Battle of the Atlantic Memorial

Battle of the Atlantic Memorial

Charity information

Battle of the Atlantic Memorial

To establish and maintain for the benefit of the public a national memorial to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic.

Founded 2017

  • Mission statement

    The Battle of the Atlantic was the most important campaign of World War II, as without its success other campaigns would not have been possible, particularly the landings in Europe in June 1944. It was the longest continuous WWII campaign, lasting from the declaration of war in 1939 until the victory in Europe in May 1945.

    The toll was high on all sides: over 2,000 ships were sunk and 22,000 merchant sailors and 10,000 naval personnel lost their lives. 70% of German submariners did not return to their home bases.

    Despite its significance, the Battle of the Atlantic does not have an overall monument in the UK so, the purpose of this project is to fill that gap. As the veterans of that generation leave us, it is important that we create a reminder of the losses and the lessons of that Battle, and WWII. The Memorial to be a remembrance that recognises those sacrifices, and a reminder of the high cost and incalculable value of peace.

    In addition to commemorating the Battle and all of its participants and contributors, the Memorial will have an educational role, informing the public - particularly young people - about the Battle of the Atlantic and its vital significance. This will be achieved by working closely with the Merseyside Maritime Museum that has a gallery specifically for the Battle of the Atlantic, and it will become an academic centre where institutions, researchers and interested parties can go to access and learn more about the Battle.

  • Aims

    Battle of the Atlantic Memorial aims to:

    • To establish and maintain for the benefit of the public a national memorial to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic.
    • To advance the education of the public in the subject of the Battle of the Atlantic.
    • Such other charitable purposes as shall be determined from time to time.
  • Overview

    Established: December 2017

    Registered Charity Number: 1109312

    Board members: 9

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 01243 545948

    Address: Bayley's Barn, Norton Lane, Norton, Chichester, West Sussex PO203NH

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