Farewell to Major (retired) Courtenay Averill McConney
BDF Media Release| 5 Jan 19
Photography credit: Corporal Maynard D
The Barbados Defence Force bade farewell to another of its stalwarts in a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Major (retired) Courtenay Averill McConney B.S.A; OSt.J ED, at the St Matthias Anglican Church on Saturday 5 January 2019. He was interred at the Military Cemetery, Gravesend.
He enlisted with the Barbados Regiment in 1950 and among his many appointments, served as Adjutant in the Barbados Regiment in the 1960s and 1970s and was the Commanding Officer of the Barbados Coast Guard Service when it was a civilian-based entity and located at Enterprise, Christ Church.
During his distinguished public service career, he worked in several departments and ministries, including Customs and Excise, the Ministry of Defence and Security and with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation. He was a member of the St. John Ambulance Brigade until he retired as Commander in 1998.