most grateful to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Forces Mutual for supporting this event, and as ever, our excellent Physical Training staff showcase their unique and enduring talent of bringing the whole community together for much needed fun, with a healthy competitive edge.”

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