Crossed the Bar

Sitrep 1. Funeral Arrangements

It is with much sadness that I report that Captain(E) Martin Ellam RFA(Retd) and Member number 0122, Crossed the Bar on 8th Feb 2018 aged 75 after a short illness.

Martin’s funeral will take place at the Weston Mill Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) at 12:15 on Wednesday 21 Feb 2018. This will also be linked onto the (new) “RFA Crossed the Bar” Facebook page, (HERE) Colleagues and old shipmates are most welcome to attend and to join the family for refreshments afterwards (Details at the service)

Family flowers only but donations, if desired, should be made to St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth, (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

The funeral arrangements are being made by Co-op Funeral Directors, Crownhill, Plymouth, (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to all his widow Sally and all his family

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