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Gunner Collection

Background imageGunner Collection: Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery

Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery and know the pride of being a gunner. 1940s

Background imageGunner Collection: Goodbye, Old Man by Fortunino Matania

Goodbye, Old Man by Fortunino Matania
Colour print of the famous picture by Fortunino Matania showing a gunner saying farewell to his dying horse. The original was painted for the Blue Cross Fund to raise money for the charity during

Background imageGunner Collection: Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1
Painting by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing artillery going into action before the Battle of Ypres

Background imageGunner Collection: Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1
Painting entitled War by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing soldiers on horseback, pulling heavy artillery across a field

Background imageGunner Collection: Pulling a field gun stuck in mud, Western Front, WW1

Pulling a field gun stuck in mud, Western Front, WW1
Men pulling and jacking a field gun stuck in the mud during bad weather on the Western Front in Flanders during the First World War. They are trying to get it into a new position for firing

Background imageGunner Collection: Boulton Paul Overstrand Bomber - RAF

Boulton Paul Overstrand Bomber - RAF
Boulton Paul " Overstrand" High-speed Day or Night Bomber, powered by two Bristol Pegasus 600hp engines. No.101 (B) Squadron. Date: 1935

Background imageGunner Collection: Molly Pitcher. The Heroine of Monmouth

Molly Pitcher. The Heroine of Monmouth
The Heroine of Monmouth. Molly Pitcher, the wife of a Gunner in the American Army, who when her husband was killed, took his place at the gun

Background imageGunner Collection: Gunners in sheepskin coats, Bazentin, France, WW1

Gunners in sheepskin coats, Bazentin, France, WW1
Gunners wearing sheepskin coats at Bazentin-le-Petit, northern France, during the First World War. They are sitting on a stack of artillery shells. Date: November 1916

Background imageGunner Collection: Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1

Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1
Canadian gunners firing a 6 inch Howitzer during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, northern France, during the First World War. Date: April 1917

Background imageGunner Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Air Gunner Training

WW2 - R. A. F. Air Gunner Training
This photograph displays a novel method of training British Royal Air Force air gunners during WW2. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageGunner Collection: Bren Gunner, 7th Gurkha Rifles, Burma, 1944 (c)

Bren Gunner, 7th Gurkha Rifles, Burma, 1944 (c)
Photograph: A well-concealed Bren Gunner of the 7th Gurkha Rifles amongst the thick foliage of the Burmese jungle, 1944 (c)

Background imageGunner Collection: British artillery men with shells, WW1

British artillery men with shells, WW1
British gunners posed with a large pile of 18 pr. field-gun shells which, according to The Sphere, " are to pound German trenches level with the earth." Date: 1916

Background imageGunner Collection: Stretcher party crossing the Menin road

Stretcher party crossing the Menin road. Gunner F.J. Mears, B.E.F. Royal Garrison Artillery, Died 1929

Background imageGunner Collection: Stretcher party crossing the Menin Road at Gheluvelt

Stretcher party crossing the Menin Road at Gheluvelt, by Gunner F J Mears, BEF, Royal Garrison Artillery (d. 1929). Date: 1914-1918

Background imageGunner Collection: Duties of a large bombers crew by G. H. Davis

Duties of a large bombers crew by G. H. Davis
The duties of a large bombers crew of seven during the Second World War. Every man has a special task allotted to him. Showing a 27-ton heavy bomber over its target in Germany. Date: 1942

Background imageGunner Collection: British horse artillery in action or training, WW1

British horse artillery in action or training, WW1
British horse artillery in action or training during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageGunner Collection: British Howitzer inspected by Maharaja of Patiala, WW1

British Howitzer inspected by Maharaja of Patiala, WW1
A British 12 inch Mark III railway Howitzer being inspected by the Maharaja of Patiala (Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, 1891-1938) on the Western Front near Borre in France during the First World War

Background imageGunner Collection: William Eldred, Gunner

William Eldred, Gunner
WILLIAM ELDRED Master gunner of Dover Castle, Kent. Date: CIRCA 1646

Background imageGunner Collection: American machine gunners, Grandpre, France, WW1

American machine gunners, Grandpre, France, WW1
American machine gunners at Grandpre, north eastern France, during the First World War. Date: 18 October 1918

Background imageGunner Collection: British 6 inch Howitzer, near Achicourt, France, WW1

British 6 inch Howitzer, near Achicourt, France, WW1
A British 6 inch (26 cwt) Howitzer, designed by Vickers in 1915 for use during the First World War. It continued in use during the Second World War

Background imageGunner Collection: WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark targets

WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark targets
WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark enemy german targets and positions. Date: circa 1918

Background imageGunner Collection: An ammunition column passing through Ypres, 1917

An ammunition column passing through Ypres, 1917. Captain Gilbert Holiday, Royal Field Artillery (1879-1937). Holidays Early Life Was Spent In St

Background imageGunner Collection: German gunners with heavy artillery, France, WW1

German gunners with heavy artillery, France, WW1
German gunners in action with heavy artillery near Verdun, north eastern France, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageGunner Collection: Lewis Gunner WWI

Lewis Gunner WWI
A soldier with a Lewis gun at Gallipoli during World War I

Background imageGunner Collection: French Artillery - 12

French Artillery - 12
A gunner of the horse artillery of the French Garde Royale stands clear of his Gribeauval cannon after setting light to the charge

Background imageGunner Collection: French Artillery - 13

French Artillery - 13
A gunner of the horse artillery of the French Garde Royale turns his ecouvillon in the muzzle of his Gribeauval cannon, ramming home the charge as hard as he can

Background imageGunner Collection: German Tail-Gunner 1918

German Tail-Gunner 1918
A German tail-gunner seated behind his machine gun

Background imageGunner Collection: Khiuaz Dospanova, Khazak pilot and national heroine

Khiuaz Dospanova, Khazak pilot and national heroine
Khiuaz Dospanova (1922-2008), Khazak pilot who served during the Second World War, in the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, nicknamed the Night Witches

Background imageGunner Collection: WW2 - The Motor Launches of E-Boat Alley

WW2 - The Motor Launches of E-Boat Alley. (2/2) Date: 1942

Background imageGunner Collection: Dead German machine gunner, Beaurevoir, France

Dead German machine gunner, Beaurevoir, France, 12th Oct 1918

Background imageGunner Collection: German machine gunner at Beaurevoir France 12th October 1918

German machine gunner at Beaurevoir France 12th October 1918

Background imageGunner Collection: Canadian machine gunners at Passchendaele on 11th

Canadian machine gunners at Passchendaele on 11th November 1917

Background imageGunner Collection: A captured German machine gunner at Croiselles - WW1

A captured German machine gunner at Croiselles - WW1
A captured German machine gunner at Croiselles during the First World War

Background imageGunner Collection: Gunner Mathew Reilly

Gunner Mathew Reilly

Background imageGunner Collection: Machine Gun WW1

Machine Gun WW1 Date: circa 1916

Background imageGunner Collection: WW2 - Dave Dawson With The R. A. F

WW2 - Dave Dawson With The R. A. F
An illustration for a WW2 story book, Dave Dawson With The R.A.F. written by R. Sidney Bowen. The image shows a British airman gunner firing in an aerial conflict. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageGunner Collection: WW2 - Fleet Air Arm Gunnery Training

WW2 - Fleet Air Arm Gunnery Training
A photograph portraying a British WW2 air gunner of the Fleet Air Arm in training. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageGunner Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Air Gunnery Training

WW2 - R. A. F. Air Gunnery Training
A photograph which shows some British WW2 Royal Air Force men in air gunnery training, the instructor releases clays for the gunner to pick them off from inside the turret. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageGunner Collection: R. A. F. Gunner

R. A. F. Gunner
This illustration portrays a Royal Air Force gunner fully equipped for action. Date: 1941

Background imageGunner Collection: R. A. F. Attire

R. A. F. Attire
This illustration shows an assortment of Royal Air Force attire. 1. R.A.F. Battledress. 2. Sidcot outer suit of windproof canvas. 3. Sidcot inner lining. 4. Irvingsuit lambskin leather jacket. 5

Background imageGunner Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - The North is strong

Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - The North is strong and we have shot down 4000 planes! Date: 1973

Background imageGunner Collection: Army Certificate of Honourable Discharge, WW1

Army Certificate of Honourable Discharge, WW1
Army Certificate of Honourable Discharge, Gunner in Royal Field Artillery disabled in the First World War Date: 1919

Background imageGunner Collection: Ypres, The City of Death, Cloth Hall and St Martin's Church

Ypres, The City of Death, Cloth Hall and St Martin's Church
Ypres - The City of Death showing the shelled Cloth Hall and St. Martin's Church. Captain Gilbert Holiday, Royal Field Artillery (1879-1937). Holiday'S Early Life Was Spent In St

Background imageGunner Collection: B-17G - PB-1W Texas Raiders interior view rearwards

B-17G - PB-1W Texas Raiders interior view rearwards
B-17G / PB-1W N7227C Texas Raiders, view rearward past the waist gunner positions. Date: 1992

Background imageGunner Collection: Knight in robes of the Order of the Golden Fleece

Knight in robes of the Order of the Golden Fleece
Knight in ceremonial robes of the Distinguished Order of the Golden Fleece and crosses and emblems of high chivalric orders. Toison d oro ed altri ordini cavallereschi

Background imageGunner Collection: Diagrams showing air fighting techniques 1939

Diagrams showing air fighting techniques 1939
Set of diagrams detailing the techniques of fighter planes, taking into account their increased speed. Clatworthy shows the advantages of " dive

Background imageGunner Collection: Soldiers and artillery gunners in a castle

Soldiers and artillery gunners in a castle
Soldiers, archers and artillery gunners in a castle siege, 15th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World

Background imageGunner Collection: Ferdinande Philippe, Duc d Orleans 1810-1842

Ferdinande Philippe, Duc d Orleans 1810-1842. In the uniform of the artillery of the Garde Nationale. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes Historiques de la



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