As an ageing submariner it's important to me that the crews of Royal Navy submarines lost in war and in peacetime are never forgotten.
That’s why there is going to be a fitting memorial for them at the National Arboretum Memorial where visitors can reflect and remember such bravery and sacrifice.
The Submariner Memorial Appeal has raised the majority of its £440,000 target to fund an evocative sculpture by Paul Day, which will finally give the Royal Navy's 5,349 fallen submariners - most of whom have no formal grave - a fitting memorial at the arboretum.
On Sunday 3rd October 2021 I'll be running the London Marathon in this submarine costume. It's not easy and I'm closer to 65 than 60. So come on help me get across the finish line and donate whatever you can to this fantastic cause. Just £4000 needed!