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Friday, June 4, 2010


A light field battery has for long formed part of the Nigerian Regiment.Up to the early part of the second world war the famous 'screw gun' or 3.7 howitzer was in use.These guns when in transit were dismantled and carried as head loads,the heavier portions being laid on'bearers'(cow skins stretched on bamboo poles and borne by four men).Such batteries served with distinction in the east African campaign in 1940.Later when serving in India and burma,the artillery were armed with 25 pounders and 3 -inch mortars.

The Bombardier is wearing a ceremonial dress.Special features of the artillery dress are the blue puttees and blue zouve jackets trimmed with yellow piping.

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