Crossed the Bar

CTB - CRS Michael 'Vince' Eager

Following received from Joan Allison via Stuart Collard

CRS Michael "Vince" Eager crossed the bar 6th October, funeral
1400 12th November St. Nicholas church South Kilworth, afterwards at the the
White Hart in the village

I know Vince was a member of the RNCCA and some of this info is on
their website but am not sure whether he was a member of RNCA



CTB - Eddie Guest

From Carl,

Shipmates on reading this month's RNA Circular I noticed that one of our long serving members (Mem. No 013) Eddie Guest Crossed the Bar on 16th March 2021, suddenly but not Covid related. Eddie has been a stalwart member of the Association and was a regular attender at the AGMs. Fair winds and calm seas Shipmate.
Yours Aye


Harry's funeral will be held at the Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 1400. On completion, a wake will take place at the Stonehouse Creek Social Club, Stonehouse, Plymouth.


Forwarded by Graham Lloyd
Sadly I have to report that, after a short illness, former LRO(G) Harry Booth crossed the bar in St Lukes Hospice Plymouth in the early hours of Saturday 12 May. Harry was a regular attendee at the RNCA AGM's including as recently as Buxton in Mar 2018. Harry's ships included Llandaff, Danae and Hecate. He was also a member of the Ton Class Association. Funeral details will be promulgated when known. RIP Harry.

Crossed the Bar - ex L/SIG Bill Daws

Forwarded by Pete Fairchild

Sadly passed away on 19th March. 

Bill joined Ganges September  1957 as a junior signalman. Left in 1969 as a killick bunting,

Later on in life he was the Lord Mayor of Kings lynn,  He also was with the team on the Message project that sent a remembrance message by semaphore from Greenwich to Horse Guards Parade then on to the Cenotaph. 


His funeral is being held on Wednesday 18th April at 3.30pm in Mintlyn Crematorium, King's Lynn PE32 1HB. We will also be having a glass of something to remember him afterwards. Any  former comrades that you are in touch with would be very welcome to come along. 


Crossed the Bar - Lt. Cdr. A.D. Muggeridge, (SD) (C) R.N.

Subject: -Lt Cdr M A D Muggeridge 

The following received from Mike's daughter Michelle. 


Further to your telephone call with Mom and David this morning this is to confirm that dad's funeral is on Thursday 26th January 2017 at Sheet Church at 12.00 then onto The Half Moon Pub in Sheet for the wake. 

A committal at The Oaks Crematorium in Havant will then take place at 16.45 for family and anyone wishing to attend. 

Enquiries can be made to Michael Miller & Partners Ltd, 26a High Street, Petersfield 01730 233244 Family flowers only, donations if desired to British Heart Foundation or RNIB I think Mom said. 

Thank you Len and for your card, help and support in this very difficult 


Crossed the Bar - Lieutenant James "Jimmy" Jacques

It is with sadness that I write to tell you of the death, on 8th September 2014, of Lieutenant James "Jimmy" Jacques.  He had recently celebrated his 92nd birthday but had been fighting a losing battle with prostate cancer.

James joined the Royal Navy in 1937 as a boy of 15 at the Boys' Training Ship HMS Caledonia in Rosythe.  He went on to serve in the Communications Branch in HMS Malaya, HMS Fishguard, HMS Gorleston, HMT Lady Hogarth and HMS Cormorant (Gibraltar W/T Station).  At the end of the war he completed the REA conversion course at Collingwood and served in HMS Boxer, HMS Mauritius, and HMS Kenya. 

In 1952 he was commissioned as a Radio Electrical Officer and went to HMS Montclare (later replaced by HMS Adamant) the depot ship for the 3rd Submarine Squadron.  From there to HMS Loch Lomond, Inskip W/T Station, Mauritius W/T Station, HMS Fife, HMS Vernon (weapons' trials team) with a final year at HMS Dolfijn (CRETO) before retirement in 1977.  And there may be some who will remember "Jimmy" Jacques from his time at HMS Collingwood.


In 1979 he started a second career with the Portsmouth City Council, managing a workshop for unemployed young people.  At this time he was fitting out a 35' Endurance ketch at Hornet Sailing Club, with the idea of fulfilling his dream of blue water sailing.  "Tara" departed Gosport in September 1983 and it took us another 15 years to finally close the circle.  We continued to live aboard "Tara" until 2004 before taking up a more leisurely life aboard a Dutch steel motor cruiser of similar size in the Balearics and the French canal system.  It is only in this last year that James has been unable to enjoy the life afloat.  Happy years, happy memories and many good friends.


Kind regards Frances Miller

Crossed the Bar - Ex CRS Ray Jones Mem 883

Submitted by Sam MacFarlane via RNCA Facebook 24 Aug 16
Sadly I have just been told that one of our members, Ray Jones, ex CRS, crossed the bar recently after a short illness. A few of us knew Ray from HMS Forth back in 1967 and I worked with him at Northwood commcen in 84/85. It was a pleasure to work (and play) with you. The funeral will be on   1 Sep 16 at Cottingley crematorium (Post code LS11 0EU) time not known. I am assuming any members wishing to pay their respects will be welcome.Our condolences go to his family at this difficult time. Calm Seas my friend. Rest in Peace.

Crossed the Bar - Ex CY Dave (Tommo) Thompson

Passed on by Nobby Hall from Derbyshire Deeps.

Tommo was a Yeoman bunting on leaving the RN, he also served down the Falklands. He also was a member of the Nottingham RNR for several years after leaving the RN. He also attended many of the Gib '78 reunions. Tommo will be missed so very much. RIP Tommo

Crossed the Bar - Ex LRO(G) Yorky Grahame Mem 377

From: Eileen Grahame 

Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 5:50 PM


Subject: Wayne Kevin Grahame


I just wanted to let you know that my husband Wayne Grahame passed away on 21st Dec 2015. He had a medical condition called Multiple System Atrophy which affected his speech and mobility and muscle control. He passed away peacefully and is now at rest but was taken too soon at age 55. He was very proud to have been in the Royal Navy. He was known as Yorkie to his mates in the Navy. I know that he always paid his subscription but all accounts have now been frozen. I’m afraid i do not have a reference number for his account but i’m sure he would want you to know that he has passed away.



Eileen Grahame