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The RFA REUNION

The RFA Reunion, our annual get-together and the most important element on our annual calendar is held each year in May

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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

Wville Golf ClubTHE RFA A ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 2018

The 56th Annual RFA Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Waterlooville Golf Club, at Cowplain, nr Portsmouth, PO8 8AP, on Thursday 05th July 2018. This year we have Cammell Laird Shipyard as the main sponsor with ever generous support from Portland Port Ltd, Seaking International, MLS Overseas IPS, A&P Group, P&S Automation and Trimline Ltd, and other sponsors who have donated prizes. With their help, the total cost for the day will be Forty Five Pounds; green fees will again be subsidised, a breakfast bap, coffee, dinner and prizes provided will be inclusive in the price. You will also be able to bid by sealed envelope for two tickets to a black tie dinner at Skinners Hall to be held by the Worshipful Company of Fuellers on Tuesday 16th October. Proceeds will go to our nominated registered charity (RC 1083950).

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Published on Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:23

ChairmanThis year has past as quickly as ever. The AGM and Reunion Dinner seems a distant memory. The Branches have been as busy as ever. We have sadly lost some of our friends and colleagues, but they will be remembered. We now look forward to the New Year, which will be a busy one for the Trustees.

Changes in the law require that we administer the Association in a more tightly controlled way. You will learn more of this in the Year Book mailing (which we hope to post mid-February) and the enclosures with it.....but for now, and on behalf of all the Trustees, I wish you a very merry Christmas, and a happy and peaceful New Year!'

Thanks,

Ray

Ray Bennett

Captain RFA (retd)

Chairman

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Association

Published on Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:09

RFAA REUNION 2018, LINER HOTEL LIVERPOOL.

 

LinerTHE NORTH WEST BRANCH OF THE RFAA WARMLY WELCOMES YOU TO THIS YEAR'S REUNION TO BE HELD ON 19th MAY 2018 AT THE LINER HOTEL LIVERPOOL. (HERE for their Website and HERE for a Map)

 

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR  THE MENU CHOICE FORM AND USEFUL INFORMATION TO ENHANCE YOUR STAY IN LIVERPOOL. IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT ITEMS FROM THE TERRACOTTA ARMY ARE CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY IN LIVERPOOL. SEE liverpoolmuseums.org.uk FOR DETAILS AND TICKET OPTIONS.

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Published on Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:51

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The “Spring 2017, Tidespring Special” edition of e-Force4 was published yesterday to all paid up members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Association who have declared an up to date email address. If you haven’t received a copy, and are a member please let me know.

The statistics back from our email distribution have shown that we had 29 bounced emails. 3 Soft Bounces the possible causes for which are

  • Mailbox is full (over quota).
  • Recipient email server is down or offline.
  • Email message is too large.

And 26 Hard Bounces, the possible causes for which are

  • Recipient email address does not exist.
  • Domain name does not exist.
  • Recipient email server has completely blocked delivery.

I know whose email addresses have suffered this problem but clearly I cannot publish any data on the web for fear of being in breach of data protection rules.

I am however, pretty sure I can publish the associated membership numbers without giving anything away other than to the people in question so here goes.

Soft Bounces:- 0193 and 0802

Hard Bounces:- 0675, 0642, 0830, 0183, 0468, 0473, 0255, 0735, 0592, 0520, 0489, 0524, 0132, 0467, 0417, 0672, 0126, 0571, 0771, 0493, 0623, 0686, 0772, 0476, 0465, and 0372.

If your membership number is there email me force4@rfa-association.org.uk and I will update our records accordingly.

PLEASE DO NOTE that e-Force4 is only available to paid up Association members and only by email.

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 14:45