Chris Parkinson – Crossed the bar March 2016
Lt Charles ”Champagne Charlie” Cantan R.N. – Crossed the bar June 2016
RO1(T) Ade (Ginge) Lote – Crossed the bar 9th September 2016
POWEM(R) Jon Kerr – Crossed the bar 23rd August 2018
AEA(R)1 Glenn Appleyard – Crossed the bar 30th June 2019
CRS Len Jones – Association President – Crossed the bar 13th October 2019
Steward Karl Kirby (Captain’s Steward) – Crossed the bar November 2019
RS Dave (Busby) Clutten – Crossed the bar November 2021
When I have crost the bar.
Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson
In ocean wastes no poppies blow,
No crosses stand in ordered row,
There young hearts sleep… beneath the wave…
The spirited, the good, the brave,
But stars a constant vigil keep,
For them who lie beneath the deep.
‘Tis true you cannot kneel in prayer
On certain spot and think. “He’s there.”
But you can to the ocean go…
See whitecaps marching row on row;
Know one for him will always ride…
In and out… with every tide.
And when your span of life is passed,
He’ll meet you at the “Captain’s Mast.”
And they who mourn on distant shore
For sailors who’ll come home no more,
Can dry their tears and pray for these
Who rest beneath the heaving seas…
For stars that shine and winds that blow
And whitecaps marching row on row.
And they can never lonely be
For when they lived… they chose the sea.
In Waters Deep by Eileen Mahoney
R.I.P. Shipmates – Fair winds and following seas.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.