During early 1942, one of two naval gun emplaced on the northwest tip of Diego Garcia overlooking Eclipse Bay to guard the lagoon. This gun was installed using a winch by a detachment of Royal Marines led by Captain J. Alan Thompson.
During 1942-1945 the guns were manned by troops from the 1st and 25th Coast Batteries, Royal Artillery.
This gun remains in situ and the location is known as "Cannon Point".
Peak of Limuria The Story of Diego Garcia pages 64-65
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February 4, 2018