Founder member of the Anglo-Jordanian society, council member, membership secretary and contributor to the Jordaniana magazine. Holder of the Order of Independence (Jordan) (Wisam Al-Istiqial), Chevalier of Legion D’Honneur.

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Arthur Bowen peacefully in Barnet Hospital on Sunday 2nd April 2017 aged 92.

Arthur will be remembered fondly as a great and loyal friend of Jordan and as someone who personified the long friendship between the UK and Jordan which is felt by all who travel between our two countries.

A thanksgiving service for Arthur’s long life will be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday 18th April 2017 at Christ Church Little Heath, Great North Road, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1JN

May Arthur rest in peace.