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Cannon Fire Vol 36 No2

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column - Trench Periscopes used by British and Australian soldiers, Periscope No 9 Mark III 1917 by Trenchscope Co. 1917, Trench Periscope No 2 by R and J Beck Ltd. , Periscope No 14 Mark II, Periscope No 14 TPL Mark IV R&J Beck Ltd. Heraldry Column - Australian Civil Affairs Unit Arm Patch. Webbing Column, Web Equipment Pattern 1925. Arms Column - Tasmanian Martini Henry Artillery Carbine. Edged Weapons Column, A Touch of Class (French sword). Artillery Column - Citadelle de Port Louis, Lorient FRANCE, The Keroman German U Boat Base 2019. Book Reviews and Useful websites - The Australian Army at War 1976 – 2016, Leigh Neville, Osprey Men at Arms Series No 526, New Zealand Dress Regulations 1852 – 1909, Barry O Sullivan. Club Notes - Queens Domain and Cornelian Bay Land Care Group at the Queen Victoria Powder Magazine.

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Cannon Fire Vol 36 No1

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column - Some WW2 Ephemera, British Army Water Filter. Webbing Column - Boer War Bandoliers used by Tasmanians, Bandolier, Leather (.303-inch) Ammunition, Bandolier, Web, Double loop, 100 rounds, Mills Emergency Bandolier. Arms Column - Australian Colt Navies. Edged Weapons Column - Pattern 1853 Cavalry Sword in Tasmania. Artillery Column – Armstrong 110 Pounder RBL, Armstrong 40Pdr. RBL. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Swansea. Book Reviews and Useful websites – Tasmanian Military Museum, World War 1 fake tree observation posts

Cannon Fire Vol 36 No1 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 35 No4

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – German Children’s Games and Toys 1930-1945, Three 40th Battalion Tunics 1935-42, Machine Gun Company 40th Battalion AMF, C Squadron ALH Troop Limber Wagon. Heraldry Column – The Victoria Cross. Webbing Column 1951 Experimental Pattern Web Equipment. Arms Colulmn – Norther Tasmania Rifle Association Martini Henry. Edged Weapons Column – German Artillery. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Two German War Memorials. Book Reviews and Useful websites – Source Military, The Cultural Experience, The Lanes Armoury, Antiuqes Storehouse, Armortek. Club Notes – Armistice Day Exhibition DVA Grant. Re Enactments, The Tank Fest Bovington UK.

Cannon Fire Vol 35 No4 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 35 No3

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – Silver Shooting Prize. Heraldry Column – A 1903-12 12th Australian Light Horse Officers Tunic. Webbing Column Entrenching Tools Part 2 1937, Pattern 1937 Implement Entrenching, Shovels Entrenching (Aust), M1956 Intrenching Tool and Carrier (US), Entrenching Tool, Hand, Combination (Aust). Arms Column – William Richards LTD, Folding Trigger Percussion Revolver. Edged Weapons Column – Australian Machet’es, Machet 15” Blade (Aust), Machete Rigid Handle. Artillery Column – 37mm Krup QF ( Schnellade Gebirgskanone L/30). Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Lindisfarne War Memorial ANZAC Park

Cannon Fire Vol 35 No3 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 35 No2

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – Proximity Fuzes Part 2, The First Devonport Rifle Club Shield. Heraldry Column – Skill at Arms badges. Webbing Column – Entrenching Tools and their carriers 1880-1988, Part 1 – 1888-1919 Addendum, Watter Bottles Addendum to Vol 33 No 1. Arms Column – Nordenfelt Machine Gun. Edged Weapons Column – Balinese Kris with meteoric blade. Artillery Column – Early Developments in Controlling Recoil in British Field Artillery 1880-1900 ( In Australia). Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – A Campbelltown Grave. Meetings – Re Enactments, Hobart First Settlers Association Floral Tribute, Bellerive Bluff Battery Aniversary, Sheffield Steam Fest.

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Cannon Fire Vol 35 No1

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – Proximity Fuzes Part 1, Union Jack Sale used by Nelson at Trafalgar, Heralry Column – Tasmanian Defence Forces Commision for Francis Knowles Miller of Burnie. Webbing Column – Entrenching Tools and their Carriers 1880-1988, Part 1 1888-1919, Entrenching Implement 1882 Mk I, Entrenching Implement 1883 Mk II, Entrenching Implement 1886 Mk III, Entrenching Implement 1888 Mk IV, Carrier Entrenching Tool, Intrenching Tool Head Helve and Web Equipment Pattern 1908 Carrier Head and Carrier Helve. Arms Column – Amoskeag Auction USA 30-40 Krag. Edged Weapons Column – Unknown Scabbard. Artillery Column – BL 15 pounder on NSW Special Carriage, Australias Colonial Fortifications. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Ross Memorials. Book Reviews and Useful websites – No Front Line – Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan. Re Enactments 2017 Sydney – Hobart finish line.

Cannon Fire Vol 35 No1 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 34 No4

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – From the Last Days of the Raj, The Loss of the “Governor Phillip”, Breaker Morant items found on tip. Heraldry Column – three Rare Tasmanian Cloth Badges, Derwent Infantry Cloth Title 1911-1914, 2/12 Battalion 2nd AIF, 2/40 Battalion 2nd AIF. Webbing Column – Holsters in Australian Service Part 4, Case Pistol W.E.Pattern 1944, Pouch Ammunition W.E. Pattern 1944, Holster Pistol Browning 9mm, Holster Pistol 9mm Cloth Disruptive Pattern. Arms Column – Cased Officers Percussion Pistols. Edged Weapons Column – Unusual Handmade Fighting Knife. Artillery Column – Armstrong’s 70 punder Rifled Muzzle Loaded Gun. T asmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – George Town RSL Club. Conservation Section 3 – Nonferrous metals. Book Reviews and Useful websites – The Warrior Generals – Combat leadership in the Civil War.

Cannon Fire Vol 34 No4 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 34 No3

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column Trench Candle, 1844 percussion Cap Flask. Heraldry Column – Australia’s Most Significant Medal Group – Keith Payne. Webbing Column – Holsters in Australian Service 1880-2015 Part 3, Pattern 1919 Officers Holster Pistol with Pouch Ammunition 1st issue, Pattern 1919 Officers Holster Pistol, Case Pistol WE pattern 1937 (Canadian) Pouch Ammunition Pistol WE Pattern 1937 (Canadian), Case Pistol Web Equipment 1937, Case Pistol Web RAC (Modified) 22 Inch LoD, 32 Inch in 1939, Case Pistol RAC MK II. Arms Column – Parker Hale SMLE to Bren Gun Conversion Kit for Training, BSA Model 12/15 Target Rifle, Bit of Tasmanian history/ trivia (Australian Automatic Arms). Artillery Column – Fort Queenscliff (Melbourne), Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – George Town Memorial. Book Reviews and Useful websites – Military Heritage Swords, Denner CA. Club Notes – 33rd Hobart Arms and Militaria Fair.

Cannon Fire Vol 34 No3 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 34 No2

Contents include, Webbing Column – Holsters in Australian Service 1880-2015 Part 2, Case brown pistol Mark I, “Sam Browne” with cover, Pouch, ammunition, brown, pistol, ammunition “ Sam Browne”, Case Pistol Webley, with brass hooks, Pouch, ammunition, pistol, Webley with brass hooks, Case, pistol, Webley with leather loop “Sam Browne” Pouches, ammunition, pistol, Infantry Equipment, Australian Pattern (leather) Pistol Case or Pattern 1908/15,

Cannon Fire Vol 34 No2 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 34 No1

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – Images from Te Papa’s and Sir Peter Jacksons WWI Exhibition, Te Papa Exhibition – Gallipoli – The Scale of the War. From The Mess – Glass 2nd Light Cavalry. Heraldry Column – Napoleonic Musicians Badge, Tasmanian Police button – Female Factory, Medal Group Australian SAS, Medal Group Captain James Newland 4th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse, 12th Battalion AIF. Webbing Column – Holsters in Australian Service 1880-2015 part 1, Early Saddle Holsters, Naval Service Holster. Arms Column – Tasmanian Volunteer Arms 1860-1870, Pattern 1853 rifle and socket bayonet, Holis and Sons Artillery Carbine and Yataghan sword bayonet. Edged Weapons Column – Australian Fighting Knives of World War II (No1). Artillery Column – BL 15 pounder 8 ½ CWT EOC (Converted) at the Perth (Tas) War Memorial. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Wybalena, Flinders Island. Book Reviews and Useful websites – The Kaisers Army, the German Army in World War 1. Re Enactments – Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Finishing Gun, Bluff Battery Open Day 12 Feb, Royal Hobart Regatta – Cannon Crew for 1812 Overture, Hobart Arms and Militaria Fair April 22-23

Cannon Fire Vol 34 No1 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 33 No5

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – From the Mess, Lancer Table ornament, German POW camp guidelines WWI. Heraldry Column – Tasmanian Police Badges and Buttons. Webbing Column – Two Colonial Knapsacks, 1856 Knapsack, 1870 Valise. Arms Column – Souvenirs or Trophies of War ?, Artillery model Luger Major Oliver Woods MC. Edged Weapons Column – Martini Cadet Bayonet. Artillery Column – Iron 8 Inch land Service Mortars. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Jericho Cemetery,

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Cannon Fire Vol 33 No4

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report (both with some nice pictures of members collections) , Militaria Column – Muzzle Plug. Heraldry Column – A Local Kings Own Yorkshire Light infantry Helmet Plate, Captain Samuel MOORE. Webbing Column – Water Bottles and their Carriers in Australia Part 4 1970-1990, LC-1 Water Bottle Carrier with pocket for water sterilisation tablets, M1988 DPCU, 2 quart collapsible water bottle and carrier, Addendums Water Bottles Part 1, 2 and 3 1788-1900, Arms Column – Pin Fire Revolvers. Edged Weapons – Unknown Sheath Knife. Artillery Column – 6 ounder SB Cannon. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – An Unusual memorial in Victoria – Anne Fraser Bon. Book Reviews and Useful websites – The Black ANZAC’s, the AIF’s First Trench Raid on the Western Front.

Cannon Fire Vol 33 No4 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 33 No3

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – Armourers Box. Heraldry Column – SS Medic (White Star Line Ship), Webbing Column – Water Bottles and their Carriers in Australia Part 3 1940-1970, Carrier Water Bottle Pattern 1937, Carrier Water Bottle Aust. 1943, Water Bottle Unknown, Carrier Water Bottle Canvas, Carrier Water Bottle Pattern 1944, pattern Carrier Water Bottle US M1956 and Australian variations, Australian 2 Quart Collapsible Water Carrier, A ddendums Water Bottles part 1 1788-1900 – Cairncross Water Bottle and Carrier, A Tasmanian Water Bottle circa 1890. Arms Column – The Rexer Automatic Machine Gun, Edged Weapons Column – Australian Machete Bayonet converted into a fighting knife. Artillery Column – A Russian Mortar. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – A missing Honour Board – Elizabeth Street Primary School. Book Reviews and Useful websites – Accommodating the Kings Hard Bargain – Military detention, Small Arms Series Live No1 .303 SMLE. Ian Skennerton’s website, Transporting remounts by submarine, Portuguese soldiers. Club Notes, Images from Arms Fair.

Cannon Fire Vol 33 No3 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 33 No2

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – Images of third figure for the National Boer War Memorial, Photo Military Camp at Wivenhoe Showgrounds, Kitchener’s Visit to Hobart 1910, French Model 1825 Cuirass. Heraldry Column – Australian Brassard, 17th Ghurkha Division Headquarters Malaya and Labuan. Webbing Column – Water Bottles and Their Carriers in Australia Part 2 1903 – 1940, Bottle Water, Enamelled MK Vi (Pattern 1903) and Carrier Mark II, Officers (Sam Browne) Water Bottle ? , Carrier Water Bottle Pattern 1908, Carrier Water Bottle Modified, Carrier Water Bottle Australian Pattern 1915. Arms Column – Benjamin COGSWELL Gun Maker, 224 Strand, London. Edged Weapons Column – Australian V-44 Bowie Knife. Artillery Column – Naval 12 Pounder SB Howitzers. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Hamilton District Memorial Gretna. Book Reviews and Useful websites – Waterloo – The Aftermath. Re Enactements – 13 March Woodsdale Open Day, 16/17 Apr Hobart Antiques Arms and M ilitaria Fair, 25 April ANZAC Day Sorell, 24/25 Sep Medieval Festival Sheffield.

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Cannon Fire Vol 33 No1

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Militaria Column – National Boer War Memorial, The Order of the Nile, A Mutiny at Anglesea Barracks. Heraldry Column – 26th Light Horse (Tasmanian Mounted Infantry) Regiment. Webbing Column – Water Bottles and their Carriers in Australia Part 1 1788 – 1899, The Canteen Tin, Water Bottle Wood 1812, Water Bottle Wood 1854 General Service, Water Bottle Wood 1 862 General Service, Water Bottle Italian 1874, Water Bottles Iron 1888, 1893, 1895 General Service , MK II 1893, MK III 1895. Arms Column – War Office Pattern military Trainer (WOP-Trainer) 1907 BSA .22 Long (single shot) Tasmanian Issued, No2 model cadet and Scout Pattern rifle 1910 BSA .22 Long (single shot) Tasmanian issued. Artillery Column – What is EFC ? Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – A Black War or Frontier War Memorial, should we have one? Book reviews and Useful websites – Barrack Hill (Anglesea Barracks). Re Enactments – Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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Cannon Fire Vol 32 No5

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Dates to remember (Significant Australian history dates) Dec – Jan inclusive, Militaria Column – Was Kitchener’s Inspection Wrecked? Heraldry Column – 12th Australian Light Horse, Administrative and Instructional Corps 1921 – 1955 (Australian Instructional Corps). Webbing Column – Rucksacks in Australian Service 1945 – 1990, Bergen Rucksack 1945, British Bergen Rucksack, Field Pack Bergen, Field Pack Combat. Arms Column – Hills Patent Self Extracting Revolver. Artillery Column – 36 Pounder Naval Karronade. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Royal Australian Signals Memorial, Anglesea Barracks Hobart. Conservation of your Collectables – MILCOLT Preservation. Book Reviews and Useful websites – Skilfully Drilled, A History of the Australian Instructional Corps 1921 – 1955.

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Cannon Fire Vol 32 No4

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Dates to remember (Significant Australian history dates) Oct – Nov inclusive, Militaria Column – A Tale of Two Boxes, Boxes Wood Ammunition Small Arm with Tin Lining Revolver Enfield 240 Rounds Land Service (Mark II), Chest Arm for 20 Arms Rifle Martini Henry with fittings mark 1. Heraldry Column – Tasmanian Rangers, Special Constable Badge. Webbing Column - Pack boards used in Korea and Vietnam by Australians – US Army Pack Board Plywood, Everest Carrier, Pack Board GS (Aust), Case Pistol Mark I. Edged Weapons Column – Personally Issued Clasp Knife. A rtillery Column – Notes on Smooth Bore Cannon, Missing Ulverstone World War 1 War Trophy. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Sergeant Major Francis Martini

Cannon Fire Vol 32 No4 (new tab).

Cannon Fire Vol 32 No3

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report , Dates to remember Aug - Sep inclusive, Militaria Column – Rifle Periscope M1918 (Bayonet Mirror), Punch a Postie, leaflet. Heraldry Column – Rejected Volunteers Association, British Other Ranks Buttons 1871 – 1928, Obituary James Shegog, DCM 5th Dragoon Guards. Webbing Column – US Equipment as used by Australians in Vietnam, Light Weight Rucksack, Indigenous Ranger pack (AVRN Rucksack), Tropical Rucksack Arms Column – Knife Clasp with Marline* Spike and Tin Opener, Artillery Column – What ever happened to this WW1 Trophy Gun 7784. Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – New Norfolk, Book Reviews and Useful websites, Big Sky Publishing

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Cannon Fire Vol 32 No2

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Dates to remember Apr-Jun inclusive, Militaria Column – Training Rifles, Heraldry Column – Australian Women’s Land Army – Uniforms and Badges, Webbing Column – Hong Kong Pack, Artillery Column – ML 6 Inch trench mortar, Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Huonville War Memorial, National Boer War Memorial ANZAC Parade Canberra. Book Reviews and Useful websites, The Spy Catchers Volume 1, The History of ASIO 1949-1963. A Far Microcosm, Building and Architecture in Van Diemen’s Land 1803-1914 (4) Volumes.

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Cannon Fire Vol 32 No1

Contents include, Southern & North Western Report, Dates to remember Jan -Feb inclusive, Militaria Column – Warning trip lights that attach to pattern 1907 bayonets, George Priestley, Webbing Column – PackBoard (Aust), Edged Weapons Column – Australian Army Stiletto, Artillery Column – Nomelclature : 12 Pounder BL Armstrong Tasmanian War Memorials and Honour Boards – Bothwell Tasmania , Book Reviews and Useful websites, Book – One Shot Kills – A history of Australian Army Sniping.

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