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 2014 / 2015
President David Carter
Vice President Graham McKenzie Smith
Secretary John Blylevens
Treasurer Neil Lodge
Assist. Sec/Treas 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
ANZAC DAY 2017
Irwin Barracks 0525h
Gunfire breakfast 0600h-0700h
ANZAC Day March
Step off 0900h
St Georges Tce Perth
Post ANZAC Day March Function
Hobbs Artillery Park 1100h - 1600h
Information Details here
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 and we can not accept Credit Cards.
RAAHS BUSY BEES 2016
30th Jan 27th Feb 26th Mar 30th Apr
28tht May 25th Jun 30th Jul 27th Aug29tth Sep 29th Oct 26th Nov 31st Dec
ENQUIRIES: Tel 92694544
Post Office Box 881 Claremont
The LEIGHTON BATTERY HERITAGE SITE
Last Updated Apr 2017