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

24/07/2019 - PFS evening visit to WW1 Remembrance Centre
The PFS evening visit will be to the WW1 Remembrance Centre in the Hilsea Lines. Full address: Bastion 6, Airport Service Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO3 5PJ.
The start time is 1900hrs with an anticipated finish time of 2100hrs. In addition to the opportunity to have a good look around there will be a 40 minute talk supported by artefacts and a guided tour, all of which is supported by the availability of tea, coffee and cold drinks.
All PFS members are welcome.
 
14/09/2019 - PFS 2019 Outing to the SS Great Britain at Bristol
 
The PFS Annual Outing this year will be on the 14th September to the SS Great Britain at Bristol.
As with previous years the outing will begin and end at Fort Nelson, departing 0800 sharp and returning around 1900. The coach will pick up from and return to the Chieveley Services just off the M4 near Newbury for those who that may find this arrangement helpful. Full details of the outing and an application form can be found in Newsletter No. 150
 
25/09/2019 - Members' Photo Evening

PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.

 

News

Fort Cumberland Heritage Open Days will be from Friday 13th September to Monday 16th September. Full details and tickets are available on the website: 
www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/fort-cumberland1
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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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Latest News

Queen Victoria's Volunteer Soldiers

An article entitled 'Queen Victoria's Volunteer Soldiers' has been published in the November 2014 issue of 'Discover Your History' e-magazine (issue 59), written and illustrated by PFS members Michael Forrest and Duncan Williams.
 
'Discover Your History' was formally a hard copy publication but is now an on-line magazine, featuring articles on British military and social history. To download a copy of the magazine it is necessary to register and pay £2.99.
The on-line magazine can be found at www.history-hub.com/dyh
 
Alternatively, the article alone can be down loaded for only £1.00.