The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods


MORE ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS

There are new additions to the files available from the above.  Ten more REGULATIONS FOR ARMY ORDNANCE SERVICES pamphlets have been added to the ‘Ammunition’ page, as well as the first two items to the ‘Ancient & Medieval Guns’ page.


ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS

Ordnance Society members have contributed a fascinating new collection of documents for the Ordnance Downloads page. They include two more OS Research Guides on ‘Range Finding’ and ‘Fortification and Siegecraft’, and the initial pamphlets from a large set of RAOS publications 1929-1941. All are fascinating reads and excellent reference material.

More to be uploaded soon!


ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS – NEW HANDBOOKS

Ordnance Society member Änder Bruns has sent scans of two complementary handbooks; the original Austrian 1900 24cm M98 Morser and the gun that Britain then purchased; the 1915 9.45-in Howitzer.  These have now been added to the MODERN ARTILLERY B.L. & Q.F section of the new ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS webpage.


ORDNANCE SOCIETY 2020 AGM and COVID-19

The current UK COVID-19 restrictions on groups of people meeting indoors means that, sadly, the Ordnance Society has had to cancel this year’s AGM. We will of course plan for the 2021 AGM as soon as we can, but in the meantime the various annual reports for 2019-2020 that would have been presented at this year’s AGM, will be published in the next Newsletter (October 2020).

 


MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

Will members please note that their annual subscription renewal became due on 1st July and that a renewal form is available on the ‘Membership’ page. Unless you are a Life-member, or already have a standing order set-up, please fill in this form and return it with the appropriate payment. Payment details are also on the ‘Membership’ page.


NEWSLETTER CONTENTS INDEXED

The indexing of the current 130 Newsletters has finally been completed, thanks to a super effort by Alastair Fyfe.  The alphabetical index is included on the ‘Publications’ page and as PDF document is fully searchable, making it a very useful research tool.