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hmIt is with so much sadness I report that Second Officer Verrill Elliss RFA(Retd) Crossed the Bar on Saturday 7th July 2018 aged 47 following a heart attack. Verrill was not a member of our Association but still part of the RFA Family. After leaving the RFA he became the Assistant Harbourmaster at the Port of Tyne.

Verril's funeral will take place on Thursday 19th July 2018 at Cowpen Cemetary Crematorium, Managed by NCC ,Contact Stephen Kelly: 01670 620405
Administration office: Cowpen Cemetery  (HERE for a map).

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

Donations, if desired, should be made to  Water Aid (HERE For their website)

The arrangements for the funeral are being made by Co-op Funeral Care Morpeth (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

I will, of course, sitrep this page as the situation if anymore details emerge.

On hehalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to Wendy, his widow, and children Daniel and Luke

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If you have any remembrances of Verrill 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 Verrill  for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.

 

Published on Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:02

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Sitrep 1, Funeral Arrangements,

It is with so much sadness I report that PO(D) Michael Reginald Roddis RFA (Retd) Crossed the Bar on1st July 2018 aged 66 after a battle with cancer. Michael was not a member of our association so the details I have are very sketchy indeed (Facebook).

Michael's funeral will take place on Friday 20th July 2018 at Poole Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map). Old shipmates are most welcome to attend and will be invited to join the family afterwards for refreshments.

Read more: Michael R Roddis, Crossed the Bar Sitrep 1 (157)

Published on Sunday, 08 July 2018 11:49

The trustees of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Association are delighted to announce that the 2018 Commodore James Coull Memorial Award has been made to First Officer (now Chief Officer) Jamie Edward Finlay RFA for his outstanding performance in RFA Mounts Bay, during Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster  Relief Operations in the British OverseasTerritories of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands,the Turks Caicos Islands and the independent  island of Dominica (Operation Rumen) after they suffered unprecedented damage post hurricanes IRMA and  MARIA. It is clear that he ticked all the boxes one would expect from an officer of the modern RFA and more.

Read more: The James Coulll Memorial Award 2018

Published on Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:16

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

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).

Read more: The 56th Annual RFA Golf Tournament

Published on Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:23