Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I report that Second Officer (Supply) Thomas (Tommy) Gordon Clarke RFA(Retd) Crossed the Bar aged 72 (1 day short of his 73rd birthday on Friday 8th September 2017.

Tommy’s funeral will take place at Sunderland Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)  on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 10:30. Old shipmates and coleagues are most welcome to join the family for Tommy’s funeral  and for refreshments afterwards.

The arrangements for the funeral are being made by Scollen and Wright, Silksworth Branch, Funeral Directors (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

By request family flowers only but donations in lieu, if desired, and in Tommy’s name should be made to the RNLI (HERE for their website )

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

If you have any remembrances of Tommy please email it to me at and I will post them on this page. I am also looking for photographs of Tommy for this piece and the RFA Association Gallery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.