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ORDNANCE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER No. 134 – NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

The Ordnance Society’s new Newsletter Editor, Alistair Graham Kerr, has produced his first Newsletter No. 134 which is now available for download from the PUBLICATIONS page on the website.  The file is currently with the printer and the hard copy Newsletter should be available for posting by the end of next week.

Many thanks to Graham Whittington for his excellent work as editor in the past, and a big welcome to Alistair Graham Kerr with his future Newsletters.


NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY – 3rd UPDATE

There are a great number of new entries in this latest update, which has boosted the total number of guns listed from 191 to 275.  Many of the major collections have now had most of their guns recorded, but there are still a significant number to be added to the database.

An interesting range of British guns has been reported from overseas and this new database will be published on the website in the coming weeks.

 


ORDNANCE SOCIETY AGM 2021

At the recent Board Meeting it was decided that the Covid-19 future uncertainty meant that the 2021 AGM will be put back to a likely date of November 7th.  It may still have to be a webinar based event and we will keep members informed via the website and Newsletter.


NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY

The second update to the NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY has just been uploaded and includes an additional 35 guns, making a total of 191.  Many of these new items are owned by the Muckleburgh Collection and some are scarce and unique.

Guns from the Royal Armouries at Fort Neslson, Portsmouth are planned to be added soon, as well as some fascinating examples from some smaller collections.

The database is freely available to download and is also open to additions and corrections by anyone with information to enhance it.  Updates can be submitted on input/update forms available for download from the NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY page.

The NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY page is within the ARTILLERY SURVEYS page.


NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY – 1st UPDATE

The first update to the NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY has just been uploaded and includes an additional 42 guns.  Most of these are owned by English Heritage and some are scarce and unique.

Guns from the wonderful Muckleburgh Collection have started to be added as well, and the bulk of them will be included in the next update.

The database is freely available to download and is also open to additions and corrections by anyone with information to enhance it.  Updates can be submitted on input/update forms available for download from the NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY page.

The NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY page is within the ARTILLERY SURVEYS page.


NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY

The Ordnance Society is proud to announce the NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY.  This project is designed to set up and maintain a database of all Breech-Loading and Quick-Firing guns in the UK.  There are several hundred of these in the four countries of the UK, some of which are foreign guns, including ‘Trophy Guns’.

The database is freely available to download and is also open to additions and corrections by anyone with information to enhance it.  Updates can be submitted on input/update forms available for download from the NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY page.

The NATIONAL ARTILLERY SURVEY page is within the ARTILLERY SURVEYS page.