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

Artillery preserved in the Province of Ontario, Norfolk to Picton

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

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.

Data current to 25 May 2017.

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)

Ontario

Norfolk

German First World War 25-cm schwerer Minenwerfer alt Art (25-cm sMW), (Serial Nr. TBC).  (Photographer TBC)

L5 105-mm 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

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, 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

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, No. 1 beside the cenotaph.  (Photo courtesy of Tim Laye)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, No. 2 beside the cenotaph.

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun Mk. II/I, 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

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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)

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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.

Oshweken

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 SBML 9-pounder 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 pattern SBML 9-pounder 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

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, 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)

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)

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun.  (Author Photo)

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

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

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

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

C1A1 105-mm 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)

Howitzer, Pack, 105-mm, L5 (Serial No. 057650), on loan from 2 RCHA, Petawawa.  (Author Photo)

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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 Mortar, (Serial No. 8392).  (Author Photo)

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

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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.  (Author Photo)

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, 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.  (Terry Honour Photos)

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

Howitzer, Pack, 105-mm, L5, SE corner of the NMC, No. 2 of 2.  (Terry Honour Photo)

Ottawa

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.  (Author Photo)

Ottawa, RCMP Museum, Manor Park East.

RML 7-pounder bronze 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

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Gun, (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 9-pounder SBML Gun, weight TBC, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, reproduction, mounted on a wood naval gun carriages, No. 1 of 2.  (Author Photo)

Blomefield 9-pounder SBML Gun, weight TBC, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, reproduction, mounted on a wood naval gun carriages, No. 2 of 2.

12-pounder 8-cwt QF Royal Navy 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. TBC, with Limber.  Queen Victoria cypher.  This gun is currently stored with 30th Field Regiment, Uplands.  (Maxwell Toms Photos 1 & 2, Author Photos 3-5)

Owen Sound

SBML 6-pounder bronze Gun, weight --5-21, Kinman, 1796, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark, Serial No. 164, CCIXXIX (228) on reinforcement ring.  Owen Sound Armoury, 10th St E & 8th Ave E.

SBML 6-pounder bronze Gun, weight --6-3, J & H (John & Henry) King, 1798, King George III, broad arrow mark, Serial No. 739, DC on re-enforcement ring.  Owen Sound Armoury.

Pelham

German First World War 7.58-cm leichtes Minenwerfer neuer Art, (7.58-cm leMW), (Serial Nr. 7862), captured by the 31st Battalion during a raid on Vitasse, France, 24 June 1918.

Pembroke, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA

The 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group located in Pembroke, Ontario.  42nd Field Regiment sub-units include the 89th Field Battery and 109th Field Battery.

Penetanguishene

SBML probable Borgard 6-pounder Gun of 1716, weight 18-2-23 (2,095 lbs), Queen Anne cypher (1702 – 1714), resting on the remains of a 6-pounder iron garrison carriage, weight 14-3-25 (1,677 lbs) K, (Serial No. 23).  Discovery Harbour.

SBML Guns (three).

Perth

Bronze SBML 3-pounder Gun, weight 1-3-17 (213 lbs), J. & R.  Verbruggen, fecerunt 1776 inscribed on the breech, mounted on a wooden wheeled carriage, standing on the green sward in front of the town Court House, No. 1 of 2.  (Author Photos)

Bronze SBML 3-pounder Gun, weight 1-2-20 (188 lbs), J. & R.  Verbruggen, fecerunt 1775 inscribed on the breech, mounted on a wooden wheeled carriage, standing on the green sward in front of the town Court House, No. 2 of 2.  (This gun is reported to be “the only remaining Pattison” Gun, according to Stephen G. Strach, History of Three Pound Verbruggen Gun and Its Use in North America 1775-1783, Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1986, unpublished, p. 1).  (Author Photos)

These guns were originally taken from the French by the Duke of York in Flanders, and later served the British in the American war.  They were taken by the Americans from General Burgoyne at the battle of Saratoga.  They were retaken from the Americans by the British at the Battle of Crysler’s Farm, on 11 November 1813.  The inscription on the breech, “J. & R.  Verbruggen, fecerunt 1775 and 1776”, indicates the guns were made in Flanders or Belgium.  Both were brought to Perth when peace was declared, and presented to the town.  They are now used for saluting purposes on special occasions.  (Brian Wolfe)

Petawawa

Howitzer, Pack, 105-mm, L5, Village Park.  (Author Photo of a similar L5 at CFB Petawawa)

Ordnance QF 2-pounder Anti-Tank Gun, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 517.  (Author Photo)

The 2-pounder Mark 4 and 4A carriages were split-trail 6-pounder anti-tank gun carriages, with the cradle, slipper, and recoil system adapted to mount the 2-pounder Mk. 10 gun.  This allowed the 6-pounder carriage to get into production, while still using the 2-pounder gun.  Both Canadian General Electric and Regina Industries, Ltd, manufactured these carriages in Canada, and they were issued to training centres in Canada starting in December 1941.  The 5th Anti-tank Regiment, RCA, received 2-pounders on Mk. 4 carriages in April 1942.  British production of the 6-pounder was delayed after Dunkirk because they had to keep the 2-pounder in production, so Canada began manufacturing its own first (by a month or so).  We went straight to the 6-pounder carriage and adapted the 2-pounder to it as a temporary fix.  (Doug Knight)

Howitzer, Medium, Towed, 155-mm, C1, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 34421.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year TBC), REG. NO. CDN 28, INSP (Symbol).  This Gun is located on the Southeast side of the Highway entering the village.  (Author Photo)

CFB Petawawa.

The page for artillery preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, therefore the guns on display CFB Petawawa are listed on a separate web page on this website. 

Peterborough, 50th Field Artillery Regiment (The Prince of Wales Rangers), Royal Canadian Artillery

The 50th Field Artillery Regiment (The Prince of Wales Rangers), Royal Canadian Artillery was a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment based in Peterborough, Ontario.  The regiment currently exists on the Supplementary Order of Battle.

SBML 9-pounder bronze 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.  Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Armoury.  (Author Photos)

RML 9-pounder 8-cwt Gun, weight 8-1-6 (930 lbs), RGF No. 226, I, 1872, Queen Victoria cypher, Firth’s Steel 2754 on the muzzle, mounted on a wheeled carriage.  The wheels on this gun actually belong to the SBML noted above.  Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Armoury.  (Author Photos)

Petrolia

German First World War 7.7-cm FK16 (Nr. 11761), 1917, likley captured in France in 1918.  (Dave Johnstone Photos)

Picton

Blomefield 18 Pounder SBML, weight TBC, (Serial No. 19138, CARRON, 1812) on left trunnion, (18P) on right trunnion, mounted on a concrete stand, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 78.   (Maxwell Toms Photos 1, 2 and 4, Terry Honour Photo 3)

Blomefield 24 Pounder SBML, weight TBC, (Serial No. 10899, CARRON, 1807) on left trunnion, (24P) on right trunnion, King George III cypher, broad arrow mark,  mounted on a concrete stand, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 78.   (Maxwell Toms Photo 1, Terry Honour Photos 2-4)

Howitzer, Pack, 105-mm, L5, OTO Melara 1969, (Serial No. 05773), in front of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 78.   (Photo courtesy of Maxwell Toms)