The Submariner Memorial – Installed!

Yesterday at the National Memorial Arboretum The Submariner Memorial  was carefully placed into position and fixed to its foundations ahead of the dedication on 18 May. The work, undertaken by contractor PM Harris Ltd on behalf of the Appeal, includes the groundworks, locating and fixing the three bronze sections which weigh over 3.5 tons, building the mound around Continue reading The Submariner Memorial – Installed!

Remembrance Capsule placed in foundation

The groundworks for The Submariner Memorial  are progressing according to plan with concrete being poured today for the foundation.    The Remembrance Capsule, containing the many individual tributes which have been submitted,  was laid today in the concrete under the position where the lone submariner will stand. All tickets for the Dedication on 18 May have now Continue reading Remembrance Capsule placed in foundation

Memorial Dedication Date Announced!

The Submariner Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum will be dedicated on Wednesday 18 May.  There are a limited number of spaces at the event, which includes a lunch, and these have been divided between serving submariners and their families, submarine veterans and those who have donated, fundraised and worked for the appeal. A RNTM is Continue reading Memorial Dedication Date Announced!

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