Lt Col (Ret'd) Andrew Renwick Barbour Int Corps

Sad news for the Y Services community.

It is with a very heavy heart that we report the death of one of the more recent bright stars of our Y Services Community. Andy, as he was known to us all, succumbed to a brief but very severe illness on Friday 28th November.

Andy joined the Y Services world in the late seventies, after a brief career as an infantryman with the Royal Anglians. A combination of the physical attributes, which he brought from the infantry, and his high level of intelligence and flair for language learning quickly launched him on a military career during which he rapidly rose through the ranks and eventually achieved the ultimate pinnacle of Late Entry Lieutenant Colonel.

As a young NCO Andy saw routine service in 13th and 14th Signal Regiment, but also served in the very interesting world of Briximis Berlin. Later in his career, as the Cold War ended, but other crises developed, he completed operational tours in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Andy was a loving and supportive husband to Rose and father to Emma and Jonathan. I am sure that all the Y Services community will join me in offering his family our sincere sympathy and support at this time.


Andy’s funeral will take place on Thursday 11th December in Leicestershire.

There will be a private family service and cremation in the morning. This will be followed by a service for all to celebrate Andy’s life at midday at St Giles Church, Medbourne, LE16 8EB. This service will be followed by refreshments in the village hall.

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