WELCOME TO PROJECT REDSAND

Project Redsand was set up with the aims of conserving, preserving and interpreting the history of the structure known as Redsands Fort. The long term goal is for restoration to the point where public visits can take place safely and give visitors a comprehensive view of how the fort was built, why it was built and the uses it has been put to over the decades since its construction.

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All Uncategorized 2019 2020 Roll of Honour

2020 Progress Report

Since our last report the project has been very busy putting safeguards in place to increase and ensure the safety of our crew and visitors, and also continued to carry out other essential works. The Project also had some managerial…
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U6 Maunsell Drawings

Guy Anson Maunsell's Fruitful mind produced lots of Seafort defence designs, two were subsequently approved by the Ministry and Admiralty . The Maunsell Army forts as shown below this included Nore Sands, Redsands and Shivering Sands and the Naval forts…
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Redsand Fort inspired local artist Debbie Adams

Debbie is a local artist from the Isle of Sheppey Kent. Having always loved to draw and paint which has got her through many ups and downs in her life especially with her health.Debbie attended Rochester Art College 1986 –…
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2021 Community Calendar Competition

Hi there Fort Fans We are planning to make an Official Project Redsand Calendar for 2021 with Images submitted by the community, anyone is welcome to make a submission. 📸 SUBMIT your favourite fort image or artwork HERE, and let the…
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Vera Lynn

Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (nĂ©e Welch; 20 March 1917 – 18 June 2020) was an English singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War. She was widely referred…
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Fort Fans

Hello Fort fans hope all of you are well This has been sent in by possibly our youngest fan 7 year old Lauren Proudfoot of Leigh On Sea in Essex All pictures used with kind permission of Lauren’s Father Greg…
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"These days there are few adventures to be undertaken close to home."

"However, this is one, and one considered to be well worth undertaking."

Robin John Adcroft (Banks) RIP 1950 - 2018 
Visionary and Founder of  Project Redsand

Visit the Forts - X-Pilot

X-Pilot is a charter vessel working mainly in the rivers Medway and Swale in Kent and the Thames Estuary and also rivers in Essex in the Southeast of England. X-Pilot is licensed by the Port of London Authority for boat hire.

To book trips to Visit Redsand Fort with the X-Pilot please contact them via their website or their Facebook page.

The X-Pilot is Kent’s Classic Pilot Vessel, a charter boat sailing the rivers Medway, Swale and in the Thames Estuary. X-Pilot is a Port of London Authority licensed vessel for hire and can work in most rivers in Kent and Essex and the River Thames in Southeast England. X-Pilot’s Captain, Alan Harmer, is licensed as a Boatmaster by the Maritime Coastguard Agency. The X-Pilot is fully insured and licensed to carry twelve passengers and up to four crew.

X-Pilot is also the Official Supply Vessel for Project Redsand the custodians of the World War II Maunsell Fort off the Southeast coast of England and we offer regular trips to view these Redsand Towers and occasionally even offer the chance to board to support the Project’s Work Party’s trips to preserve and restore this fantastic British monument. You’ll definitely want to check out our Grand Forts Tour, a magnificent eight hour adventure that along with the Redsand Towers takes in the Shivering Sands Towers, the Knock John Fort and Isle of Grain Fort.

X-Pilot was built in 1967 and originally served as the pilot vessel on the River Thames based at Gravesend when she was simply called Pilot.

We also offer all kinds of trips and one of a kind experiences, if you’re organizing a party or anniversary, you may be a marine photographer or filming on the river and looking for that perfect charter boat, or maybe you’d like to hire the vessel just for yourself, or would just like to travel alongside Britain’s beautiful river sides and coastline and see the forts guarding the Thames, then X-Pilot is the charter vessel for you.