Falklands : Falklands Mark Passing of Captain Mike Barrow
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 18.05.2013 (Article Archived on 01.06.2013)
Michael Ernest Barrow, the son of a retired naval captain,
May 21 1932, to April 28 2013
by J. Brock (FINN)
Michael Ernest Barrow, the son of a retired
naval captain, the late
Captain Guy Runciman Barrow, OBE, RN, who had taken up farming and late
Barbara Barrow (nee Heinekey), was born on May 21 1932 at Oxted, Surrey, and educated at Wellesley
House and Dartmouth. He married
in 1962 to Judith Ann (nee Cooper).
He commanded the
guided missile destroyer Glamorgan, 1980-83during the Falklands
conducting shore bombardments throughout the war until hit by an Exocet missile
in the early morning of June 12th, 1982.
Barrow left the Navy in 1983 to become clerk to
the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers (1983-95) and Gentleman Usher to the
Queen (1984-2002). He was appointed CVO in 2002.
During the Falklands conflict Barrow wrote a
newsletter (known as the “Glamgram”) which was distributed among the families
of those serving in Glamorgan. His wife survives him with their daughter and