18-pounder Artillery Gun - C-battery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - About 1930
The "18-Pounder" was the main field artillery used by British and British Commonwealth Forces during World War I and up to the start of World War II. It was usually drawn by a 6-horse team along with a limber, and was manned by a crew of about 6 to 8 soldiers. Horses started to be replaced by mechanized vehicles and were not used during World War II. During the early part of World War II, the 18 Pounder was replaced by the 25-Pounder and the main artillery gun used by British and Commonwealth forces.
The gun in this picture belongs to C-Battery of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. It was photographed about 1935 in an annual training summer exercise.
February 20th, 2020
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