Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society

of Western Australia (Inc.)

 

 

The Royal Australian Artillery Historical Society of Western Australia (Inc) was formed in 1988 with the aim of "providing a self perpetuating organisation for the development and maintenance of artillery heritage within Western Australia."

The principal effort of the Society has been the opening of the wartime tunnels associated with the Leighton 6 inch Gun Battery. The Governor of Western Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery, AC, MC, officially opened the facility in November 1997.

Known as the Leighton Battery Heritage Site, the facilities are open for conducted tours by arrangement.

The wartime activities at this site were related to the Coast Artillery Branch, therefore the displays of photographs and memorabilia are oriented mainly to that Branch. Western Australia's Artillery history dates back to 1872. 

Why don't you join us in preserving this area of our past? 

Membership is open to anyone supporting its aims.

The Society sponsors the following programmes:

  • Research library
  • Oral history
  • Conservation
  • Photographic Archives 
  • Historical Collection of Artillery weapons and memorabilia.

COMMITTEE  2014 / 2015

President                               David Carter

Vice President                       Graham McKenzie Smith 

Secretary                               John Blylevens

Treasurer                               Neil Lodge

Assist. Sec/Treas                   Sue Lawrence

Committee member              Matthew Adams

Committee member               Phil Rowson

Curator                                   Don Rae

Special Projects Co-ordinator    Don Rae

IT Consultant                          Stan Davies

Newsletter                               John O'Brien

Hon Auditor                            Hugh Zimmerman

 


 

NOTICE BOARD

3rd Light Battery

67th Anniversary Regimental Dinner

Hobbs Artillery Park

1800 hrs 4th July 2015

RSVP to Lt Slack-Smith NLT 1st June 2015

0425 366 156 or david.slacksmith@gmail.com

 

LEIGHTON BATTERY
OPEN DAYS

The Leighton Battery Heritage Site is open on a regular basis

 every Sunday of the month 

from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. with tours of the tunnels every half hour.

 

COST: Adults $8.00 and Children (6 - 16 y.o.) $2.00. 

No Concessions and we can not accept Credit Cards.


RAAHS BUSY BEES 2015

31st Jan     28th Feb     28th Mar     18th Apr

30tht May     27th Jun     25th Jul     29th Aug

26tth Sep     24th Oct    28th Nov     19th Dec

 


 

 
 

ENQUIRIES: Tel  92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
WA 6910
AUSTRALIA
email info@artillerywa.org.au


The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE

Last Updated  May 2015
Webmaster,  John O'Brien
email: obees@upnaway.com