Crossed the bar

Sadly some of our shipmates remain on patrol or have passed on since the ships did:

         Name                      Date

  • Danny Daniel            15 Sep 2016
  • Hugh Balfour             29 June 1999
  • Adrian Sunderland   25 May 1982 (KIA HMS Coventry)
  • Colin Coulson            15 August 2015
  • Billy Connolly             1982
  • Ron Fisher
  • Christian Key             3rd October 2008
  • Scott Kirby                 11th July 2006
  • Dave Austen              25 November 2007
  • Joe Asher (ex 68)    15th December 2016
  • George Gaskell(ex 68) 27th December 2016
  • Dougie Grant(ex 68) 2nd January 2017
  • Graeme Philip Allen 15 March 2017

In ocean wastes no poppies blow,
No crosses stand in ordered row,
Their young hearts sleep... beneath the wave...
The spirited, the good, the brave,
But stars a constant vigil keep,
... For them who lie beneath the deep.
'Tis true you cannot kneel in prayer
On certain spot and think. "He's there."
But you can to the ocean go...
See whitecaps marching row on row;
Know one for him will always ride...
In and out... with every tide.
And when your span of life is passed,
He'll meet you at the "Captain's Mast."
And they who mourn on distant shore
For sailors who'll come home no more,
Can dry their tears and pray for these
Who rest beneath the heaving seas...
For stars that shine and winds that blow
And whitecaps marching row on row.
And they can never lonely be
For when they lived... they chose the sea

A useful aide memoire for funerals of former Royal Navy personell (Thank you Dean Deakins)

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HMS Exeter wreaths can be ordered below.  These cannot be funded by the Association (We are a free association), however, family/oppos of the deceased are free to order and the Association committee can arrange.

HMS EXETER WREATH (Not including postage)

£ 20 

HMS EXETER WREATH (Please note that this will be ordered via the RBL, so please order in plenty of time)

Please specify which crest you require - D89, 68 or both.


HMS EXETER WREATH (Including postage)

£ 25 

HMS EXETER WREATH (Please note that these will be ordered via the RBL and will be posted out, so please order promptly to allow time)

Please specify which crest you require - D89, 68 or both.

Don't forget to provide your full postal address.