NAPOLEONIC GUN FIRING

Gun firing

12:00pm Sunday 23rd June 2013 - 12:30pm Sunday 23rd June 2013 at Fort Nelson

Ubique Right of the Line and HMS Loire will be firing guns from the Napoleonic period. There will be two displays, one at 12.00 and one at 15.00.

The re-enactors will be in period uniforms; Ubique firing a British 6-pounder gun and HMS Loire firing the French Imperial Bronze 6-pounder.

The former gun most probably made in the last few years of the 18th century by John and Henry King, in Woolwich. The French gun was cast in Holland by Louis Maritz in 1813 for the French Republic and nicknamed “Le Fameux” (famous). Both of their carriages are modern.

There will be an opportunity for visitors to inspect the guns following the firings and the volunteers will be available to answer questions and inform visitors about the guns.