Category Archive: Crossing the bar

Sep 25

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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Jul 01

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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Jun 08

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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May 26

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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Mar 28

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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Apr 23

Crossing the Bar: Shipmate Ben Dear

Huntingdon & District Branch have the sad duty to inform you that shipmate Ben Dear ‘Crossed the Bar’ on Saturday 23rd April 2016. Ben was a founder member, and first Standard Bearer, of the Branch and will be sorely missed by all that knew him. Ben joined HMS Ganges on the 25th April 1966 for …

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Aug 26

Service of Thanksgiving, Shipmate Monica McKay

On Wednesday 26th August 2015, shipmates Karl Webb and Barbara Knowles joined Jim McKay, family and friends of shipmate Monica McKay, who sadly Crossed the Bar on Thursday 13th August. The Thanksgiving Service took place at Huntingdon Methodist Church following a private family service at Cambridge Crematorium. Monica joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) …

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Apr 21

S/M Margaret Gascoyne Crossed the Bar, April 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce that shipmate Margaret Gascoyne of Bletchley & District Branch has crossed the Bar. Shipmate Margaret Gascoyne was the wife of No 6 Area’s Life Vice President, Les Gascoyne. Our condolences go to Les and his family at this sad time. Margaret’s funeral service will take place at …

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Dec 09

Shipmate Isobel Johnson, Crossed the Bar, 9 December 2014

It is with deep regret that the shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch of the Royal Naval Association announce that shipmate Isabella Robertson Johnson, nee Lockhart, Crossed the Bar on Tuesday 9th December 2014, aged 97. Isobel, as she was known by her shipmates, served in the NAAFI between 1939 and 1943 before joining the …

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Nov 09

St Neots and District Branch Obituary

  St Neots and District Branch Obituary: Pete Wale 1930 – 2014 It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Shipmate Pete Wale, who crossed the bar on Sunday 19th October. His funeral service took place at Bedford crematorium on Thursday 6th November. During the service our Branch President paid the following …

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