Gun Crew, HMCS Prince Robert
A gun crew aboard HMCS Prince Robert operates one of the ship's twin 4-inch anti-aircraft guns.
Sailors carry ammunition (left) and load the guns (centre). In the foreground, others use a machine that sets the fuzes on the shells to explode at the proper time. On 21 November 1943, Prince Robert arrived just in time to reinforce a convoy under attack by 25 German aircraft armed with remote-controlled glider bombs. Heavy anti-aircraft fire, especially from Prince Robert, destroyed two enemy aircraft and disrupted the large-scale attack, limiting Allied losses to one merchant ship sunk and one badly damaged.
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