This page is Dedicated to the Memory of:

Geoff Tomlinson

10/01/1961 - 09/11/2008

Able Seaman onboard 1982 to 1984

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Geoff Tomlinson died on the 9th November 2008.  Perhaps you could email the people relevant to let them know.  I am his wife, my name is Joanna.  

Kind Regards
Joanna Tomlinson

Cheers for the sad info, not my time please pass on my regrets to our shipmates family

Peter Gibson

After my time but so sad that another crew member has gone and young too, this is where you’re hard work pays off because I am sure crew mates who new him will pass their messages through you, keep up the good work mate.

Tony Tunley

Thank you for letting us all know the sad news of Geoff Tomlinson. I would like to pass on my condolences

Rick Hodgkiss

Sorry to hear this sad news, I served with Geoff, I believe he was from Sunderland.


Graham Walker

The sad passing of Geoff Tomlinson. Thoughts and feelings go to his family for the loss of a good man. As all 'duck' members can vouch, he served the Flag Queen and country. but most of all Served and Protected his family as an honourable man! May he rest in peace.UBXAB

Derek Jones

I’m so 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.

Harry Andrew 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.

Steve Mudd

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

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