In the First World War the fort was the centre of a military training camp and a complex system of trenches was dug in the surrounding fields, again to help defend the Dockyard from land-based attack. Tis trench system ran all the way from Waterston via Scoveston to Port Lion, Llangwm.
Interior view of Scoveston Fort.
In the Second World War the fort was used by the people of Neyland as an unofficial air raid shelter. Later it was used to store munitions in readiness for D-Day. Te fort has been derelict for many years and is now dangerous and inaccessible. However the overgrown earthwork perimeter of the hexagonal fort can be viewed from the nearby road.
Soldier training with a wooden mock-up of a Vickers machine gun at Scoveston.