SCHEULT – E.

Flight Lieutenant – Pilot

Flt Lt in Jan 45. Instructor in Canada

Nov 1940 Tobago

[Source: CMHA]

605477 – E. Scheult – Trinidad – attested 28.7.42 – P/O Pilot UK 23.11.44
136411 – F/L – commissioned 4.12.42

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

RODRIGUEZ – Russel

RN FAA – Pilot

[Source: CMHA]

BUSHE – G.W.P.

RN FAA – Pilot

[Source: CMHA]

DEVAUX – Cyril

RN FAA – Pilot – Seafire

Born St Lucia

[Source: CMHA]

605613 – C.A.J. Devaux – Trinidad – attested 16.6.43 – P/O Pilot #31 PD 3.11.44 – UK 24.12.44
167172 – P/O – commissioned 27.10.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

POCOCK – A. Michael

RN FAA – Air Mechanic

Served atlantic – escort aircraft carriers – ASW

[Source: CMHA]

MACKAY – B.M.

Corporal – RCAF

Cpl Jan 1945. Became pilot with Pan Am after WWII. Brother of Angus Mackay

[Source: CMHA]

YEARWOOD – Campbell

Flight Lieutenant – Pilot – 74 Sqn, 26? – Mustang

Educated in Barbados, Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained Piarco. Flew PR missions in Typhoon over V1 sites. Died of cancer 1986, buried in Barbados

[Source: CMHA]

Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow - Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

The Barbados Second Contingent
Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow – Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

Subsequently killed were: Sgt. Charles Parnell King, Sgt. Arthur Adolphus Walrond, Pilot Mark Radford Cuke, Sgt. Grey Doyle Cumberbatch, Flying Officer Andrew P.C. Dunlop, Pilot Officer Bruce F.H. Miller

The First Contingent, the Harold Wright Contingent as is became known, sailed 27th July 1940 and was recruited for the forces generally. However, the Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940. The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados’ first Prime Minister (1966-1976)

[Source: Barbados at War 1939-1945 by Warren Alleyne, privately published 1999, p.9]


Top 2nd from left: Campbell Yearwood; Bottom left: John Shirley
[Courtesy: Family of F/O John Shirley & Aircrew Remembrance Society]

In 2008 the Barbados Postal Service issued a set of stamps commemorating their men who served in the Royal Air Force in WW2. More »

WILSON – George Sheldon

Flight Lieutenant – Pilot – Spitfire/Mustang

Believed served Middle east

[Source: CMHA]

WALKER – Mark M.

Pilot Officer – Pilot – Anson

Canada; PO Nov 1944

[Source: CMHA]

605563 – M.M.D. Walker – Trinidad – attested 7.4.43 – P/O Pilot UK 4.10.44
165933 – P/O – commissioned 11.8.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

A group of colored RAF-officers. Front row, from left: [1] unknown, from Jamaica or Belize; [2] Dusty Miller, from Guyana; [3] S/L Corbett (liason); [4] Ulric Cross, from Trinidad; [5] Johnny Smythe, from Sierra Leone; [6] Mark Walker, from Trinidad; Second row from left: [1] E.A. Gordon from Jamaica; [4] Percy Messiah, from Trinidad; [5] possibly his brother C.A. Messiah from Trinidad; [6] Vivian Thomas from Manchester, Jamaica; [7] Jellicoe Scoon from Grenada. Third row from left: [1] 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]

VINCENT – Claude M.

8164 – Group Captain – Pilot

Commissioned 2nd Lt RFC, AVM 1949.

[Source: CMHA]

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