The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods


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.



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

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