_. Commander Rupert Thomas Nicholas Best, DL, who died 3 February, 2021, aged 77, was a scion of the Barons Wynford.
Best was Britain's most highly decorated Midshipman. He was born 15 May, 1943, son of Rear-Admiral Thomas William Best, CB [1915-84], and his wife the former Brenda Joan Hallaby, and was a great-grandson of the 5th Baron Wynford [1838-1904].
He married in 1971, Margaret [Maggie] Murray, daughter of Maj. Alan Murray, by whom he had issue, two sons, Thomas Matthew, and William Rupert, and a daughter, Sarah.