Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness that I report that Steve Senior R/O(A) crossed the bar last week, 1st/6th December (we don’t know exactly) at his home in Bulgaria aged 59. As is the custom in Bulgaria his funeral was held last week also very soon after his death. Steve was not a member of the RFA Association and I thank Chief Officer (SE) Steve Dawson RFA(Retd) for informing me of this sad event.


Interestingly Steve was one of the Radio Officers that did not take the option to cross train as an Systems Engineer, remaining as Radio Officer for his entire 28 year career. After he retired some 10 years ago (he was one of the first tranche of early retirements) he lived in both Spain and Portugal settling latterly in Bulgaria.

On behalf of the RFA Association I extend our sincere condolences to all his family.


Do any of our members remember Steve? If you do, or have any remembrances of Steve please email me at and I will post it to this page. Also does anybody have a photograph of him for the page and RFAA Archive? If you do please email it to me for this page and the RFAA Archive..