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Honourable Artillery Company - On this day 100 years ago: 1915

Apart from a short spell in a quiet sector of the lines on the north face of the Ypres Salient little happened to the 1st Battalion in August 1915 until the 24th, when they moved back into trenches in the Hooge District.  The battalion moved into scattered positions in held together by listening posts. 


HAC celebrates 478th Birthday Anniversary and new partnership with ABF Charity

The Honourable Artillery Company celebrated its 478th birthday yesterday with a magnificent cake, cut by the most senior member if the Company present. We also celebrated our partnership with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, launching ‘HAC 1537’ as a campaign to encourage our members to raise money for this fine national charity.

Welcome to the Honourable Artillery Company

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.


The Honourable Artillery Company and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are delighted to announce that a partnership has been formed between the two organisations to raise vital funds and awareness to support soldiers, former soldiers and their families over the next two years.  We strongly believe that this partnership is an opportunity for the HAC and its members to make a real difference.  A special HAC Just Giving page has been set-up at, and we encourage all members to offer their support to the Charity through a donation, so we can get things off to a flying start.  Over the next two years the partnership will be used to help increase awareness of the work of The Soldiers’ Charity to members and to encourage members to fundraise for this vital cause. 

Members who wish to book tickets online for the Alanbrooke lecture in September, please click on the flyer below:


Click here to read the full article, or click the Find My Past banner (below) to start your own personal search through HAC First World War Records.



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Martin Hider

28 August
RT @hiderman101: It's like a @wembleystadium arch over the @HacEvents as @Saracens vs @ospreys 🏉

The Soldiers'Charity

27 August
RT @Soldierscharity: We're celebrating the Honourable Artillery Company's 478th birthday today. Here's to many more! @HAC_TheCompany http:/…

Saracens Rugby Club

27 August
RT @Saracens: HAC | @Saracens kick-off their preseason friendly with a clash against the @ospreys at the @HacEvents. KO 18h15


27 August
@Saracens warming up on Artillery Gardens - bit of sunshine for an exciting match this afternoon!

City of London

27 August
RT @cityoflondon: Head on down to @HACevents for a bit of rugby in the #City tonight 🏉 - @Saracens vs @ospreys #SaracensInTheCity. KO 1815.

Saracens Rugby Club

27 August
RT @Saracens: Kick-off is at 18h15. @Saracens vs @ospreys in the @MXC_Capital Challenge right in the heart of the City.
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