Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I report that Second Officer (E) Alex Landels RFA(Retd). (Member number 0440) crossed the bar on Monday 30th Jun 2020 aged 76 after a short illness and in hospital on the Isle of Wight.  Due to the Covid19 restrictions  it will be a private funeral followed by cremation. the arrangements for which I will sitrep on this page in due course. There will be no wake but Alex’s wife Moira has asked that old collegues and shipmates “Raise a Glass” to Alex as he takes his final voyage.

The funeral arrangements are being made by Taylor’s Funeral Directors (HERE for their website and HERE for a map.

Family flowers only but Moira has asked that donations, in lieu, if desired and in Alex’s memory should be made a cancer or maritime charity of your choice.

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to his wife Moira, daughter Claire and grandchildren Ethan and Isabella

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

Second Officer (E) Alex Landels
1944 ~ 2020