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Jared Grimmer 2005
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Jared Grimmer 2005

Wartime History
During early 1942, one of two naval gun emplaced on the northwest tip of Diego Garcia overlooking Eclipse Bay to guard the lagoon. This gun was installed using a winch by a detachment of Royal Marines led by Captain J. Alan Thompson.

Wartime History
During 1942-1945 the guns were manned by troops from the 1st and 25th Coast Batteries, Royal Artillery.

Today
This gun remains in situ and the location is known as "Cannon Point".

References
Peak of Limuria The Story of Diego Garcia pages 64-65

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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