Crossed the Bar

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It is with much sadness that I report that Steward Douglas (Doug) Goulding BEM, Crossed the Bar on 7th Jan 2018 aged 90.

His funeral will be held on 26th January at 09:30 at Wessex Vale Crematorium, Southampton (HERE for their website and HERE for a map). The arrangements are being made by Paul Capper, Funeral Directors Eastliegh (HERE for their website and HERE for a map)

Doug received his BEM for his service Operation Granby (First Gulf War) and various papers regarding his award can be downloaded here icon Goulding BEM (1.79 MB)

Family flowers only but donations can be made, if desired and in Doug’s name to the Solent Sailors Society (HERE for their Website) or via the Funeral Directors.

Old friends and shipmates will be most welcome to attend the service and will be invited to join the family for refreshments afterwards.

On behalf of the RFA Association I offer our sincere condolences to all his family, son Graham and Grandson Ben. His wife pre-deceased him

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