We are pleased to announce that the carving of the memorial plaque is well ‘Under Way’. Graham Gatehouse, Chairman of London Division Old Hands Association, is inspecting the delicate and precise work of Alan Spittle the Salisbury Cathedral Stonemason.
Due to the outstanding generosity of many individuals and organisations, All Saints Fittleton parish church has reached the target it needed to commission a permanent memorial to the 12 men who lost their lives on HMS Fittleton.
The memorial will be dedicated in All Saints church at a special service which will be held at 2pm on Sunday 17th September 2023. The Bishop of Salisbury will preside, supported by Rev. Trevor Filtness, the Ton Class Association Chaplain and the local vicar, Rev Gale Hunt. The Tidworth Branch of the Military Wives Choir will sing at the service. There will be a reception at afterwards.
The church has limited capacity but a number of seats will be reserved for key people. There are a few places are available. If you wish to apply to attend please contact .
Please watch this website for updates and further details.
HMS Fittleton, was a wooden-hulled Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy which spent most of her career in the Sussex Division of the Royal Naval Reserve as HMS Curzon.
Fittleton is part of the Avon River Team ministry serving seven parishes along the River Avon and Salisbury Plain.