Dedication of the Naval Service memorial
15th Jun 2014
The Royal Naval Association has been running a project to mark the 60th anniversary of their Royal Charter in 2014. The RNA National Council wanted an all inclusive memorial that commemorates those who have served, serve today and will serve tomorrow regardless of rank, trade or fighting arm.
They sought designs for a memorial to be placed in the Naval Section of the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) to be a place for shipmates and their families to quietly remember their comrades and loved ones. At present there is only the Armed Forces memorial for those who have given their lives on operations since WW2 and a collection of Association and Fighting Arm memorials in the Naval area.
The memorial will be dedicated at the Arboretium as part of the RNA's 2014 Conference on Sunday 15 June 2014. They hope to have a VVIP, the First Sea Lord and other senior Naval figures in attendance; the Chaplain of the Fleet will take the Service. Areas and Branches will be encouraged to parade their standards.
Support the Memorial
To date, funding for the memorial has been sourced from a number of supporters including the Royal Naval Association National Council and other contributors both individual and collective, yet further funds are still needed. Donations can be made to the Royal Naval Association. Please contact Paul Quinn on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02392722983.