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SOUTH WEST COMPANY of MARINERS


"To be elected a Member a nominee shall have either held a position of responsibility as a seafarer or had an interest in nautical affairs"


Branch Officers 2018-2019

Chairman: Mr Paul Wright MNM

Secretary:Captain John Yeo

Treasurer:Captain Des McLindon




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SW Company of Mariners: History


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SW Company of Mariners: Past Officers


On Seafarers' Awareness Day, June 25th 2015, the Company presented a cheque to officially start the fund raising for a MN memorial on Plymouth Hoe.

The Plymouth Merchant Navy Monument




In June 2015 the Company kick-started the fund raising with a generous donation of 1,000.


Much work has been completed by the Fund committee in respect of planning, design, location and fund raising.
The recent fund raising initiative using Crowdfunding successfully reached its specific target of 31,000 in pledges and is now closed.

However fundraising still continues, see below

Part of this site will feature a video which may be found here:


Further donations, however large or small, will still be most welcome from individuals directly.
You can donate directly by debit and credit card or PayPal funds through PayPal's system -




Progress Update
On Wednesday, 24th October the formal application for planning permission for the erection of the Monument was submitted.

Computer generated images of the Monument in place on Plymouth Hoe were also released.

CGI North View

CGI Close Up View

CGI South View




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The Plymouth MN Monument Fund


Meetings Programme for 2018/2019


Friday, March 23rd 2018 (please note date, chosen to avoid Easter weekend)
Company Lunch and AGM
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker:Paul Wright MNM,
"HMS Conway"


Friday, April 27th 2018
1200 hrs
Company Lunch
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker: John Chudley, "Oceansgate - supporting Marine Tech in Plymouth"
and "The Marine Skills conundrum- from Plymouth to Hong Kong"


Wednesday, May 23rd 2018
Day trip to Bovington Tank Museum


Friday, May 25th 2018
1200 hrs
Company Lunch
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker: Craig Rich, "Donald Crowhurst and the Golden Globe Race"


Friday, June 29th 2018br> 1200 hrs
Lunch
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker: Keith Hiscock, "A Natural History of Britain's Seabed Habitats"


Friday, July 27th 2018
1200 hrs
Company Lunch
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker: Ian Howes " Lighting the Rock - the Eddystone Story"


Tuesdday, September 12th 2018
1800 for 1830
Summer Supper
Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club


Friday, September 28th 2018
1200 hrs
Company Lunch
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker: Prof Willie Wilson, "Plankton Science for our Future Oceans"


Friday, October 19th 2018
1900 hrs
The 2018 "Watch Ashore" Challenge
Darts Competition
Royal British Legion Hall, Crownhill, Plymouth
Buffet (10 PP)
Please book by October 3rd


Friday, October 26th 2018
1200 hrs
Company Lunch
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker: Mike Poole, "Wave powered vessels and autonomous ships"


Friday, November 30th 2018
1200 hrs
Company Lunch
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker:Alex Leger, "Blue Peter - behind the Badge, a romp through 4 decades of 'Blue Peter' "


Friday, February 1st 2019
1830 for 1900 hrs
Annual Dinner
venue Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton
Speaker:TBC


Friday, February 22nd 2019
1200 hrs
Company Lunch
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker:TBC


Friday, March 29rd 2019
Company Lunch and AGM
New Continental Hotel, Plymouth
Speaker:TBC



Provisional Dates for 2019-2020:

Friday, 26th April 2019, Company lunch
Friday, 31st May 2019, Company lunch
Friday, 28th June 2019, Company lunch
Friday, 26th July 2019, Company lunch
Sunday, 11th August 2019, Summer Lunch at St Elizabeth House, Plympton
Friday, 27th September 2019, Company lunch
Friday, 25th October 2019, Company lunch
Friday, 29th November 2019, Company lunch
Friday, 31st January 2020, Annual Dinner
Friday, 28th February 2020, Company lunch
Friday, 27th March 2020, Company lunch and AGM


New Continental Hotel website
contact: SW Company of Mariners' webmaster

last update was on 6th November, 2018


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