18 Pounder Club
The 15th Field Artillery Regiment Museum & Archives has recently had the good fortune of acquiring an 18 pounder for their collection. The early history of the piece is somewhat unclear at this time. It is hoped that the formation of this 18 Pounder Club will provide an opportunity for other Museums or organizations to share the history of the 18 Pounder that they own and for readers to gather information on 18 Pounders that they may come across in their travels (In Canada or Internationally!) The page is in its infancy and may change as new information comes available.
Lethbridge, AB - 18-pounder QF Mk. II Field Gun, weight possibly 8-3-0 (980 lbs), NOF N/M 1918, No. 11449 on the breech, VSM 1917, Reg. No. C6553 brass plate on the wheeled carriage, acquired from a private owner. In 1933, 11449 on carriage C6553 was with the 66th Field Battery in Montreal, Quebec. It is one of the guns that came to Canada after the First World War.
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Vancouver, BC- 18-pounder QF Mk. II Field Guns upgraded with pneumatic tires, Reg. No. 9121, WBC 18 II, C871, RMC Arty Dept Kingston, 1933. This gun is a presentation piece that was used by the Royal Artillery and presented to the Canadian Army in 1945. It was mounted in Wainwright in August 1981 by One Troop, 9 Para Squadron during Exercise Pond Jump West III.
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