Crossed the Bar
It is our sad duty to pass on from Captain Rupert Drew RFA Ret’d the news that Commodore Barry H Rutterford RFA Ret’d Crossed the Bar on Monday in hospital at the age of 92.
His funeral will be held at 12.00 on Wednesday 28th June, in Greenock, followed by a lunch at his old Golf Club in Gourock.
We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

More details will be published as they are known.

From Gerry Patterson:
A great man, a great CO and a force to be reckoned with as Cdre RFA.
For my part as a young Sea Cadet in Greenock I met (then) Captain Rutherford in the mid 70’s when we changed our name to TS Gold Rover for his Command RFA Gold Rover. On joining the RFA as a Deck Cadet in 1980 I served under his Command on the Super Sampan (Stromness) and then worked at ESB temporarily as a 3/O during his tenure as CMS prior to him taking the post of Cdre RFA.