The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods


NEW LINKS!

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.


TALK ABOUT YANTLET GUNNERY TESTING STATION – SHORT NOTICE

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 MINENWERFER

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.


NEWSLETTER No. 117

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