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Crossed the Bar - Alan Phipps
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Alan Phipps PWSTS 1949

'Crossed The Bar' on 7th June this year aged 82 after a brave 2 year struggle with the wretched Alzheimer's disease. Happily he was in a wonderful care home who's staff were what made it so wonderful and who genuinely loved our Dad and were never more happy than when being regaled with stories from his days sailing the seven seas in particular his extended three month stay in New Zealand during a docker's strike there and his three year stint aboard the 'Empire Windrush' up to and including it's unfortunate near sinking and evacuation in the Med after an engine room fire led to the loss of 4 crew members and it's burnt out hulk being unsuccessfully towed back to Gibraltar as it succumbed to it's mortal wounds and sank on 30th March 1954.

Andrew Phipps (eldest Son)

Below - Alan second from left

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Condolences to the family, RIP Alan.



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My sincere condolences to Alan's family.

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Our condolences to his family.



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Rest in Peace, condolences to family and friends.

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