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 2018 / 2019
President David Carter
Vice President Graham McKenzie Smith
Secretary John Blylevens
Treasurer Neil Lodge
Committee member VACANT
Committee member Matthew Adams
Committee member Phil Rowson
Curator Don Rae
Special Projects Co-ordinator Don Rae
IT Consultant Stan Davies
Newsletter Bob Arnold
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2020
cCANCELLED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS
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 EFTPOS and cash payment.
RAAHS BUSY BEES 2020
25th Jan 29th Feb 28th Mar 18th Apr CANCELLED
30th May 27th Jun 25th Jul 29th Aug26th Sep 31st Oct 28th Nov 19th Dec
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 January 2020