Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery (2) Alberta, Lethbridge

Artillery in Alberta, Lethbridge

Data current to 14 July 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)

Alberta

Lethbridge

 (Kevin MacLean Photos)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16) Field Gun, (Serial Nr. 12706), M.495, S.3588 no data.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 4, 324 Mayor McGrath Drive South.

 (Kevin McLean Photos)

German First World War 10-cm Kanone 17 (10-cm K 17) Field Gun, (Serial Nr. 160), Spandau, 1909, 1346 kg.m.V., missing its carriage.  This gun was captured by the 50th Battalion (Calgary), 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)  near the Marquion-Cambrai road Northwest of Raillencourt, France on 28 September 1918.  This gun stands at the east end of Henderson Lake on Oakside Dr S in Lethbridge.

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), captured by Canadians, Arras, France, Sep 1918.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397947)

 (Kevin McLean Photos)

 (Valerie Christman Photo)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02), (Serial Nr. 1101), no data.  This gun also stands at the east end of Henderson Lake on Oakside Dr S in Lethbridge.

The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15 cm sFH 02) was a German heavy field howitzer introduced in 1903.  It was the first artillery piece to use a modern recoil system in the German Army. Some 416 were in service at the beginning of the war.  Its mobility, which allowed it to be deployed as medium artillery, and fairly heavy shell gave the German army a firepower advantage in the early battles in Belgium and France in 1914 as the French and British armies lacked an equivalent. 

20th Independent Field Battery, RCA (Lethbridge), Lethbridge Military Museum 

 (Glen Miller Photos)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-?-? (>896 lbs), replica No. 1, mounted on a wheeled carriage, inside the Vimy Ridge Armoury, 337 Stubb Ross Road.

 

 (Glen Miller Photos)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-?-? (>896 lbs), replica No. 2, mounted on a wheeled carriage, inside the Vimy Ridge Armoury, 337 Stubb Ross Road.

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform, with Limber, Vimy Ridge Armoury.

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun manned by 1st Canadian Division gunners.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4233963)

40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun.

18-pounder QF Mk. II Field Guns upgraded with pneumatic tires, being fired by Canadian Reserve Artillery Gunners.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4232664).

 (Glen Miller Photos)

18-pounder QF Mk. II Field Gun, weight possibly 8-3-0 (980 lbs), NOF N/M 1918, No. 11449 on the breech, VSM 1917, Reg. No. C6553 brass plate on the wheeled carriage, acquired from a private owner.  In 1933, 11449 on carriage C6553 was with the 66th Field Battery in Montreal, Quebec.  It is one of the guns that came to Canada after the First World War.