t is with so much sadness that I announce that Second Officer(SE) Anthony (Tony) Francis Holmes RFA(Retd), crossed the bar on the 30th Jan 2015, he was 75.
A long time and active member of both the RFA Association and the South Atlantic Medal Association he will be greatly missed.
Tony remained a batchelor all his life so on behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to his sister Patricia Kimmins, nieces and all his family. His brother, a surgeon pre-deceased him.
His funeral service took take place at Kirkby Catholic Church on 25th February 2015 at 11am, followed by commital at Mansfield Cemetery. If desired donations should be made to the R.N.L.I. (HERE for their website).
Tony will be missed at RFAA and SAMA functions, and at the Annual National Service of Remembrance at Whitehall where he marched with SAMA representing the RFAA.
If you have a remembrance of Tony please email it to me at email@example.com and I will post them on this page. I am also looking for photographs of Tony for this piece and the RFA Association Galery and Archive, If you have one please email it to me.
Martin Seymour writes:-
(I believe he started his career as a Marconi Sparks in Union Castle, I hope to speak to his family soon, I will aske them, Pat)