Feb 012015

Patrick Barrett OBE

Patrick John Fox Barrett OBE passed away on 6 January 2015.

After serving in Somerset with the Langridge Auxiliary Unit Patrol he was drafted into the Royal Navy towards the end of the war and helped sail Lend Lease landing craft across the Atlantic back to the United States, an experience he later described as ‘bilious.’

He then served with the Colonial Service, Commonwealth Office and finally the Diplomatic Service in such places as the Solomon Islands, Nigeria, Malaysia and Italy.

He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) while working at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur for services to British- Malaysian relations. His last overseas post was as British Consul at Venice.

In 1994 he attended an Aux reunion in GHQ Coleshill along with Ron Hatchard and Ken Cleary, both no longer with us.

In July 2000 he attended the National Reunion at the BRO Museum in Parham, Suffolk with his wife Veronica.

He passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side.

Patrick Barrett OBE, ready to serve when called. 

We will remember them….