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Published on Sunday, 29 March 2020 07:49


Sitrep 1 Funeral Arrangements.

Sitrep 2 Major changes to Funeral Arrangements

It is with so much sadness that I report that PO(SA) Hugh O'Donnell RFA(Retd). (Member number 0628) crossed the bar on Monday 2nd March 2020 aged 76. after a battle with cancer

Sitrep 3, A message from Hugh's widow.

Sitrep 3:- “Dear All

Since Hugh’s sad passing I have received so many condolence cards, messages of sympathy and wonderful tributes to him.  In addition yesterday I received a most beautiful flower arrangement from ‘Friends and colleagues at the RFAA Solent Branch’.  All this has been of enormous comfort to myself and my family and is so very much appreciated.  I hope to thank you personally in due course but meanwhile my heartfelt thanks go to you all. 

 I hope you are managing to stay safe and well in these difficult times and send my very best wishes to you all.

Bridget “

Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you again when normality returns. 

Best wishes



Sitrep 1 and 2. On advice from the Funeral Directors and the Parish Priest at St Patricks RC Church Hugh's family have reluctantly decided that the Church Serviceat St Patrick's will be cancelled but the cremation, at Wessex Vale Crematorium Southampton (HERE for their Website and HERE for a Map) will go ahead. When circumstances permit, a memorial service for Hugh will be held, details willl be sitreped on this page in due course.

Family flowers only but donations in lieu and in Hugh's name should be made to The Mission to Seafarer's (HERE for their Website)

Old shipmates and colleagues will be most welcome to attend the memorial service and those attending will be invited to join Hugh's family for refreshments afterwards.

Read more: PO(SA) Hugh O'Donnell Crossed the Bar Sitrep 3 (910)

Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2020 22:32

 This is what Gunline and Force 4 have evolved into.  It is sent by email to all serving personnel and is aimed at them, but it gives Association members an insight into how the service is run now and how things have evolved since most of us have retired.  The RFAA will have a page in the next edition.


Issue Date PDF Rmks
 01/2020 Jan 2020 icon 01/20 Cascade Brief (3.24 MB)
 02/20 Mar 2020 icon  COMRFA Cascade Bulletin March 2020 (5.03 MB)

The file is in "Portable Document Format" (PDF) and you will require a PDF Reader to view it. You can download and install a free reader from Adobe's website here https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/

Published on Monday, 03 February 2020 16:29


Sitrep 1, Funeral Arrangements

Sitrep1. Additional funeral Arrangements

It is with so much sadness that I report that Captain Harold (Jasper) Osborne- Cribb RFA(Retd). (Member number 0023) crossed the bar on Thursday 20th February 2020 aged 89.

There will be Memorial Service for Harold (Jasper) at All Saints Parish Church, Otley, LS21 3HW (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)on Monday 16th March at 11:30.

Following the Memorial Service at the church there will be a short service at Rawdon Crematorium, LS19 6JP at 13:00 (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

Read more: Captain Harold (Jasper) Osborne-Cribb RFA(Retd), Crossed the Bar Sitrep 2 (384)

Published on Monday, 24 February 2020 18:55


Christmas is fast approaching…and it starts too early, but that’s just my view! The Association branches have been busy throughout the year. Mostly with the very important social occasions, but also at the various memorials around the country and not forgetting an excellent Reunion Dinner.

The Trustees have continued to meet as required by our constitution. The most recent one centrally held in Birmingham. An eventful travelling day, having picked the one day the tracks were flooded. However, the required business was achieved, including a review of our policies. These new and updated documents will be posted to our website once they’ve been ‘topped and tailed’. A list of these documents will be included in the annual mailing (sent out at the end of February).

Read more: A Christmas Message from the Chairman

Published on Thursday, 19 December 2019 11:52