100th anniversary of the 6inch Mark VII guns at Fort Scratchley!
To celebrate this significant anniversary, a large program of events is planned including discounted tunnel tours, photographic,¬†vehicle and museum displays, re-enactments and gun firing. A highlight will be the evening re-enactments of the WWII attack on Newcastle.
Program of Events
10.00am - Gates open, tunnel tours commence ($5.00 per person, children free), displays open
10.45am - Re-enactment group and band
11.00am - Flag raising ceremony, re-enactment group present arms
11.05am - 6-Inch Mark VII Gun firing¬†(in salute of the 150th =anniversary of the formation of the 113th Battery and Predecessors)
1.00pm - 6-Inch Mark VII Gun firing
1.10pm - R.S.L. Pipe Band (including drum salute)
2.30pm - R.S.L. Pipe Band Final Display
3.00pm - 6-Inch Mark VII Gun firing
5.00pm - 80 Pounder (original 1882) Gun firing
8.00pm - Re-enactment of WWII attack on Newcastle by a Japanese submarine featuring searchlight, 6-Inch Mark VII Gun firing and special effects
8.30pm - Flag lowering ceremony
Short tours of the Fort tunnels are available from 10.00am to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to 7.30pm; $5.00 per person with children admitted free.
The Fort¬†Scratchley Historical Society¬†shop will be selling merchandise / souvenirs with food and drink available from the on-site cafe.