Occupation of the the Portsmouth Forts

 

I have not yet compiled a comprehensive list of garrisons occupying the forts. Infantry Regiments tended to be in transit whilst the Artillery used the forts for barracks and for training.

 

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So far we have listed the following:-

 

Fort Wallington
1871 September - 14 August 1872 H & I companies 1st Bn 4th Regiment of Foot

1872 August : Detachment 1st Battalion 4th Regiment

1873 April : Detachment 100th Regiment

1873 December 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment

1874 2nd. Bn. 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment (Depot of 1st Bn attached)

1885 October: Temporary Home for the Gordon Boys
1888 October: Temporary Home for the Gordon Boys

 

Fort Nelson
1871 September - 14 August 1872 G & H companies 1st Bn 4th Regiment of Foot

1872 August: Detachment 1st Battalion 4th Regiment

1873 April : Detachment 100th Regiment
1873 September - June 1875 30th Regiment of Foot

1874 June: Detachment 30th Regiment

1875 December: 21st Royal North British Fusileers

 

Fort Southwick
1871 September - 14 August 1872 F company 1st Bn 4th Regiment of Foot

1872 August : Detachment 1st Battalion 4th Regiment

1872 April : HQ 100th Regiment

1874 June: Detachment 30th Regiment
1875 September - June 30th Regiment of Foot

1888 1st Surrey Rifles

 

Fort Widley
1871 September - 14 August 1872 HQ C & D companies 1st. Bn. 4th Regiment of Foot

1872 August : HQ 1st Battalion 4th Regiment

1873 April: H.Q. 100th. Regiment
1973 September - June 1875 H.Q. 30th Regiment of Foot

1874 June H.Q. 30th Regiment

 

Fort Purbrook
1871 September - 14 August 1872 A & B companies 1st Bn. 4th Regiment of Foot

1872 August: Detachment 1st Battalion 4th Regiment

1873 April : Detachment 100th Regiment: Depot 70th regiment
1873 September - June 1875 30th Regiment of Foot

1900 to 1902 The Portsdown Forts were used to quarter 1st. Battalion Royal Southern Reserve Regiment used for Home Defence

 

Fort Fareham

1869 2nd Battalion The Queen's Regiment 2 companies

1869 March Detachment 18th Light Infantry

1869 May 101st Regiment

1869 September 2nd Regiment

1870 December 25th Kings Own Borderers

1871 March Detachment 1st Battalion 25th Regiment

1871 October 82nd regiment

1872 August 3: Detachment 95 Regiment

1873 April: Detachment 2nd Battery 15th Regiment

1873 December 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment

1874 2nd. Bn. 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment

1884 37th (Hampshire) Volunteer Regiment

1885 Royal Irish Rifles

1890 1st Middlesex Rifles Volunteers

 

Gosport Forts

1877 16th Bedfordshire 1st Battalion

 

Fort Elson
1863 to 1894 Fort used by the Hampshire Artillery Militia for annual training camp.

1866 August Detachment 11th Depot Battalion

1867 Detachment 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1866 86 & 88 Regiment Depots

1868 December: Detachment 13th Light Infantry

1869 2nd Battalion The Queen's Regiment 3 companies and HQ

1869 March Detachment 21st Brigade Royal Artillery

1869 September 2nd Battalion 2nd Regiment

1870 April: Detachment 2nd Battalion 2nd Regiment
1870 2nd Queens

1871 January Detachment 1st Battalion 25th Regiment

1871 March Detachment 1st Battalion 25th Regiment; Depot 2nd Battalion 25th regiment
1871 September 1st. Battalion 25 Regiment Foot
1872 August 3: Detachment 95th Regiment: Depot 49th Regiment

1874 & 1875 67th Regiment

1874 June: 37th & 67th. Depots
1877 - 1880 37th Regiment

1878 40th Brigade (Reserves)

1878 May 37th & 67th Regiment

1878 June 37th & 67th Regiment

1879 April 37th & 67th Regiment

1880 August37th & 67th Regiment

1882 3rd Battalion The Rifle Brigade

1885 2nd City of London Rifle Brigade

1887 20th Middlesex (Artists) Rifles Volunteers

1888 4th Volunteer Battalion Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment

1889 North Middlesex Rifles

1889 April: 17 Middlesex Rifles Volunteers from Fort Brockhurst

1890 17th Middlesex Rifles Volunteers

1891 March: 2nd Volunteer Battalion East Surrey (18 officers 340 men)

 

Fort Brockhurst
1863 7th Brigade R.A.

1864 7th Brigade R.A.
1865 September 12th Brigade R.A
1866- 70 21st Brigade R.A. .

1867 Headquarters of 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1869 October Headquarters 21st Brigade R.A.

1870 December 4 Battery 7th Brigade

1871 January Headquarters 7th Brigade R.A.

1871 25th regiment, & 7th Brigade
1872 95th Regiment

1872 August 3: Detachment 7th Brigade Royal Artillery

1873 April: No.5 Battery 22nd Brigade Royal Artillery

1874 June: No.5 Battery 21st Brigade Royal Artillery
1879 37th. North Hampshire Regiment

1882 Fitted out as a Demobilisation Centre for Cavalry and Infantry returning from overseas.

1903 January Imperial Yeomanry depot move to Brochurst from Aldershot

 

 

Fort Rowner
1865 Dec. Detachment of 75th Regiment

1865 Dec. Detachment of 3rd Comapny Royal Engineers

1866 April Detachment 62nd regiment from Gosport Barracks

1866 August Detachment 11th Depot Battalion

1867 Detachment 2nd Battalion 7th Fusiliers

1868 March Detachment 11th Depot Battalion

1868 May Hampshire Artillery Militia (28 days drill)

1869 Headquarters 13th Light Infantry

1869 May Detachment 13th Light Infantry

1869 September 2nd Regiment

1869 October Headquarters 2nd Battalion 2nd Regiment

1870 February !st Battalion 2nd (Queens) Regiment

1870 April: Headquarters 2nd Battalion 2nd Regiment; Depot 1st Battalion 2nd Regiment

1871 Headquarters 1st Battalion 25th Regiment

1871 January Depot 2nd Battalion 25th Regiment
1872 August 3: HQ 95th Regiment
1872 18 September to 4 July 1873 2nd Bn 15th Foot

1873 April: Detachment 2nd Battery 15th Regiment
1873 21 August to 20 May 1874 1st. Bn 18th Foot
1874 4 July to 20 November 1874 1st Bn The Rifle Brigade
1875 26 July to 6 July 1876 58th Foot
1876 38th Regiment
1876 23 July to 29 May 1877 1st Bn 16 Foot
1877 27 December to 27 August 1878 56th Foot

1880 November Hants Engineer Militia

1881 May Hants Artillery Militia (training)

1925 38th Regiment HQ and 80th Depot

 

Fort Grange
1863 26th Regiment

1864 Detachment 7th Brigade R.A.

1864 June 64th Regiment

1865 February 87th Regiment
1865 September 75th Regiment

1866 August Headquarterst 11th Depot Battalion

1867 Headquarters 2nd Battalion 7th Fusiliers

1867 May Hampshire Artillery Militia

1868 March Detachment 11th Depot Battalion

1869 May H.Q. 13th Light Infantry

1869 October Headquarters 99th Regiment
1871 1st. Battalion 25 Regiment of Foot

1871 March Headquarters 88th Regiment
1871 Depot 38th. Regiment of Foot attached to portion of 1st. Battalion

1872 August 3: HQ 104 Regiment

1873 April: Detachment 1st Battery 19th Regiment
1874 24 March: H.Q A, C, E companies 1st. Bn 4th regiment of Foot

1874 June: detachment 1st Batt. 4th. Regiment
1878 109th Foot (reserve force)
1879 June 56 West Essex Regiment of Foot
1880 7 September to 29 November 1880 1st. Battalion 10th. Regiment of Foot
1880 10 December to 25 January 1881 1st. Battalion 5th. Regiment of Foot

1903 May Boys of the Duke of Yorks Royal Military School

 

Fort Gomer

1859 15th Foort, Wiltshire Militia & Cheshire Militia for Rifle Practice

1860 Nov Suffolk Artillery Militia to Ipswich to be disembodied.

1860 Durham Militia Artillery: to Isle of Wight

1860 Waterford Artillery: from Haslar

1860 Nov. Suffolk Artillery Militia

1864 26th Regiment Cameronians

1866 August Detachment 11th Depot Battalion

1866 August Depot 77th Regiment

1867 Detachment 2nd Battalion 7th Fusiliers

1868 March Detachment 11th Depot Battalion

1869 October Detachment 99th Regiment

1869 March Detachment 13th Light Infantry

1871 January Detachment 88 Regiment

1871 March Detachment 88th Regiment

1872 August 3: Detachment Rifle Practice

1973 April: Detachment 1st Battery 19th regiment; Depot 2nd Battalion 19th Regiment
1874 24 March: D, F, G, H companies 1st. Bn 4th Regiment of Foot
1879 June: 56 Regiment Royal Artillery

1884 21st Lancashire Volunteers

1887 18th Middlesex Rifles Volunteers

1888 18th Middlesedx Rifles Volunteers
1889 40th Regiment of Foot

1890 3rd Middlesex Rifles Volunteers

1892 Portsmouth Infantry Brigade: 2nd Southampton

1900 5th Volunteer Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Princess Beartrice's)

1900 2nd Hants Volunteers
1910 2nd. Gloucestershire Regiment

1932 May to Aug.128th (Hampshire) Infantry Brigade (62) Battalion

1932 63rd Field Brigade then 64th Field Brigade.

1934 City of London and Middlesex Cadets Brigade (500 strong)

1939 3rd Field Training Regiment
1950 7th Royal Tank Regiment : moved out 1952

Feb 1950 - Jan 1954 RAOC Boys Training School

 

Browndown Battery

1864 June Detachment Royal Marine Light Infantry

1870 April Detachment Royal Marine Light Infantry

 

Fort Monckton

1853 May Depot 65th Regiment

1855 March Royal Hants Militia

1855 April Royal Sussex Militia

1857 November Royal Lancashire Artillery Militia

1865 Dec. Detachment 12th Brigade R.A.

1867 Detachment 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1872 April Hants Artillery Militia

1872 August 3: Detachment of Invalids

1873 April: Detachment 1st Battery 19th Regiment
1874 24 March I company 1st. Bn 4th Regiment of Foot

 

Fort Gilkicker

1872 August 3: Detachment 7th Brigade Royal Artillery

1874 June: No.3 Battery 21st Brigade Royal Artillery

 

Fort Blockhouse

1864 Detachment 7th Brigade R.A.

1865 September Detachment 12th Brigade R.A.

1865 Detachment 6th Brigade R.A.

1872 August 3: Detachment 7th Brigade Royal Artillery
1874 24 March K company 1st. Bn 4th Regiment of Foot

 

Gosport New Barracks

1873 April: 27th regiment: Depot 81st Regiment
1874 24 March: B company 1st. Bn 4th Regiment of Foot

 

Bembridge Fort

1871 103rd Regiment (Royal Bombay Fusilers)

1874 Detachment 102nd foot (from Victoria)

1876 Detachment 49 Regiment

1876 June: Detachment 107th Regiment (80 ncos & men)

1880 March : Detachment 42nd Highlanders (The Black Watch)

 

Sandown Fort

1892 June: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for manoevres

1880 March : Detachment 42nd Highlanders

 

 

 


Royal Garrison Artillery

Under the 1858 reorganisation of the Royal Artillery the Coast Brigade were to be used to man the Coast Defence Batteries and Fortifications. The 1891 reorganisation abolished the Coast Brigade as a seperate entity, its men becoming District Establishments.

 

On 1st. June 1899 the terms Royal Garrison Artillery and Royal Field Artillery were substituted for the old Garrison Artillery and Field Artillery titles. As a result the three divisions of Garrison Artillery (Eastern, Western and Southern) formed in 1899 were re-titled. Additionally many volunteer Artillery units changed titles e.g. 1st. Hampshire R.G.A. (V). The District Establishments became part of the Royal Garrison Artillery. The sole purpose of the RGA was to man the guns of a fortress both in peace time and in war. Some men were drawn from the Militia and Volunteer brigades but were under command of the regular Royal Artillery. The Victorian forts were to be manned by the Garrison Artillery supplemented by Volunteer Artillery.

On 1st. January 1902 the three divisions of the RGA were reorganised. All of the companies (the term substituted for batteries in the RGA) were placed in one numbered series. Numbering remained fixed until 1914 when international events required slight changes in the scales and organisation of the Britsh Army.

 

Garrison Artillery firing a Royal Salute on the Quay at the Tower of London: The guns are Armstrong RBLs

Garrison Artillery firing a battery of Armstrong RBLs as a Royal Salute on the Quay at the Tower of London.

 

 

By 1914 the RGA was divided into Mountain and Garrison divisions. The Mountain division contained the mountain batteries whilst the Garrison division contained Heavy batteries for the field and mainly companies and batteries of various types for coast defence and siege artillery. Most units were single batteries, generally alloted to coast defence, with a few brigades existing in peacetime.

 

In 1956 Coast Defence was disbanded completely.

 

The Royal Garrison Artillery at Fort Nelson

 

 

Royal Garrison Artillery in the Portsmouth Forts

Fort Widley
1883 18 October 1st Battery Lancashire Division moved to Fort Grange

R.G.A.? at Fort Widley

R.G.A.? at Fort Widley


Fort Nelson

1905 35 (H) Company Southern Group R.G.A.
1906-1914 35 (Heavy) Battery 1st. Heavy Brigade R.G.A.

 

Fort Wallington

1892 41 Company Southern Division GA

1898 41 Company Southern Division G.A.

1902 35th. Siege Battery R.G.A.

1905 -14 26 (H) Company Southern Group R.G.A. (Later 26 Heavy Battery R.G.A.)

 

Troops on parade at Fort Wallington

Troops on parade at Fort Wallington

 

Fort Fareham
1877 January to June 5 Battery 2nd brigade R.A. became 4th Battery 7th Brigade R.A. in June 1877. Moved to Gilkicker.

1878 April 4th Battery 7th Brigade R.A.

1879 4th Battery 7th Brigade R.A.
1880 to 12 August 4th. Battery 7th. Brigade G.A. (moved to Gilkicker)

1891 June: No.19 Battery Southern Division R.A.

1892 March: 15 Company Southern Division GA

1892 20 Company Southern Division GA

1893 15 Company Southern Division GA

1898 20 Company Southern Division G.A.
1899 20 Company Southern Division G.A.

1901 20 Company moved to Fort Grange

1903 No.1 Gosport Division North R.G.A.

1903 31 Company Southern Group R.G.A. (from South Africa)

1904 No.31 (H) Company Southern Group R.G.A.

1905 -14 No.108 (Heavy) Company Southern Group R.G.A. (Later 108 Heavy Battery R.G.A.)

WWII Siege Signalling School
1914 81s t(Siege) Bty RGA
1915 59th Siege Battery RGA
1916 44th and 50th Brigades RGA

1925 Hampshire Heavy brigade - 155th Heavy Bty Portsmouth and Fareham

 

Football team of 20 Siege Train Company RGA at Fort Fareham Post WWI Gunner (He has artillery collar badges and lanyard on the right - thanks to Great War Forum for info) at Fort Fareham. A portion of the Officers' Mess can just be seen in the left background.

Football team of 20 Siege Train Company RGA at Fort Fareham

Post WWI Gunner at Fort Fareham (A portion of the Officers' Mess can just be seen in the left background)

 

 

Fort Elson

1861 Coast Brigade R.A.
1862 Detachment 6th Brigade R.A.

1864 Detachment Royal Marine Artillery

1865 September Detachment 12th Brigade R.A.

1867 Detachment of 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1868 March Detachment 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1868 August 3rd and 5th Batteries 21st Brigade R.A.

1873 March: Detachment 2nd Battery 15 Regiment

1903 No.1 Gosport Division North R.G.A.

 

Fort Brockhurst

1867 Headquarters of 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1869 March: Headquarters 21st Brigade R.A.
1869 April to July 1st Battery 21 Brigade R.A. to Shoeburyness
1870 June to September 1st Battery 7th Brigade R.A. 4th. Battery 7th Brigade R.A.

1870 December 4th Battery 7th Brigade RA

1871 3rd Battery 7th Brigade Royal Artillery.

1873 March: 5 Battery 22 Brigade RA

1869 Headquarters 21 Brigade R.A.
1871 October to 1872 June 3rd Battery 7th Brigade R.A. from Woolwich
1872 October 5th Battery 21st Brigade
1877 7th Brigade R.A. established depot battery in Fort Brockhurst.
1877 to April 1880 3rd Battery 7th Brigade to Alderney

1879 3rd Battery 7th Brigade R.A.
1880 April 10th Battery 10th Brigade from Alderney
1880 July Depot Battery of 7th Brigade transferred to Fort Rowner
1881 Depot Battery of 7th Brigade returned from Fort Rowner
1882 Depot Battery of 7th Brigade became Depot Battery, Southern Division, Royal Artillery (S.D.R.A.) left for Malta

1882 became a Demobilisation Centre for Cavalry and Infantry returning from overseas.
1882 10th Battery 10th Brigade became 1st Battery S.D.R.A. left for Malta
1899 Northumberland Artillery Volunteers trained at the fort.

1899 No. 15 Company Western Division Royal Garrison Artillery

1903 No.1 Gosport Division North R.G.A.

1904 April No.23 Company R.G.A.

(Recruitment Centre then Discharge Depot for whole of Army 1914 onwards)
1915 25 September: RGA Depot No. 2 Southern Division

1922 No.3 Depot R.F.A. closed and moved to Woolwich

1924 22 Heavy Battery R.A.

1927 32nd Heavy Battery R.A. left for Clarence Barracks

1927 19th Medium Battery, R.A. from Larkhill

1927 Headquarters of newly formed 6th Medium Brigade.

1929 3rd Medium Battery R.A.

1932 December 1st Medium Brigade left for Portsmouth

to be replaced by 4th Medium Brigade arrived from India.

1933 14th Medium Battery

1957 245 Armament Battery disbanded at the fort.

 

On Parade at Fort Brockhurst Brockhurst Cookhouse Fatigue 3rd Medium Battery RGA at Brockhurst 1929 Demobilisation of troops at Fort Brockhurst

On Parade at Fort Brockhurst

Cook House Fatigue at Fort Brockhurst

3rd Medium Battery RGA at Brockhurst 1929

Demobilisation of troops at Fort Brockhurst 1912

RGA at Fort Brockhurst 1924 R.G.A at Brockhurst 1920 22 Heavy Battery Brockhurst 1924  

R.G.A at Brockhurst 3rd May 1924

R.G.A at Brockhurst 1920

22 Heavy Battery Brockhurst 1924

 

 

 

Fort Rowner

1868 Detachment 11th Depot Battalion RGA

1868 December: Detachment 13th Light Infantry
Occupied from 1883 to First World War by Depot unit of the Southern Division of RGA

1873 March: Detachment 2nd Battery 15 Regiment
1880 July Depot Battery of 7th Brigade transferred from Fort Brockhurst
1881 Depot Battery of 7th Brigade returned to Fort Brockhurst - stayed until at least 1889
1882 Depot Battery Southern Division Royal Artillery returned from Malta

1886 Depot 2nd Brigade Southern Division R.G.A.

1894 Depot Southern Division GA

1895 Depot S.D.R.A. - Recruits for Hants Artillery Militia, Southern division trained here (56 to 83 days)
1889 The Hampshire Artillery: Southern Division Garrison Artillery reformed at Rowner.

1898 No.1 Depot Southern Division GA
1899 December 15 Company Western Division R.G.A. left for Boer War
1902 No.2 Depot Southern Group R.G.A. with 35 Siege Train Company (with companies Nos 31 & 108 became 1st. Heavy Brigade)

1903 No.2 Depot Southern Group R.G.A. with 35 Siege Train Company

1903 No.1 Gosport Division North R.G.A.

1904 No.26 (H) Company Southern group R.G.A.

1904 No.35 (H) Company Southern Group R.G.A.

1904 July No.108 (H) Company Southern Group R.G.A.

1908 No.2 Depot Southern Group R.G.A.
1914 November 46 Siege Battery
1915 August Fort Rowner incorporated into RFC. Accommodated in tents at the fort.

1915 No. 2 Depot RGA, from Fort Rowner, on the 25th Sept. 1915 to Fort Brockhurst.
1940-45 Rowner occupied by 3502 Servicing Unit RAF

 

N.C.O.s at Fort Rowner R.G.A. at Fort Rowner R.G.A. at Fort Rowner R.G.A. at Fort Rowner

N.C.O.s at Fort Rowner

R.G.A. at Fort Rowner

R.G.A. at Fort Rowner Room 7

R.G.A. at Fort Rowner Brockhurst detachment

R.G.A. at Fort Rowner Barrack Room 11 R.G.A. at Fort Rowner Barrack Room 8 R.G.A. 1st. Heavy  Brigade at Fort Rowner in 1902 (Photo kindly supplied by the family of Charles Hunt - 2nd row up 2nd from right) Fort Rowner bandsmen 1906

R.G.A. at Fort Rowner Barrack Room 11

R.G.A. at Fort Rowner Barrack Room 8

1st Heavy Brigade R.G.A. at Rowner 1902

Fort Rowner bandsmen 1906

R.G.A in one of the Gosport Advanced Line Forts R.G.A in one of the Gosport Advanced Line Forts (Probably Rowner) R.G.A in one of the Gosport Advanced Line Forts (Probably Rowner) Royal Marines in Fort Rowner (Siege Train shed in the background)

R.G.A. in one of the Gosport Advanced Line Forts (Brockhurst, Grange or Rowner)

R.G.Artillery in Rowner

R.G.Artillery in Fort Rowner

Royal Marines in Fort Rowner

R.G.A 'The Knutts' Room 3 in Fort Rowner R.G.A. Room 10 Fort Rowner R.G.A. NCOs No.2 Depot 1910 Fort Rowner  

R.G.A.Room 3 Fort Rowner 'The Knuts'

R.G.A. Room 10 Fort Rowner

R.G.A. NCOs No.2 Depot 1910 Fort Rowner

 

 

 

Fort Grange

1868 Detachment 11th Depot Battalion
No.2 Depot Unit Southern Division RGA Occupied Fort Rowner 1883 to 1914 Fort Grange was used as accommodation for the resident RGA Company within the Gosport Garrison

1873 March: 1st Battery 19 Regiment
1881 7 May to 12 May 10th Battery 10th Brigade from Aden
1882 April to June 2nd. Battery Southern Division R.G.A. (from Gilkicker) moved to Portsmouth
1882 April to 1885 2nd Battery London Division
1883 18 October to 19 November 1st battery Lancashire Division (from Widley) moved to Hong Kong
1885 2nd Battery London Division moved to Shoeburyness
1885 3rd Battery North Irish Division R.A. used Grange briefly whilst transferring form Portsmouth to Carlisle Fort
1885 November 9th Battery Scottish Division R.A. arrived from Bombay.
1886 January 4 10th Battery 1st Brigade Cinque Ports Division R.A. formed at Grange
1887 January 25 10th Battery 1st. Brigade Cinque Ports Division R.A. (moved to Gilkicker)
1887 January 25 6th Battery Scottish Division R.A. arrived from Cairo
1887 September 21 10 Battery Lancashire Division R.A. formed at Grange. Stayed until at least 1889
1887 No. 9 Battery 1st. Brigade Scottish Division R.A. (A.L.) moved to Chatham
1888 February 23 8th Battery Southern Irish Division R.A. arrived from Malta. Stayed until at least 1889
1890 May No.34 & 41 Batteries Southern Division R.A. (A.L.)

1892 15 Company Siege Train Southern Division GA
1893 10 Company Southern Division GA

1894 Headquarters Southern Division GA
1894 17 Company Southern Division GA
1895-1899 15 (ST) Company Southern Division GA - moved to South Africa 1899
1901 October 20 Company Southern Division RGA from Fort Fareham
1901-1902 11 Company Southern Division RGA on return from India
1903 35 (Heavy) Company Southern Division RGA

1903 No.2 Gosport Division South R.G.A.
1904-1914 No.23 (Siege) Company Southern Group RGA

1914 RGA moved from Fort Grange to Portsdown Forts

1914 No5 Squadron RFC formed at Grange
1914 Fort became HQ for Military Wing RFC

1915 -1917 14 squadrons of RNAS formed at Grange

1917 School of Special Flying formed at the Fort
1918 Fort became part of RAF Gosport

 

No.23 (Siege Train) Company Southern Group RGA at Fort Grange Siege Train RGA 1890 at Fort Grange R.G.A with 6inch B.L. at Fort Grange R.F.C at Fort Grange

No.23 (Siege Train) Company Southern Group RGA at Fort Grange

Siege Train RGA preparing for Pretoria 1890 at Fort Grange

R.G.A with 6inch B.L. at Fort Grange

R.F.C at Fort Grange

No.23 (Siege Train) Company Southern Group RGA at Fort Grange with 6inch B.L. R.G.A. at Fort Grange Cookhouse staff with Royal Gloucester No.23 (Siege) Company Southern Group RGA at Fort Grange 1912  

No.23 (Siege) Company Southern Group RGA at Fort Grange with 6inch B.L. 1904

R.G.A. at Fort Grange Cookhouse staff with Royal Gloucester

No.23 (Siege) Company Southern Group RGA at Fort Grange 1912

 

 

 

Fort Gomer

1868 Detachment 11th Depot Battalion
15 January 1900 - 11 February 1900 1st. Company Volunteer Battalion Hampshire Regiment
Two more companies were raised and disbanded at Fort Gomer

1932 18 August - 63 Field Brigade

1939 3rd. Field Training Regiment

1948 September D Sqn 7 RTR moved from Bovington to Gosport Fort Gomer to take over the Sherman DD role.

 

3rd (Duke of Connaught's Own) Volunteer Battallion Royal Hampshire Regiment at Fort Gomer circa 1902. Fort Gomer: Infantry training for South Africa posing in front of a 64pr RML on the Left Face c1900-1901

3rd (Duke of Connaught's Own) Volunteer Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment at Fort Gomer circa 1902.

Fort Gomer: Infantry training for South Africa posing in front of a 64pr RML on the Left Face c1900-1901

 

 

Fort Gilkicker
1872 Jan to Sept 5th Battery 7th Brigade R.A.
1880 12 August to 1881 October 4th Battery 7th. Brigade (from Fort Fareham)
1881 October 26 4th Battery 7th. Brigade moved to Shoeburyness

1881 Oct: 4th Battery, 7th Brigade R.A.
1881 26 October to April 1st. 1882 14th Battery 11th. Brigade R.G.A. (became 2nd. Battery Southern Division R.G.A. in 1882)
1882 January 14th Battery 11th. Brigade R.A.(A.L.)
1882 1 April 2nd Battery S.D.R.A moved to Grange
1887 January to 1888 June 30 10th Battery 1st. Brigade Cinque Ports Division R.A. (from Grange) to Lydd

1892 9th June: 1st & 2nd Hants Volunteer Artillery at Fort Gilkicker for Practice

1895 Used for training the militia

1911 No.42 Company Royal Engineers

 

Fort Monckton

1868 Detachment 6th Brigade RA

1869 Detachment 21st Brigade Royal Artillery

1906 5th Company Northumberland R.G.A.M.

 

Hilsea Lines

1878 April 11th Battery 7th Brigade R.A.

 

Fort Blockhouse

1868 Detachment 6th Brigade RA

1869 Detachment 21st Brigade RA

 

Golden Hill I.O.W.

1870 April: Detachment 21st Brigade RA

1872 June 7th Brigade R.A.

1879 1st Battery 7th Brigade R.A.

1898 13 Company Southern Division GA

1898 13 & 40 Company Southern Division GA

1902 8 Company & 10 Company Southern Group R.G.A.

1903 10 Company & 33 Company Southern Group R.G.A.

1904 11 Company & 33 Company Southern Group R.G.A.

1904 Staff of the Garrison Company R.G.A. - Lt Col Darby

1905-10 11 Company & 33 Company Southern Group R.G.A.

1932 Hampshire Heavy Brigade (341)

 

Sandown I.O.W.

1867 Detachment 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1868 Detachment 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1870 April: Detachment 21st Brigade R.A.

1872 June 7th Brigade R.A.

1876 July: 2nd Brigade R.A.

1877 Sept: 9th Brigade R.A.

1881 Oct: 5th Battery, 7th Brigade R.A.

1882 April: 12 Battery 8th Brigade R.A.

1898 32 Company Southern Division GA

1908 34 Company Southern Division GA

1912 32 Company Southern Division GA

 

Fort Victoria I.O.W.

1867 Detachment 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1868 Detachment 12th Brigade Royal Artillery

1869 Detachment 21st Brigade R.A.

1879 2nd Battery 7th Brigade R.A.

1882 April: 20 Battery 8th Brigade R.A.

1885 Feb: 3 Battery Eastern Division R.A.

 

Fort Bembridge

1871 Sept: Detachment 7th Brigade R.A.

1877 Sept: 9th Brigade R.A.

 

 

 The 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment 1894 - 1896 

 

 

Royal Engineers

 

Gosport

1910 No.4 Company Gosport (Fortress) Engineers R.E.

 

IOW

1910 22 Company I.O.W. (Fortress) Engineers R.E.

 

Portsmouth

1910 42 Company Portsmouth (Fortress) Engineers R.E.

 

Fort Blockhouse

1888 Southern Submarine mining Militia; The Hampshire 1 & 2 Company.

1896 Militia Engineers: Submarine Miners Royal Engineers: The Portsmouth Division (Portsmouth and Spithead) - Gosport

1900 Royal Engineers (Militia) The Portsmouth Division (1) (Portsmouth and Spithead) - Gosport : Disbanded 1st April 1907

1905 Fort handed to the Royal Navy as a submarine boat depot..

 

Fort Monckton

1895 4th Company Royal Engineers : Submarine Mining

1911 No.42 Company Royal Engineers

1924 22nd Fortress Company

1934 4th Fortress Company R.E.formed at Monckton

 

Fort Gilkicker

1911 No.42 Company Royal Engineers

 

Fort Victoria I.O.W.

1900 April : Royal Engineers (Militia) Submarine Miners: The Needles Division (2) : Disbanded 1st April 1907

Hampshire Artillery Volunteers

 

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