Divers Gifts are pleased to announce we are working with The Vernon Minewarfare & Diving Monument, (Registered Charity Number 1128677) to provide a range of exclusive gifts and apparel to its supporters. A donation will be made to the Charity for all items purchased in this section.
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Divers Gifts and Collectables has been trading for over 20 years
and is run by two former Royal Navy Clearance Divers.
Founded in 2008, Project Vernon is the name of the charity that has designed, funded, constructed and installed the monument at the former HMS VERNON, in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Formerly the home to a range of specialist underwater warfare organisations, HMS VERNON provided a significant contribution to the defence of the nation for several centuries through the many skilled personnel who worked, trained and were based within her walls.
The two tonne, one-and-a-quarter life-size Vernon Monument stands in 1.2 metres of water in Pool B at Gunwharf Quays where it will be seen by a footfall of 8 million per year. The Monument commemorates the mine warfare & diving heritage of HMS VERNON and celebrates all those involved in mine warfare, be it mine design, mining, minesweeping and mine hunting, as well as service diving and naval bomb & mine disposal - past, present and future.
It also acts as a fitting memorial to those who have died while engaged in such activities and is a monument to all who served in the establishment and its attached units.
The design created by sculptor Mark Richards FRSS comprises a moored mine with two attendant Clearance Divers.
The British Mk 17 contact mine honours all those - past, present and future - involved in mine design, minelaying and mine disposal or serving in mine countermeasures vessels.
The two divers in Clearance Diving Breathing Apparatus honour all those - past, present and future - involved in naval and military diving as well as bomb and mine disposal.