WATCH: Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas has fired his final round of the noon…

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WATCH: Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas has fired his final round of the noon…

WATCH: Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas has fired his final round of the noon day gun in Cape Town this afternoon. Malgas is retiring after 22 years of service. He’s fired the cannon on Signal Hill more than 6-thousand-500 times. Surrounded by family, friends and colleagues, Malgas handed over the reins to army chief Warren Sampson at a farewell function. He says he has many fond memories of his time as the city’s most iconic gunner. Malgas says he hopes to enjoy a quitter time in retirement, away from the gunpowder. He says, “Today was the highlight of my naval career. To see many people just coming to say goodbye to me. Thank you very much to each and every body. I’m feelin quiet proud that i left behind the legacy of keeping Cape Town on time. What I’m gonna miss the most in this job is between 11 and 12 o’clock, that’s the time i get ready for the gun to fire.” The Noon Day gun has been used as a time signal for ships anchored in Table Bay since 1806.

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