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          Plymouth Weather Forecast,

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   5 December.  Many members will be saddened to hear of the recent sudden loss of Barry Thompson.

                              Funeral details are here Robert (Barry) Thompson 1/O(SE) RFA(Retd)Crossed the Bar. Sitrep 1 (274)

  10 November.    We much regret to report that Mrs Alice Sprague, wife of Martin and a stalwart supporter of the Plymouth Branch died on 4 November, following a short illness.

The funeral will take place at Trinity United Reform Church, Torr Lane, Hartley, Plymouth trinityurcplymouth.org.uk at 1400                        on Wednesday 18th November.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the RBL Poppy Appeal or the RNLI.

Bright colours and poppies to be worn. (Poppies will be available.)

Funeral Directors, Walter C Parson, Plympton.  Walter C. Parson  


    Snapshot of the Flotilla in July 2015                             

RFA Argus – In UK waters after returning from 6 months off Sierra Leone
RFA Diligence – Laid up in Birkenhead
RFA Mounts Bay – Not left Falmouth since 2013, in refit Summer 2015
RFA Lyme Bay – Deployed to Caribbean on APT(N)
RFA Cardigan Bay – Based in Bahrain providing long term support to mine warfe vessels
RFA Fort Austin – In Birkenhead after returning from 9 months in Gulf
RFA Fort Rosalie –   Refitted 2014, Birkenhead being reactivated to replace her sister ship
RFA Fort Victoria
 –  Refitted 2014, supporting coalition warships in Gulf and Indian Ocean
RFA Wave Knight – Completing refit in Birkenhead
RFA Wave Ruler – Refited 2014, completed Gulf deployment June 2015, at sea in Atlantic
RFA Orangeleaf – Laid up in Birkenhead, out of service September.
RFA Black Rover – Duty FOST Tanker, operating in training role around South Coast
RFA Gold Rover – Refited 2014, on her final deployment to South Atlantic, retiring in 2016

   Source - savetheroyalnavy.org

  5 July.   We much regret to announce that PO(E) Bob Dart has recently Crossed the Bar.

                   Funeral at Paignton, Thursday 9 July. Details here.

  30 May.    The 2015 James Coull Memorial Award

  18 May. Photos of Reunion 2015 in the Gallery and here -  Reunion 2015 Plymouth - RFA People

  27 April.  

                        We much regret to announce that member Gordon McWilliam crossed the bar yesterday 26 April.

                      The Funeral will take place at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Turfdown Road, Fletchers Bridge, Bodmin PL30 4AU.

                  at 1030 on Friday 15 May. All colleagues are welcome and there is no need to wear black.  Map

                  The Funeral Directors are Richardsons of Looe  Richardson’s Funeral Directors

             Family flowers only. Donations if desired through the Funeral Directors or direct to

                                         Smile Train  Smile Train | Power of a Smile  or Shelterbox ShelterBox

                                         The reception afterwards will be at the Carbeile Inn, Trevol Road, Torpoint.  Carbeile Inn, Torpoint, PL11 2NJ.

                                          All welcome.


                                              Details here.

    18 October.  Seafarers' Advice & Information Line


  6 August.              

 Information Wanted. Roy Seccombe from Plymouth. Born c1920. Died aboard Indian ship Vikram Jayanti at Nagasaki, 1964.

 Served during WW2 and as Chief Officer of Wave Master, War Brahmin, Wave Liberator, Fort Charlotte,

 Wave Laird & Olna between 1949 - 1956.

 A close relative is seeking any information about him which may be forwarded through the Webmaster

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