Artillery in Canadian service: 17-pounder, QF, Anti-tank Gun

17-pounder, QF, Anti-tank Gun

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3607613)

Area of Vinchiatura, Italy- Army Commander's visit to 1st Canadian Division - At the afternoon demonstration the official party saw various phases that might be included in any tough cross-country advance - Here, 17-pounder anti-tank guns being forded across the River Biferno, 2 May 1944.

* For more detail on the 1st Anti-Tank Regiment, have a look at Doug Knight's page: https://archive.org/details/1st-anti-tank-regiment-rca-history-1939-1945.

Gun crew with their Ordnance QF 17-pounder anti-tank gun of the 57th Battery, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, near Campobasso, Italy, 25 October 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3599876)

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3203401)

Private W.G. Lourie examining a German Jagdpanther 8.8cm. self-propelled gun which was put out of action by the first shot from a 17-pounder gun of the 6th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA), in the Reichswald, Germany, 16 March 1945.

(IWM Photo, B 10171)

17-pounder anti-tank gun of the 21st Anti-Tank Regiment, Guards Armoured Division, guards the approaches to Nijmegen Bridge, 21 September 1944.

Deux Montagnes

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17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 185, 141 du Grand Moulin.

In June 1947, Canada had 149 17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun in service.  These guns served until 1952, when they were offered to NATO.  Those remaining in 1959 were scrapped or became part of war memorials including at least 28 have been found and documented on these web pages.

Terrebonne, Quebec

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17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, No. 1 of 2, beside the War Memorial.

Canon anti-char remorqué par QF de 17 livres, n ° 1 sur 2, à côté du monument aux morts.

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(Réjean Montmarquet Photo)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, No. 2 of 2, beside the War Memorial.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

Victoriaville, Quebec

(Lucky Al Photos)

( Jacques Verville Photo)

(Terry Honour Photo)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, located in a small park across the street from Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 86 at 34 Rue Saint Maire.

These 17-pounder and 25-pounder Anti-Tank guns were acquired on 26 April 1961 from the Crown Assets Disposal Corporation by Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 86 of Victoriaville.  The Branch took delivery ofthe two guns at CFB Longue-Pointe de Montréal.  The guns were exhibited at the 46th Field Artillery Regiment Armory, RCA, 73rd Battery until 1968. Subsequently, they were moved to the grounds of Branch # 86 at 34Ste-Marie, Victoriaville.  From July 1977 to 2013, the 25-pounder was successively loaned to the Royal Canadian Legion of Windsor (Branch # 148), and Branch # 141 of Asbestos.  It returned to Victoriaville and is now on display at Place de la Sainte-Famille in front of Branch # 86 with the 17-pounderthat was moved there in 2006.  Guns like these were in use at Victoriaville, the 17-pounder with the 46th Anti-Tank Regiment RCA, 139thBattery from June 1947 to September 1954, and replaced by the 25-pounder with the 46th Field Artillery Regiment RCA, 139th Battery until June 1959.

Laval

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17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, Laval West, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 216, 861 Ste-Rose Blvd.

Montreal, Quebec, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum

(Author Photo)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun.

Toronto, Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough

(Bouffe Photo)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun.  625 Birchmount Road.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

Toronto, York Mills Cenetery

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17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, BR No. L22508, York Cemetery, 160 Beecroft Road.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

Calgary, Military Museums, Alberta

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun.  The RCA held 138 of these guns.

Regina Armoury

(John Moloughey Photos)

(Will Chabun Photo)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, Regina Armoury.

Barrhead, Alberta

(wildwoodke Photo)

17-pounder QF Towed Anti-Tank Gun, standing in a Memorial Park, on the West side of Hwy 33 near the town centre.

Uplands, Ottawa, 30th Field Regiment

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Ordnance QF 17-pounder Anti-Tank Gun.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3563575)

Archer SP 17-pounder AT Guns, 2nd AT Regt, RCA, 2 Cdn Div, Oldenburg, Germany, 15 May 1945.

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