Crossed the Bar

It is with much sadness that I report that Captain(E) Gordon Maurice Ogilvie RFA(Retd) crossed the bar on Tuesday 25th August aged 79.

Gordon’s funeral will be held at The Oaks Havant Crematorium (HERE for the website and HERE for a map)on Friday 11th September at 3.15 pm.

Former shipmates and colleagues will be most welcome to attend the funeral and will be invited for refreshments afterwards.

Family flowers only but donations may, if desired, be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)  via the funeral directors (see below)

Arrangements for the funeral are being made by Barrells Funeral Directors, 245 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PA, (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer sincere condolences to his widow Frances, daughter Simone, son Andrew and his grandchildren

The de-comissioning of RFA Sir Percivale
In Grey Rover accompanying the Queen on the Royal Yacht on her 1977 tour world tour

If you have a remembrance of Gordon please email it to me at and I will post it on this page. I am also looking for photographs of Gordon for this piece and the RFA Association Galery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me