A two-tonne gun is fired at the summit of Snowdon by the army
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Gun fired on Snowdon for 300-year artillery celebrations

Soldiers have fired a two-tonne gun at the summit of Snowdon as part of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.

Three rounds were fired from a 105mm light gun at 05:20 BST on Friday as part of the Unique 300 celebrations, which will see a baton transported around the world from east to west.

Reserve soldiers from 104 Regiment Royal Artillery, based at Newport's Raglan Barracks, will handle the Welsh leg of the Captain General's Baton.

The baton's journey will take in Llanberis, Gwyned and the Brechfa Forest in Carmarthenshire, among other sites, before being handed to 29 Commando Regiment at Beachley Barracks, near Chepstow, Monmouthshire, on Sunday.

  • 13 May 2016
  • From the section Wales