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  2013 / 2014

President                               David Carter

Vice President                       VACANT

Secretary                               VACANT

Treasurer                               John Blylevens

Curator                                   Neil Lodge

Special Projects Co-ordinator    Don Rae

Assist. Sec/Treas                   Phil Rowston

Committee member              Matthew Adams

Committee member               Basil Twine

Newsletter                              John O'Brien

Hon Auditor                            Hugh Zimmerman




ANZAC DAY – 25 April 2014

March through Perth

Form up time will be at 0900hrs.

Please refer to The West Australian for location details for this year’s march.

Please remember to wear your beret.

All are invited to attend the Anzac Day function at Hobbs Artillery Park after the parade.



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 $7.00 and Children (6 - 16 y.o.) $2.00. 

No Concessions and we can not accept Credit Cards.


26th Jan     23th Feb     23th Mar     27th Apr

25tth May     29th Jun     27th Jul     31st Aug

28tth Sep     26th Oct    30th Nov     28th Dec




ENQUIRIES: Tel  92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
WA 6910


Last Updated 5 December 2014
Webmaster,  John O'Brien