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.
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
The Submarine Service’s Atlantic rowing team, HMS OARDACIOUS, have added the appeal logo to their boat. They will take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 2022 and some of the money they raise will come to the appeal.
We are delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive range of merchandise designed by Ensign Motifs. Of course the profit from each sale goes to the appeal so you can look good and feel good at the same time!
The Daily Express published a very moving piece by journalist Ali Kefford who interviewed Gill Molyneaux, widow of Lt Cdr Ian Molyneaux GM. Click the picture below for full size version.
The Submariner Memorial Appeal is raising its profile at Northwood Headquarters. Captain Craig Ballantyne, ACOS SM & COS CSN, is our Establishment Champion spreading the word and coordinating our support there. The picture shows our banner in the Officers Mess but it is moving round the establishment – if you spot it anywhere else take Continue reading Appeal at Northwood Headquarters
SWOCoins produce submarine commemorative coins from which all the profits are donated to charity. The Submariner Memorial Appeal is lucky enough to be one of the charities being supported. Buy any of the coins below and help the appeal.
Francis Dickinson and the HMS Urge Families Group have donated to the appeal in memory of Lieutenant-Commander EP Tomkinson DSO RN and the ship’s company and passengers of HMS Urge, who were lost to enemy action in World War Two. As background, when HMS Urge was lost after leaving Malta for Alexandria in April, 1942, Continue reading Donation from HMS Urge Families Group
Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer said: “During these challenging times, providing families and friends with the opportunity to reflect and remember is crucial for the submariner community. Memorials tell a powerful story and ensure that the memories of our brave personnel never fade. “It has been an honour to be involved with Continue reading Support from Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer MP
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