National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arbortum is a UK registered charity and has 150-acre visitor site on the edge of the National Forest in Staffordshire. Part of the Royal British Legion, but a separate legal body, they exist to ensure that:


  • the unique contribution of those who have served and sacrificed is never forgotten
  • the baton of Remembrance is passed on through the generations
  • there is a year-round space to celebrate lives lived and commemorate lives lost.


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The Submariners Association have had a Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum since the early days of the Arboretum being opened.

Over the years the rules on Memorial design have changed leading to many new and eye catching Memorials for different sections of the Armed Forces. The wider Submarine Community have for some time talked about having their own Memorial at the Arboretum.

In 2019 there was a movement to do just that and, in 2020 the Submariner Memorial Appeal was launched.


TSMAThe Submariner Memorial Appeal is a registered charity in its own right, and has been put together to design, cost commission and maintain a Submariner Memorial to be sited in the National Memorial Arboretum.

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Submariner Memorial Updates


“For those who don't take The Times there was a column in the Monday 9th November 2020 issue, written by our Patron - Lord Boyce about the proposed Submariner Memorial at the National Arboretum and the Memorial website.  For those interested Lord Boyce’s letter can viewed on the Times Website.

There is also an interview with Lord Boyce at - courtesy of Times Radio”

About our Association

The Submariners Association is an Association of ex and serving Submariners which seeks to maintain the special bonds of friendship, loyalty and comradeship, together with a pride in the Submarine Service, formed during service in Her Majesty's Submarines.

Recent Updates

Contact Info 


  Barrie Downer

National Membership Secretary 

  David Woolterton

National Webmaster 

  David Woolterton

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