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It is with so much sadness that I report that Surgeon Chief Officer Charles Fisher MD RFA (Retd)  Crossed the Bar on 7th May 2021 aged 94. Charles was not a member of our Association but was, of course, a member of our RFA family.

Charles had a full career as a GP with the NHS and served for about 6 years with the RFA as a Surgeon Chief Officer until his final retirement. Alongside his NHS career, he held the rank of reservist Surgeon Lieutenant Commander with HMS Eaglet, but carried out those activities for RMR Merseyside


Interestingly, before becoming a GP, he and his wife, Shirley went to Australia in 1958 as "ten pound Poms" and he worked as a GP in Melbourne and as a Flying Doctor in Derby, Western Australia.

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to his wife, Shirley (who predeceased him), his 3 children Guy, Tracey and Judy and three grandchildren.

There will be no formal funeral as it was Charles' wish that his body be should be donated to medical science at Liverpool University.

If you have any remembrances of Charles please email it to me at captain.pat@rfa-association.org.uk and I will post them on this page. Alternatively you can post to our facebook page "RFA Crossed the Bar". I am also looking for photographs of Charles for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, if you have one please email it to me.


Surgeon Chief Officer Charles Fisher

MD RFA(Retd)

Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021 17:41

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Published on Saturday, 27 March 2021 14:47

CTBSadly I have two "in service" deaths to report today, I have few details at the moment but as the situation becomes clear I will make my normal reports. So, and Chronologically:-

CPO(E) Kevin Stephenson RFA crossed the bar on the 20th Dec 2020 from a  Covid-19 related illness. Our thoughts and prayers go to Geraldine and family at this very sad time.

Captain Robert (Rob) George Anders RFA crossed the bar on 22 Dec 2020 aged 49. Our thoughts and prayers go to his widow, Phillipa, children Eleanor (Nell) and William (Will) and all the family at this very sad time.

Read more: Crossed the Bar in Service

Published on Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:15


After 5 years in post managing one of our most important functions, Welfare Director, Bob Settle has decided that it is time to step aside and alllow some new blood into the systems. He retires with immediate effect but remain's a Trustee for the time being. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Membership and all those who have benefitted from our Welfare organisation I thank Bob for all his time and efforts as Welfare Director.

Read more: Change of Welfare Director.

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:42

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Published on Friday, 23 October 2020 11:41