The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods


The Naval Dockyards Society is holding a one day conference entitled: –

‘We stand on guard for thee.’

Dockyards and Naval Bases in North America, the Atlantic and the Caribbean

on 30th March 2019 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.  There is a call for papers and full details are on the ORDNANCE RELATED EVENTS page.


I regret to inform members of the sad passing of board member Bryan Martin on Wednesday 27th June this year at the age of 61. Bryan suffered a severe heart attack last autumn and seemed to be on the road to recovery with the support of his many local U3A friends.

Bryan ran a small business, D P & G Publications, producing various re-prints of military books and pamphlets and had been printing the Ordnance Society Newsletters since 2013. He was instrumental in helping to modernise and improve the Newsletter as it incorporated colour and changed to an A5 format, which reduced our postage costs.

Bryan’s enthusiasm and range of ideas and suggestions will be missed.

Trevor Parker



English Heritage have launched a fund-raising appeal to help conserve the many guns and artillery at English Heritage sites, particularly those sites on or near the coast. The link below is to their web-site page describing the situation and asking for donations.

At the recent Ordnance Society board meeting it was agreed that the Ordnance Society would contribute £100 to the fund.

If you would also like to contribute the details are on the web-page above.