Category: Crossing the bar

Funeral Service: John Baldwin

On Thursday 3rd May 2018, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended the funeral of John Baldwin, a former Royal Naval veteran who had died with no family to attend the service. A call had been put out by the Reverend Simon Whittaker, Padre of Cambridge RNA, for former service personnel to give John (who …

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Shipmate Les Brown has Crossed the Bar

Letchworth Branch have the sad duty to report that their President, S/M Les Brown has Crossed the Bar. Further details about Les, his life in the RN and with the RNA, will be updated shortly. His funeral will take place on Thursday 26th April 2018 at St George’s Church, Norton Way, Letchworth, at 1530. Standard …

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Shipmate Don Camp, Peterborough RNA, Crossed the Bar, 3 March 2018

It is with deep regret and sadness that Peterborough Branch, Royal Naval Association, announce that shipmate Don Camp ‘Crossed the Bar’ on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Don was very much an active member of the Branch, he always supported events with a happy and generous disposition. Don’s funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Monday …

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Funeral Service, Rod Morison RM

Shipmates from Huntingdon Branch were saddened to hear that Rod Morison MM RN had Crossed the Bar on the 13th February 2018. Rod was a regular stall holder at St Ives Armed Forces Day (and other events around the country) where he made friends with members of the branch. Rod’s funeral took place at Cambridge …

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Call for mourners, shipmate Chris Weaver’s funeral Friday 23rd February 2018

Over the last few years, shipmate Penny Jarvis has been working with an ex-RN ‘gentleman’ after finding him homeless. Penny was a Veteran Support Officer and had known Chris for some time now. Sadly, Chris died at the beginning of January, his funeral will take place at North Herts Crematorium, Holwell, Nr Hitchin (at 1000). …

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Shipmate Jim McKay has Crossed the Bar, 24 September 2017

It is with deep sadness that Huntingdon & District Branch, Royal Naval Association, announce that our shipmate, Jim McKay has Crossed the Bar. S/M Jim McKay was a much loved member of Huntingdon & District Branch, along with S/M Monica McKay, the pair always took part in branch events when they were able to, sadly …

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Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride: 1 July 2017

Following an invitation by Sue Merry of the Royal British Legion Riders (RBLR), shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended the annual Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR) service at the American War Cemetery, Madingley, Cambs, on Sunday 1st July 2017. The Riders Branch of the RBL has carried out the annual AMRR to Madingley American …

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Shipmate Graham John Holt, 30 April 1928 – 26 May 2017

On Friday 26th May 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch received the sad news that our Life Vice President, shipmate Graham Holt, had ‘Crossed the Bar’ early that morning. Graham joined the Royal Navy in 1947 as an Instruction Officer. Between 1947 and 1951 he was stationed with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets onboard …

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Shipmate Graham Holt, Crossed the Bar, 26 May 2017

Huntingdon and District Branch have the sad duty to report that our former President, shipmate Graham Holt, Crossed the Bar on Friday 26th May 2017. Commander Graham Holt RN (Rtd) was made Life Vice President after standing down as President due to ill health, however, that did not stop him supporting the Branch in any …

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Shipmate Lawrie Cook, Letchworth & Hitchin Branch, has Crossed the Bar

It is with deep regret that shipmates from Letchworth & Hitchin Branch announce that their President, shipmate Lawrie Cook, has Crossed the Bar. Lawrie’s funeral will take place on April 12 at Letchworth Free Church at 1425. Branch Standards are requested if possible, please contact shipmate Penny Jarvis (01462 673491) for further details. Our thoughts …

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