Meetings / Events
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.
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.
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 No 76 is in the post
Redan 76 has the following interesting articles:
Ascension - a South Atlantic Naval Base.
An article covering the fortifications of Ascension Island over the last 200 years.
Lord Morley's Report - The dropouts.
The 1882 review of the defences of Britain's Commercial ports resulted in eight minor ports being visited but omitted from the final report.
The defences of Harwich.
The defences along the South-East Coast of England.
The 112 page book is currently being printed. Distribution to members should begin at the end of November.