SUNDAY GUNFIRINGS

gunfiring

12:00am Sunday 29th September 2013 - 12:00am Sunday 29th September 2013 at Fort Nelson

Free gun-firing events presented by Portsdown Artillery Volunteers and Ubique: Right of the Line.

There will be two gun firing times per day: 1pm and 3pm.

There will be three gun firings on Sunday 10 November: 11am and a second following a 2-minute silence as a mark of Remembrance, a third gun firing will take place at 1pm.

Sunday 30 June 64-Pounder Saluting Gun Portsdown Artillery Volunteers
Sunday 4 Aug 7-Inch Armstrong RBL Portsdown Artillery Volunteers
Sunday 1 Sept 25-Pounder Howitzer Ubique
Sunday 29 Sept 13-inch LS Mortar Portsdown Artillery Volunteers
Sunday 20 Oct Trafalgar Day – 12-Pounder Naval Cannon Ubique
Sunday 27 Oct 64-Pounder Saluting Gun Portsdown Artillery Volunteers
Sunday 10 Nov Remembrance – 2.95-inch Quick Firing Mountain Gun Ubique
Sunday 23 Feb 16-Pounder Field Gun Portsdown Artillery Volunteers
Sunday 23 March 64-Pounder Saluting Gun Portsdown Artillery Volunteers

There are extra gun firings on Armistice Day (November 11) – A 2.95-inch Quick Firing Mountain Gun will be fired to mark the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month – commemorating the moment when the guns fell silent on the Western Front in 1918. The 11am gun salute will be followed by a second, marking completion of the two-minute silence; plus a further firing at 1pm.