The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods


Our first joint conference, with the Nautical Archaeology Society, held in Portsmouth during 16th and 17th November, gave the 170 delegates a wide range of talks to digest and enjoy and opportunities to meet old friends and make new ones.

There was a fascinating selection of sponsors’ stands in the entrance foyer where we all learnt about how wonderful some of the new technologies were; and appreciated the enthusiasm of their proponents.

There were also pre- and post- conference events including a tour of Fort Cumberland and Beer and Skittles on the Friday; and tours of Fort Nelson and the Explosion Museum on the Monday.

A few pictures of the event will be put on the PUBLICATIONS page and a piece in the next Newsletter, published in January.



Ordnance Society Journal Vol. 26 Published

The third Journal of 2019 has just been posted to all members and is also in colour like the previous Volume 25.  One of the Ordnance Society flyers has also been included, as has an Ordnance Society business card; please use these to publicise the Society.

The new editor, Clive Woodley, has been working very hard to achieve this, his third Journal in 2019 and has again been ably supported by Kay Smith.  Congratulations and thanks to both.



The 2019 AGM is being held during the joint conference with the Nautical Archaeology Society, “Wooden Walls and Stone Bastions”, at the University of Portsmouth on the 16th and 17th November.  It will be on Saturday 16th November, concurrently with the NAS AGM, at 17:00hr.  Non attendees of the conference will be able to attend the AGM and the relevant AGM papers are available below.
Trevor Parker
Ordnance Society Chairman