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
2018 Battery Birthday/ Artillery Mixed Regimental Dinner
Celebrating the 70TH BATTERY Birthday
to be held in the
Hobbs Artillery Park Drill Hall
Saturday, 7 July 2018 at 7 pm for 7.30 pm.
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