Francis John Marks (Frank) Crossed the Bar on the 13th March 2024 at the age of 85. Frank was at sea between April 1957 and May 1968. He served in the Deck Department and his rank on leaving the Service was that of Bosun. The ships he sailed in included the Neothauma, Liconus, British Ardour, Sedulity, ,Hrdylity, R.F.A. Lyness and his last one being the R.F.A. Olna. He joined MNA (Wales) in August 2000. He served the Association well and was a regular attendee at meetings and events. He was, however, a Chairmans nightmare - he couldn’t stop talking!!! A lovely man who’ll be dearly missed.

His funeral will be held at St Helens Roman Catholic Church, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly on Thursday the 11th of April 2024 at 1430 hours. This will be followed by a service at the Thornhill Crematorium at 1530. Refreshments will be provided at the 9 Giants Pub after this service.

The family have asked for the attendance of a Standard Bearer and we will also provide a Red Ensign for the coffin drape. The Ensign will only be used for the Crematorium part of the funeral.