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
- Photographic Archives
- Historical Collection of Artillery weapons and memorabilia.
COMMITTEE 2013 / 2014
President David Carter
Vice President 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
Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2nd November
Gunners Day 2014
Stirling Square Guildford
Sunday, 9 November 2014
* Note later date due the ANZAC Commemoration in Albany on 2nd November.
More details in the next newsletter.
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.
RAAHS BUSY BEES 2013
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
The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE
Last Updated 5 December 2014
Webmaster, John O'Brien