Category: Crossed the Bar

Crossed the Bar – Ex RS Tom McComb Membership No: 1227

Sadly Tom crossed the bar on Thursday 28th May, I joined up with Tom at Ganges in 1969 and he was a good friend and a rock in those early days.

To quote an old shipmate of his, “A giant of a man in more ways than one”

Tom’s funeral will be broadcast by Webcast on Monday 8th June in the afternoon – Please go to the members section “Crossed the Bar” for further details


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.