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Resistance Nest Fort Regent


Fort Regent was built as a military fortress and was completed in 1814. It stands on top of a granite outcrop known as Le Mont de la Ville, it overlooks St Helier and has surrounding views over St Aubins and St Clements. The Fort itself was built in 1806, during the Napoleonic Wars, to defend the island against invasion. Named in honour of the Prince Regent, the fort has never had to be used for its designed purpose, instead it has been used to house garrisons and was occupied by German forces in World War Two.

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Exploring bunkers:

  • Always get permission from the owner
  • Take a torch, a spare and one more for luck
  • Don't go alone & tell someone where you will be and for how long
  • You will get dirty as most are often full of rubbish and may have been used as a public toilet
  • Anything you find still belongs to the person that owns the property
  • Unexploded ordnance is still found in Jersey if you see or find anything that looks like ordnance please call the bomb disposal officer on 01534 612 612.
  • CIOS sites are the safest and run by experts, this is where we recommend you explore



Jargon Help

Resistance Nest (RN) = Widerstandsnest (WN)
Small pocket of resistance, these would be made up of small groups of up to 10 men with light weapons. They would man Anti-tank weapons, an observation post or a field gun.

Strongpoint (STP) = Stützpunkt St.P
Next level up from an RN and consisted of several RN's. STP areas would have a combination of weapons and different branches of the military used. Examples of this can be found with Strongpoint Greve de Lecq and Strongpoint Corbiere

Jäger Casemate was a special design and name for bunkers designed to hold a 10.5cm field gun










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