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Portsmouth in Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom
 

Field Gun

 
 
Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 30, 2018
1. Field Gun Marker
Inscription.
1899 † 1999
The panels around this plinth depict the history of Field Gun and commemorate the bravery of the blue jackets who took part in the Relief of Ladysmith 1899. The same courage and commitment was shown throughout the years of the Command Field Gun Competition until its cessation in 1999.
To the Limit and Beyond

 
Location. 50° 48.074′ N, 1° 6.595′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, England, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Queen Street (Route B2154) and Wickham Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth, England PO1 3LR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Gun Competition (here, next to this marker); Ship shape (within shouting distance of this marker); Bruce Austin Fraser (within shouting distance of this marker); HMS M.33 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Unique Survivor (within shouting distance of this marker); Heavy Weather (within shouting distance of this marker);
Field Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 30, 2018
2. Field Gun and Marker
HMS M.33ís People (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 1 Dock (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Military
 
Marker on the Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 30, 2018
3. Marker on the Field Gun
The funding restoration and placement
of this command field gun, bronze figure
and the surrounding plaques were made
possible by the heartfelt dedication and
unparalleled organization of
“Peter John Ruddock”
1952 – 2016
Present for a while, just not long enough
in our hearts forever now
a depth of warmth and love
Presented to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
by
Portsmouth Field Gun Association
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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