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

Gun 2/86

 
 
Gun 2/86 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
1. Gun 2/86 Marker
Inscription.
Gun 2/86

On the base ring the maker's name and date of manufacture "S·Eccles 1854".

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 second reinforce the weight 17-2-0 (Tons - Hundredweights - Quarters)".

On the chase a cypher of Lord Raglan, a peerage created in 1852 for the military commander Lord FitzRoy Somerset, chiefly remembered as commander of the British troops in the Crimean War.

The canon is also inscribed with 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.
 
Location. 51° 29.67′ N, 0° 4.236′ 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. Touch for map. Located in James Clavell Square in the Royal Woolwich Arsenal. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE18 6AE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Gun 2/86 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
2. Gun 2/86 & Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gun 2/75 (here, next to this marker); Gun 2/46 (a few steps from this marker); James Clavell Square (a few steps from this marker); Gun 28/10 (a few steps from this marker); Gun 2/90 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun 2/91 (within shouting distance of this marker); East & West Riverside Guardrooms (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
Also see . . .
1. Royal Arsenal History. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Royal Arsenal on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Gun 2/86 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
3. Gun 2/86
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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