Crossed the Bar

Sitrep 1 Photograph

Sitrep 2 Tributes

Sitrep Funeral arrangements

It is with so much sadness that I report that Second Officer (SE) Garry Hogg RFA Crossed the Bar aged 57.

This sad event occurred in RFA Fort Rosalie during a southbound Suez Canal transit on the 8th October 2017, Garry had only joined Fort Rosalie on 3rd October 2017 and intended that this would be his final trip prior to retirement.

Garry’s funeral will take place in Wednesday 1st November 2017 at 12:00 at Christ Church Eston (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) prior to interrment. Old shipmates and colleagues will by most welcome to join the family for refreshments afterwards.

The arrangements for the funteral are being made by Fawcett and Hetherington, Funeral Directors (HERE for their website and HERE for a map).

Family flowers only please and donations, if desired should be made in Garry’s name to  the Trussell Trust (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

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

Second Officer(SE) Garry Hogg 1960-2017

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


Alex Blackwood Writes :-

So Sorry to hear  of the sad passing of yet another colleague, this time so young. My sympathy goes to Gary’s family. I first knew Garry when he joined Diligence as my “Junior Lecky” (3/O) back in 1986. Garry was fresh out of the RN and, having, so to speak, stepped over the wardroom threshold, took a couple of weeks to adjust to the RFA culture. We never sailed together again but our paths did cross on a Clarke Chapman RAS Rig course and also while we were both in different sections based in Bath at Carpenter House.

A sad loss RIP Garry.
Alex Blackwood.
Rich Haughton Writes :-

Absolutely stunned that we have lost another good man at a relatively early age and just before he intended to retire as well. My condolences to his wife and family.

I sailed with Gary on a number of occasions, both as fellow 3/Os and 2/Os and as his SEO. Every time was a joy as we were always on the same wavelength and worked well together, making an effective and happy team. He was always determined to get any task completed to the highest standard yet still have time for a laugh and a joke, a rare combination.

The last time we sailed together was on the Gold Rover as it went into it’s last refit. Although he never wanted the job of an SEO, he took the role on when I had to leave without relief and carried it out to great effect. He was a true professional and would always rise to any challenge.

There are many colleagues in the RFA but few friends. I am honoured that with Gary I had a true friendship with both of us knowing that the other would only be a shout away if help were needed.

Goodbye Gary, you will be sorely missed.

Rick Houghton