Monthly Archives: June 2017

Big Betsy – Simon’s Town

What a privilege to witness the 59th ceremonial firing of Big Betsy, to mark Youth Day, at Middle North Battery in Simon’s Town.
Big Betsy is the world’s largest operational cannon (9 inch Rifled Muzzle Loading Gun), which was painstakingly restored in 1984, having last been fired in 1903.
Since 2011 she has been fired at 12 noon on every South African public holiday.

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