Very Light Magazine is a magazine of The Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria, Inc                                                                           No 82 August 2016



Guild Committee 2016 – 2017

At the Annual General Meeting held on the 25th of July the Guild Committee comprising the following members was elected.

President, Eric Estlin, Vice President, Adrian Roads, Secretary, Dr Malcolm McKay, Treasurer, Kevin Saunders; Assistant Secretary ,Winston Chandler, Editor, David Kitchen; Committee Members; Chris Cosopodiotis, Barry Thomas, Peter Ruse, Vincent & Kevin McLauchlan.


1. Mr. Ian Turner did not stand for reelection as President and it was moved and carried unanimously that he be made an Honorary Life Member of the Guild in recognition of his work on behalf of us all as President from 2006 to 2016.

2. A motion was moved and carried that future Guild Annual General Meetings be moved from the last Monday in July to the last Monday in August. This is to enable the Treasurer to ensure that the accounts are prepared and audited in due time for the AGM.


Major Noel Hall Award

The Secretary presented the winners of the Major Noel Hall Award with their prizes. The entries in the award displays have been of a consistent high standard and we hope that the award will continue to attract fine entries.

1st. Place and a prize of $500.00, Eric Estlin

2nd Place and a prize of $300, Adrian Roads

3rd. Place and a prize of $100.00, Clyde Barden

The Secretary thanked the other exhibitors – Vincent & Kevin McLauchlan, Bob Bates, Fred Bienvenu, John McLean, Steve Salm, Steve Ball, Jamie Carney, Ruth and Barney Goodchild, Trevor Roper, Peter Ruse Rees Young and Dave Wallace for their participation during the year and helping to make the Monday meetings interesting events to attend.


Monday Night Themes for 2016

The remaining themes for 2016 are –

29 August – General buy and sell night.

26 September - Blades & Staves – Swords, knives, bayonets, spears, lances and pole arms. (This is Major Noel Hall Award night).

31 October - General un-themed display night with buy & sell

28 November - Vintagers Display Night – Theme to be announced.


A Comment on Caps & Flints


We are a club for people who are interested in collecting and studying historic arms. Part of this shared interest is our magazine Caps & Flints. The magazine can only be produced if we have articles to go in it. As a club of arms collectors most of us have some interesting items or even single items in their collections and what could be better than sharing those with your fellow members than writing an article about them. Contact our editor David Kitchen via the Guild Office on (03) 9584 2907 or cupfire1@ozemail.com.au for information on preparing and submitting an article.


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