Palmerston Forts Society
Forts Ras Morbut and Ras Tarshayne, Upper El Aineh Battery, Seera Battery, Telegraph Bay Battery
No web site found for these Victorian forts & batteries - they may or may not still exist.
Fort Bedford, Fort Hayes, Fort Thornton


Bare Island Fort (NSW)
Ben Buckler Battery (NSW)
Bradleys Head (NSW)
Flagstaff Hill Fort (NSW)
Georges Head Battery (NSW)
Henry Head Battery (NSW)
Middle Head Fort (NSW)
North Fort (NSW)
Fort Scratchley (NSW)
Shark Point Battery (NSW)
Signal Hill Battery (NSW)
Smiths Hill Fort (NSW)
Fort Lytton (Queensland)
Fort Glanville (SA)
Mulgrave Battery, Prince of Wales Battery, Prince Albert Battery (Tas)
Queens Battery (Tas)
Alexandra Battery (Tas)
Kangaroo Bluff Battery (Tas)
Fort Nepean, Fort Pearce (Victoria)
Fort Queenscliff (Victoria)
South Channel Fort (Victoria)
Princess Royal Fortress (WA)


St. Anns Fort and Garrison Savannah
Macaulay Point Battery (Esquimalt)
Fort Rodd Hill (Esquimalt)
Halifax Citadel
Fort McNab, Ives Point Battery (Halifax)
York Redoubt, Connaught Battery (Halifax)
Fort Frederick (Kingston)
Fort Henry (Kingston)
Prince Edward Battery (Prince Edward Island)
Quebec Citadel
Lévis Fort Number 1 (Quebec)
Signal Hill Batteries (St. John’s Newfoundland)
COLOMBO - Klippenburg Battery, Galle Faec Battery, Guard Battery, Enkhuysen Battery & Battenburg Battery No web site found for these Victorian batteries - they may or may not still exist
TRINCOMALEE - Fort Frederick, Fort Ostenberg, Wellesey Batery (Great Sober Island), Flagstaff Battery & Regent's Battery
BOMBAY - Batteries at Oyster Rock, Middle Ground, Malabar Point, Cross Island, Butcher's Island and Colaba Point No web site found for these Victorian forts & batteries - they may or may not still exist
CALCUTTA - Victorian defences did exist here - they may or may not still exist
KARACHI - Manera Fort, No web site found for these Victorian fort - it may or may not still exist
MADRAS - Fort St George & Beach Batteries No web site found for these Victorian forts & batteries - they may or may not still exist
Victorian defences existed here together with a locally raised company of Artillery Volunteers. Whether batteries still exists?
MOMBASA ISLAND Victorian defences existed here. Whether batteries still exists?


Port Louis - Fort George, Albert Battery, Fort William

North Head Batteries (Auckland)
Fort Takapuna (Auckland)
Fort Victoria (Auckland)
Fort Taiaroa (Port Chalmers)
Harrington Point Battery (Port Chalmers)
Battery Point Battery (Lyttelton)
Fort Jervois (Lyttelton)
Fort Balance (Wellington)
Fort Buckley (Wellington)
Halswell Battery (Wellington)
Garden Battery (Wellington)
Kau Point Battery (Wellington)
Castries Batteries - Vigie, La Toc and Morne
FREETOWN - Fort Thornton Hill Victorian defences existed here together with a locally raised company of Artillery Volunteers. Whether batteries still exists?
Middle North Battery (Simonstown)
Fort Wynyard (Cape Town)

Meetings / Events

26/02/2020 - The Black and Tans and the Anglo-Irish War

2020 marks the centenary of the deployment of the para-military police force - the Black and Tans - in Ireland. Their indiscriminate and heavy-handed methods succeeded in dragging the IRA to the negotiating table but alienated the majority of the law-abiding Irish population. The talk on this fascinating and generally forgotten subject will be given by PFS member Richard Willcocks

25/03/2020 - Wellington: Iron Duke or Old Nosey?

A talk by Paul Vickers, Heritage Project Officer, Friends of Aldershot Military Museum

22/04/2020 - The Empire Shrinks: Flashman and the First Anglo-Afghan War

PFS member James Doherty provides an insight into one of the worst British military disasters of Queen Victoria's reign, and ponders the contribution of the rapscallion, but fictional, Harry Flashman.


Fort Gilkicker back on the market

The roller-coaster ride for Fort Gilkicker continues, as it's back on the market yet again.... 
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Drop Redoubt Open Weekend dates for 2020

Drop Redoubt Open Weekend dates for 2020: 30th – 31st May and 5th – 6th September. For full details:

A new animation of the 100-ton gun at Fort Rinella, Malta.

Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna (The Malta Heritage Trust) were involved in the creation of the animation and Mario Farrugia, who represents the trust, wrote an excellent article about the fort and gun for Redan 48 back in 1998. To see the animation click on the link:
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Merry Christmas!

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 2020'.
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Hurst Castle storm damage sparks safety fears

Fears over the future of Hurst Castle have been heightened after storm damage forced the historic building’s closure at the weekend. English Heritage, which owns the scheduled monument near Milford, has shut a number exhibition rooms for the foreseeable future after large cracks appeared in the walls and ceilings.
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Redan 80 Availability

The 2019 issue of The Redan has been received from the printers, and will be distributed to members who attend this year's AGM on the 12th October. A general mail out to members who have renewed will commence from the 14th October.

PFS Membership Renewals

The new PFS membership year commenced on the 1st October, and thanks to all members who have renewed, but a reminder to those who have yet to renew that their subscription for the 2019-2020 year is now in overdue.

Peter Ashley Activity Centres: Fort Widley Heritage Evening - 4th October 2019

The Peter Ashley Activity Centre at Fort Widley will be open for a unique evening on Friday 4th October with a tour of the Secret Nuclear Bunker. The two hour guided tour begins at 6.30 pm and will include access to the Nuclear Civil Defence Bunker and a talk about the changes to civil defence since the 1950s. The cost is £15 per person and does include refreshments, including Pompey Pals Ale. To book call Lydia on 02392 321223 or email:
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Fort Cumberland Heritage Open Days

Fort Cumberland Heritage Open Days will be from Friday 13th September to Monday 16th September. Full details and tickets are available on the website:
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