The Ordnance Society AGM will be held on May 27th at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Full details including the agenda, voting slips and lectures in the afternoon will be on the ‘Ordnance Society Events’ page this coming weekend. Nominations for OS Board members should be sent to the Ordnance Society without delay.
A number of interesting web-sites have been added to the “Related Societies” section on the LINKS page. They include Australian, Irish, US Civil War and South African Artillery web-sites as well as a list of UK Maritime Museums and a South African Military History web-site.
Ian Bull, a member of The Naval Dockyards Society, is giving a talk on the Yantlet Gunnery Testing Station on April 18th at 12 noon, at the Greenwich Heritage Centre, Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, London, SE18 6ST.
Yantlet Gunnery Testing Station, situated on the Isle of Grain, was used from 1917 for testing heavy ordnance, including naval guns, through firing across the Thames. It was an extension of the Shoeburyness establishment.
We’ve only just heard about this talk and apologise that it’s such short notice
The Ordnance Society owns a WW1 German 7.6cm Minenwerfer which for many years languished, almost forgotten, at Fort Nelson. We’ve recently been asked to move it and thanks to the efforts of board member Geoff Smith it was transferred to the new WW1 Memorial Museum at Fort Widley, Portsmouth on 30th March. The full story will be in the next Newsletter, but in the meantime some pictures have been added to our Flickr page.
The latest Newsletter is now available for downloading from the web-site PUBLICATIONS page and its password has been added to the “Ordnance Society Newsletter Passwords” file. Hard copies will be posted to those members opting for printed newsletters
The AGM of the RAWHS, to be held on 9th May 2017 at the Greenwich Heritage Centre, will be extended to include the proposed arrangements for closing the RAWHS. There are currently only 44 paid up members and with numbers falling the committee has proposed that closure will be effective as at 1st July 2017.
The Ordnance Society has received an e-mail regarding the above, with a response required by 27th February. See the ORDNANCE RELATED EVENTS PAGE.