The Royal Artillery Cricket Club Gunner Cricket Online

Colonel RM Brennan RIP

30 Jun 2010
Posted by The Umpire

We are greatly saddened by the news that Colonel Roy Brennan died, unexpectedly, on Sunday, 27 June, shortly after returning from holiday in Germany.

Born on 10 March 1931, Roy Michael Brennan was commissioned into the Royal Artillery on 08 February 1952. A keen cricketer, he was a left arm spinner who played in 4 Gunner-Sapper matches, the first two at Lord’s. In his final appearance in 1971, at Woolwich, he captained the side. He was Chairman of the RACC from 1975 to 1980 and had been a Vice President since 1984.

Colonel Brennan took early retirement from the Army to become Secretary of the Army Sport Control Board and Secretary of Army Cricket, a job that he did for eight years.

The funeral is to be a private family affair and there is to be no subsequent memorial service. A full obituary will appear in the Gunner in due course.

Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family.