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ctbIt is with so much sadness that I report that First Officer (SE) John Flage RFA(Retd). (Member number 0270) crossed the bar on Monday 15th Jun 2020 aged 80. John's Funeral service will be held at St Tudy's Church (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) on Monday 29th June 2020 at 11:00. prior to interment in the Church Cemetery. Due to the Covid19 restrictions Colleagues and old shipmates will be most welcome to join the family in the churchyard for the burial and afterwards for refreshments.

Read more: First Officer (SE) John Flage, Crossed the Bar.

Published on Saturday, 20 June 2020 20:47


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


Sitrep 1 Funeral arrangements.

It is with much sadness that I report that Captain John Wallace RFA(Retd) (membership number 018) crossed the bar on 27th October 2019 aged 88.

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to his daughter Liz, her husband,John's grandchildren Simon and Thomas and 3 Great Grandchildren. John's wife Ann predeceased him.

John's funeral will take place at Sunderland Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a Map) on the 12th November at 10:30. Old shipmates and colleagues will be made most welcome and invited to join the family afterwards for refreshments.

The family have requested that is family flowers only but donations, if desired, should be made at the service or directly to the RNLI (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) or the British Heart Foundation (HERE for their website)

The arrangements for the funeral will be made by Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors, (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) and these arrangements, once made will be sitreped on this page as usual.

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. Alternatively you can post to our facebook page "RFA Crosed the Bar". I am also looking for photographs of John for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, if you have one please email it to me.

Captain J Wallace

Captain John Wallace RFA (retd) 1931-2019





Published on Monday, 28 October 2019 13:04


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

The RFAA Offices in the Semaphore Tower have been re-assigned to BAE Systems and our Archive and registered Charity Office have been moved to

Room 15
Building 1/078
Stony Lane
PP 15
HM Naval Base

The address is our archive location and the official Charity address.  This address will be infrequently checked for mail and all correspondence should be directed to our home addresses as appropriate.

I have been promised some photographs which I will add to this page when received.

The new property remains within the secure area of the Dockyard, which is a pain but on the bright side it is very inexpensive.

Have a shufti HERE for a map

Published on Friday, 03 May 2019 12:08