Article 07

“Western Cape learners of the Defence Reserves Youth Programme are impressed by Artillery Open Day 2010”

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On Saturday, 28 August 2010, a group of learners from the Western Cape witnessed firsthand the formidable firepower of the South African artillery in action, when they visited 4 Artillery Regiment at Potchefstroom for a thrilling live fire demonstration as part of the annual Artillery Open Day.

As the deafening barrage of fragmentation grenades, mortars, and live rounds from the powerful GV5 and G6 Howitzer guns ploughed into the hillside beyond, sending billowing clouds of earth and dust into the air, they marvelled at the skill and teamwork of the highly trained troops who expertly adjusted the sights while loading one heavy round after another.

Published on the Reserve Force Division Website in August 2010.