How We Remember Submariners got started


IanFollowing the tragic murder of Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux GM RN. In April 2011 the group We Remember Submariners was initially created with the objective of providing a wreath for his funeral. Amazingly, over 200 submariners joined together, via Social media, and contributed to this quest.

Led by John Bradbury the group has now grown to over 4000 supports and sells memorial pins each year. These pins show the number of Submarines lost during the First World War (1914–1918) and the number of submariners that have crossed the bar in the corresponding year (2014-2018).

Due to its success, the organisation, has had to move from its origins as a humble Facebook page, to becoming a Registered Charity, whilst maintaining a Facebook presence. This has meant that a board of trustees needed to be recruited, and have subsequently taken over the running of the group.

John Bradbury has now assumed the position of Founder, and Gill Molyneux has accepted the position of Patron.

The group aims are to:
• Provide a wreath and condolence card for any serving or retired submariners that cross the bar along with 'Moly' pins to the immediate relatives, once we are made aware.
• Provide wreaths for submarine memorial ceremonies such as The National Submariners Memorial Service.
• Provide assistance to submariners that have been identified as having fallen on hard times.

These aims are funded by the sale of an annual memorial pin. We Remember Submariners have supported both serving and retired submariners in a variety of ways, such as providing a motorised scooter for a retired submariner that struggles to get about. Three crews to partake in the prestigious Brickwoods Field Gun Competition. For more information on who we have supported and how can we support you, please visit the donations section of the website.


IanFollowing the tragic murder of Lt Cdr Ian Molyneux GM RN. In April 2011 the group We Remember Submariners was initially created with the objective of providing a wreath for his funeral. Amazingly, over 200 submariners joined together, via Social media, and contributed to this quest.

Led by John Bradbury the group has now grown to over 4000 supporters and sells memorial pins each year. These pins show the number of Submarines lost during the First World War (1914–1918) and the number of submariners that have crossed the bar in the corresponding year (2014-2018).

Due to its success, the organisation, has had to move from its origins as a humble Facebook page, to becoming a Registered Charity, whilst maintaining a Facebook presence. This has meant that a board of trustees needed to be recruited, and have subsequently taken over the running of the group.

John Bradbury has now assumed the position of Founder, and Gill Molyneux has accepted the position of Patron.

The group aims are to:
• Provide a wreath and condolence card for any serving or retired submariners that cross the bar along with 'Moly' pins to the immediate relatives, once we are made aware.
• Provide wreaths for submarine memorial ceremonies such as The National Submariners Memorial Service.
• Provide assistance to submariners that have been identified as having fallen on hard times.

These aims are funded by the sale of an annual memorial pin. We Remember Submariners have supported both serving and retired submariners in a variety of ways, such as providing a motorised scooter for a retired submariner that struggles to get about. Three crews to partake in the prestigious Brickwoods Field Gun Competition. For more information on who we have supported and how can we support you, please visit the donations section of the website.

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