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Newsletters, Events & Media Coverage

Welcome to the News and Press section of the Project Vernon website where we will keep you up to date with our progress.

As the momentum of the monument project gains pace so, too, does the interest shown by various media sources. This is good for raising public awareness of the roles performed by Mine Warfare and Diving specialists, for communicating where & when the monument will be installed, and also for bringing news of the statue to potential fundraising sources.

News: Rugby ball signed by Rory Underwood and Joe Roth raises £250

26th January 2018

A rugby ball signed by Rory Underwood and Joe Roth at the Dubai Rugby 7s was donated to the Vernon Monument Project by former clearance divers Dudley ‘Wooly’ Woolnough and Terry Settle.  It was made available to the highest bidder. Dudley ‘Wooly’ Woolnough and Terry Settle flanking Rory Underwood at the Dubai Rugby 7s in […]

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News: Latest Donations

26th January 2018

This week we have had a donation from a Masonic Lodge in Hampshire, a donation from one of our elder brethren in Weymouth, a donation from a former MW now living in Australia and one from an ex-HMS Salisbury shipmate of mine from Gosport. The total is over £400. If everybody in our supporting organisations […]

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Newsletter: Vernon Monument to benefit from new book

15th November 2017

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Home Waters – Royal, Royal Canadian and US Navy Mine Forces Battling U-Boats in World War I

Coming soon to help mark the end of the First World War.  Co-author Rob Hoole will be donating all his proceeds to the Vernon Minewarfare & Diving Monument.  Watch this space for information about the launch.

News: A very kind gesture including a piece of Vernon heritage

26th August 2017

We have received this letter and photographs together with a cheque for £50 towards the Vernon Minewarfare & Diving Monument: “I read with considerable interest about your project to build a monument at Gunwharf Quays to those who undertook minesweeping duties.  My late father, Able Seaman Appleford, served on board a series of minesweepers during […]

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