David Griffith-Jones

Griff passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in Worcester at 12:15pm on Thursday 29th September 2016.
The funeral took place at Cardiff and Glamorgan Crematorium and Memorial Park, Barry on 11th October. The coffin was draped in the Red Ensign and his cap and a wreath in the shape of an anchor were on the coffin.
Refreshments were held at Brynhill Golf Club to celebrate the life of Capt. Griffith-Jones.

We have received several postings on the Forum.

So Sorry to hear about Griff. He had been ill for some time and his last few months had been pretty rotten. I doubt there are any of our members who did not know Griff personally, and he will be sadly missed by the RSL community, far and wide, RIP Griff. Mike Jones.

Very sad news about Griff. I sailed with him on a number of voyages. The first one was in 1956/57 on the "LEEDS CITY" when he was Mate. Blake Carnaffan was Master, Lionel Wainwright C/E and I was a 2nd year apprentice, together with Geoff Garlick, Peter Radford and Clive Thomas. A good mate to learn your trade from. One of the old school Reardon Smiths.
My condolences to his family. RIP old shipmate. Bryan Boyer.

Sad news indeed. Sailed with Griff on the Atlantic City and he was always cheerful. My commiserations to his family. Dave Edge.

So very sorry to hear the sad news of Griff's passing and my sincere condolences to the family. Griff-Jones was the Mate on my very first trip as an apprentice, on the Cardiff in 1965, starting in March '65 and lasting till mid May 1966, with Idris Williams as Old Man. I have a lot of respect for him, he worked us apprentices very hard, but he was fair, I learned a huge amount of seamanship from him and about what life was actually like at sea and even adult life itself. I have to say as I grew more experienced as an apprentice and then after getting my tickets, I respected him even more as a bloke who taught me a helluva lot and I will always remember that. A seaman through and through. A good RSL man.
RIP Sir and Thank You. Graham Mapplebeck.

Shocked to hear that Griff has "Crossed the bar" - I had no idea he was unwell
I extend my sincere condolences to his Family on their loss. Tony Lightfoot.

A sad loss, our sincere condolences to the family. Reg Smith.

Very sorry to hear the sad news. I sailed with him on the Indian City in 1972.
My condolences to his family. Sean cullinane.

My sincere condolences to his family,I had many happy voyages with him.
R.I.P. 'Griff'. Malcolm Bennington.