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Third Officer Anthony Sard, Crossed the Bar.

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It is with great sadness that I report the sudden death of Third Officer Anthony Sard on Friday 16 November 2012 aged 82. After an Apprenticeship with BP Anthony served with the RFA as Third Officer from 1951 until 1957.

Anthony’s funeral will take place at West Suffolk Crematorium on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 10:30. Look HERE for the website and HERE for a map. Family flowers only by request but donations to The British Heart Foundation and The Merchant Navy Fund, would be most welcome, donations will be co-ordinated by the Funeral Directors


Afterwards at the Plough Inn, Brockley Green, Hundon, CO10 8DT, HERE for their website and HERE for map.

The funeral arrangements are being made through H J Paintin Ltd. Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons, see HERE for their website and HERE for a map

On behalf of the RFA Association I extend our sincere condolences to his wife of so many years, Joy and their son and daughter.

I have just received a couple of photographs of Anthony from his son Adam (and lots of thank you’s for them)

He is seen here on the left as a Third Officer in 1951/2 aged 22 (note the braid)

and on the right during a visit to RFA Wave Ruler in 2005, nearly 50 years since he left the Service.

If you have any remembrances of Anthony please email me at and I will append them to this page.