Crossed the Bar – Ex WOCY David Turner – Membership No:580

Very sad to report the passing of Dave Turner early on Sunday 14th February in Belgium after a short battle with Cancer.  As you will know Dave was an RNCCA stalwart having served a number of years as the Dining Secretary.  He will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with Marie-Eve.  More details when known will be posted in the members section.


2 Replies to “Crossed the Bar – Ex WOCY David Turner – Membership No:580”

  1. This is devastating news of David’s passing and we communicators have suffered a great loss. The gifted professional and close oppo that I knew will certainly endure in my memory, as I’m sure it will for very many others. My recollections will always see his beaming smile and recall his amiable nature. I was privileged to share several jars in quite a few bars as we put things right!

    A fine advocate of our association who worked hard to make events happen in various roles for which he volunteered. The length of time he served as a Committee member of the RNCCA is testament to his dedication to something he truly believed in.

    David “Topsy” Turner will always be remembered as every inch a professional, a dedicated communicator, endearing
    colleague and true friend. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Marie-Eve and family.

    Stephen Kerslake

  2. Truly very sad news.

    I first knew Dave at Mercury during the late ’70’s and we kept bumping into each other over the succeeding years; in the twilight of our naval careers we shared a flat in Northwood (along with Dave Tavener). Latterly, along with Marie-Eve, he was the Belgian contingent and generous host of the ‘Gang of Four’ Traf. Night Dinners.
    Always ready with a humourous dit and professionally always supportive when needed. A very fine Communicator, Bunting and Gentleman.
    Safe journey and fair winds Dave and Rest in Peace.
    PS. Who did you persuade to take over running the GOH’s speech sweepstake?

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