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  1. Ness Battery says

    Fairly sure that is a 5.5-inch BL.
    There was no 4.7-inch howitzer. There was a 4.5-inch QF (quick-firing) but this one is certainly a BL (breech-loading) gun, since it has a separate shell and charge.

  2. British Pathé says

    Great - thanks. Can anyone confirm?

  3. Hookforce says

    It is an American made 155mm "Long Tom".

  4. Scott1805 says

    Does anyone know any of the men in the clip from 1 min 13 seconds? Or does anyone have any information about which regiment they are from? My husbands grandfather Jack served in Normandy and was a Lance Bombardier of a 5.5 inch gun crew , there is a man in this clip that looks just like him and we just need more information to check it really is.
    Any help would be great.

  5. LJPENNEY says

    The gun is a 155mm Long Tom of the 52nd Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery. If I am not mistaken, a 5.5 in gun would have been an artillery piece assigned to a Medium Artillery Regiment.

  6. gaynor2 says

    For Scott 1805
    I believe Sergeant D.Ginger in the footage is -
    ,Sergeant D. Ginger , Service No. 5348049 , Unit - Royal Army Ordinance Corps
    Hope that\'s of help

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