Author: Ian Ranscombe

Crossed the Bar – Ex Lt Cdr (SD)(C) Peter Sckrzypczak Mem No: 951

Peter crossed the bar on Wednesday 25th March.  The following was sent by his wife:

“Sadly Peter passed away on Wednesday with his family beside him.  We are not able to have a proper funeral at this time just a graveside ceremony on 8th April with just 5 family members. We will however hold a Thanksgiving service for Peter later in the year.”

Peter was known and well liked by many members of our Association.  Details of the Thanksgiving service will be published in the members section when known.


Crossed the Bar – Ex CRS(SM) Les Stagpool – Non Member

This was taken from the RNCCA FB page posted by Dave Gibson

Do you know if any Navy Veteran’s who could attend a funeral.

His name is former CRS(SM) Les Stagpool (D146640S) Les served in Ganges, Mercury, Dolphin, Defiance ,Oberon, Otus, FOSM Northwood and Sovereign.

The funeral is at 11.00 Friday 29/11/19 at Chichester Crematorium.

They would appreciate any serving RN or veterans to see him off on his final journey.

Sorry for the short notice.”

R. I. P.

Message from Ken Taylor, one of our founders:

Dear Mark,

 As a founder No. 007 I felt that I should contribute a few words to this Golden Year.

I am now 96 and registered disabled so I will not be able to attend the Annual Reunion etc.

But I wish you all, a weekend you will never forget.

To all Committee Members and the contributors over fifty years I thank you and congratulate you for such a grand


 I always look forward to my hard copy magazine not having a computer.

 Yours Sincerely

 Ken Taylor


By Webo:  Thanks Ken – much appreciated.