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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Lakeview, Lincoln, Lisle, London, Longlac, L'Orignal, Lucan, Lucknow and Lunenburg

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Lakeview, Lincoln, Lisle, London, Longlac, L'Orignal, Lucan, Lucknow and Lunenburg

Data current to 14 April 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)

Lakeview

 (Tim Laye Photos)

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, on display on 3rd Street, east of Cawthra Road, in front of the A.N.A.F. Club.  

Lincoln

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch No. 612.

Lisle

 (Balcer Photos)

German Second World War 8.8-cm PaK 43/41 Anti-Tank Gun, (Serial Nr. TBC), stamped Fl.519 dkr, Fl.2053 dkr, 271 dkr.  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 559, 8439 Main Street West, County Road No. 12, just outside the West Gate of CFB Borden.

There are two possibly 8.8-cm FlaK 36/37 gun barrels (TBC) embedded in small concrete cairns in front of the Legion.

London

 (Terry Honour Photo)

There are three Smoothbore Muzzleloading Guns in Victoria Park (one British and two Russian) presented to Canada by Queen Victoria, standing in front of the Boer War Memorial.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Millar pattern Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, Serial No. 29716) forged by Armstrong at Alexandrovski on the left trunnion, (24P BbCY 140 1/2 P) on right trunnion, double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy, MA stamped above the cascabel.  This gun has damage on its muzzle.  No. 3 gun mounted on a brick and concrete stand, East of the Boer War Memorial, Victoria Park.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 56-0-7 (6,279 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on the left trunnion, (Serial No. 164) on the right trunnion, King George III (1760-1820) cypher, broad arrow mark.  6.5-inch bore diameter, No. 2 gun mounted on a brick and concrete stand in front of the Boer War Memorial, Victoria Park.

 (Terry Honour Photos)

Millar pattern Russian Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, (Serial No. 28145) forged by Armstrong at Alexandrovski on the left trunnion, (24P BbCY 140 1/2 P) on right trunnion, double-headed Eagle, Crimean War trophy, MA stamped above the cascabel.  This gun has what appears to be damage from a shell strike on the right side near the breech.  No. 1 gun mounted on a brick and concrete stand in front of the Boer War Memorial, Victoria Park.

 (Keldar5 Photos)

FMC 3-inch/50 Twin Gun Mk 33, HMCS Fraser destroyer.  The St. Laurent class was fitted with twin 3-inch (76 mm)/L50 caliber guns in two mounts for engaging both surface and air targets. The ships were also fitted with two single-mounted 40 mm (1.6 in) guns.

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

Cast Iron3-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, replica, inside the Delta Arms Hotel, Dundas Street.

London, Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Wolseley Barracks, 750 Elizabeth St.

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-5 (928 lbs), RGF No. 228, I, 1872, FS 2750, Queen Victoria’s cypher (1837-1901), no wheels, mounted on concrete blocks.

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

 (Keldar5 Photo)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-9 (933 lbs), RCF No. 630, I, 1874, Queen Victoria’s cypher (1837-1901), Armstrong stamped on the trunnions, with wooden wheels, trail 1452.

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-9 (933 lbs), RGF No. 633, I, 1874, FS 3420, Queen Victoria’s cypher (1837-1901), no wheels, mounted on concrete blocks.

 (Balcer Photos)

 (RCR Museum Photos)

Japanese 75-mm Type 41 Mountain Gun (Serial No. 1562), captured by the Canadian Fusiliers, City of London Regiment (Machine Gun) during the Aleutian Islands Campaign in 1943.  

On 15 August 1943, an invasion force of 34,426 Canadian and American troops landed on Kiska. The invasion consisted mainly of units from the American 7th Infantry Division and about 5,300 Canadians, mostly from the 13th Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 6th Canadian Infantry Division and the 1st Special Service Force, later known as the "Devil's Brigade," a 2,000 man Canadian-American commando unit formed in 1942 in Montana and trained in winter warfare techniques.  The Brigade included three regiments: the 1st was to go ashore in the first wave at Kiska Harbor, the 2nd was to be held in reserve to parachute where needed, and the 3rd was to land on the north side of Kiska on the second day of the assault.  The 87th Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division, the only major U.S. force specifically trained for mountain warfare, was also part of the operation.  The only casualties were from friendly fire in dense fog.

Royal Canadian Air Force No. 111 and No. 14 Squadrons saw active service in the Aleutian skies and scored at least one aerial kill on a Japanese aircraft.  Additionally, three Canadian armed merchant cruisers and two corvettes served in the Aleutian campaign but did not encounter enemy forces.

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform.

 (Maxwell Toms Photo)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.

HMCS Prevost, Naval Reserve, London

Ordnance QF 3-inch/50 Twin Gun M33 turret, HMCS Fraser.  19 Becher Street.

Longlac

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Mk. I Anti-Aircraft Gun, O.F.E./C. 1942, Breech casing No. L 7766.  Mounted on wheels.  This gun stands beside the cenotaph.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

L'Orignal

 (Alex Comber Photo)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 5255).  Captured by the 3rd Battalion on 27 Sep 1919 near the Arras-Cambrai Road, North of Bourlon Wood.   (Photo courtesy of Alex Comber)

Cast Iron small calibre Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on an iron carriage.   (Photo courtesy of Alex Comber)

Lucan

 (Internet Photo)

German First World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 1902 (15-cm sFH 02) Heavy Field Howitzer.  (Serial Nr. 9), missing its wheels, mounted on concrete pylons in a city park.  This gun was captured by the 43rd Battalion on 8 Aug 1918 near Amiens in front of Vignette Wood, South of Demuin, France.

Lucknow

  (Internet Photo)

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the town library near the cenotaph.  No. 1 of 2.

Blomefield Cast Iron 32-pounder 56-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in front of the town library near the cenotaph.  No. 2 of 2.

Lunenburg

 (Cam Martel Photo)

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art (7.7-cm FK 96 n.A.), (Serial Nr. 6959) no data.  Lunenburg Cemetery, just north of Long Sault.