Hero’s welcome for dad

SUPPORT Sailor Anthony 'Barney' Barnes with family and friends welcoming him home.   (113940-494)
SUPPORT Sailor Anthony 'Barney' Barnes with family and friends welcoming him home. (113940-494)
Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson. Pictute: LPhot Ioan Roberts

Defence secretary refuses Treasury demands for military cuts

0
Have your say

WHEN Leading Electrical Mechanic Anthony Barnes stepped off HMS Liverpool he was surprised to be greeted by a dozen members of his extended family.

Wearing T-shirts reading ‘Welcome Home Barney’ and ‘Uncle Ant My Hero’ the Fareham family of the 37-year-old came with his wife Angela, 35, and daughters Sophie, one, and three-year-old Lauren.

She said: ‘It’s been really hard waiting for him so we thought we’d do something special and give him a surprise.’

Anthony said: ‘We kept thinking we were coming home so it’s good to be back.’