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eforce4The Summer 2016 edition of "'E' Force 4" was despatched at around 15:00 yesterday (Thursday 15 July) to all paid up members of the RFA Association who have declared an up to date email address.

 

Read more: E-Force4, Summer 2016 Edition

Published on Friday, 15 July 2016 10:50

Chairmen

And

Deputy Chairmen

Of the RFA Association

Chairman

 

Deputy Chairman

From

Name

To

 

From

Name

To

Rex Cooper

2008

2011

Frank Andrews

2012

2008

Pat Thompson

2012

2012

Pat Thompson

2012

Frank Andrews

 2016 Peter Fry
 2016  Ray Bennett
Published on Saturday, 14 May 2016 15:56

2016 YearbookTime for the routine annual letterbox maintenance. All you need is a can of WD40, a hammer, screwdriver and a vacuum cleaner. That's right, you've got it......The 2016/7 Members Handbook complete with the details of the 2016 Reunion, hosted by the Solent Branch and to be held at the Southampton Grand Harbour Hotel on Saturday 21st May 2016. So polish up your letterbox and make sure the "Postie" can open it, hoover the doormat  and sit poised in your hallway waiting for the letter to drop onto the mat (making sure the dog does not get there first). Most of the letters have gone out already so if nothing appears by around next Wednesday (17th February) drop me a dit ( deputy.chairman@rfa-association.org.uk) and I will sort it out for you. Stand fast members living abroad, please give it a bit longer.

Read more: Coming Soon to a Letterbox Near You.

Published on Friday, 12 February 2016 11:07

The rank of Commodore RFA was established in 1951 and since that date holders of this rank have been:

  

From

To

Stanley G. Kent OBE

August 1951

May 1954

William Brunswick Browne OBE

June 1954

December 1955

Thomas H Card OBE

December 1955

January 1957

Thomas Elder CBE DSC

January 1957

March 1962

Albert E Curtain OBE RD

March 1962

August 1964

Eric Payne CBE

September 1964

June 1966

Griffith O W Evans CBE DSC

June 1966

January 1968

Joe Dines CBE RD

January 1968

May 1971

Henry O L’Estrange DSC RD

June 1971

December 1972

George Robson CBE

December 1972

May 1977

Samuel C Dunlop CBE DSO

May 1977

March 1983

James G M Coull

March 1983

September 1985

Barry H Rutterford

June 1986

May 1989

Richard Montgomery Thorn CBE

May 1989

May 1994

Norman D Squire CBE

May 1994

March 1999

Peter J Lannin CBE

March 1999

September 2003

Robert C Thornton CBE

October 2003

September 2008

William M Walworth CBE

September 2008

September 2013

Robert William Dorey

September 2013

October 2015

Duncan Lawrence Lamb

October 2015

 

The rank of Commodore Chief Engineer and more recently Commodore (E)

was first established in 1960 and since that date holders to this rank have been: -

David C. Leathley OBE

January 1960

September 1961

Reginald R. Darroch OBE

September 1961

July 1963

J. A. MacPhearson

March 1964

May 1966

William E. Young

August 1966

May 1972

John R. Warne

June 1972

December 1978

George S. Burnett

December 1978

January 1982

Albert C. Hawke

March 1982

August 1984

Thomas J.W. Humphrey

August 1984

September 1985

Allan Forster

September 1985

March 1989

Kenneth Lacy

March 1989

April 1993

Peter W. Goodman

April 1993

October 1995

Nicholas K. Ball

October 1995

April 2002

Michael D. Norfolk

April 2002

February 2008

David Preston OBE

February 2008

March 2014

Ian Schumacker

March 2015

 
Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2016 15:06

The South Atlantic Medal without Rosette.

Changes to Eligibility.

Sitrep 7.

GnuToday (22 July) I received an email from a member jogging my elbow with SA Medalrespect to the South Atlantic Medal without Rosette and "WHAT THE BL**DY HELL IS GOING ON". He was quite right to so do.

So, and suitably chastened, I answered him with a carefully worded, "Haven't a clue". But then I made a couple of calls.

My first port of call was the Medals Office and they were very helpful indeed however they would only talk about my claim (understandably). They told me that my medal was posted out on the 22nd ie today but then they checked the postal date and it was the 22 June a month ago. As I have not received my medal (to date 22 July) they helpfully checked and it was 22 June, a month ago. They then (again helpfully) checked the delivery address and it was RFA(PERS).

Read more: South Atlantic Medal, Changes in Eligibility, Sitrep 7

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 18:09