A memorial to remember all who died in service and their families.

The National Memorial Arboretum

Our Aim

We are running a competition to design a fitting monument which commemorates the sacrifice of all those who have died whilst in the submarine service and their families. It will be a place to visit for private and collective acts of remembrance and reflection, and we need your help to design it.

The National Memorial Arboretum

The memorial is planned to be located at the National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance. The Arboretum is a place which helps people to reflect and to be inspired, a place where they can celebrate lives lived and a place to commemorate lives lost in service.

There are over 380 memorials spread across 150-acres of landscaped woodlands and gardens. The Arboretum’s Remembrance Centre features a suite of visitor amenities and the nearby Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness is the only place in the country where the Act of Remembrance is observed daily at 11 am.

Find out more about the appeal

Target £300,000

15% funded £43,709 raised
Latest News

Our submariners deserve a place in National Arboretum

This is the piece written by Lord Boyce for The Times Thunderer column which was printed on Monday 9 November. It is reproduced by kind permission of the newspaper and can be read in the original version here. No one arm of the services is better or more worthy than any other: the Royal Navy, Continue reading Our submariners deserve a place in National Arboretum

“Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners.”

Winston Churchill

Our Plan


Hold a public ideas competition with prizes. The winning design will inspire the professional designer we then select.


Raise funds to build, install and then endow the new memorial

Target of £300,000

– Industry
– Trusts
– Our community
– The Public


Build and install the memorial.

Formally dedicate it in its new role.

We are hugely grateful for the generosity and support of the charities and companies shown here.