Vernon Monument
Vernon Monument Fund Target

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A project of this scope depends heavily upon the contribution from many sources in order to achieve success.

Listed below are those organisations and supporters that have kindly contributed towards the Project in some significant way, or with which we have a mutual goal or interest: each with a hyperlink to their respective website:


MineWarfare and Clearance Diving Officers Association (MCDOA)

MineWarfare Association (MWA)

Association of Royal Navy First Class Clearance Divers (AORNFCD)

The Ton Class Association (TCA)

Royal Navy Clearance Divers Association (RNCDA)

Anti-Submarine Warfare Instructors’ Association (ASWIA)

Algerines Association

RN Coastal Forces Veterans

Association of Royal Navy Officers (ARNO)


Royal British Society of Sculptors

Gunwharf Quays

Tony Groom, author of best-selling book “Diver”

Monty Halls, previously a Royal Marines officer, now broadcaster, explorer and TV presenter

Mike O’Leary, diver and watch collector

Advanced Digital Print

Bradley Vince (aka Dave Spidy Ince), author of best-selling book “Far From Breaking Waves”

Portsmouth Author Graham Hurley

Shep Woolley, comedian, singer, songwriter and entertainer

Local Connections:

Portsmouth City Council

Gunwharf Quays Residents’ Association

Welcome to Portsmouth

Discover Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Memorials and Monuments in Portsmouth

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

Historical, Heritage and Museums:

Old Ships

The Institute of Naval History

MTB 102

The Mary Rose

Media sources:

Portsmouth News

Petersfield Post

Dartmouth Chronicle

Old Nautibits

Navy News