saddened to hear of Tommo’s passing. When I joined the Crazy
Y in 1982 at Portland, I was lumbering up the gangway with
all my kit and it was big Tommo that stepped forward to give
me a hand, he showed me my mess (3F) and introduced me to
the rest of the guys. Throughout my time on the Yarmouth I
counted on Big Tommo as being one of my friends.
AB (M) HMS
Yarmouth 1982 - 1983
It is with great sorrow to learn about Geoff passing away at
such a young age. My thoughts go to his family.
I was so sorry to hear about Geoff who passed away at such a young age thou I never new him he seemed like a great chap and would have been a pleasure to meet my heart goes out to his family so god bless
Jim Bush 70 crew
I sent a wee condolence to his wife, although I never served on Yarmouth with him, you still feel it when someone from an old ship passes the bar. Geoff was born the year that I joined the Yarmouth. Anyway I just want to pass on my condolences.
Idris Welch (Dougie)
Although I did not know Geoff personally, I am sure he will always be remembered r.i.p Geoff
Keith James. 60-61 crew
Sad to here the news of Geoff. I would like to pass on my heart felt condolencies to Geoff's family through this column. I served with Geoff on the Crazy "Y" and thought he was a great guy.
David Walden LS (R) 1982-1985
So sorry to hear the very sad news of a great shipmate. My thoughts and respects to the family.
Paul Newbury AB (M) 1981 to 1983
I am sorry to hear about Geoff, my condolencies to Joanna and all their family. I did not serve on HMS Yarmouth until 1984 so I never met Geoff.
Our thoughts are with you.
Paul (Whisky) Walker
So sorry to hear of the sad lost of Tommo. Our thoughts are with you and your family always. Like all the Yarmouth crews, we have lost another brother from another mother. RIP Tommo. He will never be forgotten.
So very sad to hear that one of “our own” has passed on. I remember Tommo well, he made the trip Falklands 1983 pass by with good crack and always a good laugh. There’s a photo on my photos on Yarmouth site, of Tommo, Mac McIver and me (left) during the trip, loafing down the back end. To remember someone after over 25 years, must say that he had an impact on everyone he met and was truly “special”
My sincere condolences to Tommo’s wife and family.
Martyn (Debbie) Reynolds