Meetings / Events
25/04/2018 - Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy - Part III - Tragedy and Triumph.... and Tragedy
PFS member James Doherty continues the story of how the Royal Navy developed during the reign of Queen Victoria.
28/04/2018 - PAV Recruiting Day
The Portsdown Artillery Volunteers are looking for new recruits. Why not come along to Fort Nelson on Saturday 28th April to see what is involved in this unique hobby.
23/05/2018 - The Enigma of Bletchley Park
A talk by PFS member Graham Walters about the work of the code breakers at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
PAV Recruitment Days - 28th April & 26th May 2018
Uniformed members of the PAV will be in the 'Voice of the Guns' at Fort Nelson on Saturdays 28th April & 26th May 2017 to encourage members of the public to join the PFS and, if suitable, the PAV.
All PFS members are welcome to come along to give the boys their support.
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Due to the anticipated bad weather and very low temperatures the PFS evening meeting on the 28th February is cancelled. We hope to re-schedule the talk on 'Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy' to a date later this year.
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The picture galleries have been split into a number of sub-galleries:
Pictures showing society events, visits and meetings, these include some older PAV events.> View Gallery
Pictures from the 2012 season of Portsdown Artillery Volunteer events.> View Gallery
Pictures of various Victorian Fortifications, submitted by the members.> View Gallery
Pictures from the 2013 season of Portsdown Artillery Volunteer events.> View Gallery
For members additional picture galleries can be viewed from the members pages of the web site, these galleries include:
Some of the Societies collection of original photographs and prints of Victorian Forts, Guns and Gunners have been scanned and uploaded to the web site to enable remote members to access these pictures without visiting the PFS archive room at Fort Nelson.> View Sample Gallery