‘As far as I know my granddad was born in Christiana in the parish of Manchester in Jamaica and moved to the UK to serve with the RAF – I believe he lied about his age so he could enlist!
The exact details of his role during the war remain a bit of a mystery as he rarely spoke about it. However there were hints that he was involved in searching for U-Boats’
[Source: Leon Thomas]
A group of colored RAF-officers. Front row, from left:  unknown, from Jamaica or Belize;  Dusty Miller, from Guyana;  S/L Corbett (liason);  Ulric Cross, from Trinidad;  Johnny Smythe, from Sierra Leone;  Mark Walker, from Trinidad; Second row from left:  E.A. Gordon from Jamaica;  Percy Messiah, from Trinidad;  possibly his brother C.A. Messiah from Trinidad;  Vivian Thomas from Manchester, Jamaica;  Jellicoe Scoon from Grenada. Third row from left:  E.R Braithwaite from Guyana? The rest are as yet unknown to us. We invite our visitors to share the names of any person they recognise. [Names courtesy P.L.U. Cross a.o.; Photograph courtesy Audrey Elcombe, copyright unknown - click to enlarge]