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Harding's Battery Gun inaugurated

Author: GBC

Date: 11 June 2013 at 08:33

The new Harding’s Battery Gun has been officially inaugurated. After improvements were made to Europa Point in 2011, the site was cleaned up, but left without a gun. 

An appropriate barrel was found at the old Dockyard South Gate and Casais have since made a gun carriage.

Its inclusion completes the Harding’s Battery site, which now also features a flag pole flying the Union Jack. 

Guests included Vice Chairman of the Gibraltar Heritage Trust, Richard Labrador, Heritage Minister Stephen Linares and the Governor Sir Adrian Johns. 

The gun is a 19th Century 12.5inch loading gun, weighing 45 tons, with the carriage weighing an extra 10 tons.

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