Field Gun Pull September 2024
September 2024 will see the return of the Military vs Cancer Field Gun Pull. The 1 ton Boer War Field Gun will be pulled from John O’Groats to Lands End and will involve over 1000 personnel
In 1899, HMS TERRIBLE steamed to South Africa during the Second Boer War where she supplied some of her 6-inch and 12-pounder guns for land use. Captain Percy Scott designed mountings to make the guns mobile and they were transported overland to relieve the beleaguered British holed up at the Siege of Ladysmith. Ladysmith settled down to prepare for a siege, which was to last almost four months, with the remaining Gloucesters of 1st Battalion forming part of the defending force.
As we progress through our planning we will keep this page updated.
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