13-inch mortar, Fort Nelson                
1st Orkney Volunteer Artillery - 1902                
6-inch BL at Fort Westmoreland, Cork Ireland                
7-inch RBL, Fort Nelson                
Fort Bovisand, Plymouth                
Fort Horsted, Chatham                
Antrim Militia Artillery carrying out gun drill at Carrick Fergus Castle                
Building of the Verne Citadel, Portland - Illustrated Times 1862                
Magazine sign, Synewood Battery, IoW                
Sligo Militia at Verne Quarry HA Battery, Portland August 1900                

Meetings / Events

24/10/2018 - 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. 
28/11/2018 - 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.
27/02/2019 - 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.


The 2018 issue of The Redan is now available, and will be distributed to members who attend this year's AGM on the 13th October. A general mail out to members who have renewed will commence from the 15th October.

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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."

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PAV firings 2012

Pictures from the PAV gun firing events of 2012 - click on any picture to start slide show.
23rd Sept 2012 - 13-inch mortar firing23rd Sept 2012 - firing the 13-inch mortar18th May 2012 - 64pr Garrison Carriage - firing in the rain15th July 2012 - PAV in dress uniform15th July 2012 - 16pr field gun being laid15th July 2012 - 16pr field gun - Fire29th July 2012 - 64pr Traversing Platform - Fire!29th July 2012 - 64pr Traversing Platform - Meet and Greet29th July 2012 - 64pr traversing platform - Right Turn Dismiss29th July 2012 - 64pr traversing platform - Run Back29th July 2012 - 64pr traversing platform  - Fire