All Companions of the Scarlet Cord will be deeply saddened to learn
of the passing of R Dist Comp Barry Clarke Deputy Grand Summus on 21 November. Barry was a member of the "Way Forward Committee" which paved
the way for the establishment of the Scarlet Cord as a sovereign Order and was the first Grand Episcopus. He was appointed Deputy Grand Summus
in May 2012. He was a great friend to all and his loss will be felt by
an enormous number of people.