Crossed the Bar

Sitrep 1 Funeral Details

Sitrep 2 Photograph

CPO (CK) Michael Marchbanks sadly Crossed the Bar on 31st July 2015 following a long illness. He was aged just 60.

Michael retired in 2011 after serving 23 Years with the RFA.

His funeral will be held at South Shields Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)  at 12:30 on  Wednesday 12th August 2015 and that the arrangements are being made by Peter Johnsons Funerals, 108 Imeary St, South Shields NE33 4EL Telephone 0191 455 1111 (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

Former shipmates and colleagues will be most welcome to attend and there will be an “and afterwards” invitations to which will be given at the crematorium service.

Family flowers only but donations in lieu and if desired can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society (HERE for there website)

On behalf of he RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to all his widow Linda, children Michael and Andrew and stepchildren Kelly and Steven and beloved grandchildren.


If you have a remembrance of Michael please email it to me at deputy.chairman@rfaa.uk and I will post them on this page. I am also looking for photographs of Michaelfor this piece and the RFA Association Galery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.