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 »

2 additions to “YEARWOOD – Campbell”

  1. lesley sagar adds:

    I am the daughter of Campbell Yearwood. I have his log book and would love to give you more information about him.
    Thanks for all you do to keep these brave young men remembered.

  2. Frank Schmidt adds:

    Do you have information about Campbell Yearwood? I believe my family has a photo of him with my grandfather.

    Thanks

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