25-Pounder Field Gun

the 25-pounder field gun was a major British field gun during World War 2 that was introduced into service just before war broke out.

25-pounder field gun
The 25-pounder field gun on display in the Heritage Centre.

Combining high-angle and relatively high rates of direct fire with a reasonably lethal shell this highly mobile piece remained the British Army’s primary artillery field gun well into the 1960s. Oman and Dhofar was a prime example of the RAF Regiment’s use of the 25-pounder in a conflict zone. A Battery of 25-pounders were on constant readiness at RAF Salalah to provide support to troops on the ground.