Category Archives: Crossed the Bar

SSBN 634 Randy Hanneman on Eternal Patrol

I’m sorry to pass this sad news to our shipmates.   I didn’t serve with Randy but met him as a couple of our reunions.  He was a good guy and well liked by his shipmates. Obituary from site: Randy Ray … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 Fred Grund on Final Patrol

Fred Grund FTC(SS)  April 7, 1940 – December 26, 2016 Chief Grund was born on April 7, 1940 in Baltimore, MD.  He spent his last years in Pelham, NH. and departed on Final Patrol on December 26, 2016 in Lowell, … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 – Eternal Patrol

As always, it’s sat to report the passing of our shipmates.   Attached are the obituaries or information regarding: Robert Whitcomb, MM2 (SS) 1971-1975 Blue robert-whitcomb_12-25-2009_obit Garrett Anderson, IC3(SS) 1975-1978 garrett-anderson-postedobit Michael Dotten, ET2 (SS) 1963-1965 Blue mike-dotten_rv1 & mike-dotten_rv2 George … Continue reading

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Michael James Francis DSM

A service of Thanksgiving for Michael James Francis DSM

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A Message From Pamela Bagshaw

I don’t know whether it is appropriate to ask for the text below to be circulated??  Please do tell me if this can be done?! ‘My daughters and I would like to thank everyone who attended!  Not only the Bugler, who was … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of Former RM Simeon Hill

The funeral of Simeon Hill who left the Corps in 1984 and recently died in a motorbike accident in Spain will be held at Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe on Fri 20 May at 1440. There will be a reception afterwards at … Continue reading

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The Passing And Funeral Of Former RM Mick (Connie) Francis

It is my sad duty to report that Connie Francis passed away last Sunday evening. His funeral will take place at; Seven Hills Crematorium, Felixstowe Road, Nacton, Suffolk IP10 0FG on Monday 23rd May at 1545. All RMA Members are … Continue reading

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Death Of Retired Royal Marines Officer, Captain M J Bleeck RM

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of the following retired Royal Marines Officer Captain M J Bleeck RM DOB    28 May 1927 DOE    1 Sep 1945 DOR    11 Jan 1957 DOD    Feb 2015 … Continue reading

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The Passing And Funeral Of Former RM Jim Baker DSM, Legion D’honneur RM (Funeral details updated)

Funeral details added below… It is with great sadness that I report the death of W. Jim Baker DSM legion d’honneur in the BLESMA home at Blackpool today Jim, as he was known, was the life President of the Blackpool … Continue reading

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The Passing And Funeral Of Former RM Michael Metcalfe

The death has occurred (15/04/16)of Ex Mne Michael Metcalfe (RM 24735), Michael was an  LC3 and served for some time aboard HMS Fearless (Jul 68 – Jun70) His Cremation Service will take place at Preston Crematorium, the Crematorium is located … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of Former RM William Sunnocks

The funeral of the late Mr William Sunnocks will take place at the Garden of England Crematorium, Bobbing, Sittingbourne ME9 8GZ on Monday 9th May commencing at 1100hrs Mr Sunnocks aged 96 lived in Minster, Sheppey.  He joined the Royal … Continue reading

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The Elms Memorial Match – 7th May 2016

The Elms memorial match, remembers 3 local marines killed in Afghanistan and Lt.Cdr. Molyneux, RN, shot by one of his own submarine crew. This will be the fifth fixture, and we hope this year we’ll be able to push the … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Colonel C M G Campion VRD

Sirs, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of the following retired Royal Marines Officer Colonel C M G Campion VRD DOB    28 Jul 1934 DOE    4 Jun 1952 DOD    15 … Continue reading

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Message from Kevin Bell, Visiting Officer on behalf of Mrs Karen Williams:

I am sorry to announce that WO2 Clifford “Cliff” Williams RM sadly passed away due to unforeseen circumstances on Fri 11 Mar 16.  Mrs Karen Williams welcomes any cards or messages to be passed to the family via the Welfare … Continue reading

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A Celebration Of The Life Of Kerry Bagshaw, CMG, OBE (update re transport)

A Memorial/Celebration of the life of Kerry Bagshaw, CMG, OBE, will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR on the 18th April at 11.30 a.m.  followed by refreshments at the family home, which is nearby.  Details on the … Continue reading

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Service Of Thanksgiving For The Life And Work Of General Sir Peter Whiteley GCB OBE KStJ

Sirs, Ladies and Gentlemen, A service of thanksgiving for the life and work of General Sir Peter Whiteley GCB OBE KStJ DL will be held at Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, EX1 1HS at 2 pm on Friday, May 6, 2016.  Dress … Continue reading

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The Passing And Funeral Of Former RM Ted Turner – Friday 18th March 10.00 am

Former RM Ted Turner was one of the first Royal Marines to receive the Legion d’honneur and has sadly crossed the bar. All members of the Corps Family are invited to his funeral and the family would love to see any RMA … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Former RM WO2 G Ramsey RM

Former W02 G Ramsey PLY/X5444 has sadly passed away. His funeral will be held at 14:30 hrs Mon 14th Mar 2016 at Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth.   Plymouth RMA Standard bearer will be in attendance and a request for a … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of Former RM Walter Alfred Brown

The funeral of former Royal Marine Walter Alfred Brown (AKA Wally) President of Birmingham RMA ,will be held on Friday 18th March at 15.30 in Sutton Coldfield  Crematorium, Birmingham. Flowers optional ,donations to. RMCTF through Secretary Roy Davis Exmouth RMA … Continue reading

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The Passing And Funeral Of Former RM Cpl Les Stafford

I have just received a phone call from a relative of Les’s to inform me that he has passed away in a Dementia home. We did know he was in this home and had regular visits from our welfare officer … Continue reading

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Big Bert Preston (PO18760A) passed away

Bert Preston (PO 18760A) died at 2305 last night (Sunday 21st Feb). No funeral arrangements available yet. I’ll keep you (and your readers) up to date. Yours aye… From Danny Shepherd / Tosh MacDonald  

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The Funeral Of Lt George Courtenay-York RN

Please see below, although not an RM he was still part of our wider family and a brave man. Any member of the RMA who wishes to attend will be made most welcome. Former Lieutenant George Courtenay-York Royal Navy died … Continue reading

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The Passing and Funeral Of Former RM Ivor Turner

It is with the greatest sadness that I have to report that Ivor Turner has passed away. A former member of the Bridgwater Branch who lived in WSM. Ivor was a former sniper and member of 46 RM commando, in … Continue reading

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The Death Of Capt B J Dicketts RM

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of following Retired Royal Marines Officer Capt B J Dicketts RM DOB    11 Aug 1926 DOE    30 Jul 1943 DOR    15 Feb 1959 DOD    14 Feb 2016 … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of General Sir Peter Whitely GCB OBE KStJ DL

‘The funeral of General Sir Peter Whiteley GCB OBE KStJ DL will be a private family event on 22 February. There will be a Thanksgiving Service later in the year, location, date and time TBC. Please contact the RM Corps … Continue reading

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Dedication Of Memorial to LCpl Walter Parker VC RMLI

The dedication will take place on Sunday 24th April 2016. There will be the normal church service at St Helens Parish Church, Stapleford at 12noon, followed by a Service of Dedication in Walter Parker Square at approximately 1315. There will … Continue reading

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Marine Albert Palmer PO/X 111710

Marine Albert Palmer  PO/X 111710 and born in Battersea on 6th Feb 1922 Funeral was held on Wednesday 10th February 2016 Many thanks as always to the Guys that attended Including Buglers, Standard Bearers and of course the Guard of … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of Former RM Officer Capt George Fordham RM

The funeral of the late Capt George Fordham RM will take place at Haycombe Crematorium, Whiteway Road, Bath BA2 2RQ on Thursday 18th February at 1430. There will then be a wake at the Carpenters Arms, Stanton Wick, Nr Pensford, … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Lt Roger Linn RM (update)

It is my sad duty to notify you of the death, on 15 December, of Lieutenant Roger Linn Royal Marines who served in the Corps between 1961 and 1970. A Service to celebrate his life will be held at 12 … Continue reading

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The Passing and Funeral Of Former RM Anthony Richards

Regret to inform you of the death of one of our members. CH/x  3849 Anthony Richards on 27th December. The Funeral is on Friday 22nd January at 1015 at Medway Crematorium Robin Hood Lane, Chatham ME5 9QU. We are requesting a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving service for Lt Col GJH Mackie RM

I regret to have to say that my elder brother, Graeme, died early in the morning of 28th December 2015 after a very long illness very bravely borne. His close family were with him at the last. His date of … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Graham Capewell RM

I regret to inform you of the death of a former bootneck PO39363L Cpl Graham Capewell whom served with 40 Cdo between 1979-95, primarily as a signaller and lived in Ramsgate.  He died last night after a battle with cancer, … Continue reading

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FUNERAL OF MARINE MICHAEL DEAN YOUNGHUSBAND 30136233

COMMANDO LOGISTIC REGIMENT ROYAL MARINES Background. Marine Younghusband was tragically knocked down and killed whilst crossing railway lines in the early hours of Thursday 10 December 2015. The family have opted for a service funeral. Marine Younghusband. Marine Younghusband, aged … Continue reading

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Memorial Service For Major Richard Clifford MBE RM

A memorial service for Major Richard Clifford MBE RM, who died on 15 November 2015, will be held in Bere Regis Church, Dorset at 1400 hours on 11 January 2016. At Richard request, there is no requirement for medals, berets … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Harold (Podge) Overbury (2nd UPDATE)

Harold (Pdge) Overbury crossed the bar  at the Knapps Cross Rest Home on Friday 3rd of December. Awaiting further details… Roy Davis… Exmouth Branch Sec Funeral details for Podge Overbury (Exmouth RMA) are as follows The funeral will be held … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Former RM Alec Thoms

Most of you will have known Alec Thoms via the RMA. Full name was Alexander Edward (Alec) Thoms aged 75 when he fell in the west Jesmond Metro Station hitting the back of his skull in a fall from which he … Continue reading

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Lt Col N C Thompson MBE RM has Crossed the Bar

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of the following retired Royal Marines Officer: Lt Col N C Thompson MBE RM DOB    29 Nov 1935 DOE    22 Jan 1955 DOR    29 Nov 1982 DOD    01 Dec 2015 The funeral will … Continue reading

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Service Of Thanksgiving For Lady Gillian Mary Garrod 9th December 2015

Lady Gillian Mary (Jill) Garrod (née Parks-Smith). Died peacefully in London on 25th November 2015, aged 73. Beloved wife of the late Lt. Gen Sir Martin Garrod, dearly loved by her daughters Katie and Fenella, her grandchildren Katya and Alexander, her son-in-law … Continue reading

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The Passing Of The Following Former RM Officers

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of the following retired RM Officers: Maj R C Clifford MBE RM DOB    14 May 1946 DOE    21 Sep 1964 DOR    14 Oct 1996 DOD    15 Nov … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of Former RM Keith Wilson

The Funeral of former RM Keith Wilson is taking place at 1245hrs on Friday 27th November 2015 at the ’North Chapel’, Porchester Crematotium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Fareham PO16 8NE. Keith served for 16 years in the Corps and sadly passed away on … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Former RM Neville Palmer

Former Royal Marine Neville Palmer (PLY/X 107307), passed away on Saturday October 24th in Georgetown, Ontario, due to heart problems. Neville was 91, and a good solid member of RMA Ontario. His funeral was on Saturday, October 31st. Several of our … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Lady Jill Garrod 25 November 2015

It is with great sadness  that we report the death on Wednesday 25 November 2015 of Lady Jill Garrod, widow of former Commandant General Lieutenant General Sir Martin Garrod KCB OBE. Funeral details will be published when known. Yours in … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of Former RM Phil Morgan – 27 August 2015

I have the sad duty to inform you of the passing of P010679 Phil (Taff) Morgan. Phil passed away 12th Aug 2015. He joined the Corps in 1952 serving for 22 years as a Chef. He reached the grand age … Continue reading

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The Funeral Details For The Late Major Gary Baines RM

Just to inform you that I am the Funeral Officer for the late Maj Gary Baines RM who’s Celebration of Life Service is being held at Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton at 1230 hrs Mon 15 Jun 15. … Continue reading

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Capt (CS) Bernard V Drew RM has Crossed the Bar

With regret that we have to inform you of the death of the following retired Royal Marines Officer: Capt (CS) Bernard V Drew RM DOB 14 Feb 31 DOE 4 May 48 DOC 3 Mar 75 DOR 13 Feb 86 … Continue reading

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PO21936 Joe Hale PWI has Crossed the bar

PO21936 Joe Hale PWI. Crossed the bar on the 22 April 2015 in Brisbane Australia. Cremation took place Albany Court, Brighton, Brisbane Queensland on the 29th April 2015. Anyone requiring further information please contact George Kirtley on 01304 853887 or … Continue reading

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The Passing Of Former RM Ron Smee

The Passing Of Former RM Ron Smee My name is Martin Smee (Son of Ron Smee). Both former bootnecks. Would you be able post the details of Ron’s departure and funeral over the net for me please? A former W02 … Continue reading

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Former RM (45cdo) Erik Scurfield KIA 2nd March 2015

The family of former Royal Marine Konstandinos Erik Scurfield say they are ‘devastated’ that he has been killed while fighting against ISIS in Syria. Konstandinos Erik Scurfield died while fighting against the terror group with the Kurdistan People’s Protection Units … Continue reading

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The Death Of Former RM Officer Captain Stephen A N Combe RM

The Death Of Former RM Officer Captain Stephen A N Combe RM It is with regret that we have to inform you of the passing of Capt Stephen Combe, who passed away on the 19th Feb 2015. No other details … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of Albert Cox

The Funeral Of Albert Cox Alberts Biological Family didnt want to pay a D-Day veteran the respect he was due but his other family did what they always do and turned up in force to say goodbye to one of … Continue reading

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