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Opening on the 11th July

The Pompey Pals Charity Research Centre and Museum will reopen on the 11th July. Currently you will be required to pre-book your visit. More details to follow. Please monitor our social media channels and this website for updates.

Iron Harvest

JUNE 24TH 1916: The Anglo-French Artillery Bombardment on the Somme Front commenced. The aim was to destroy the German Defences.It is estimated that approximately 1,700,000 shells were fired on German lines by 1,600 pieces of Anglo-French artillery during the eight day preliminary bombardment.Shrapnel was fired to cut the wire, High Explosives fired to destroy the…
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HMS Hood Association

The Pompey Pals Charity is delighted to help the HMS Hood Association. Please take a moment to read the following appeal. Thank You. Paul Bevand – HMS Hood Association: Could I thorough this group appeal for help finding photographs of the men who were lost in H.M.S. Hood? Of the 1415 men lost with the…
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The Last Action Of The Falklands War

JUNE 20TH 1982, The Last Action Of The Falklands War: Corbeta Uruguay, was an Argentine military outpost established in November 1976 on Thule Island, Southern Thule, in the South Sandwich Islands. Established to reinforce its territorial claims on British territory in the South Atlantic, the British government first became aware of the base in December…
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Armed Forces Day

This week sees the lead up to Armed Forces Day. We were due to be on Southsea Common this coming Saturday, therefore, throughout the week we are going to celebrate all those who make up our Armed Forces. Today’s pictures taken at Armed Forces Day Saturday 30th June 2018. #ArmedForcesDay Members of The Ubique Right…
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Pompey Pals Project Youtube Channel

Courtesy of Millstream Productions, we now have our first submissions on the Pompey Pals Project YouTube channel. Having been created and produced by the students at Havant College, these films are exactly the kind of research and storytelling that the Pompey Pals Project aims to promote and encourage.  The first film covers the story of the Battle of Jutland and the…
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Pompey Remembers Tour

A video shot whilst on the “Pompey Remembers” Tour organised by Alan Laishley and Baxters Battlefield Tours – June 2017. The film shows some of the memorials and cemeteries where the Pompey Pals who didn’t return to Portsmouth, are commemorated in perpetuity.  The commemoration service held at The Menin Gate in Ypres every day at 8pm since…
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