Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I  announce that Larry Lonsdale, member 261 and a former Engineer Officer in the RFA  crossed the bar on 5th July 2014 whilst returning from a cruise. He was 78.

His funeral will be held at the Weston Mill Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) on Monday 21st July 2014 at 12:00 and afterwards at the United Reform Church Hall, Powisland Drive Derriford, Plymouth, Devon. PL6  (HERE for their website and HERE for a map). Old shipmates and colleagues will be most welcome to help celebrate Larry’s life.

The arrangements are being made  by the Funeral Directors, Parsons Crownhill, (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

Family flowers only but donations may be made  in lieu of flowers to the British Heart Foundation either on the day or through Parsons.


On behalf of the RFA Association I extend our sincere condolences to his widow Dianne and all his family


If you have a remembrance of Larry please email it to be at and I will post them on this page. Also, if you have photograph of Larry a copy would be greatly appreciated.