Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I report that CPO(Cook) Alan Richard Anstey RFA(Retd) crossed the bar on Sunday 5th July Friday 26th Jun 2020 aged 70.

Alan was not a member of our Association but was, of course, a part of the extended RFA Family.

I have no more information at the moment but will, of course, sitrep this page with any updates.

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

This information is taken from the Plymouth Herald 11 July 2020

ANSTEY Alan Richard 1950-2020 Peacefully passed away at home on Sunday 5th July. Beloved Husband of Mavis. Loving Son of Maureen (dec’d) and Allen (dec’d). Twin Brother to David (dec’d). Big Brother to Phil. Loving Uncle & Great Uncle to Mike, Shelley & Melody. Respected Brother-in-law to Keith & Paddy. Fondly remembered by his Neices & Nephews. Ex Royal Fleet Auxiliary Chief Cook, Civilian Chef with 29 CDO Regt RA, The Citadel and H.M.Drake. Trustee of Gables Dogs & Cats Home. Friend to many, he will be greatly missed. Funeral service to be held on Friday 17th July, 12.15 at Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth. Family flowers only. Donations are to benefit St Luke’s Hospice and Gables Dogs & Cats Home. Wyatt Brothers 5-7 Durnford Street Plymouth PL1 3QJ Tel: 01752 600437.

If you have any remembrances of Alan please email it to me at captain.pat@rfaa.uk 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 Alan for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, if you have one please email it to me.

CPO(Cook) Alan Richard Anstey
1950 ~ 2020