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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 3 years 7 months ago #71676

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Within the dockyard is a field gun and around the plinth are 6 brass etchings related to the use of the field gun in the Boer War and the evolution of the field gun run (until 1999) at the annual military tattoo.



Behind the field gun are the aircraft carriers Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales.

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 3 years 7 months ago #71677

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 3 years 7 months ago #71691

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Not really a betting man, notwithstanding, if I were, I suspect my money would be on the field gun, at least they actually worked rather well and could be relied upon!



djb wrote: Within the dockyard is a field gun and around the plinth are 6 brass etchings related to the use of the field gun in the Boer War and the evolution of the field gun run (until 1999) at the annual military tattoo.



Behind the field gun are the aircraft carriers Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales.

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 3 years 7 months ago #71698

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I believe that's a 15 pounder, am I right?
I attach some images of these field guns in use, plus a shell and T-friction tube.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 3 years 5 months ago #72677

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Some younger visitors here may not be aware that the Royal Navy's Field Gun Competition at the Royal Tournament, London, was inspired by the exploits of the Naval Brigade.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_gun_competition

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 3 years 5 months ago #72682

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Thank You Berenice.......

Brings back many fond and I am sorry to say a few painful memories..... Took part in the Gun Run in the 1967 Canadian Centennial Tattoo until I dislocated my knee and had to have surgery, the only good thing was I was on sick leave for six weeks afterwards..... It was West vs East and it was funny but at the end of the nearly 4 months it was reported that it was a 50/50 win.... Just wish that I was that young again.....

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