Crossed the Bar

Crossed the Bar - ex CRS Bill Stewart

Information submitted by Carl.
It is with much regret to inform the members of
Bill Stewart, ex CRS, Membership No. 453, crossed the bar 30th Nov. May he encounter only fair winds and calm seas

Crossed the Bar - Ex CCY Charlie Cosker

It is with sadness that I have discovered today, 18 October, that ex CCY Charlie Cosker crossed the bar on 12 October 2011. He had suffered with MND for sometime. His funeral will take place at 1400 on Thursday 20 October at Witheridge Methodist Church, Witheridge, Nr Tiverton, Devon EX16 8AA. Good memories of one of lifes characters. RIP Shipmate.

Information submitted by Graham Lloyd

The home address [for cards is]
Margie Cosker
35 West Street
EX 16 8AA

Crossed the Bar - Richard Flynn (Errol)

Errol was not a member of the RNCA but I joined up with him in Nov 62 at Ganges and the for a few years on the Scarborough (63/64). Not sure when he left the Pusser but he went back to S Ireland.
Sadly I learned via his daugher Hazel that Errol crossed the bar in June this year from a lung infection. Apparently it was very unexpected.
RIP - Taff Thomas 692

Crossed the Bar - Ex FCCY Pete Underwood

For those of you who are not members of the RNCCA, or haven't read their website would like to report that Pete Underwood passed away in Dec. He and I served together in RNCC Singapore in the late 60s and he lived locally to me so we occasionally saw each other around the town

Stuart Cameron

Crossed the Bar - ex-POTEL George Chatfield

Reported by Carl 6th Dec 2010.

It is with great sadness that I have to report on the death of George Chatfield Memb. No. 186, a former PO Tel.

George and his wife Audrey both attended the inaugural meeting of the Assoc. and have been active members since, George was made a Life Vice President of the RNA No. 4 Area (The SW Flotilla) for his work as Area Sec, which is when I first met him.

The funeral arrangements are for Wednesday 8th December at 1500, Taunton Crematorium, any members in the area please attend.

Crossed the Bar - ex FCCY A D (Tony) Parkinson MBE

Reported by Graham Lloyd 29 Nov 10

It is with sadness that I have learnt that ex FCCY A D (Tony)PARKINSON MBE Crossed the Bar on 26th November 2010. This information has been gleaned from the RNCCA website. Although he was not an RNCA member,I'm sure many of our members will have encountered Tony during their Naval Careers.

Crossed the Bar - Mark Raby, son of George Raby, editor Communicator Magazine

Reported 5 Nov 10 by Carl.

It is with great sadness that I have to inform the Assoc. that Mark the son of George and Lynn Raby and Step son of Pauline Raby crossed the bar on Wednesday 3rd November after putting up a very long fight against cancer.

Our thoughts are with his family at this tragic time.

May Mark encounter calm waters on his journey to the Elysian Fields.

Crossed the Bar - PO Tel WE (Wally) Breton DSM

Reported by David Poynder.

PO Tel WE (Wally) Breton DSM died 19th September 2010.

Although I never managed to get Wally to join the RNCA which I tried doing when he was 90 he reckoned he could not keep up with the numerous Association newsletters he already belonged to!
Wally was a very special gent who would never say why he was "mentioned in dispatches" at Dunkirk nor why he was awarded his "DSM" on Russian Convoy PQ18!
He passed away at 1830 on Sunday 19th September aged 95.
I suspect some of our WW2 members may well remember him. His details will be in the November Navy News.

Crossed the Bar - Colin Duckworth

Colin Duckworth (ex CRS) passed away in the first week in March 2010.

Crossed the Bar - Bungy (Maurice) Williams

Forwarded by Alan Barry on 18 Dec 09.
It is with sadness I inform you that Bungy (Maurice) Williams passed away on the 10th December.

Maurice was part of the Semaphore 05 and joined with the late Brian, Millar and Alan B(same class).

Below is a report that appeared in the local press.

WILLIAMS Maurice Kenneth ( Bungy )
( Ex Royal Navy and West Midlands Fire Service )
Passed away at home on 10th December 2009, after a long illness, aged 64 years.
Father of Kevin and Stacey, brother of Jackie, brother-in-law of Ted and uncle of Zoe.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The funeral service will take place at Oakley Wood Crematorium, South Chapel on Wednesday 23rd December at 1.30pm.
All flowers welcome, but donations, if desired may be made payable to Help for Heroes and sent c/o Co-operative Funeral Services, 52 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5JP Tel: 01926 428665

For those that are able to attend, Alan B and Millar will be there, it will be a Navy Funeral, blazers and medals.