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OFFICER'S PERSONAL OCCURRENCE - CAPTAIN B D DOUBLE

7 February 2018

OFFICER'S PERSONAL OCCURRENCE

1. I am very sad to record the death of Captain Barry Double, peacefully at St Nicholas Hospice, Bury St Edmunds, on 2nd February 2018. Barry followed a clerical path up the ranks of the Regiment and in doing so acquired an encyclopaedic knowledge of it; this stood him in good stead as a notable Superintending Clerk at Regimental Headquarters from 1977 to 1980. He later became Regimental Treasurer and General Secretary of the Grenadier Guards Association and was widely acknowledged as THE authority on the 'workings' of the Association; Association General Secretaries who followed him (to say nothing of Regimental Adjutants!), frequently had cause to be grateful for his knowledge and advice. One of his hobbies was mounting and framing medal groups, and many of those displayed at Regimental Headquarters were a result of his endeavours.

2. His Funeral will be private.

3. If you would like to write to his Widow, Pat, the address is:

Mrs Patricia Double
66, Churchill Drive,
Sudbury, Suffolk,
CO10 1LE

 

Major G V A BAKER
Regimental Adjutant