Roll Call: Cannon Association of South Africa

Programme Notes: CTMT 2007

08-cannons-5“The Cannon Association of South Africa is a heritage and historical organisation, which is dedicated to the preservation and study of the huge number of muzzle-loading cannon, which still exist in South Africa and date from the days when it was a vitally important strategic half-way house for journeys to and from the Far East.

CAOSA’s 72 members not only hold and update the official list of our known heritage cannon – 922 of various calibres to date – but fire some of them as well as accurate replicas. They are in constant demand to fire weapons on public occasions. In the opening ceremony of the tattoo they bring back to life the memory of the Javaansche Artillery Corps, a unit of Malay light gunners, which fought with distinction at the Battle of Blaauwberg in 1806.” (CTMT 2007)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2008

07-closing-ceremony“The Cannon Association of South Africa may be small, but it makes its voice heard frequently, to the accompaniment of long muzzle flashes and clouds of gun smoke. Its members are not only serious researchers who have logged the existence of more than 900 muzzle-loading cannon in South Africa, but also like to fire them. The CAOSA members and their guns – most of them well over a century old, with one or two detailed modern replicas – are in great demand by an astounding variety of organisations to fire salutes on momentous occasions. Among their regular venues is the Chavonnes Cannon Battery Museum at the Waterfront, where the CAOSA members frequently turn out to fire a noon gun … or several noon guns … on Sundays, when the official one at Lion Battery is silent.” (CTMT 2008)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2009

mvi_5228-2“The Cannon Association of South Africa might be small, but it makes its voice heard frequently, to the accompaniment of long muzzle flashes and clouds of gun smoke. Its members are not only serious researchers who have logged the existence of more than 900 muzzle-loading cannon in South Africa, but also like to fire them.

The CAOSA members and their guns – most of them well over a century old, with one or two detailed modern replicas – are in great demand by an astounding variety of organisations to fire salutes on momentous occasions. Among their regular venues is the Chavonnes Cannon Battery Museum at the Waterfront, where the CAOSA members frequently turn out to fire a noon gun … or several noon guns … on Sundays, when the official one at Lion Battery is silent.” (CTMT 2009)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2010

“The Cannon Association of South Africa (CAOSA) might be small, but it makes its voice heard frequently, to the accompaniment of long muzzle flashes and clouds of gun smoke. Its members are not only serious researchers who have logged the existence of more than 900 muzzle-loading cannon in South Africa, but they also like to fire them.

The CAOSA members and their guns – most of them well over a century old, with one or two detailed modern replicas – are in great demand by an astounding variety of organisations to fire salutes on momentous occasions. Among their regular venues is the Chavonnes Cannon Battery Museum at the Waterfront, where the CAOSA members frequently turn out to fire a noon gun … or several noon guns … on Sundays, when the official one at Lion Battery, on Signal Hill, is silent.” (CTMT 2010)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2012

“The Cannon Association of South Africa (CAOSA) might be small, but it makes its voice heard frequently, to the accompaniment of long muzzle flashes and clouds of gun smoke. Its members are not only serious researchers who have logged the existence of more than 900 muzzle-loading cannon in South Africa, but they also like to fire them.

The CAOSA members and their guns – most of them well over a century old, with one or two detailed modern replicas – are in great demand by an astounding variety of organisations to fire salutes on momentous occasions. Among their regular venues is the Chavonnes Cannon Battery Museum at the Waterfront, where the CAOSA members frequently turn out to fire a noon gun … or several noon guns … on Sundays, when the official one at Lion Battery, on Signal Hill, is silent.” (CTMT 2012)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2013

“The Cannon Association of South Africa (CAOSA) might be small, but it makes its voice heard frequently, to the accompaniment of long muzzle flashes and clouds of gun smoke. Its members are not only serious researchers who have logged the existence of more than 900 muzzle-loading cannon in South Africa, but they also like to fire them.

The CAOSA members and their guns – most of them well over a century old, with one or two detailed modern replicas – are in great demand by an astounding variety of organisations to fire salutes on momentous occasions. Among their regular venues is the Chavonnes Cannon Battery Museum at the Waterfront, where the CAOSA members frequently turn out to fire a noon gun (or several noon guns) on Sundays, when the official one at Lion Battery on Signal Hill is silent.

The CAOSA will open the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2013 by firing a two pounder ship’s cannon dating back over 200 years.” (CTMT 2013)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2014

“The Cannon Association of South Africa (CAOSA) may be small, but it makes its voice heard frequently, to the accompaniment of long muzzle flashes and clouds of gun smoke. Its members are not only serious researchers who have logged the existence of more than 900 muzzle-loading cannon in South Africa, but they also like to fire them.

The CAOSA members and their guns – most of them well over a century old, with one or two detailed modern replicas – are in great demand by an astounding variety of organisations to fire salutes on momentous occasions. Among their regular venues is the Chavonnes Cannon Battery Museum at the Waterfront, where the CAOSA members frequently turn out to fire a noon gun (or several noon guns) on Sundays, when the official one at Lion Battery on Signal Hill is silent.

The CAOSA will open the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014 by firing a two pounder ship’s cannon dating back over 200 years.” (CTMT 2014)

 

Programme Notes: CTMT 2015

“The Cannon Association of South Africa (CAOSA) may be small, but it makes its voice heard frequently to the accompaniment of long muzzle-flashes and clouds of gun smoke. Its members are not only serious researchers who have logged the existence of more than 1 000  muzzleloading cannon in South Africa, but they also like to fire them.

The CAOSA members and their guns – most of them well over a century old and with one or two detailed modern replicas – are in great demand by an astounding variety of organisations to fire salutes on momentous occasions.

Amongst their regular venues is the Chavonnes Cannon Battery Museum at the Waterfront, where the CAOSA gunners frequently turn out on Sundays to fire a noon gun (or several noon guns) when the official one at Lion Battery on Signal Hill is silent.

The CAOSA will open the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2015 by firing a quarter pounder muzzle-loading cannon dating back over 200 years.” (CTMT 2015)