In The Media


The West Africa Squadron Memorial Fund in the press

Since being founded, the West Africa Squadron Memorial Fund project has been featured in a number of UK and international news publications and media outlets.

We are pleased to showcase some of the notable mentions that the fund has attracted below.

West Africa Squadron Memorial - Maquette Detail
West Africa Squadron Memorial Fund
West Africa Squadron Slave Ship Capture
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How a narrative of black victimhood and white guilt has torpedoed a tribute to one of the noblest episodes in our history, says Professor Nigel Biggar

Daily Mail


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"The most expensive moral action ever undertaken" - Penny Mordaunt on the West Africa Squadron

GB News


Royal Navy Ship of The LineRead More

Royal Navy: Memorial plan for the West Africa Squadron backed by Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt

Portsmouth News


Penny Mordaunt Daily Mail Article 05/01/2024Read More

Let's build a memorial to the Navy's slave trade busters, says Penny Mordaunt, who warns truth is in danger of being lost forever

Daily Mail


Captured Slave ShipRead More

Trading in Falsehoods

The Spectator


The Royal Navy in West AfricaRead More

Britain has less to apologise for on slavery than any other nation on Earth

The Telegraph


West Africa Squadron Slave Ship CaptureRead More

How the Royal Navy's West Africa Squadron freed 150,000 slaves, righting a wrong that lasted almost two centuries

Daily Mail


Royal Navy WarshipRead More

Defence chief backs calls to build new memorial honouring the Navy's slave trade busters

Daily Mail


William WilberforceRead More

Schools must teach children about heroes who stopped slavery, campaigners tell Education Secretary

The Telegraph


West Africa Squadron Memorial Maquette by Vincent GrayRead More

After 157 years Portsmouth have a memorial to West Africa Squadron

St. Helena Independent


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Lord Ashcroft pledges £25k for memorial to Navy slave trade busters

Daily Mail
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Calls for West Africa Squadron memorial to be built in Portsmouth to honour fallen sailors who freed slaves

Portsmouth News

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