Honourable Artillery Company - On this day 100 years ago: October 09th, 1914
One Hundred years ago today the 1st Battalion was encamped near Le Mans having travelled there by train from St Nazaire. They had crossed from England on the SS Westmeath and gone into a period of guard duties, training, inoculations and general preparation for war.
Welcome to the Honourable Artillery Company, a charity incorporated in 1537.
We have over 2,500 members, many of whom are active in the oldest regiment in the British Army, the Army Regiment that bears our name, or in the Special Constabulary of the City of London Police. Others, having completed their service to Crown and country, belong to our veteran Company, enjoying membership not only of the Company but its many clubs and societies as well as its two ceremonial sub-units, the Pikemen & Musketeers and the Light Cavalry.
Our London home, comprising Armoury House and the Artillery Garden, is a unique and vibrant place and offers an unparalleled venue for corporate, private and sporting events as well as being a place for HAC members to meet, eat and relax.
This is a modern, relevant charity, but one with ancient roots at the heart of the City of London.
HAC First World War records released on 'Find My Past' Website on 23 June 2014
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