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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, Norfolk to Ottawa

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Norfolk to Ottawa

Data current to 26 Oct 2018.

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)

Norfolk

 (Kanadaguy Photo)

German First World War 25-cm schwerer Minenwerfer alt Art (25-cm sMW), (Serial Nr. 1930).  This gun was captured at Vimy Ridge by No. 9 Field Company, Canadian Engineers on 9 Oct 1917.

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Oakland

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun (Serial Nr. 4285), DWM, Berlin, 1917, mounted on a Schlitten stand.  This MG 08 was captured by the 10th Battalion on 9 Aug 1918, at Billet No. 10 Warvillers, France.  It stands beside the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 462, 76 King Street.

Omemee

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-8 (932 lbs).  The trunnions are stamped RGF No. 639, 1871.  The gun is mounted on a W.G. Armstrong & Co., Newcastle on Tyne carriage (Serial No. 1178).  The gun’s carriage and axle are in place but there are no wheels.  Queen Victoria cypher.  The gun is located beside the War Memorial.  (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour) 

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art (7.58-cm leMW), Trench Mortar on round stand with spoked wheels, (Serial Nr. 15867), stamped 6517, C177.  Captured by the 7th Battalion, West of Villers-les-Cagnicourt, 2 September 1918.   (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

Orangeville

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, No. 1 beside the cenotaph.  (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, No. 2 beside the cenotaph. (jiggs11 Photo)

25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, No. 3 in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 233, 7 John Street.  (Photos courtesy of Tim Laye)

Orillia

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (Serial No. 76705, CARRON, 1810) on left trunnion, (18P) on right trunnion, CV, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, Couchiching Park.  (Photo courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Blomefield Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight TBC, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. 549) on right trunnion, (18P) on right trunnion, CV, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on a concrete stand, Couchiching Park.

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand, no cypher, markings hidden by cement.  (Photos courtesy of Andre Blanchard)

Oshawa

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34413.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA, 1955, REG. NO. CDN 20, INSP (symbol).  Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 43, 471 Simcoe Street.

Oshawa, The Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N.

British FV433 Abbot 105-mm SP Gun.  (Photo courtesy of the Ontario Regiment Museum)

155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 40123.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 23, INSP (Symbol).  (Author Photo)

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 3348), 1917.  This machine gun was captured by the 21st Battalion on 9 Oct 1917 at Vimy.  It was originally allocated to RMC, Kingston, Ontario.

German First World War 7.92-mm Maxim Spandau MG 08/15 Machinegun, (Serial Nr. 4218), 1917.  Captured by the 31st Battalion.  Ths machine gun was originally allocated to Dawson City, Yukon.

German Second World War Panzerwerfer 42.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

German Second World War Marder III.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

German Second World War 88-mm Flak Gun.  (Andre Blanchard Photo)

Oshweken

 (The Blue Quasar Photos)

Blomefield Cast Iron 24-pounder 50-cwt Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, mounted on a concrete stand in the Ohsweken Six Nations Veterans Memorial Park.  

Ottawa, The Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place.

The page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the guns on display with the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa are listed on a separate web page on this website. 

Ottawa

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

Blomefield pattern 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 28-2-7 (3,119 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.   This gun is shown being loaded at Major’s Hill Park facing the Ottawa River, ca. 1963.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4316674)

Blomefield Cast Iron 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, weight 28-2-7 (3,119 lbs) under the cascabel, (WCo) (Walker & Company) on left trunnion, (Serial No. TBC) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, mounted on an iron garrison carriage.  This gun was on display at Major’s Hill Park looking towards Parliament Hill.  It is currently in storage at the Canadian War Museum.   (Photos courtesy of Doug Knight)

Ottawa, 30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group located in Ottawa, Ontario, along the shores of Dow's Lake on the Rideau Canal.  Currently, the regiment consists of 1st Field Battery, RCA, and 2nd Field Battery, RCA, and is co-housed with HMCS Carleton, a Canadian Naval Reserve unit.  The unit fulfils the requirements of parade duty whenever needed at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and is an operational field unit that regularly participates in Canadian military manoeuvres. The regiment was established in 1855.

30th Field Artillery Regiment Afghanistan Honour Roll.

30th Field, Bytown Gunner’s Firepower Museum

 (Author Photos)

 (Normand Roberge Photo)

Bronze 9-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun with carrying handles, weight 13-2-27 (1,519 lbs), 1822, King George IV cypher and a second cypher W with crown & belt, Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense (cypher for Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington), and the Roman numerals DCCXLIV (744), mounted on a wooden carriage marked 1858.  This gune was previously on display in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Armoury.  

9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-6 (930 lbs), RGF No. 233, I, 1872 on the left trunnion, Firth Steel 2549 on muzzle, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark,  mounted on a wood wheeled iron gun carriage.  (Author Photos)

12-pounder 8-cwt QF Naval Landing Gun, weight 8-0-0 (896 lbs), Gun Serial No. 52 stamped out, new No. 1752, Breech Block Serial No. 742 stamped out, new No. 1752, 1898, Carriage weight 6-cwt, Admiralty No. unknown, with Limber.  Queen Victoria cypher.  (Maxwell Toms Photos 1 & 2, Author Photos 3-5)

Ordnance QF 2-pounder Anti-Tank Gun carriage.  This gun is on loan from the RCA Museum, CFB Shilo, Manitoba.  (Maxwell Toms Photo)

Ordnance QF 6-pounder Anti-tank Gun, on loan from the Swords and Ploughshares Museum, Kars.  (Author Photo)

Ordnance QF 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.  (Author Photos)

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

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, being fired for a Canada Day salute, Ottawa, 1960.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234683)

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 1 of 4 used for gun salutes

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 2 of 4 used for gun salutes

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 3 of 4 used for gun salutes.

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN No. unknown, No. 4 of 4 used for gun salutes.

Ordnance QF 40-mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun, transferred from the 42nd Fied Regiment, Pembroke.  (Author Photo)

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, (Serial No. 057650), on loan from 2 RCHA, Petawawa.  (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 34426.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (1957 TBC), REG. NO. CDN 177, INSP (Symbol).  This gun was transferred to Ottawa from the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum, Montreal, Quebec.  (Author Photo)

81-mm C3 Mortar, (Serial No. 8392).  (Author Photo)

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

 (Author Photo)

 (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 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 Photo)

 (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.

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

 (Terry Honour 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.