Ordnance Bibliography and Reference Sources

Australia

Ordnance History

  • To the Warrior his Arms: a history of the ordnance services in the Australian Army. John D. Tilbrook, Canberra: Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Committee, 1989
  • The History and Customs and Traditions of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps. Published by Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Committee, Ca, 1995

Canada

Ordnance History

  • To the Thunderer His Arms: The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. W.F. Rannie, 1984
  • Units of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in the Second World War. Online at RCOC in WW2

India

Ordnance History

  • Technical Services: Ordnance & IEME. P. N. Khera, Combined Interservices Historical Section (India & Pakistan), 1962
  • History of the Army Ordnance Corps. Online at: History of Army Ordnance Corps

New Zealand

Ordnance History

  • A History of the Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps,   By Major J. S. Bolton,  Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps, Trentham, New Zealand, 1992
  • Ordnance The Unofficial History of the New Zealand Ordnance Corps In the Pacific from 1940 Until Third Division was Disbanded In 1944. Online at: Ordnance the Unofficial History

Articles related to New Zealand Ordnance

Manuals and Technical Publications

New Zealand Military Camp Histories

  • Historic Trentham, 1914-1917: The story of a New Zealand military camp, Available online

  • Trentham Camp: Upper Hutt’s Untold Military History, Howard Weddell, Self-published, 2018

Sri Lanka

Ordnance History

United Kingdom

Ordnance History

  • A History of the Army Ordnance Services: Volume 1  Ancient history (Until 1856). Arthur Forbes Medici society, Limited, 1929. Online at: A History of the Army Ordnance Services – Volume One
  • A History of the Army Ordnance Services: Volume 2  Modern history (Until 1902). Arthur Forbes Medici society, Limited, 1929. Online at: A History of the Army Ordnance Services Volume Two
  • A History of the Army Ordnance Services: Volume 3 The Great War. Arthur Forbes Medici society, Limited, 1929
  • A History of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1920 – 1945. Brigadier A H Fernyhough (RAOC Trust 1965)
  • A Short History of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (First Edition). Brigadier A H Fernyhough (RAOC Trust 1965)
  • A Short History of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Second Edition). Brigadier A H Fernyhough (RAOC Trust 1977)
  • A History of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1945 – 1982. Major General L T H Phelps (RAOC Trust 1992)
  • History of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1918-1993. Brigadier Frank Steer (Pen & Sword 2005)
  • 21 Army Group Ordnance – The History of the Campaign. Major J Lee-Richardson, R.A.O.C. (Published & Printed by 21 Army Group Ordnance, Germany 1946)  The story of 21 Army Group Ordnance, D-Day and beyond. Planning, units and tasks involved.
  • Arnham, The Fight to Sustain. Brigadier Frank Steer (Leo Cooper 2000) The Untold Story of the Airborne Logisticians in Operation “Market Garden”
  • The RAOC Gazette (Journal of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps). Available online at RLC Archive
  • Ordnance: Equipping the British Army for the Great War. Philip Hamlyn Williams. Publisher The History Press, 2018
  • War on Wheels: The Mechanisation of the British Army in the Second World War. Philip Hamlyn Williams, History Press Limited, 2016

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