The exciting new Visits Programme for 2019 will be published in January.
The constitution change, to enable the removal of a board member, was approved at the 2018 AGM and has been added as a link on the MEMBERSHIP page.
Just over 30 photos have been uploaded to the Flickr page, showing Crimean Trophy Guns at Cork Cobh, Dún Laoraighe, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, and Waterford. Thanks to Paul Huddie
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, on the same page. Hard copies will be posted to those members opting for printed newsletters.
ARTY FEST 2018
Saturday 20 October, 1030-1500 Hours, Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill, Wilts. SP4 8QT
A great opportunity to see a small selection of the RA Collection. Exhibits include a variety of British Guns and equipment from 15th C to the present day : RA VC recipients display; The Queens Gun and Carriages; Newly acquired Field Marshal Alanbrooke’s Collection ; a selection of models, flags and pennants, uniforms and medals.
Garrison Artillery Volunteers will be demonstrating equipment and Collection equipment which will include –
5.5-inch Howitzer and Matador tractor, Morris Quad, T16 Carrier, 2-Pdr A/Tank gun, 18-Pdr, 25-pdr, AS90, 105mm Light Gun, MLRS, Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar, small arms. Noon-day Gun by the Museum Display Team.
Refreshments available. Entry is Free . To add your name to the guest list please send details – attendees names and car registrations/ make/ model and colour to jt@RoyalArtilleryMuseum.com
Please note all guests will require photo ID, Passport or Driving License to enter the RA Barracks at Larkhill.
The Ordnance Society is delighted to congratulate board member Neil Grant on his recent appointment as a trustee of the Royal Armouries. The trustees are not involved in the daily running of the Royal Armouries, but are responsible for setting the longer term direction for their collections, and for expansion of the museum and its audience. Aside from the main museum at Leeds, this also includes the collection of artillery at Fort Nelson. Neil is currently our visits secretary – if you haven’t checked out the list of visits, please do so!
At the 2018 AGM on Sunday 23rd September all of the nine board members were re-elected, leaving one vacancy.
There was a brief board meeting after the AGM and the previous office holders were re-elected: –
Chairman Trevor Parker
Secretary Nicholas Hall
Treasurer Geoff Smith
Membership Secretary Ian McKenzie
Visits Secretary Neil Grant
Journal Editor Andrew Tzavaris
Newsletter Editor Graham Whittington
Publicity Officer Peta Knott
Ordinary Member Peter Norris