Will you help build a monument in the former HMS Vernon at Portsmouth, Hampshire to honour those involved in mine warfare, diving and bomb & mine disposal - past, present and future?  

The monument will be unveiled on Wednesday 25th March 2020 in what was part of Vernon Creek. A modified design, consisting of a moored mine with two attendant Clearance Divers has been developed. The mine component honours all those past, present and future who have been or will be involved in mine design, minelaying and mine disposal or have served in mine countermeasures vessels. The two divers in Clearance Diving Breathing Apparatus will honour those past, present and future who have or will be involved in naval and military diving as well as bomb and mine disposal.

Further, the monument represents all those who worked, trained and were based at HMS VERNON over the years of its existence; fundamentally the people, civilian and uniformed, who passed through those impressive gates in the course of their duties. It will stand as a mark of respect to the heritage of this famous and unique site.  

The Project has raised more than a quarter of a million pounds (UKP) since 2008 and now has only a short distance to go.  Please give the campaign all the support you can.

Prince Harry (Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships & Diving) with serving and retired minewarfare & diving personnel at the Project Vernon ‘Falklands 35’ fundraising dinner at Trinity House in July 2017.

Prince Harry (Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships & Diving) with serving and retired minewarfare & diving personnel at the Project Vernon ‘Falklands 35’ fundraising dinner at Trinity House in July 2017.

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