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'The Royal Artillery August 1914' with Geoff Spring


Geoff Spring has been a regular speaker at this branch over the years and we are pleased to welcome him back. On this occasion we will hear about 'The Royal Artillery on 1st August 1914 - Mortars, Railway Guns and Howitzers'. Members and guests are welcome to attend - doors open c13.45. We do ask for a donation of £3 to cover room hire etc.    …

'The Artillery of the British Expeditionary Force 1918: Ground-based Air Defence' by Geoff Spring


Geoff Spring's presentation describes the threat to the BEF from German air attacks and the weapons, anti-aircraft guns and searchlights used to deter, damage or destroy enemy aircraft. The talk concludes with the defeat of the night bombe and the last flight of the Red Baron.

004: Spring 1982


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'Royal Garrison Artillery 1899-1923: Part 1 Port Defence' with Geoff Spring


A brief history of the Royal Artillery - Why the Royal Artillery, in 1899, split into two Corps, the Royal Field Artillery and the Royal Garrison Artillery.The impact of:-Technology on the threats from enemy navies attacking the Royal Navy in Ports.The 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War.The British State’s Policy for defending the British Empire’s Ports.As…

Royal Garrison Artillery


Geoff Spring visits the branch again this year to continue his chapters in the story of artillery. On this occasion the talk will be: Royal Garrison Artillery 1899-1923: Part 2. Educating the Artillery Officers and Mountain Artillery  The lecture describes how artillery officers were educated and one of the RGA’s roles, providing Mountain Artill…



For our April meeting we welcome back Geoff Spring for the latest chapter in his series on aspects of the Royal Artillery. Full details of the content will be added nearer the day of this presentation. All members and guests are welcome to join the event. We do ask for £3.00 on the door to cover room hire etc.