Crossed the Bar

Sitrep 1 Photograph.

Sitrep 2 Funeral arrangements.

It is with so much sadness I report that Chief Officer Lysle Newton RFA(Retd) Crossed the Bar aged 86 on the 20th February 2017 following a long illness.

Lysle’s funeral will take place at St James Church, Riding Mill (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) at 13:30 on Tuesday 7th March followed by cremation at Mountsett Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) at 14:45. 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 Lysle’s name to the RFA Association (HERE for their website) and/or the Great North Air Ambulance (HERE for their website). The funeral directors J. Dickinson (HERE for their website and HEREfor a map) will co-ordinate the collection and equal distribution of any donations appropriately.

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


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