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  • Uniformed gunners fire cannons to mark 200 years since Battle of Waterloo
  • Fort Nelson, in Fareham, put on the show yesterday for visitors
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CANNONS, re-enactments and a surprise flypast from the Red Arrows marked 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo.

The Royal Armouries Museum, at Fort Nelson, in Fareham, set off two cannons - a British Royal Horse Artillery smooth-bore cannon and a six-pounder French bore cannon.

Uniformed gunners from Ubique Right of the Line and HMS Loire set off the guns.

Nigel Hosier, operations manager, said: ‘Every year we mark the Battle of Waterloo because it is such an important part of European history. It was good to see so many families here enjoying the show.’

The Red Arrows also shot overhead on their way to the HMS Sultan Summer Show.

The six-pounder French bore cannon Le Fameux, which was captured at the Battle of Waterloo, being fired ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150955-1)

The six-pounder French bore cannon Le Fameux, which was captured at the Battle of Waterloo, being fired ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150955-1)

It was good to see so many families here enjoying the show.

Nigel Hosier