Meetings / Events
15/10/2016 - PFS Annual General Meeting
The PFS 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on the 15th October 2016 at Fort Nelson, commencing at 1400hrs. All PFS members are welcome to attend.
26/10/2016 - Troopships - When Ocean Liners Went To War
Troops have been transported by warships for centuies but it was in the nineteen century that Britain began to adapt passenger ships for this purpose and to build dedicated troopships. A talk by PFS member Michael Forrest
23/11/2016 - The Battle of Leyte Gulf
A talk by PFS member Geoff Hallett. The Battle of Leyte Gulf is considered to be the largest naval battle of the Second World War, and by some criteria perhaps the largest naval battle in history.
The PFS Annual General Meeting will be held on the 15th October 2016 at Fort Nelson, commencing at 1400hrs.
All PFS members are welcome to attend.
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Nick Hall, PFS member and formally Keeper of Artillery at Fort Nelson, will be giving at talk entitled 'Fort Nelson - Rescue of a Palmerston Folly' at 7.45pm on the 10th November 2016 at the Havant Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. The Spring is at 56 East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS, and has ample parking. The cost of a ticket is £6.00. More details can be found at the website: http://thespring.co.uk/
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The Palmerston Forts Society welcomes new members, so if you have an interest in joining the Society, perhaps even firing the Victorian guns, then find out more.....
The Palmerston Forts Society was formed in 1984 and brings together enthusiasts who have an active interest in nineteenth century military fortifications and associated artillery worldwide, but particularly within Hampshire, and is focussed on the ring of forts that protected Portsmouth.
The Society is based at Fort Nelson, Fareham, in one of the Great Portsdown Forts built during the 1860ís to defend Portsdown Hill from occupation by an invading army. Had an enemy been positioned on the hill, then Portsmouth harbour and dockyard would have been vulnerable to artillery fire.
Today Fort Nelson is run by Royal Armouries as their Museum of Artillery, and has recently undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment transforming it to museum for the 21st century.