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 2017 / 2018
President David Carter
Vice President Graham McKenzie Smith
Secretary John Blylevens
Treasurer Neil Lodge
Committee member Sue Lawrence
Committee member Matthew Adams
Committee member Phil Rowson
Curator Don Rae
Special Projects Co-ordinator Don Rae
IT Consultant Stan Davies
Newsletter Bob Arnold
Hon Auditor Hugh Zimmerman
SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2018
All Gunners, their families, guests and other interested parties are invited to attend the Annual Gunners Day parade and service at Stirling Square Guildford Sunday 4th November 2018.
10:00am: RV at St Matthews Church
10:10am: Parade forms up in Stirling Street. Guests and families seated at dais in front of memorial
10:15am: Parade steps off, left onto footpath alongside Meadow Street, past the saluting dais then left into memorial
10:25am: Wreath Laying Ceremony
10:45am: Gunner’s Day Service in St Matthews Church
11:30am: Light Luncheon in the Church Hall
12.00pm: Camaraderie at the Rose & Crown Hotel Guildford
Parade led by Australian Army Band Perth, Gunners past and present, serving Officers and Soldiers of 3 Battery RAA and members of the Australian Cadet Corps.
Service will be conducted by the Right Reverand Jeremy James and Reverend Katrina Holgate
Guests include Members of Parliament, Local Government, R&SL and other Associations.
Enquiries to Hon Secretary Royal Australian Artillery Association Western Australia (Inc): firstname.lastname@example.org 0438 695 711
GUNNERS Day has been conducted every year since 1928 in memory of those who fought and fell during WW1 (and subsequent conflicts). It is a special day for remembrance and a great opportunity to catch up with Gunner colleagues.
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 Visa/Master cards and cash payment.
RAAHS BUSY BEES 2018
27th Jan 24th Feb 31st Mar 28th Apr
26tht May 30th Jun 28th Jul 25th Aug27th Sep 27th Oct 24th Nov 29th Dec
ENQUIRIES: Tel 92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE
Last Updated Apr 2017