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Half Mast 1It is with much sadness that I report that Third Engineer Officer Robert Brian Horn (always know as Brian) Crossed the Bar, aged 83, on 11th August 2018, Brian was not a member of our Association but was part of the RFA family.

Brian's funeral will take place on Tuesday 11th September at 12:00 at St Mark's Church, Woolston (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) followed by a private cremation.

Family flowers only but donations in lieu and if desired should be made to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HERE for their website )

The arrangements are being made by Jonathon Terry Funeral Directors (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) who will co-ordinate any donations.

Old shipmates and colleagues will be made most welcome to the service and will be invited to join the family afterwards for refreshments.

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to his wife Hazel, their sons, grandchildren and great-granchildren.

Brian, originally from Tynside, served his time as an apprentice at Wallsend Slipway and Engineering joining the RFA soon afterwards. He served mainly in the old Wave Class until he retired on medical grounds in 1965.

If you have any remembrances of Brian please email it to me at captain.pat@rfa-association.org.uk and I will post them on this page. I am especially looking for photographs of Brian for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.

Published on Sunday, 09 September 2018 10:14

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Sitrep 1, Funeral Arrangements

It is with so much sadness I report that Captain John (Joe) Logan RFA(Retd) and member 0191 Crossed the Bar on Saturday 25th August 2018 aged 88.

Joe's funeral will take place at 15:45 on Friday 14th September at Briwnant Chapel, Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff. (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

Family flowers only but donations in lieu and if desired should be made to MENCAP (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) and they should be made via the Funeral Directors Rees Williams Forse & Co (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

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Published on Monday, 27 August 2018 10:52

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Sitrep 1, Funeral Arrangements.

It is with so much sadness I report that Senior Radio Officer John F Harper RFA(Retd) and member 0037 Crossed the Bar on Friday 27th July 2018 aged 89 . I have no more details at the moment but have been in contact with his step-daughter Joanna who will keep me informed and I will sitrep this page when appropriate. (My thanks also to Michael (Rupert) Hannen for the heads up)

John's funeral will take place at at 1.15pm on Wednesday 8th August at Porchester Crematorium, North Chapel (HERE for their website and HERE for a map), Colleagues and old shipmates will be most welcome to attend and will be invited back by the family for refreshments afterwards.

Family flowers only but donations in lieu and if desired should be made to the RFA Association. The collection will be co-ordinated by the Funeral Directors (see below)

The arrangements for the funeral and cremation are being made by Freemantles of Titchfield (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

 harperOn behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to DiDi, his widow, son Mark and step children Chris, Richard and Joanna.

If you have any remembrances of John please email it to me at captain.pat@rfa-association.org.uk and I will post them on this page. I am also looking for photographs of Johnl  for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.

Tributes and Remembrances:-

Stuart Pearce Chairman of the Solent Branch writes:-

Very sad to hear of the passing of John Harper.  First sailed with John on the Fort Sandusky circa 1963. We were together for nearly a year long trips in those days, joining in UK then to the Far East around the Cape.  Were in Mombasa for Kenya Independence, then the empty out of RNAD at Mombasa. Our cabins were next to each other so group morning coffee meetings were the norm, with the occasional tot in the coffee to kill the taste of the water!!!  We remained good friends as we lived not far apart.  He was regular attender at RFAA social gatherings until the curse of dementia took over.  I have very fond memories of John as a friend and colleague RIP John.  Picture driving in Malaya John, me, and Robbie Robinson AFS.  note the lovely Ford Consul.
 
 
Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2018 11:24

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Sitrep 1 :- Correction to date of funeral

It is with so much sadness I report that Chief Officer(X) John Bafico RFA(Retd) and member 0240 Crossed the Bar on Wednesday 22 August 2018 aged 70 after a battle with cancer. I have few details at the moment but have been in contact with his wife Margaret  who will keep me informed and I will sitrep this page when appropriate.

John's funeral will take place at at 13:30 on Friday 7th September at Boston Crematorium, (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

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Published on Friday, 24 August 2018 09:44

Half MastIt is with much sadness that I report that CPO(E) Peter Robinson RFA(Retd) Crossed the Bar on 22nd June 2018 aged 79,  His funeral will be held on the 5th July 2018 at Burnley Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a Map)

Peter served in the RFA from 1969 until 1998 when he retired on the grunds of ill-health.

Old friends and shipmates are most welcome to attend and will be invited to join the family for refreshments afterwards.

Family flowers only by request but donations in lieu and if desired should be made to the Pendleside Hospice (HERE for their website and HERE for a map).

Awaiting PhotographThe funeral arrangements are being made by Greenwoods Funeral Directors (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

Further details will be published as they become available.

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to all his  family  Son Anthony and daughters Karen and Lynn, his wife Barbara pre-deceased him 15 years ago.

 

If you have any remembrances of Peter please email it to me at captain.pat@rfa-association.org.uk and I will post them on this page. I am also looking for photographs of Michael for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.

Remembrances:-

 

Published on Friday, 29 June 2018 17:41