The next meeting is on Friday 15th July 2016 at the Raffles Club, 5 Ermington Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth . PL4 6QG
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Bar opens at 12:00 and the meeting kicks off at 12:30.
Bar meals/snacks available to order.
Don't forget to put your name in the book and pay your gangway sub. (£1).
Members are requested to PRINT names and not sign as well as it confuses the Secretary.
Raffle prizes always needed.
The funeral of Captain John Stones took place at the United Reform Church, Princetown on Friday 8 April 2016. John had died unexpectedly following complications after a heart attack. There were so many attendees, the three standard bearers, Richard Walker, Ray Jago and Charlie Rogers, escorted the coffin from the hearse to the doors - there was no room inside the Church. The appropriate raising and lowering of the standards was observed in the corridor and the coffin escorted out at the end of the service. Inside the Church, it was standing room only with around 200 attendees from all the various organisations John had been involved with during his service with the RFA and since his retirement.
It was pleasing to see Captain Sam Shatlock and his wife representing the Commodore and the RFA service. John had many hobbies including Art, RNLI, all types of music, amateur dramatics, Rotary Club, the Falklands, reading and poetry, especially Kipling.
He married Wendy in 1968; joined the RFA in 1971; first captain post was the Gold Rover.
Jack's funeral took place in St Andrews Church on Wednesday 6 April 2016 at 1400, where he married his wife Gwen over 50 years ago. The funeral was attended by his wife, three daughters and various grandchildren and many other relatives and friends and included Viviene Forster, National Chairman of the Merchant Navy Association.Twelve Standards were paraded and there was a good turn out of RFA Association colleagues, including the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Plymouth and District Branch, among others.