Honourable Artillery Company Archive
The Honourable Artillery Company Archives hold a unique collection of records which date from the early seventeenth century. Our film collection provides a small but significant record of the company during the 20th century, and includes anniversaries, training and deployment overseas, and a personal film taken by an officer.
The Honourable Artillery Company (‘the Company’ or ‘the HAC’) was incorporated by a royal charter of King Henry VIII on 25th August 1537. The Company was registered as a charity in 1964 (charity no. 208443) ‘for military exercise and training and for the better defence of the realm’.
Today, the Charity Commission records the activities of the Company as being support to the HAC Regiment, support to a detachment of the City of London Special Constabulary, support to the Benevolent Fund and the ceremonial sub-units, conservation of the Company’s estate and preservation of the Company’s treasures.
Honourable Artillery Company
Phone: 020 7382 1541
Access: Members of the Company are welcome to consult the Archives during working hours. Enquiries from other researchers should be made in writing and accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope. A donation may be requested for answering a complex or lengthy enquiry.