Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Artillery preserved in Canada 5d: Ontario, CFB Petawawa

Artillery preserved in Canada: Ontario,

Canadian Forces Base Petawawa

The artillery data has become to big for all the guns in Ontario to be listed on one page, therefore the guns on display at CFB Petawa are listed separately here.  

Data current to 21 April 2017.

CFB Petawawa, 2 RCHA


9-pounder 8-cwt Muzzleloading Rifle, weight 8-1-9 (933 pounds), RGF No. 676, mounted on a wheeled carriage, Foyer of RHQ, 2 RCHA.

12-pounder 6-cwt Breechloading Mk. I Gun, RCHA.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234796)

Building J-108, located in the lobby of the main transient quarter on Base.


British Smoothbore 4.2-inch mortar Mk. II with wheeled baseplate.  (Allan Peterson Photos)

CFB Petawawa, Military Museums

12-pounder 6-cwt Breechloading Mk. IV Gun, RCD Bldg C40.  (Four of these guns were recorded in Petawawa in 1933: Reg. No. 214, carriage Reg. No. 65231, RCD 00; Reg. No. 276, RCD 02; Reg. No. 287, carriage No. 67820, RCD 01; and Reg. No. 288, RCD 01).

12-pounder 6-cwt Breechloading Mk. IV Gun, Serial No. 269, IV, inside the Base Museum, RCD Carriage No. 07816.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, front gate, No. 1 gun.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, front gate, No. 2 gun.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, Artillery Park. 

25-pounder QF Field Gun, 2 CMBG HQ.

 (Terry Honour Photo)

75-mm Pack Howitzer, inside the 2 CMBG main entrance.

25-pounder QF Field Gun, with Limber at Regimental HQ, 2 RCHA. 

5.5-inch Breechloading Mk. III Gun on a Mk. I Carriage, Artillery Park.  Canada made carriages for these guns during the Second World War, and after the war acquired 85 of them for the RCA.  The gun fired a 45.5-kg (100-pound) shell to a range of 14,800 metres (16,200 yards).

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer,  rigged for a parachute drop, inside the Base Museum.

 (Author Photo) (Photo courtesy of Terry Honour)

105-mm C1A1 M2A2 Howitzer, CDN 52, 1955, Menin Road near HQ 2nd Regiment, RCHA.

155-mm M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer, (Serial No. 77233), 1985, AC: CX, ECC: 119205 HUI C: 1764, SAUI C: 1764, VMO No. DLE21804, VMO Date: 24 Jul 2005.  Display Monument.  “26A”, the 1st Gun, 2nd troop, 2nd Battery, Menin Road.

105-mm L5 Pack Howitzer, Menin Road.

M31/M50 762-mm Honest John Rocket mounted on a transport trailer, Museum Park. 

German First World War 7.7-cm Feldkanone 16 (7.7-cm FK 16), (Serial Nr. 24717), no data.  Menin Road.  This gun is not listed in the official records.

  (Clive Prothero-Brooks Photos)

German Second World War 2.8-cm schwere Panzerbüchse 41 Anti-Tank Gun (2.8-cm sPzB 41) Anti-Tank Gun (Serial No. 2556).  The barrel has a separate number, (Serial Nr. 52536)  This gun is on loan from the RCA Museum CFB Shilo, Manitoba.

German Second World War 5-cm PaK 38 (L/60) AT Gun (Serial Nr. TBC), corroded, Menin Road.

German Second World War 7.5-cm PaK 40 AT Gun, Hochwald, Germany, 13 March 1945.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3396316)

German Second World War 7.5-cm PaK 40 AT Gun, (Serial Nr. R2595), 1942 beg, stamped BS:Fl1736fqv, Vr:FL200bej, Menin Road.

German Second World War 8.8-cm FlaK 37 AA Gun, (Serial Nr. R3864), stamped BS: Sg563492 RL1084bxe F1318beb, M:F1317beb, S:F1317beb on the breeching ring, North of the Main Gate.

German Second World War 15-cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 Heavy Field Howitzer, (Serial Nr. R3079), shell strike on the remaining numbers on the breeching ring, Menin Road.

Russian 57-mm ASU-57 SP Gun SP Gun, Museum Park.