Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I report that Captain Michael (Mike) Sam John Farley RFA(Retd). (Member number 0084) crossed the bar on Tuesday 05th May 2020 aged 83 after a battle with COPD.

I have few details at the moment other than the funeral directors are Stockman and Loran (Paignton), (HERE for their website and HERE for a map).  Mike will be cremated at Torquay Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) possibly at the end of next week, 13/14/15 May 2020. Family flowers only and the family will inform of their chosen charities in due course. I will sitrep this page as and when more information becomes available.


On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to Mike’s widow, Marion, daughters Nichola and Ursula and their 2 grandchildren.

If you have any remembrances of Mike please email it to me at 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 Mike for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, if you have one please email it to me.