saluting gun

saluting gun

[sə′lüd·iŋ ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Cannon used for firing salutes.
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Quantities sought are: 20mm oerlikon gun 5,000 rounds, 40mm bofor gun 500 rounds, 3.5 inch saluting gun 500 rounds.
The authority has a potential requirement for the manufacture and supply of a range of ceremonial saluting natures for use in the 105mm fd l118, 13 pounder and 3 pounder ceremonial saluting guns. At this stage, the following items have been identified, are for information only and are subject to change: - cartridge blank 105mm fd 6oz gp l48a1 - build to print, - cartridge blank 3 pr, - cartridge blank 13 pr 4oz, - cartridge blank 13 pr 8oz, - cartridge blank 13 pr 1lb.
3 The Kings Troop This year, the big attractions in the main ring will be the incredible Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery - the Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery of superb equestrian soldiers trained to drive a team of six horses pulling the World War I '13 pounder' state saluting guns at high speeds.
Then, at 3pm - the moment Prime Minister Winston Churchill broadcast the news of the German surrender to the nation - saluting guns from The King's Troop Royal Horse at Wellington Barracks Parade Square and The Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London rang out to mark the beginning of the two-minute silence.
This is not because of the glitter of ceremonial uniforms, the crash of saluting guns or the roar of planes flashing by in tight formation.
The hull is painted black with two white stripes in reference to the two gun decks of the original ships the design is based on, but she carries only two 6pdr saluting guns in pivot mountings on the deck, forward of the mainmast.
They are the Queen's ceremoni al Saluting Battery of equestrian soldiers, trained to drive a team of six horses that pulled the First World War "13-pounder' state saluting guns around the show ground.