Shilo Military Museum Acquires Rare Artillery Piece

Shilo Military Museum Acquires Rare Artillery Piece

QF 13 Pounder
Battery and detachments of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) near Belah, Palestine, March 1918, operate the QF 13-pounder. (WIKIPEDIA)

The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum at CFB Shilo has added a rare artillery piece from the First World War.

The museum has acquired a QF 13-pounder gun in its original condition after a donation by Seymour Schulich of Toronto.

Officials say the gun is one of a batch assembled in India from parts shipped from Great Britain.

“Many years ago, this gun was on display in a South African museum. It was eventually bought by a private collector from the UK and was recently purchased by The RCA Museum here in Shilo,” a CFB Shilo spokesperson said.

Schulich made the donation to commemorate the military service of his father, Julius Schulich, who served as a gunner overseas from 1917 to 1919.

The gun will be displayed in the museum’s temporary exhibit, “The Somme: The Mechanization of War.” It will eventually become part of the permanent First World War display.

The RCA Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Victoria Day to Labour Day in Building N-118, Patricia Road, CFB Shilo.


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