A gun salute on the lower Second World War Memorial Forecourt will mark 150 years of the Royal Australian Artillery.
The Royal Australian Artillery Association of Victoria will conduct a short ceremony at 11am to mark this significant milestone on the day set aside for their Patron Saint St Barbara. The ceremony will include the importance Victoria played in our 150 years of continuous service to our Nation, a static display of the iconic 25LB Howitzer used by Australian Artillery in the Second World War and finishing with an 18-round gun salute at 11:30am as part of the National Fire Plan to mark our 150th Anniversary.
Three Coastal Guns built in the 1880s at Port Fairy, Warrnambool and Portland will also fire a single shot to mark the significance coastal garrisons played in our rich Victorian history.
A gun salute is a traditional ceremony to mark special milestones or events, most commonly fired for the Queen’s Birthday Day or Royal visits, Australia Day, Remembrance Day or visiting Prime Ministers or Presidents.
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Reviewed 03 December 2021