20/10/2018 @ 10:00 – 21/10/2018 @ 17:00 Europe/London Timezone
Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Rd
Portchester, Fareham PO17 6AN

Step back in time to 1915 and follow the ‘ghosts’ from Fort Nelson’s past as they re-create scenes depicting the Fort’s role as a training and transit camp in the Great War.

Join in a variety of activities, learn marching drills and how to fight with rifle and bayonet.

Enjoy set-piece performances around the Fort which will bring to life elements of a soldier’s daily life while at the training camp; the joys of getting a treat box from home and enjoying midnight feasts, as well as the less appealing nature of washing in the ablutions.

Take part in our signalling competitions using Morse code with lamps and using semaphore flags.

Watch WW1 field hospital activities, perhaps even an amputation!

See if you can identify the weapons used at the static displays, and join in the WW1 drill.

Hear the story about the start of the Ambulance service.


Field Hospital Display – All day

18pr Firing – 11.30am, 2.00pm & 3.00pm

Ubique Armaments Display – All Day

Have a Go! Signalling activity – All Day

Signalling Competition – 12.30pm & 3.30pm

Neil Bond Talk – 1.15pm

Jane Fox Talk – 11.00am

Scout School – All day 

Command School – 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Drill Instructor – All Day 

What did Nana do in the War? (Emma’s talk by the ambulance) 10.30am, 12.15pm & 3.45pm

Women in the War ( Other talk by Emma in the galleries) 2.30pm

Family History – All Day 

Life in the Trenches – 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.15pm

Sgt Parsons Regimental First Aid – 11.45am, 2.15pm, 3.15pm

Front Line Food in the Kitchen – 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Post office in the FWW – 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm 


On Sunday we will have the same program, but we will also have:

10th Essex Armourers table – All Day

Recruiting Post – All Day

RFC Signalling School – All Day

Pompey Pals – All Day


20th October – 10:00 am26th October – 5:00 pm

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