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Second Officer Martyn Hobbs, Crossed the Bar

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It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Second Officer Martyn Hobbs RFA(Retd) on Monday 28 November 2012 aged 77 following a long battle with cancer.

Martyn’s funeral will be held at 12:45 on Wednesday 12 December at Elmers End (Beckenham) Crematorium, see HERE for their website and HERE for a map. And afterwards  at Cherry Lodge Golf Club, Biggin Hill, see HERE for their website and HERE for a map. Old shipmates and colleagues will be very welcome.

By request family flowers only, if desired donations should be made to Seafarers (UK) see HERE for their website.

The Funeral Directors are Francis Chappell & Sons who will also coordinate any donations, see HERE for their website and HERE for a map.

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer my sincere condolences to his widow Sylvia son Jonathon, daughter in law Lise and grandchildren.

Martyn, seated is seen with Alex Landels and Brian Waters at the Nottingham Reunion.

Sylvia, Martyn’s widow has asked me to put their Christmas Family Newsletter, written shortly before Martyn’s death, onto this page. It is attached as a PDF and can be downloaded  Christmas 2012 (169.3 kB) .

If you have a remebrance of Martyn please e-mail me at deputy.chairman@rfa-association and I will append it to this page.