Welcome to Barry's Blog and my ramblings on various current events and family news.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Arctic Star Medal
A friend of mine, Frank Bond extreme right, received his Arctic Star medal yesterday. What I did not know until Monday evening was that he was on HMS Norfolk when the Bismark was sunk; he also served on HMS Belfast as well as taking part in the convoys to Russia. He is a very modest, humble man and a true hero. Click here to read the article in the Daily Mail.
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for 45 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was three in April - time flies
I am now ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my third year of ministry.