Citadel Battery

         

LEFT: Citadel Battery from the East, Above Western Outworks, May 1999

RIGHT: War Office Plan of Citadel Battery.  Courtesy: Public Record Office WO 192/45

Battery commenced 19.07.1898
Completed and handed over 31.03.1900
Number 3 gun mounted 13.08.1901
Number 2 gun mounted 15.10.1901
Gun trials carried out 22.05.1902
Number 1 gun mounted 09.09.1902
Number 1 gun tested 29.12.1902
Number 2 gun removed to Woolwich then sent abroad 05.12.1910 thru 18.03.1911
Battery manned by No. 40 Company, Royal Garrison Artillery 05.08.1914
Replacement guns manufactured (No's 1 & 3) 02.11.1935
Numbers 1 & 3 guns removed   Feb 1938
Replacement guns mounted (No's 1 & 3)  Dec 1939
Battery no longer operational 20.10.1943