Crossed the Bar

Sitrep 1 Funeral Arrangements

It is with much sadness that  I report that Second Officer Alec Drybourgh RFA (Retd) (not a member but part of our RFA family) Crossed the Bar on Wednesday 27th October 2021 aged 67 after a battle with cancer.

Sitrep1. Alec’s funeral will take place on Thursday 18th November 2021 at 10:30 and at Tynemouth Crematorium (HERE for their website and HERE for a map) Old shipmates and colleagues will be most welcome to attend and join the family afterwards for refreshments. Arrangements are being made by Co-op Funeral Directors Wallsend (HERE for their website and HERE for a map).

Family flowers only but donations in lieu, if desired, should be made in Alec’s name, to Cancer Research (HERE for their website)

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer sincere condolences to Barbara, his widow, and son Stuart.

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

Second Officer (X) AlexDrybourgh RFA(Retd)
1953 – 2021