Crossed the Bar

It is with so much sadness I report that Steward Mark Ballard Crossed the Bar aged 55 on the 15th February 2017. Mark was still in service but had been on long term sick leave from his last ship RFA Mounts Bay. Mark was not a member of the RFA Association but he was RFA.

I have no more details as yet but will, as usual, sitrep this page as the situation clarifies,

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


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