The development of Fort Gilkicker to create 26 exclusive beach-side homes has come to a halt, yet again. According to the Portsmouth News Fort Gilkicker is back on the market after the investors pull out. Developer Andrew Temperton said "...the investors from Malaysia see it as a very small scheme and don't want the hassle anymore, so are moving on to other projects. Personally I am very disappointed... My main frustrations are with problems we had with Historic England and that I'm not able to see the project through to the end."...> read more
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.
Captain Scott's CPOs - Crean, Evans and Lashly
A talk by PFS member Geoff Hallett about the Chief Petty Officers of 'Scott of the Antarctic' ill-fated expedition.
Commander 'Buster' Crabb - What Really Happened?A fascinating talk by Dr. John Bevan of the Historical Diving Society who will provide an expert analysis of the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Commander Crabb during a spying mission on a Russian warship in Portsmouth Harbour in April 1956.
Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy - Part IVPFS member James Doherty concludes the story of how the Royal Navy developed during the reign of Queen Victoria.
A Short Biography of the English Channel
Details to follow. Speaker: Iain Kennedy
Haslemere and District Military Relics and Memorials
A talk by PFS Chairman Mike Darling about the military aspects of the interesting town in which he lives.
The Seven Ages of Aldershot CampA talk by Paul Vickers, Heritage Project Officer, Friends of Aldershot Military Museum
PFS evening visit
The PFS evening visit will be to a local place of interest.
Members' Photo Evening
PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.
The History of Winchester - Bishops, Buildings and BonesAnother fascinating talk from local historian Andrew Negus, this time on the history of Winchester.