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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943

 
 
British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943 Marker
Inscription.
Introduced in 1939, the 25 Pounder was the most numerous and famous British artillery gun of the Second World War. A 25 Pounder last fired on active service with the Special Air Service at Mirbat, Oman in 1972.
The example displayed here was a saluting gun used at the Tower of London until 2001. It was in service with the Honourable Artillery Company, whose emblem appears on the shield. The motto 'Arma Pacis Fulcra' translates as 'Armed Strength for Peace'.
 
Location. 51° 30.51′ N, 0° 4.529′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Waterloo Barracks within the walls of the Tower of London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nordenfelt Gun (a few steps from this marker); Captured Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Iron 9-pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); On Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon
British 25 Pounder Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. British 25 Pounder Field Gun
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Waterloo Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Waterloo Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); The White Tower and Roman City Wall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Honourable Artillery Company. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Honourable Artillery Company Emblem image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. Honourable Artillery Company Emblem
Arma Pacis Fulcra

Arms are the Butresses for Peace
or
Armed Strength for Peace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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