Sir Barry, was born at Southsea, Hampshire in 1936.
He attended Mount House School, Tavistock, St Edwards School, Oxford .From there he entered Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1952
His career was as follows.
|Served on||HM Ships, Newfoundland, Opossum
||In the following Ranks, Midshipman, Sub Lieutenant,|
|Shore sides||Sub. Lieutenants courses||Sub. Lieutenant|
|Sea time again||Saintes, Belton||Sub.Lieutenant and Lieutenant|
|He then specialised as||Navigation Specialist||Lieutenant|
|Sea service again in||HM Ships Protector, Blackpool and Caprice||Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander(N Specialist)|
|Now back on dry land||Advanced Navigation Course then to
BRNC Dartmouth, Staff
|Seaborne again||HMS Eagle ( Lieutenant Commander (Navigator)HMS Mohawk(Commander,Commanding Officer)HMS Cardiff(Captain, Commanding Officer)||Lieutenant Commander, Commander and Captain|
|1982||Royal College Defence Studies||Captain|
|1983 – 85||MoD ( Director Navy Plans)||Captain|
|1985 -86||Flag Officer Sea Training||Rear Admiral|
|1987 – 1990||Assistant Chief Defence Staff||Rear Admiral|
|1990 – 1992||Vice Chief Defence Staff (Personnel and Programmes)||Vice Admiral|
Sir Barry, left the navy in 1992, after a career spanning 40 years.
Sir Barry, was Chairman of SSAFA Forces Help from 1994 – 2000, and Chairman of the Royal Naval Museum since 1994
Hobbies and interests: Bell ringing and gardening