Saturday, 29 December 2012

Roger Barnes RIP

Late yesterday I received confirmation of the very sad news that someone I wargamed with on a regular basis – Roger Barnes – had died suddenly on Sunday 23rd December. He was a stalwart member of Wargame Developments, a regular attendee at COW (the annual Conference of Wargamers), and a member of the Jockey's Field Irregulars.

I did not know Roger well other than as an enthusiastic fellow wargamer and excellent dinner companion, but I do know that he was a highly respected member of the fencing fraternity, and served as chairman of the South East Region and Surrey County Fencing Union as well as being a member of the Streatham Fencing Club.

ROGER BARNES


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10 comments:

  1. As one of Roger's longer-standing friends, I was immensely saddened by the news. The editor of the Nugget has asked me to pen a tribute to Roger, which I have done.

    The funeral will be in his family home area, the Wirral. Date is not finalised, but is currently looking like mid-January.

    David Bradbury

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  2. I am sorry to hear of the loss of a wargaming friend, something I have experienced myself.

    Can you pass on my condolences to Rogers family and friends.

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  3. David Bradbury,

    Roger's unexpected death was tragic and I am sure that your tribute will reflect the feeling of loss that we are all experiencing. I am sure that the editor and I can make sure that copy is sent to Roger's family when it has been published.

    Bob

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  4. Jim Duncan,

    Thank you for you kind words. I am sure that all of Roger's friends will pass them on to his family.

    Bob

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  5. Indeed very sad news, I also have lost gaming companions. My most sincerest condolences to Rogers family and friends

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  6. Don M,

    Thank you for you kind words. I will pass your condolences on to Roger's family.

    Bob

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  7. It's always tough to lose a friend. I lost a very good wargaming friend just six months, so I sympathize with your loss.

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  8. Lead Legion,

    Thank you for your sympathy. It is much appreciated by everyone who knew Roger.

    Bob

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  9. Francis Lee,

    Thank you for your sympathy. It is much appreciated.

    Bob

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