When Churchill visited Uganda

Winston Churchill

What you need to know:

In the first of our series From the Archives with Henry Lubega, we take you back to 1907 when Winston Churchill visited Uganda and described it as a beacon of hope in “the heart of the dark continent”.

Henry Lubega

The first ever 17-gun-salute in Uganda was in 1907 in honour of the visiting secretary of colonies to the Uganda Protectorate. The gun salute was shot, not by Ugandans, but by Sikh soldiers who had mounted the guard of honour.


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