HC Deb 14 March 1887 vol 312 c229

Satisfactory progress is being made in supplying the Artillery with the new field gun. Further experience tends to confirm the very favourable estimate which has been formed of it. It possesses the advantages of rapidity of working, a low trajectory, and great velocity. By the close of the present financial year 19 batteries will have been furnished with it. The Estimates now presented make provision for 9 more batteries, thus completing the equipment of the two Army-Corps.