Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I  announce that Roderick (Rod aka “Tiddles Fiddles”) Tidball, member 0659 (Plymouth) and from the Stonnery branch  Crossed the Bar on Friday 19th July. He was 63 years old.  Rod served in the STO(N) department of RFAs Regent, Fort Austin and Fort Grange. Rod had also served in the REME and RCT.

Rod is seen here with wife Patsy.

Rod’s funeral will be held at South Brent Methodist Chapel  (See HEREfor the website and HERE for a map)on Monday 5th August at 11:00 , these arrangements have now been confirmed, followed by interment at South Brent Cemetary  (Ajacent to the Village Hall, see HERE for a map).

Family flowers only but donation should, if desired, be made via the Funeral directors (see below), and will be split equally between to South Brent Methodist Chapel, the RNLI and Help for Heroes.

Afterwards at the Pack Horse Inn South Brent (See HERE for the website and HERE for a map).

Old friends, shipmates, colleagues and comrades will be most welcome.

The arrangments for the funeral are being made by Allwood and Lack (See HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

On behalf of the RFA Association I extend our sincere condolences to his widow Patsy, daughter Amanda, son Gary and grandchildren Jack and Callum and all his family.

If you have a photograph of Rod I would appreciate a copy for this page, please email it to me at

If you have a remembrance of Rod please e-mail me at and I will append it to this page.