A remote board meeting was held yesterday using the ‘GoToMeeting’ video-conferencing software with seven board members linking up. We have had previous small trials before with one or two people joining the meeting remotely, but this was the first full-blown remote meeting. There were one or two minor transient technical glitches but overall it worked very well. We shall certainly use the facility again; minutes will be included as usual in the next Newsletter.
More varying and interesting documents have been uploaded, including another excellent Research Guide by Andrew Graham Kerr on Artillery. Other items are on Italian WW2 37mm Ammunition, a WW1 “Notes on Gunnery”, issued by the General Staff and WW1 French colour plates on 75mm ammunition.
A large manual for the Austrian-Hungarian 30.5cm Mortar Model M11, together with 13 plates has just been uploaded and are available to view. Thanks to Ordnance Society member Änder Bruns.
Two more items added; the first is an excellent Research Guide into Armour Plate in the early 1900s, by Ordnance Society member Alistair Graham Kerr; and the second consists of extracts from the Handbook of the QF 3.7-inch Mortar for 1936 Medium Tanks (but I wouldn’t call it a Mortar!)
The ‘Members Interests and Contact Details’ link has ben updated on the ‘Members Only’ page.
Six more items have been added to the Ordnance Downloads page covering British and German weapons, ammunition from WW1 and WW2; and various extracts
Two more items have been added to the page; both are scans of original British WW1 documents.
The first free downloads are now available on the new ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS page
The Ordnance Society is preparing a huge range of ordnance related documents, extracts, photos and drawings which will be freely available to download. They will cover the earliest artillery and components including ammunition, right up to current equipments.
The first items will be available this coming weekend.
As promised yesterday a number of Newsletters have had their passwords removed and are now free to download : – Nos. 77, 78 and 121-129. The list of Newsletter passwords has also been updated.