One of the best ways to preserve the muzzle loading cannon heritage of South Africa for future generations is to continue the tradition of firing muzzle loading cannon at special occasions.
Firing a two-pounder muzzle loading cannon of Chavonnes Battery at the arrival of the S.A. Agulhas at Cape Town on 3 May 2012.
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SOUTH AFRICAN CANNON ASSOCIATION
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Would you like to mark a special occasion with the firing of a muzzle loading cannon by a legal muzzle loading gunner?
Are you in legal possession of a muzzle loading cannon, but don't have a trained gunner with a black powder permit to fire it for you?
Do you need a legal muzzle loading gunner to oversee the firing of a cannon by a VIP at a particular occasion?
If the answer is "yes", then contact us to see if we can assist you.
Before using the services of a muzzle loading cannon gunner, make sure that the firing will be legal by always asking to inspect the gunner's:
SAPS-issued black powder permit, as well as his/her
SAPS-issued muzzle loading competency certificate.
The gunner must be in possession of both documents. Do not assume that the gunner has those documents or that his/her certificates and permits are valid, as they do expire and may be withdrawn.