CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial: the history and design
The monument will be the first memorial to host the Wave. Unveiled by HRH Prince George on the 29 July 1924, the memorial is one of three at manning ports in Great Britain commemorating the tens of thousands of men and women who lost their lives while serving with the Royal Navy in the First and Second World Wars.
Meet the people bringing Poppies: Wave to the Memorial - Part 4
Jennifer Seal works for the Commission as its Community Engagement Administrator. Jennifer, who is from Ontario, Canada, worked for the Commission for four years in Canada and has been based in the UK at its head office on a four-month term. Jennifer helped recruit volunteers at Armed Forces Day on the Plymouth Hoe and Family Day on the Naval base.
Meet the people bringing Poppies: Wave to the Memorial - Part 3
Glenn Hearden is based at the Commission's Head Office in Maidenhead, and will be assisting and training the volunteers throughout the period of the Poppies. Glenn will be a regular Duty Manager working in Plymouth during the period and will be supporting the project by organising some events to raise awareness of the sculpture.
Meet the people bringing Poppies: Wave to the Memorial - Part 2
Dr Glyn Prysor is Chief Historian for the Commission. He provides advice on historical projects across the organisation, and often contributes to media coverage. Glyn is also the author of a book called Citizen Sailors about the Royal Navy in the Second World War.
Meet the people bringing Poppies: Wave to the Memorial - Part 1
Local business woman Lesley Shorrocks has been appointed by the Commission as its new Duty Manager. Lesley lives in Stonehouse, Plymouth, and is now a freelance marketing and events manager, after running her own business for 25 years. She was one of the civilian organisers of the outdoor spectacular Music of the Night presented at the Royal Citadel between 1992 to 2012.
Communities encouraged to research, remember and share local stories
‘For Those in Peril’ is an initiative to encourage people to research, remember and share local stories of those who left their homes to join the war at sea, whose names are engraved on the Commission’s three naval memorials at Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham.