Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness I report that Captain(E) David Meikle RFA(Retd) Crossed the Bar aged 93 on the 8th March 2017.

David’s funeral will take place at 10:45 on Tuesday 28th March at Portchester Crematorium (HERE for the website and HERE for a map). Former shipmates and colleagues will be made most welcome. Refreshments will be available afterwards, details will be on the Order of Service.

Family flowers only by request but donations may be made, if desired, and in David’s name to David’s favourite charity, Parkinsons UK (HERE for their website).

Funeral arrangements are being made by Stapleford and Sons Funeral Directors, (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

David’s wife Joan pre-deceased him and behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to family Andrew, Julie and Anne and all his grandchildren.


If you have any remembrances of David please email it to me at and I will post them on this page. I am also looking for photographs of David for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.