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Lt Michael Cecil John Barnes CB, Wilts

Lt Michael Cecil John Barnes CBE died 22nd March 2018 – a former Wiltshire Regiment National Service Officer who served the majority of his time in the Army in Hong Kong. He was born 22nd September 1932 and formerly lived at 45, Ladbroke Grove, London W11 3AR.

Michael was a very talented man - initially he was a teacher in London – became a Labour MP and held his seat for a number of years – he was heavily involved in a number of international issues at the time – He chaired the Electricity Consumer Council from 1977 to 1983 and from 1984 to 1990 he was director of the UK Immigrants’ Advisory Service. From 1991 to 1997 he was the Legal Services Ombudsman handling many cases during each year. Appointed to CBE in 1998

He regularly attended our annual lunches and was excellent company – he will be sadly missed.

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