The first photos have been linked to some of the guns in the list; they are ‘hyper-linked’ from the “Y” in the ‘Photos’ column. They include guns both home and abroad and the Ordnance Society would welcome more photos of other guns to add to the database.
The Ordnance Society is pleased to announce a new project to run and support surveys of Breech-Loading (B.L.) guns.
A new web-page, GUN SURVEYS, has been added to the website, together with the first survey. This has been produced by O.S. Member Col. Bill Clements and is a world-wide listing of British 6-inch Breech-Loading Guns & Barrels. There are opportunities to enhance the database by filling in some of the gaps, and details are included on the page.
We aim to document the knowledge of B.L. guns and to ensure that records of these sometimes very rare items are maintained. Feedback is always welcome.
There are new additions to the files available on the ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS pages. One of the first Anti-Aircraft manuals, dated 1917, has been added to the ‘Miscellaneous’ page; and a Handbook for the 3-pdr & 6-pdr Hotchkiss Guns has been added to the ‘Modern Artillery B.L. & Q.F.’ page.
There are new additions to the files available on the ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS page. Eight more REGULATIONS FOR ARMY ORDNANCE SERVICES pamphlets have been added to the ‘Ammunition’ page.
There are new additions to the files available from the above. Ten more REGULATIONS FOR ARMY ORDNANCE SERVICES pamphlets have been added to the ‘Ammunition’ page, as well as the first two items to the ‘Ancient & Medieval Guns’ page.
Newsletter No. 131 has been printed, packed and dropped off at the local Post-Office. The Covid pandemic has caused many problems in supply chains, including postage stamps. This means that some of the UK Newsletters may not be despatched until the start of next week.
Ordnance Society members have contributed a fascinating new collection of documents for the Ordnance Downloads page. They include two more OS Research Guides on ‘Range Finding’ and ‘Fortification and Siegecraft’, and the initial pamphlets from a large set of RAOS publications 1929-1941. All are fascinating reads and excellent reference material.
More to be uploaded soon!
The latest Newsletter, No. 131, is now available for download from the PUBLICATIONS page on the Ordnance Society website. Members who have opted for hard copy should have these posted to them by the end of next week.
Ordnance Society member Änder Bruns has sent scans of two complementary handbooks; the original Austrian 1900 24cm M98 Morser and the gun that Britain then purchased; the 1915 9.45-in Howitzer. These have now been added to the MODERN ARTILLERY B.L. & Q.F section of the new ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS webpage.
The ORDNANCE DOWNLOADS page has now been split into sub-pages, with the aim of making research into different topics easier. The changes are still ongoing and some sub-pages have no entries yet; and some entries are listed in different sub-pages where appropriate.