Category Archives: Crossed the Bar

Colour Sergeant Peter G Young, PO/x5488 – 1st July 2014

A Homage to… Colour Sergeant Peter G Young – PO/x5488 Who joined the Corps on 1st May 1944 as a Boy Bugler, and was drafted to HMS Queen Elizabeth on completion of training. Unfortunately he caused a major disturbance in … Continue reading

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The Funeral of Sgt Bill Lester MM RM

The Funeral will be at Havant Crematorium on Wednesday 1 Oct’ 14 at 1600 and the Wake at RMA Eastney Branch on completion. All RM’s past and present and all who knew him are welcome to come and celebrate his … Continue reading

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RMA Chairman Ted Ridgewell (Reading Branch) Has Crossed the Bar

The Funeral of Reading RMA Chairman Ted Ridgewell The funeral of our Chairman, Ted Ridgewell, will take place at the Caversham Cemetery, All Hallows Road, off the A4155 Henley Road, Reading RG4 5LPat @ 13:30 hours on Thursday 21st instant. … Continue reading

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Major Ralph Rigden MBE RM has Crossed the Bar

A message from Ian Rigden Major Ralph Rigden passed away suddenly on Saturday 9 Aug at home in Markinch, Scotland at the age of 82.My Mother and younger brother were withhim. I am currently flying in from France on leave … Continue reading

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Bill Houston has Crossed the Bar in New Zealand

Hello Everyone, I am sorry to let you know dad passed away this morning at 7.10 am. Over the past two weeks he had been hospitalized with a severe kidney infection that proved to be anti-biotic resistant. the infection plus … Continue reading

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Former RSM Jack Lacy RM has Crossed the Bar

THE FUNERAL OF FORMER RSM JACK LACY RM Jack served from 1939 until 1961, he was RSM at Deal and Poole in the late 50s. He was 94 when he crossed the bar and I hope that anyone in the … Continue reading

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Dutchies son Jim has Crossed The Bar…

A Very Sad Day For A Corps Institution  My name is Nev Weston I am a former Royal Marine. As most People who pass through the Commando Training Centre are aware that there is an establishment called “Dutchie’s” a place … Continue reading

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Lieutenant Ian C Findley RM who sadly crossed the bar on 18th June 2014

The funeral of  Lieutenant Ian C Findley RM who sadly passed peacefully away on 18th June 2014, will take place in St. John?s Church Margate on Thursday 10th July at 1.30pm. The Service will be conducted by Revd Howard Pashley, assisted by Revd John King. … Continue reading

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Death of Louis Pengelly-Phillips – who crossed the bar 24 June 2014, aged 89 years

Louis joined the Corps at age 18 in 1943. In summary, he has died with an elderly brother who lives in Australia and who is not well enough to attend the funeral and a niece in this country who has … Continue reading

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Jim Hawkins – Parade Marshall for the Military Repatriations (UPDATE)

  Ladies and Gentlemen, As promised the additional information is shown below.  I apologise for it being rather long winded, but the extra information is for the benefit of those travelling from well outside our area.  People have indicated they … Continue reading

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Ed Mahler EM1(SS)… Has Crossed the Bar

  Ed Mahler EM1(SS).  I am sad to inform you that on February 19, 2014 Ed passed away.  Edward Joseph Mahler was born on September 22, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey.  Ed joined the navy in about 1960 and served … Continue reading

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Royal Marine who raised over £15,000 for the Royal British Legion dies aged 102

  Britain’s oldest poppy seller and former Royal Marine who raised over £15,000 for the Royal British Legion dies aged 102   Albert Joyner, Britain’s oldest surviving Royal Marine, raised more than £15,000 by selling poppies over 11 years Mr … Continue reading

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US Navy veteran in iconic WW2 kissing photo dies

  US Navy veteran in iconic WW2 kissing photo dies Another angle of the events of 14 August 1945 near Times Square was taken by a US Navy photographer. A Texas man thought to be the US Navy sailor kissing … Continue reading

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Mike “Tug” Wilson has Crossed the Bar… Funeral 7th Feb 2014… Support Needed… RMA Exmouth, Where were YOU?

Tug in Borneo August 1962 Tug was 73 last July, but due to a major stroke some 20 yrs ago his body just gave in, he still had the “Bootnecks” sick sense of humour right up to the end. He … Continue reading

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Colour Sgt Aaron “TINY” Winter, has Crossed the Bar

Funeral of PO 54172T Colour Sgt Aaron “Tiny” Winter   Background.  Colour Sergeant Aaron “Tiny” Winter was employed as the Provost Sergeant at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM).  He died at the Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton on the … Continue reading

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Colour Sgt Terry Sandy, Heavy Weapons, has Crossed the Bar

Funeral of former Colour Sgt Terry Sandy Heavy Weapons, who was an original mentor at the Commando Training Centre will take place on Friday 13th December (tomorrow) at Exeter Crematorium at 15:30. Followed by a wake at the Exmouth RAFA … Continue reading

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Death of Former RM Officer Major V N Stevenson RM

(From RMA News Bulletin) I am told that Major Stevenson was a formidable man and outstanding Cliff Leader, as well as being our former president Simon Hills first company commander. He passed away at his home in Newton Ferrers on … Continue reading

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Admiral Sandy Woodward dies aged 81

Falklands War admiral Sandy Woodward dies aged 81 Adm Woodward was described as a “modern-day hero” by Falkland Islanders An admiral who led Britain’s task force in the 1982 Falklands War has died after a long illness, aged 81, his … Continue reading

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KIA 2011

45 SERVICEMEN AND 1 SERVICEWOMAN LOST THEIR LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN BETWEEN JANUARY 1ST  AND DECEMBER 31ST 2011 Pte John King 1 Yorks 30 December 2011 Sqd Ldr Anthony Downing RAF 23 December 2011 Capt Tom Jennings RM.(SBS) 22 December 2011 … Continue reading

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Afghanistan 2011

Forty Five Servicemen & One Servicewoman lost their lives In Afghanistan between 1st January 2011 & 31st December 2011   Pte John King 1 Yorks 30 December 2011 Sqd Ldr Anthony Downing RAF 23 December 2011 Capt Tom Jennings RM.(SBS) … Continue reading

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Sgt Luke Taylor RM

THE FUNERAL OF SGT LUKE TAYLOR RM THURSDAY 12TH APRIL 2012 Sergeant Luke Taylor, aged 33, joined the Royal Marines in 1997. Over the course of his impressive career, Luke gathered extensive operational experience doing a job that he loved. … Continue reading

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