The RNCCA annual reunion 2022 (AR22) is nearly upon us and we need a minimum number of 40 to secure our booking at the reasonable prices published. The total reserved so far is 25 and we have until 8th July to hit the magic number of 40.
So… if you wish to attend can you please follow one of the links below to make your booking, but if you want to delay making the booking and have every intention of attending please let me know by return e-mail.
The AR22 weekend of 16th to 19th September is at the Hull Humber View Hotel and it includes all the normal good stuff (tot time, happy hour, live entertainment, gala dinner, trips, raffle, AGM plus an outstanding view of the Humber Bridge). Please visit our website https://rncca.org.uk and view the flyer for the detail.
We are really looking forward to meeting up with everyone again as it now seems a long time since 2019
With sadness my duty to inform you of the passing of 484 Lt Cdr (SD)(X)(C) Len Foot 7th May 2022. My thoughts and prayers are will all the family and friends at this sad time.
My sad duty to report the passing of CPOCT(A) Tim “Darby” Allen on 6th May 2022 our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jan, his sons Ryan and Gary and all family and friends.
My sad duty to report Member 348 Doug Marks (AKA “Alfie”) ex FCRS(RCI) crossed the Bar on 4th April 2022.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends at this sad time.
My sad duty to report the passing of 390 CRS Mick Puttick (long serving member of the RNCCA Committee until recently).
Our thoughts and prayer are with all the family and friends at this sad time.
(Please contact Mark Rutley (Honsec) if you wish to attend (see below)).
Update 7th May 2022 – If you are attending the funeral please avoid wearing dark clothing
The service will be in Havant at:
The Oaks Crematorium
Barton’s Rd, Havant PO9 5NA
Thursday 12th May at 1515
The family will be pleased to see you there and afterwards at:
Portsdown Hill Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LS.
The family have indicated Family flowers only and the order of service will advise of Charitable donations.
Alison is hoping that those who are able, might come along and perhaps relate anecdotes about Mick’s exploits. She wants to celebrate his life and to talk about happier times.
Most importantly, the family need to know of numbers attending in order to cater accordingly. To that end, can anyone able to attend please let ME know and I will collate numbers and relay them to Alison and family.
She has also stressed that the Service ‘Window’ at The Oaks is a fairly tight one and attendees are requested to come a little early rather than late.
Sad to report the passing of 1240 CRS (SM) Geoff Chalcraft our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends at this sad time.
My sad duty to report the passing of FCRS JOHN “Jim” BRADLEY (016).
His wife Beryl has asked me if anyone in the area knew him his funeral is being held at South Shields Crematorium on Thursday 28 April at 10.30.
My sad duty to belatedly report the passing of 984 Ex FCRS Brian “Butch” Lucas BEM, MISM on 29th January 2022.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and all the family at this sad time.
CRS Brian “Joe” Poole
Brian sadly died in Malawi in 2017 and his wife Janet who is an ex WREN RNR knows little of his Naval Service.
His good friend Bill Mahoney has put together a little of his service career and is keen to get in touch with
anyone that knew Brian.
“Brian Joseph Poole, known as ‘Joe’ started his career as a ‘Boy Tel’ at HMS Ganges in 1953. His first ship was the carrier HMS Ark Royal. He later served at Kranji Wireless in Singapore, Mauritius, in submarines and, latterly, HMS Fearless.
One of his shipmates from Fearless is also asking for any information in order to assemble a tribute as he was a pupil of Joe’s in the Communications Branch.
Brian retired from the RN in 1978 as a Chief Radio Supervisor. Sadly, he died in Malawi in 2017.
If anyone who served with ‘Joe’ can shed any light on any of his service in the intervening years between him qualifying as a Telegraphist to his retirement it will be greatly appreciated by his widow Janet”.
If anyone can help out please contact the Hon Sec via the normal channels.
Happy New Year for 2022
The January Newsletter and the Annual Reunion 2022 details are available now by following the relevant menu items on the home page. Membership login is required to view these pages.