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 programs:
- Research library
- Oral history
- Photographic Archives
- Historical Collection of Artillery weapons and memorabilia.
COMMITTEE 2020 / 2021
President David Carter
Vice President Graham McKenzie Smith
Secretary John Blylevens
Treasurer Neil Lodge
Committee member Jim Archibald
Committee member Matthew Adams
Committee member Phil Rowson
Committee member Ian Randles
Committee member Don Rae ( Curator )
Committee member Stan Davies ( IT Consultant )
Newsletter Bob Arnold
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2021
The Leighton Battery Heritage Site is open on a regular basis
every Sunday of the month from 28th July 2021
from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. with tours of the tunnels every 20 minutes.
COST: Adults $10.00 and Children (6 - 16 y.o.) $4.00.
No Concessions EFTPOS and cash payment.
RAAHS BUSY BEES 2021
30th Jan 27th Feb 27th Mar 1st May
29th May 26th Jun 31st Jul 28th Aug25th Sep 30th Oct 27th Nov
ENQUIRIES: Tel 92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
Application Form to join our Association can be dowloaded HERE
The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE
Last Updated March 2021