Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I report that Chief Officer(E) Brian (Fearless) Feeney crossed the bar on 24th September 2016 aged 79 (Just a few days short of his 80th birthday and following a fall).

His funeral took place in his home town of Hartlepool on 5th October 2016

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer sincere condolences to his widow Ann, his children (from his first marriage), Glynis, Jaquie, Angela and twins Mark and Domenic, and 6 grandchildren.

Ann and Brian Feeney

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


John Caruana writes:-

It is with great sadness to have this news however late.

I first met Brian at his first posting on RFA Blue Ranger in Malta. We were the same age as Junior Engineers at 18. I wish I knew him more. We spoke on the phone quite recently. I was posted away soon after he joined. I will always remember a fine gentleman. Please pass these sentiments to all especially his family.

He will Rest in Peace

John Caruana

Malta Liason

London and Home Counties Branch