Gibraltar Lord Airey’s Battery

Rock Of Gibraltar aerial view

This battery is named after General Richard, Lord Airey, who was Governor of Gibraltar from 1865 to 1870. During the Crimean war he was quartermaster-general to Lord Raglan and was party to the fateful destruction of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. During what subsequently looked like an Army cover-up, he was exonerated of charges of inefficiency in that war. The battery which stands at a height of 1358 feet above sea level was started on the 25th July 1890 and completed 1st of March 1891 at a cost of £885. The original gun was a 6 inch BL on a Vavaseur centre pivot mounting but on 23rd October 1897 work began on a position for one 9.2 inch BL mark X gun on a mark V mounting which was completed on 31st March 1900 at a cost of £3861.

This view was taken from O’Haras Battery.

Unlike O’Haras Battery, the gun at this battery is in a very corroded state. It could be argued that this gun would be of less interest to military historians and more interest to those studying corrosion.

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