The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods


The Royal Armouries are celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of their annual journal, Arms & Armour by making fifteen articles which have been published in it available online once again, but this time free of charge. They will be available to read via the following page, until 31st December 2018:

Over 150 articles have been published and the selection of the 15 articles was not easy; a key factor being been the popularity of the article indicated by the number of downloads requested. One of the articles chosen was The French 75mm Modèle 1897 Field Gun, Volume 12, No.1 (2015) by the Ordnance Society Secretary Nicholas Hall – CONGRATULATIONS!


The Ordnance Society would like to congratulate Peta Knott, our Publicity Officer, on her recent trip to Kensington Palace as part of the British Sub Aqua Club team, to receive a prestigious prize.

This was the The Duke of Cambridge SCUBA Prize 2018 for The Gun Rocks Cannon Site Project.

Peta has already given an illustrated talk on this scheme, which mapped out and setup a self-guided underwater tour of a number of cannons on the sea-bed at the Farne Islands, just off the Northumberland coast.

Full details are at:


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, on the same page. Hard copies will be posted to those members opting for printed newsletters.



Saturday 20 October, 1030-1500 Hours, Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill, Wilts. SP4 8QT

A great opportunity to see a small selection of the RA Collection. Exhibits include a variety of British Guns and equipment from 15th C to the present day : RA VC recipients display; The Queens Gun and Carriages; Newly acquired Field Marshal Alanbrooke’s Collection ; a selection of models, flags and pennants, uniforms and medals.

Garrison Artillery Volunteers will be demonstrating equipment and Collection equipment which will include –

5.5-inch Howitzer and Matador tractor, Morris Quad, T16 Carrier, 2-Pdr A/Tank gun, 18-Pdr, 25-pdr, AS90, 105mm Light Gun, MLRS, Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar, small arms. Noon-day Gun by the Museum Display Team.

Refreshments available. Entry is Free . To add your name to the guest list please send details – attendees names and car registrations/ make/ model and colour to

Please note all guests will require photo ID, Passport or Driving License to enter the RA Barracks at Larkhill.