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FAAA Obituaries 2024 "Lest We Forget " 
Ron Sayce NAM1(AE) LFX784665 1927 - 2024

1927 Ron was born on the 9th October

1945 Ron enlisted 11th December

1945 Ron initially served at HMS Royal Arthur, a shore based training establishment of the Royal Navy at Ingoldmells near Skegness

1946 HMS Gosling 1 (Royal Naval Air Establishment, Risley, Warrington, Cheshire, was a collection of 5 camps responsible for various aspects of training FAA personnel).

HMS Gosling 2 (St Athan) 

1946 HMS Daedalus

1946 HMS Peregrine, RNAS at Ford in Sussex – 778 NAS

1947 HMS Illustrious

1947 HMS Peregrine

1947/48 HMS Daedalus and was discharged on the 5th February 1948.

Ron joined the FAA Association around 2018 well known for his lively stories, humour and jokes he always looked on the bright side of life. We each have our memories of Ron and our thoughts go out to Julie and all of Ron’s family and friends.

The last verse from the poem - SEA FEVER by John Masefield

I must go down to the sea again, to the vagrant gypsy life,

To the gull's way and the whales way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover,

And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trip’s over.

Rest in peace Ron.

Ron's funeral will be held on Thursday 4th July 2024 14:30 (2.30pm) at H D Tribe Chapel, 100 Eastern Avenue, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6PE 

Cdr Anthony (Tony) John Graham Hodgson 1936 – 2023
and his wife
WREN Lilian Wells (Hodgson) 1937 - 2024

A joint funeral service to be held at Torquay Crematorium at 10:30 on 26th January 2024

their ashes to be scattered at sea


Tony crossed the bar on 29th December 2023 and Lilian on 8th January 2024


Having joined as a rating at the age of 15 Tony had several duties, the most notable include Flight Deck Officer on HMS Hermes during the Falklands conflict and on HMS Ark Royal during the filming of the TV series ‘Sailor’. Other duties were


RNAS Lossiemouth - Gunnery and Air Ranges office 1970

BRNC Dartmouth – Staff Officer and Cdr’s Assistant 1971/72

HMS Ark Royal – Air Weapons Supply Officer 19737/4

DGW(N) Bath – Air Weapons Safety 1975/78

DGA(N) – Weapons Assembly Safety and Handling 1979

DGNAW - Air Weapons Procurement 1979/80

HMS Hermes – Flight Deck Officer (FDO) 1981/82

BRNC Dartmouth – First Lieutenant 1983 British Representative, British Indian Ocean Territory 1983/84

CNWSE Foxhill – Service Paper Writing 1984

SACLANT USA – Shipping Working Group 1985/87

HMS Invincible – Commanding Officer 1987/88

CINCNAVHOME – Management Study Team 1988

HMS Fearless – Commanding Officer 1989



May they Rest In Peace

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