Armoury and Armouries

An armoury is a place where weapons are stored.  Two or more such places are armouries.  In the USA, an armoury is a place where weapons are manufactured.

An armouries, referring to one building, is a place where militia units meet to conduct their training.  This is a uniquely Canadian usage.

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RUSI(NS) Staff

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