Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery (5) Ontario, Ottawa, Beechwood Cemetery, RCMP Museum, HMCS Carleton and the Ottawa Region

Artillery in Ontario, Ottawa

Data current to 26 Aug 2019.

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical piece of artillery preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these guns to provide and update the data found on these web pages.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Canada would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

For all official data concerning the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, please click on the link to their website:

Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Website

Note: Back in the day, artillery in Canada was referred to by its radio call sign "Sheldrake".  It is now referred to by its "Golf" call sign.  (Acorn sends)

Ottawa, The Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place.

The guns in the CWM are listed on a separate web page on this website.  A number of guns from the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa are on loan to the on display with 30th Field Artillery Regiment at Uplands, also on a separate page.  

Ottawa

Bronze casting of an Ordnance QF 18-pounder Field Gun immortalized in the National War Memorial.

Ottawa, National Military Cemetery, Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave.

 (Author Photo)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 40144.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA1956, REG. NO. CDN 161, INSP (Symbol).  This Gun is located on the Southeast side of the Highway entering the village.  SE corner of the NMC.  No. 1 of 2 in the cemetery.

(Terry Honour Photos)

 (Author Photos)

 (Normand Roberge Photo)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 40153.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA 1956, REG. NO. CDN 165, INSP (Symbol).  This Gun is located on the Southeast side of the Highway entering the village.  NW corner of the NMC.  No. 2 of 2.

 (Author Photos)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, SW corner of the NMC, No. 1 of 2.  (Author Photos)

 (Terry Honour Photos)

 (Author Photo)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, SE corner of the NMC, No. 2 of 2.

Ottawa

 (Author Photo)

Cast Iron 18-pounder 10-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Carronade with a Blomefield pattern breeching ring, weight 9-3-0 (1,092 lbs), broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  This Carronade stands in a private yard facing the Governor General's residence between house 197 and 209 on MacKay Street.

 (Author Photo)

Very large cannonball found beside the carronade.

Ottawa, RCMP Museum, Manor Park East.

Bronze 7-pounder RML Mountain Gun, weight 1-3-5 (201 lbs), RGF No. 1808, W.G. on right trunnion, 358 on the gun site, F 15 CCCLVIII (358) on left trunnion, mounted on a wheeled wooden carriage with iron reinforcement.  (Author Photos)

Ottawa, National Artillery Memorial

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform, (Serial No. CA10595), Green Island Park, Ottawa, Ontario.  This Memorial was first erected in September 1959 by the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency Major-General Georges Vanier.  It was moved to the present site in May of 1998 and rededicated.  (Author Photo)

Ottawa, HMCS Carleton, Prince of Wales Drive.

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, replica, weight 28-2-11 (3,203 lbs), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriages, No. 1 of 2.  (Author Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, replica, weight 28-2-18 (3,210 lbs), King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a wood naval gun carriages, No. 2 of 2.  (Author Photo)

 3"/50 Mk. 33 FMC twin mount gun.  (Doug Knight Photo)

Ottawa, Capital Memorial Gardens

 (elyob Photos)

Soviet 76-mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3). This gun stands by the Veterans Memorial Wall in the Capital Memorial Gardens cemetery.