D-Day 70

The celebrations and commemorations for the 70th anniversary of D-Day have started in earnest. Fort Nelson was the pre-embarkation stop-over for a large number of the vehicle heading to Normandy for the 70th events. Fort Nelson and the Ubique detachment displayed the Sexton Self Propelled Gun as a surprise, much Read more…

Walid’s Walks

On 2nd November, Ubique hosted a guided tour of Fort Nelson for the Walid's Walks Group. Roger Glancefield and Cameron Kinnear, in RHA uniform, provided the group with a guided tour of the ramparts and tunnel system, including the magazine and North Caponier. Following the walk a lunch was provided. Read more…

18 inch Railway Howitzer

The 200-tonne 18 inch Railway Howitzer has arrived at Fort Nelson. This gun was developed during the First World War as part of the trend to build bigger calibre guns capable of firing heavier, more destructive shells. The First World War ended before any 18-inch howitzers were ready, but five Read more…

Navy Open Day and Gun Run

  Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity Field Gun Competition Navy News – digital edition The most spectacular event at HMS Collingwood’s open day is the the historic Royal Navy Field Gun Competition. Crews representing units of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines as well as the British Army and Royal Air Force, Read more…

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