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. 
 
 

News

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

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.