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AXAA Conference, Fort Scratchley, cannons, guns, Artillery and flying out of Newcastle - 15th February 2002

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From: Frank
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 21:59:51 +1000
Subject: cannon
To:  lachlan@melbpc.org.au 

Lachlan

I was browsing for another site and found yours.  Your reference to the  
" gun" got up my nose, a cannon is a piece which is loaded from the  
muzzel (thats the front end of the cannon )  I was stationed at the fort  
during the war (2ww) then I was transferred to a new battery on the  
breakwater at Nobbys Head when the jap submarine shelled Newcastle. The  
name of the battery was Rail Bat,we had 2 2 pounders of first ww  
vintage. They were a German gun captured and brought back to Aus.  They  
were of 1919 vintage.  I happened to be on duty that night when the  
shelling started I saw 5 shots directed at the Steelworks then they  
started coming our way one shell landed on Nobbys Head, one landed in  
the Customs House and the others were scattered around Newcastle.  
Luckily none of them exploded and I often used to think it was a stunt  
put on by our mob to raise money for the war effort.It was never proved  
that it was a Jap sub.  I hope this has been a bit of interest to you
and remember it is a gun not a cannon. 

Frank

Cam Hubbard's talk Cam Hubbard's talk Matthew Rowles' talk Matthew Rowles' talk G. Paglia's talk
Cam Hubbard's talk Cam Hubbard's talk Matthew Rowles' talk Matthew Rowles' talk G. Paglia's talk
Car part at Fort Scratchley View from Fort Scratchley carpark 50th anniversary plaque of shelling of Newcastle Artillery store Artillery colours
Car part at Fort Scratchley View from Fort Scratchley carpark 50th anniversary plaque of shelling of Newcastle Artillery store Artillery colours
Inside Fort Scratchley Gun at Fort Scratchley Fort Scratchley No 2 Gun at Fort Scratchley Information on No 2 Gun at Fort Scratchley
Inside Fort Scratchley Gun at Fort Scratchley Fort Scratchley No 2 Gun at Fort Scratchley Information on No 2 Gun at Fort Scratchley
No 2 Gun at Fort Scratchley Nobby's Head and Nobby's Beach Fort Scratchley Fort Scratchley Carrington in the distance
No 2 Gun at Fort Scratchley Nobby's Head and Nobby's Beach Fort Scratchley Fort Scratchley Carrington in the distance
No 2 Gun at Fort Scratchley Artillery at Fort Scratchley Western Barbette plaque Western Barbette Stockton Bridge in the distance
No 2 Gun at Fort Scratchley Artillery at Fort Scratchley Western Barbette plaque Western Barbette Stockton Bridge in the distance
Cale and family Cale Fort Scratchley museum Western Barbette Admiralty Pattern Anchor
Cale and family Cale Fort Scratchley museum Western Barbette Admiralty Pattern Anchor
Admiralty Pattern Anchor Cale and I.D. Time Ball Time Ball Carronade Gun
Admiralty Pattern Anchor Cale and I.D. Time Ball Time Ball Carronade Gun
Carronade Gun Torpedo Torpedo Torpedo Cale
Carronade Gun Torpedo Torpedo Torpedo Cale
Lachlan and Torpedo Lachlan and Torpedo I.D. and Torpedo I.D. and Torpedo No 1 Gun
Lachlan and Torpedo Lachlan and Torpedo I.D. and Torpedo I.D. and Torpedo No 1 Gun
No 1 Gun No 1 Gun Plaque about No 1 Gun Cale Cale
No 1 Gun No 1 Gun Plaque about No 1 Gun Cale Cale
On the way to Williamtown airport On the way to Williamtown airport Flying down to Sydney Flying down to Sydney Flying down to Sydney
On the way to Williamtown airport On the way to Williamtown airport Flying down to Sydney Flying down to Sydney Flying down to Sydney
Flying down to Sydney Flying down to Sydney Flying down to Sydney
Flying down to Sydney Flying down to Sydney Flying down to Sydney


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