About Us

We Remember Submariners (WRS) is a not-for-profit organisation has recently achieved status as a Registered Charity of England & Wales as of December 2017

We raise funds through donations, events and the sale of our unique annual Memorial Pins, plus other items of memrobilia, using the funds to provide the following:

  • Fund and lay wreaths at National Remembrance occasions, currently:
    • Annual memorial service at the National Submarine War Memorial, located at Victoria Embankment, London on the first Sunday of November.
    • At the statue of the Submariner in the Combined Services Memorial, located in the West Cloister, Westminster Abbey, London on Remembrance Day.
    • At The Cenotaph, located on Whitehall, London on Remembrance Day.
  • Fund wreaths for submarine memorials around the world, laid by WRS Members. Countries include, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, Singapore, Spain and the USA.
  • Fund a wreath or donation in lieu, as specified by the Next of Kin for the funeral of all submariners (retired or serving) who have Crossed the Bar, which We Remember Submarines gets to know about.
  • Gift special memorial pins to the immediate relatives of all deceased submariners. These pins are named ‘Moly’ Pins, in honour of the late Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux RN GM, and feature a wreath of red poppies with a single golden poppy in remembrance of each family’s individual loss. ‘Moly’ Pins cannot be purchased.
  • Send cards of condolence to families of deceased submariners.
  • Donations, on a case-by-case basis, to dependent relatives of deceased submariners.

The list above is not exhaustive and we are expanding our charitable work as the We Remember Submariners charity continues to grow, gaining members and experience, every year.

Funds remaining at the end of each year, after all deductions, are held in reserve or partially donated to submarine-related charities.

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