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Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2017, 21:37:49 »
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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2013, 12:51:41 »
Some pictures of inside one of the tunnels. As far as I know this tunnel is now sealed, and entry is dangerous anyway.

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2012, 13:40:47 »
Morning Post - Monday 23 April 1900

THAMES AND MEDWAY DEFENCES. — The War Office has decided to strengthen the defences at the entrances of the Thames and Medway by constructing a new fort on the Isle of Grain...

I think this was the 'Grain Battery' :)

I was just reading about the Grain defences. It certainly was a strategic place, with all the various defences they built there.

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2012, 02:37:50 »
Morning Post - Monday 23 April 1900

THAMES AND MEDWAY DEFENCES. — The War Office has decided to strengthen the defences at the entrances of the Thames and Medway by constructing a new fort on the Isle of Grain. A position has been selected in close proximity to the existing fort, and the work will be taken in hand without delay. The fort will be armed with long-range breech-loading and quick-firing guns, which will command the navigable channels leading up the Thames and into Sheerness Harbour.
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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2012, 13:58:22 »
Thursday 30th July, 1891

Naval and Military Intelligence.

The war Office authorities have had under consideration the sentences passed on eight gunners and a trumpeter of the Royal Artillery, who were found guilty by District Court-martial, at Sheerness garrison, of complicity in the serious outbreak of insubordination at Grain Fort on the 18th and 19th of June last.  An order has been issued reducing the sentences of Gunners Rance, Reed, and Wilder from 12 months’ imprisonment to 56 days’ imprisonment.  The sentence upon Gunner Minster has been reduced from 12 to six months’ imprisonment, while Gunner Tregarthen’s sentence has been altered from ten months’ to 56 days’ imprisonment.  Gunner Couchman has been even more leniently dealt with, his sentence being reduced from 10 months’ to 21 days’ imprisonment.  No remission has been granted to Gunners Edwards and Parry and Trumpeter Bently, who were each sentenced to one year’s imprisonment.  All the prisoners belong to No. 20 Battery, Eastern Division, with the exception of Gunner Couchman, who is attached to No. 5 Battery, Eastern Division.  Counchman’s term having expired, he has been released from custody and brought back to Sheerness garrison to rejoin his battery.

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2012, 13:47:33 »
 :)

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2012, 13:46:32 »
Welcome - nudge me if I get behind again :-)

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« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2012, 13:42:23 »
Thank you for adding them :)

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2012, 13:27:12 »
Some internals

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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2012, 08:39:32 »
 :)  Thanks RWTA!

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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2012, 00:57:11 »
Oops did say I would post some. Will find. Sorry all.

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Re: Re: Grain Fort
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2012, 19:29:32 »
Some pictures showing the Fort now!

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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2012, 01:10:32 »
Was out here earlier yesterday - pics coming soon

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« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2010, 11:16:29 »
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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2010, 16:50:49 »
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