Meetings / Events
26/04/2017 - The Opium Wars
Early in Queen Victoria's reign Britain was engaged in wars over trade disputes in China. This generally forgotten but fascinating period of history is the subject of a talk by PFS member Martin Franklin.
24/05/2017 - To Be Advised
28/06/2017 - Die Todliche 88: Entwurf, Einsatz und Ableben
The Deadly 88: Design, Deployment and Demise!
Phil Magrath, Curator at Fort Nelson, tell the story of the deadly German 88mm gun, perhaps one of the finest artillery pieces of the Second World War.
The PFS Committee is pleased to advise the membership that 2016 edition of The Redan is now being distributed, those to our overseas members having been just been mailed. The Redan to our UK members will be mailed on the 27th February.
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Visit to Fort Burgoyne
A note for your diaries - 23rd September 2017. The PFS day outing for this year has been confirmed as Fort Burgoyne at Dover. As normal, a coach will be hired for the day, departing and returning to/from Fort Nelson. Details and timings have yet to be arranged
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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