A special firing of a Second World War piece of artillery on Remembrance Sunday, 10 November, at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson museum, will form part of the commemorations to those killed in two world wars and all conflicts since.
Museum visitors will be able to join the nation in remembering the servicemen and women who laid down their lives. Re-enactors in First World War uniform will fire ten rounds using Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifles to mark the beginning of the 2 minutes’ silence at 11 am, and a Second World War piece of artillery will be fired by re-enactors in Second World War uniform to signal the end of the silence. The commemoration will end with a reading.
The Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson is home to an extensive collection of First World War artillery, including the British 18-inch Railway Howitzer in the Artillery Hall. The museum is open daily 10 am – 5 pm (April – October) and 10 am – 4 pm (November – March). Museum admission is free and parking is £3.
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6AN