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Roy Barlow

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Roy Barlow

(1923 – 2013)

  • Lit by Joyce Lomauro-Barlow
United Kingdom

Roy Barlow

Roy Barlow
(1923 – 2013)

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Roy Barlow

(1923 – 2013)
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About Roy
Roy Albert George Barlow aged 89, passed away peacefully on 21st March 2013 at his home in Bridgwater, Somerset. He was born at Thornton Heath, Surrey on the 22nd November 1923 to Albert Edgar and Margaret Emma Barlow nee Summers.
Roy grew up in South London at Thornton Heath and Shirley and was educated locally at the John Ruskin Grammar School.
Having joined the RAF as a navigator in 1941, Roy went on to serve in both the European and Far East campaigns throughout the remainder of World War II, flying in Lincoln and Wellington bomber aircraft. He later received the Kings Commission. In 1951, Roy was part of the crew which made the inaugural trans-Atlantic crossing of the RAF's first jet bomber aircraft
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the Canberra after it entered into service with No. 101 Squadron at RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire. In the latter stages of his military career Roy worked in photographic reconnaissance and he eventually retired in 1962 having attained the rank of Squadron Leader.
After leaving the RAF, Roy went on to work for Securicor based in Oxford before spending a short period in Aden, South Yemen. On his return from the Middle East, he went to work with Management Catering at Hinckley Point before taking over as the landlord at The Old Ship Inn public house in Combwich, Somerset, where he remained until his retirement circa 1987.
In 1948 Roy married Gwyneth nee Griffiths at Kensington registry office. The couple had
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four sons, David, Peter, Richard and Andrew. After his retirement as a publican he and his wife moved to Bridgwater where he enjoyed carpentry, gardening and classical music. Roy maintained his RAF connections and later became the Treasurer of the Royal Air Force Association in Bridgwater and attended many RAF related re-unions over the years.
Roy's wife Gwyneth passed away in 1991 however, he is survived by his sister Joan who lives in Penrith and brother Leonard who has lived in Melbourne, Australia for over 50 years.

Of his sons, David lives in Cairns, Australia with his wife Linda, Peter in Portsmouth with his wife Joyce. Richard and his wife Linda live near Brackley, Northamptonshire, whilst
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Andrew and his wife Anne live in Surbiton. Roy had seven grandchildren, Matthew, Graham, Joanne, Nicola, Anneliese, Christopher and Sara and two step-grandchildren: Eva & Suzannah. He also had seven great-grandchildren: Jenna, Adam, Joseph, Lucas, Kitty, Maddy and William.
A memorial service for Roy will be held on Monday 22nd April at St Mary's Church, Bridgwater at 2.00pm. The service will be followed by his interment at Bristol Road Cemetery where he is to be buried alongside his wife Gwyneth.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to R.A.F.A. or Diabetes UK, these can be made directly or via the Co-operative Funeralcare, 6 - 8 St John Street, Bridgwater,TA6 5HS Telephone
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01278 44616.
A tree will be planted soon, in his memory, in the Bomber Command Memorial Park at Binbrook. Thanks to Ray Whiteley, RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre.
Remembrance Messages
On 19th Apr 2013
Joyce Lomauro-Barlow
wrote:
RIP thank you for your service.
Remembrance Messages
On 17th Apr 2013
Thomas Allen Lomauro
wrote:
Grateful for your world-wide service ~ rest in peace
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Roy Albert George Barlow aged 89, passed away peacefully on 21st March 2013 at his home in Bridgwater, Somerset. He was born at Thornton Heath, Surrey on the 22nd November 1923 to Albert Edgar and Margaret Emma Barlow nee Summers.
Roy grew up in South London at Thornton Heath and Shirley and was educated locally at the John Ruskin Grammar School.
Having joined the RAF as a navigator in 1941, Roy went on to serve in both the European and Far East campaigns throughout the remainder of World War II, flying in Lincoln and Wellington bomber aircraft. He later received the Kings Commission. In 1951, Roy was part of the crew which made the inaugural trans-Atlantic crossing of the RAF's first jet bomber aircraft...

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