The untimely death of Bryan Martin has resulted in a delay with the printing of the July Newsletter, No. 122. It is hoped to have it printed and posted by the end of this week and an update on the situation will be posted later.
I regret to inform members of the sad passing of board member Bryan Martin on Wednesday 27th June this year at the age of 61. Bryan suffered a severe heart attack last autumn and seemed to be on the road to recovery with the support of his many local U3A friends.
Bryan ran a small business, D P & G Publications, producing various re-prints of military books and pamphlets and had been printing the Ordnance Society Newsletters since 2013. He was instrumental in helping to modernise and improve the Newsletter as it incorporated colour and changed to an A5 format, which reduced our postage costs.
Bryan’s enthusiasm and range of ideas and suggestions will be missed.
A membership renewal form has been added to the MEMBERSHIP page and is available for download in two formats, ‘Word’ and PDF.
English Heritage have launched a fund-raising appeal to help conserve the many guns and artillery at English Heritage sites, particularly those sites on or near the coast. The link below is to their web-site page describing the situation and asking for donations.
At the recent Ordnance Society board meeting it was agreed that the Ordnance Society would contribute £100 to the fund.
If you would also like to contribute the details are on the web-page above.
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.
The Ordnance Society is aware of its obligations to protect the data we hold about our individual members and has produced an explanatory statement on the MEMBERSHIP page.
Volumes 12 – 14 have now been added to the web-site on the PUBLICATIONS page; we now have Volumes 1 – 15 available for download and more will be added over the next few weeks.