25 Pounder - Bonegilla, Vic, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 36° 08.034 E 147° 00.452
55H E 500677 N 6001199
Quick Description: This 25-Pounder is on the right-hand of Mitchell Drive, before the boom-gate of Latchford Barracks.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 5/13/2019 7:02:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM10J4M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
The 'Ordnance QF 25-pounder' was commonly used by Australia in the Second World War, as it was made in the United Kingdom. While Australia was to later start manufacturing the 25-pounder, that led to a shorter-barreled version, more suitable for off-road deployment typical of Australia. Many of the WW2 field guns also saw service in Korea and the Malayan Emergency.

Nowadays they are frequently seen on display in memorial parks, and outside RSLs. [Wikipedia: 25-pounder]

Address: Latchford Barracks, 81 Bonegilla Road, Bonegilla, Victoria, Australia 3691
FaceBook page, for the Latchford Barracks: Latchford Barracks

Visited: 1451-2, Monday, 31 December, 2018

What type of artillery is this?: 25 pounder field gun

Where is this artillery located?: Military Grounds

What military of the world used this device?: Australia, England (UK)

Parking location to view this Waymark: S 36° 08.040 E 147° 00.498

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
None


Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

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