President elect Bob Howell and current President Helene Hahn pose near the artillery piece, which will act as a proud reminder for all those who served in artillery units in the Canadian Armed Forces. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)
It was no easy job to haul a 27.6 ton Howitzer several hundred miles. Christian Bricault carefully removes the chains secured to the tracks. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)
(Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)
Petawawa cenotaph now home to M109 Howitzer
By Patricia Leboeuf
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016
A decommissioned M109 155mm self-propelled Howitzer made the journey from Montreal to Petawawa, where it is now on display at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517. The Legion made the request to have it placed near their cenotaph, and an official unveiling is planned for late June.