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Sunday gun firings

Live firings of historic artillery pieces
28th April - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fort Nelson is one of the few places where you can experience live firings of historic artillery pieces.

These special gun firings are carried out by uniformed crews of the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers (PAV), and include gun drills and talks.

On 28 April they will be firing the 13-inch mortar.  This little gun certainly packs a powerful punch and  the firing is a spectacular experience in the confines of the North Mortar Battery.

Firings will take place at 11am, 11.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm.

This is a free event, suitable for all ages. Ear defenders will be available.