Meetings / Events
28/02/2018 - Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy - Part III
PFS member James Doherty continues the story of how the Royal Navy developed during the reign of Queen Victoria.
28/03/2018 - Southampton - Water, Slaughter and Trade - Part II
Popular local historian Andrew Negus continues the fascinating story of the history and development of Southampton, continuing on from part I which took us to the middle of the nineteenth century, to the present day.
25/04/2018 - The German Ardennes Offensive - December 1944
Popularly known as the 'Battle of the Bulge', PFS member Michael Forrest recounts one of the largest and most costly campaigns of the Second World War.
The PFS Committee would like to take this festive time opportunity to wish the members of the Society a 'Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2018'.
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News Update - The 2017 issue of The Redan is now available, having been distributed to members who attended this year's AGM on the 14th October. A general mail out to members who have renewed will commence from the 16th October.
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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