THE ARMOURERS' ASSOCIATION
Motto: Make All Sure We Are One'
Excerpts from trade manuals created by
During his 'Boy' Apprenticeship at Hilsea 1935 - 1939
Some of you may not be aware that during their apprenticeship the 'Boys' at Hilsea had to create their own manuals for use when in the field (EMERs and AESPs didn't exist then). These manuals covered the spectrum of equipments that an Armourer would be expected to maintain and repair. It also included general principals of bench fitting, metal smithing, tin smithing, welding and brazing. These manuals also formed part of the marks received for their examination, and so were a valuable item in their own right. Below are extracts from some of the manuals created by Eric Stratford, who started his boy service at Hilsea in 1935.
This is the complete manual, minus any blank pages
Short excerpt. Note the Instructor's marks out of 10 on some of the pages
More to follow at a later date