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, and where they can celebrate lives lived and a place to commemorate lives lost in service. The Submariner Memorial will commemorate the sacrifice of all those who have died whilst in the submarine service, and be a place for their families to visit.
Since 1945, 450 submariners have died while serving. And in the years before, between, and during the two World Wars, some 5,000 men made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But there is nowhere dedicated to honouring them, until now.
Further details can be obtained at: https://www.submarinermemorial.uk/about/
To raise some money for this appeal, I have printed a limited edition of fifty prints of the delightful and detailed drawing by the artist Rear Admiral John Lang, himself a submariner, showing an ‘Oberon’ and a ‘Swiftsure’ class submarine. To date, forty nine of the fifty prints have been sold, at a gain to the memorial fund of some £1000.
Below is a photograph of no fifty of the edition – still for sale at £25! – and all ready for posting off!
This print was the first job that I have done on my ‘Victoria’ press, only installed at ‘Periscope’ a month ago. The subject matter is very fitting for the name of my private press!