13-inch mortar                
16pr RML                
64pr Garrison carriage                
7-inch RBL                
16pr RML horsedrawn                
64pr blocked-up carriage                
On Manoeuvres                
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

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. ...> read more

Latest News

New edition of British Fortifications booklet

The Palmerston Forts Society have just published a new and revised version of British Fortification in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
This 36 page booklet was first published in 2003, but now it has been updated and revised for this latest 2013 full colour edition.


This revised edition explains the development of British Fortifications, particularly those resulting from the 1859 Royal Commission and subsequent revisions of the nations defences. It is richly illustrated with:
The book sells for £6.00, however, PFS Members may obtain their copy of this latest PFS publication, at the special price of £5.00 per copy, using the following application form: