Crossed the Bar

Sitrep 1, Photograph

It is with so much sadness that I report that SRO Frederick (Fred) William Barnes RFA(Retd) Crossed the Bar on 14 Dec 17  aged 80.

Fred’s funeral will take place at  The Garden of England Crematorium, Sittingbourne (HERE for their Website and HERE for a Map) on Friday 12th January 2018.

Old shipmates and colleagues will be most welcome at the funeral and to join the family for refreshments afterwards.

The arrangements for the funeral are being made by John Weir Funeral Directors, Rainham, (HERE for their Website and HERE for a Map)

Family flowers only please and donations, if desired should be made in Fred’s name to:-

  1. McMillan Nurses (HERE for their website)
  2. Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance (HERE for their website)
  3. The Donkey Sanctuary.  (HERE for their website)

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to his son Ian and all the family, his wife Mary pre-deceased him 3 years ago.

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