Interested in artillery, cannons, model guns, ammunition, military artefacts or the history of any of these?
Want to share some of your research and knowledge with a wide and appreciative audience?
Do you have problems in identifying ordnance items, want to meet with people with similar ordnance related interests?
Would you like the opportunity to visit a number of museums and military establishments?
Then welcome to: -
THE ORDNANCE SOCIETY
The Ordnance Society was formed in June 1986 to promote, encourage and co-ordinate the study of all aspects of the history of ordnance and artillery. It is today an international society with members from eleven countries and all walks of life.
Its primary aim is to provide a means of communication for individuals and organisations interested in any aspect of ordnance and artillery of all periods. The Ordnance Society organises and produces a number of events and publications to further these aims:
· · The annual JOURNAL, produced to a high standard, which includes well-illustrated articles and plans of historic cannons and their carriages.
· · The quarterly NEWSLETTER includes short articles, information, illustration and news, in addition to regular features such as "The Ammo Box".
· · Regular "MEMBERS' DAY" when individual members have the opportunity to present or display their research, interests or collections.
· · Several VISITS are organised each year to various military establishments, museums and other places of interest.
MEMBERSHIP New members receive all publications for the current subscription year which ends on June 30th. Members receive a regular membership list which states the special areas of interest. see Membership Details.
NEWSLETTER 102 (Ordnance Society members only)
An Ordnance Society Board Meting was held on 27th April where Trevor Parker and Kay Smith were elected temporary Chairman and temporary Secretary respectively, until the AGM. Other topics discussed included production of The Journal and Newsletter, improvements to the OS web-site and the membership name and address list, the OS finances, and visits.
Ordnance Society AGM will be held on Saturday June 22nd at the Royal Armouries, Leeds – details have been e-mailed or posted to members and these include nomination forms for OS Board members. If you do not receive your AGM details in the post, or by e-mail, then please contact the Ordnance Society at: email@example.com
The Journal Vol. 21 has now been despatched and although thinner than usual, the next Volume, No. 22, will be published later this year.
Newsletter 102 is now available! If you do not receive your copy in the post, or do not receive e-mail notification (with the password), that it is available for download from this web-site, then please contact the Ordnance Society at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The JOURNALS and NEWSLETTERS published by the Society since its inception in 1986 have been indexed in various ways, and can be searched using the following links: -
Back numbers of Journals and Newsletters are available at £10 and £1.50 each respectively (£15 and £2 respectively for non-members); and can be ordered from: -
RELATED ORDNANCE SOCIETIES Other societies have interests which overlap or complement those of The Ordnance Society and are listed on Related Societies
ORDNANCE WEB-SITES Many other sites have been published which cover a wide range of Ordnance Topics
MEMBERS’ INTERESTS Ordnance Society Members have a wide range of knowledge and expertise and some of their interests are shown in Members Interests
EVENTS There are a number of ‘Ordnance Related’ events in the future – for details see: -Future Ordnance Events
CONTACTING THE ORDNANCE SOCIETY For any queries regarding the Ordnance Society please e-mail: - email@example.com
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