S61 HMS CALEDONIA OLD BOYS’ REUNIONS

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It is with deep regret that your committee can confirm the following S61 ERAs & Shipwrights are known to have Crossed the Bar:

In Memoriam

Brindle

Bugg

Cheyne

Hartley

Hughes

Jones

Jakeman

Kavanagh

Nelson

Scrivens

Shields

Smissen

Taylor

Taylor

Thompson

Williams

Richard

Steve

Bill

Mike

Del

Jeff (Taff)

Pete

John

Nellie

Graham

John

John

Dave

Tom

Yid

Dave

Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
 And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
 When I put out to sea,


But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
 Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
 Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
 And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
 When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
 The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
 When I have crost the bar.

The commission is over and our last watch relieved.

The order came from above:

Finished with main engines, Chief!

Our duty is done; there will be no more strife

As we close down the engines, on the ship of life.

John Smissen

Crossed the Bar

16 Nov 18

There is regret.  Always, there is regret.

But it is better that our lives unloose,

As two tall ships, wind-mastered, wet with light,

Break from an estuary with their courses set,

And waving part, and waving drop from sight.