KNOX – Sydney

‘…had a distinguished service record as a spitfire pilot who volunteered and flew one glider mission into Holland.’

[Source: Mr. Nicholas Devaux, Trinidad]

MARTIN – Albert William

MARTIN, ALBERT WILLIAM Initials: A W Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Warrant Officer Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 307 (Polish) Sqdn.
Date of Death: 05/01/1945 Service No: 1390553 Additional information: Course 3, ATS, Trinidad, trained in Canada, Pilot, served 68 sqn jan-Dec 1944, when posted to 307 Sqn on 12/12/44.
Date: 05-JAN-1945. Type: de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.30. Operator: 307 (polish) Sqn RAF. Registration: MV545 Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair). Location: sea 10 miles SW of Valley, Anglesey – United Kingdom. Phase: En route Nature: Military Departure airport: Church Fenton. Crashed in sea in bad weather on night navex 10m SW of Valley 5.1.45 cause unknown. Crew: W/O (1390553) Albert William MARTIN (pilot) RAFVR – killed P/O (189.447) Donald Frederick PRIOR (obs) RAFVR – killed . Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 269. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL. Source cwgc, http://aviation-safety.net , Trinidad Guardian

PHILIPS – Harold Adolphus

Born Trinidad, 1929. Faked age to join RAF. Reported to have been pilot. Details of wartime career unknown.

Went back to Trinidad after the war but returned to Britain in 1948 on board Empire Windrush, toured UK with a calypso band in 1950′s as Lord Woodbine. Considered mentor and promotor of The Beatles around 1960.

[Picture: With the Beatles en route to Hamburg in 1960 during a stop at the Arnhem/Oosterbeek War Cemetery]

KERR – Louis Noel Lyndon

W/O – 76 squardron – Halifax EB253 MP-C – KIA 23 sept. 1943

[Sources: Chorley, CWGC; courtesy Alieneyes]

GOBIN – Hugh A.A.

Sgt Hugh A A Gobin, Navigator, RAFVR. From Trinidad. Enlisted 1942, qualified/promoted to Sgt in April 1944.

Trinidad Guardian, circa 5 October 1944.

[Courtesy J.A. Lee]

AGOSTINI – R.A.

1391932 – R.A. Agostini – Trinidad – Ach/W.O./A.G. – attested 9.6.41
AG1 – D.inj (?) 19.10.42

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 - Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]

GOUGH – G.B.

605843 – G.B. Gough – Trinidad – attested 15.6.44 – AC.2 u/t Wireless Operator/Air Gunner UK 24.11.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

MITCHELL – M.J.

605752 – M.J. Mitchell – Trinidad – attested 1.12.43 – U/t Flight Engineer UK 3.5.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

HOSEIN – Y.

605658 – Y. Hosein – Trinidad – attested 5.9.43 – AC2 u/t Flight Engineer UK 30.3.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

LUCIEN – G.M

605751 – G.M. Lucien – Trinidad – 1.12.43 – Sgt. Navigator #6 OTU 15.12.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

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