Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I report that A/B James Alexander (Ally) Ritchie RFA(Retd) crossed the bar on Sunday 03th May 2020 aged 83. Although not a member of our Association he was nevertheless a member of the RFA Family. His private funeral (burial)will take place at 14:00 on Tuesday 12 May 2020 Fraserburgh Cemetery (under present restrictions) (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) with the arrangements being made by Alexander Buchan, Funeral Directors (HERE for their website and HERE for a map).


Ally’s wife June predeceased him by 22 days. On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to his three sons Kenneth, Alexander and Grahame and their families which includes 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and all his family.

Family flowers only but donations may be made, if desired to Marie Curie Charity (HERE for their webpage)

If you have any remembrances of Ally please email it to me at captain.pat@rfaa.uk and I will post them on this page. Alternatively you can post to our facebook page “RFA Crossed the Bar”. I am also looking for photographs of Ally for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, if you have one please email it to me.

James Alexander Ritchie
1936 – 2020