It is with much sadness that  I report that John Baynham Kilner (Member 0624) of Long Preston Crossed the Bar on Tuesday 5th April  2022 at Airdale General Hospital aged 81.The arrangements for John’s funeral are being made by Duncan Robinson Funeral Services, Settle (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) and will take place a Skipton Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) at 14:15 on Friday 22 April 2022.

Family Flowers only please, but donations in lieu and if desired, should be made to the RNLI will be coordinated by the funeral directors.

Former shipmates and colleagues attending the funeral will be invited to join the family afterwards.

My thanks to Rupert Drew for the heads-up.

On behalf of the RFA Association and all John’s former   shipmates and colleagues  I offer our sincere condolences his wife Jean and all his family.

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

Chief Officer(TA) John Kilner 1941 – 2022

John seen here with RFA Commodore in Chief and Commodore Walworth at the dedication of the RFA Memorrial at the National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas.