Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness I report that First Officer (SRO) William (Bill) F Curtis RFA(Retd) Crossed the Bar on Wednesday May 12nd 2019 aged 76 at home, after a long battle with Leukaemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bowel cancer, and Parkinson’s. He was Member 0685

Bill’s funeral will be held on Monday 13th May at the East Riding Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) and old shipmates and colleagues will be most welcome to attend and will be invited to join the family for refreshments afterwards.

Arangements for Bill’s funeral are being made by CM Allott and Sons (HERE for their website ).

Family flowers only please, but donations in lieu, and if desired, should be made, in Bill’s name to the following charities either directly or at the service throught the funeral directors to :-

The Haematology Department, Queens Centre. HERE

Parkinson’s Disease HERE


On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to his wife Marjorie, children Charlotte and Emily and his six grandchildren.

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

Bill on the right with John Sinclair and Andy Cooke,
Bill and his family