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Memorial Taking Shape

The Submariner Memorial is taking shape in the foundry with most elements now cast and finishing processes getting underway. The final colour will be a very dark brown/black.

Remembrance Capsule

We hope that the new Submariner Memorial  will become a special place for submariners and their families for years and years to come but for those of you who have helped and supported this project we thought there should be some special way to mark this.   We will be putting a Remembrance Capsule into the foundations Continue reading Remembrance Capsule

We’ve made it!

The Submariner Memorial Appeal Board is delighted to announce that we have reached our fundraising target!  Through the hard work of so many, running, walking, cycling, writing, drawing, printing, selling and the generosity of a huge number of individuals, charities, organisations and industries sufficient money has been raised to cover the cost of designing, sculpting, casting, transporting, Continue reading We’ve made it!

Breaking Ground Ceremony

100-year-old Diana Mayes cuts the turf for the Submariner Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum  The Submariner Memorial Appeal held the Ground Breaking Ceremony for its new sculpture at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, this morning.  The turf was cut by 100-year-old Diana Mayes, whose 25-year-old submarine CO husband Lt Gordon Noll RN was Continue reading Breaking Ground Ceremony

New line in our shop

The Appeal is delighted to announce it has added another item to its line of merchandise. The lovely cotton shopping bag pictured is a snip at £5.50.  It is available from our eBay Store

HMS Vigilant Families

The families of HMS Vigilant (Starboard) have put a brilliant video together as part of their fundraising efforts for the Appeal.

Memorial Commemorative Coins

It is now possible to order commemorative coins which feature the figure which will be in the centre of the new memorial.  The coins are available from SWO Coins  where other submarine themed coins are also on sale. SWO Coins is actually a one man operation run in his spare time by an employee of BAE at Barrow solely to benefit various Continue reading Memorial Commemorative Coins

Enhancements to the Memorial

During the final design and development stages of the memorial it has become apparent that some new opportunities to improve on the original concept will produce an even more fitting tribute to submariners and their families.  The memorial will be mounted on a long, low grass covered mound to give the impression of the submarine just Continue reading Enhancements to the Memorial

New Views of the Design

You may have heard that the memorial will be sited on a long, low grass mound to give the impression of the boat just below the surface.  We can share with you now a couple of graphics giving a feeling for how this will look.

Submariners cycle the length of the country – raising awareness of the Submariner Memorial Appeal

At the beginning of Armed Forces Week we are delighted to announce that 12 Royal Navy Submariners have set off on an epic cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise awareness of the Submariner memorial appeal. The rain stopped for long enough so that the 12 submariners from HMS ANSON and HMS AGAMEMNON could start their epic 12-day journey. The Submariner Memorial Continue reading Submariners cycle the length of the country – raising awareness of the Submariner Memorial Appeal