Crossed the Bar

Sitrep 1, Correction to Rank

It is with so much sadness that I report that Petty Officer(Deck) John Beer  RFA (Retd)  Crossed the Bar on Thursday 11th Feb 2021 aged 73. John was not a member of our Association but was, of course, a member of our RFA family.


John’s funeral and cremation will take place at Exeter Crematorium (HERE for the website and HERE for a map) on Friday 19th February at 10:00. Covid attendance restrictions will apply. The arrangements are being made by Silliphants Funeral Directors (HERE for the website and HERE for a map)

Family flowers only please but donations in lieu if desired, and in John’s name should be made to Marie Curie (HERE for their website)

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

If you have any remembrances of John 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 John for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, if you have one please email it to me.