MARRYSHOW – Julian

1391848 – J.A. Marryshow – Trinidad – PIlot – attested 6.6.41

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

Flying Officer – fighter pilot – 602 Sqn – Spitfire

[Source: CG, UC]

Son of the late Hon.T.A. Marryshow, CBE, journalist and legislator of Grenada.

[Source: Basil Marryshow, brother]

602 Sqn ‘B’ Flight- Peterhead 1942

602 Sqn ‘B’ Flight – Sumburgh, January 1943

[Photos: Royal Air Force Museum]

Julian Marryshow in the 1980s. He was attending an exhibition at a North London library, researched by Audrey Elcombe, about Black participants in World War 2. The small sepia picture on the bottom of the display is of Julian in his fighter plane. [Source/copyright Audrey Dewjee]


Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Julian Marryshow of Grenada in the cockpit of his aircraft during WW II
[Source: Gabriel Christian]

2 additions to “MARRYSHOW – Julian”

  1. A.E.Smith adds:

    Hello Jerome

    The following link has another photo of Julian Marryshow . . . http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/BNCCde/grenada/conference/papers/Steele.html

    It appears in an article about Grenada’s role in WWII and shows Julian in his Spitfire. It looks like a close-up of the photo referred to as the sepia one above.

    Kind regards,
    Andy Smith

  2. AE Smith adds:

    Hello Jerome

    I’ve just read that 602 squadron’s website has a (fairly) recent mention of Julian, here . . .

    http://www.602squadronmuseum.org.uk/images/events/Newsletter_Dec_2010.pdf

    . . . Hopefully the talk of an interview with RAF Hendon will pay off. I for one can’t wait.

    rgs,
    AE Smith

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