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Field Gun Competition, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1924
Field Gun Competition, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1924

Personnel from HMCS Stadacona, Halifax's naval barracks, pose with a 12-pounder gun (left) and ammunition limber (right) used in a field gun competition.

Also called a "gun run," the strenuous competition required a team of sailors to transport the gun and limber around an obstacle course. In 1924, Stadacona's detachment competed against detachments from the destroyer HMCS Patriot and from the British battlecruisers HMS Hood and HMS Repulse which were participating in a world cruise. Participation in such events helped the struggling Royal Canadian Navy to maintain a public presence in the interwar era.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19800480-002



Cadet Robert Brett, 1917
Captain Edward H. Martin
Llewellyn and Joseph Lush, 1914, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve
Ship Building, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Merchant Ships under Construction, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Launching of the SS War Camp, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
SS War Camp at Sea
Shift Change at J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Submarines at Canadian Vickers Shipyard, Montreal
HMCS Aurora
Admiral Jellicoe's Visit to Canada, 1919
HMCS Patriot, around 1922
Canadian Submarines CH-14 and CH-15
Royal Naval College of Canada, Esquimalt, 1920-1921
HMS Raleigh Aground, 1922
Battle-Class Trawler HMCS Ypres
RCNVR Quebec Hockey Team
Field Gun Competition, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1924
HMCS Vancouver
F.L. Houghton aboard HMCS Vancouver
Canadian Sailors and Sugar
Leonard W. Murray at the Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax
Lieutenant Governor Tory Taking the Salute
Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax
    Date created: October 29, 2010