Meetings / Events
25/10/2017 - The Boxer Rebellion 1899 - 1901
Following on from his earlier talk on The Opium Wars PFS member Martin Franklin continues the theme of British military involvement in China during Queen Victoria's reign.
22/11/2017 - The French Navy 1840 to 1900: the Strategy of the Weak
A talk by PFS member Geoff Hallett on the development of the French Navy through the second half of the nineteeth century.
24/01/2018 - Members' Photos Evening
PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.
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.
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The Western Heights Preservation Society are pleased to announce
their Spring Open Weekend. On the 20th and 21st May the
Drop Redoubt fort and Grand Shaft staircase will be open to explore from 10:00 –
17:00 both days.
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Redan 78 Availability
Redan 78 has the following interesting articles:
Soldiers of the Queen - The British Victorian Army.
Victorian Campaign medals - The Afghanistan Medal.
The Lift Engines at Old Needles Battery.
Extracts from Victorian Manuals - Fire Control at Coastal Batteries.
- Attack on the Nothe Fort.
- The French Navy 1840 to 1904.
- Original photographs of a mystery Fort.
The 102 page book is currently being printed. Distribution to members who can not collect their own copy at the AGM will take place following the AGM.