Gun firing at Fort Nelson to honour fallen heroes

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UNIFORMED gunners will be firing a gun for the first time in eight years to honour servicemen and women who lost their lives during conflict.

The Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson will be holding First World War gun salutes to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

On Remembrance Sunday (November 10) six uniformed gunners from the Living History group, Ubique Right of the Line and Brockhurst Artillery, will fire a 2.5inch quick-firing mountain gun at 11am, dressed in First World War cavalry uniforms of the Royal Field Artillery.

A further gun salute will take place on the parade ground at 1pm.

On Armistice Day (November 11) the same gun will be fired at 11am, with a further firing at 1pm.

Curator of Artillery Philip Magrath said: ‘It is a great privilege to take part in the commemorations and it is an ideal opportunity for people to pay their respects.’

Museum admission is free.