Meetings / Events
26/06/2013 - Nomonhan 1939 - The unreported Soviet/Japanese War
A talk by PFS member John Harmes
24/07/2013 - PFS evening outside visit
Eastney Forts - 18.45 hrs to 21.00 hrs. Please note: restricted visitor numbers - see 'more' for full details.
21/09/2013 - PFS Annual Fortifications Day-Out
Put this date in your diary! The 2013 PFS Annual Fortifications Day-Out has now been confirmed as visiting Eastbourne Redoubt and Military Museum, Newhaven Fort and Shoreham Redoubt: three fortifications in one day! Transport arrangements and timings are yet to be finalised but, as with previous years, the departure and return will be from/to Fort Nelson.
PAV Events programme at Fort Nelson has been published. See link for details:
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We have a number of the back issues of the Redan available for PFS members to buy.
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The Palmerston Forts Society welcomes new members, so if you have an interest in joining the Society, perhaps even firing the Victorian guns, then find out more.....
The Palmerston Forts Society was formed in 1984 and brings together enthusiasts who have an active interest in nineteenth century military fortifications and associated artillery worldwide, but particularly within Hampshire, and is focussed on the ring of forts that protected Portsmouth.
The Society is based at Fort Nelson, Fareham, in one of the Great Portsdown Forts built during the 1860ís to defend Portsdown Hill from occupation by an invading army. Had an enemy been positioned on the hill, then Portsmouth harbour and dockyard would have been vulnerable to artillery fire.
Today Fort Nelson is run by Royal Armouries as their Museum of Artillery, and has recently undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment transforming it to museum for the 21st century.