9-Inch Rifled Muzzled Gun Firing on the day of Reconciliation
(16 December 2020)
The SA Naval Museum conduct a 9-Inch Rifled Muzzled Gun Firing on the day of Reconciliation at Middle North Battery in Simon’s Town on 16 December 2020 at 1200. Firing was done Robyn Whalley. Firing was over seen by Gunners Martin Venter and Harry Croome
Tribute to Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas
(05 December 2020)
Today we paid tribute to a legendary Gunner that we sadly lost due to covid-19 complications. Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas was in the navy for 39 years of which 22 years was spent firing Cape Town’s noon gun on Signal Hill. His great spirit and passion for the guns will be sorely missed. Rest well Chief Petty Officer Malgas, Gone but never forgotten
(11 November 2020)
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them.
The Armistice, an agreement to end the fighting of the First World War as a prelude to peace negotiations, began at 11am on 11 November 1918.
Armistice is Latin for to stand (still) arms.
To this day we mark Armistice Day around the World with a Two Minute Silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.