Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Artillery (6) Québec, Montréal, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum

Artillerie préservée au Québec, Montréal,  

Musée du Corps royal canadien des munitions

Artillery preserved in Québec, Montréal,

The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum

Data current to 1 January 2020.

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

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Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Website

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Canadian field batteries were combined to form the Royal CanadiaField Artillery (RCFA), which in 1905 became the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA).  The garrison companies would become the Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery (RCGA).

Les batteries de campagne seront amalgamées plus tard au sein de la Royal Canadian Field Artillery (RCFA) qui, en 1905, deviendra la Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA): pour leur part, les compagnies de garnison donneront la Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery (RCGA).

Montréal, CFB Montréal, Longue Point Garrison, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (RCOC) Museum, 6560 Hochelaga Street.

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12-pounder 6-cwt Breechloading Mk. IV Gun, mounted on a wooden carriage, No. 1.  (One of these guns was recorded in Quebec in 1922: Reg. No. 271.  Another was recorded in Quebec in 1933: Reg. No. 116, RGF 96, with the R22eR, possibly used as time gun in 1921.)  

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12-pounder 6-cwt Breechloading Mk. IV Gun, mounted on a wooden carriage, No. 2. 

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6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun. 

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17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

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25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun with No. 9 circular firing platform, inside the fenced compound. 

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25-pounder C Mk. 2 QF Field Gun, outside the main gate. 

Le canon à tir rapide de calibre 25 livres (pounds) d'origine britanique fut le principal obusier/canon de campagne des unités d'artillerie canadiennes entre 1940 et 1958. En mai 1959, les 45 derniers canons encore en service, ont été vendus ou transférés aux musées. L'un des ces canons s'est vu assigné une place permanente près du Musée du Corps Royal canadien des Magasins militaires (CRCMM)à la base militaire de Longue-Pointe dans l'est de Montréal.

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155-mm C1 (M1A2) Medium Howitzer on M1A2 Carriage, aka M114, manufactured at Sorel Industries Limited in Quebec, Queen Elizabeth II cypher.  CFR 40118.  The carriage plate reads: CARR. HOW. 155MM M1A2 CDN. SOREL INDUSTRIES LTD. CANADA (year 1955), REG. NO. CDN 18, INSP (Symbol). 

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4.2-inch M30 Mortar. 

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40-mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun. 

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American 90-mm AA Gun on its wheels in towing form. 

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American 90-mm AA Gun, on its stand.

155-mm M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer, (Reg. No. 34802), 1968, AC: MD, ECC: 119204, HUI C: 1941, SAUI C: 1941, VMO No. DLE21343, VMO Date: 10 Jun 2005.