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Friday, October 28, 2011

Historic Gun Returns Home Tomorrow

A historic gun will return to it's final resting place tomorrow as members of the 3rd Field Regiment unveil the Gun monument at Barrack Green Armoury.
The gun was decommissioned in 1920 and positioned on Patridge Island where members of the regiment used it to protect Saint John.
Captain Waters tells CHSJ News in the fall of 1981 it was loaned to the New Brunswick Museum and after a full restoration will be returned back to the 3rd Field Regiment-the oldest serving artillery unit in the country.

The infantry regiments all have battle armour or flags but the artillery is unique because they have been in almost every battle ever fought and their guns are their colours.

The ceremony at the Barrack Green Armoury on Broadview Avenue gets underway at 11am tomorrow morning.