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Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Gun 2/91

 
 
Gun 2/90 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
1. Gun 2/90 Marker
Inscription.  
Gun 2/91

On the base ring this gun shows the maker's name "F.M. Eardley-Wilmot".

On the first reinforce a cypher of Queen Victoria with the words "Dieu et Mon Droit".

This translates as "God and My Rights" and was a motto of the British Monarch referring to their divine right to govern.

On the right hand trunnion “B2-XLI” and on the left hand trunnion the date “1857”.

On the chase a cypher has the words “Tria Juncta in Uno”, which translates as “Three Joined in One” referring to the 3 countries that formed the UK.

Loaned and installed by Berkeley Homes from the Collection of The Royal Artillery Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 51° 29.682′ N, 0° 4.25′ E. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Plumstead Road and Woolwich New Road, on the right when traveling west. Located in James Clavell Square in
Gun 2/91 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
2. Gun 2/91 & Marker
the Royal Woolwich Arsenal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE18 6AE, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gun 2/90 (here, next to this marker); Gun 28/10 (a few steps from this marker); Gun 2/46 (a few steps from this marker); Gun 2/75 (a few steps from this marker); James Clavell Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun 2/86 (within shouting distance of this marker); East & West Riverside Guardrooms (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Arsenal (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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