DUNLOP – Andrew Peter Cathcart

119721 – Flying Officer – Dunlop – KIA 10 Dec 1942, 21 yrs,

Buried Brookwood Military Cemetery, Grave:  24.C.9
Son of William Wallace Cathcart Dunlop and Adele Marie Francoise Dunlop, of St. Johns, Barbados; stepson of John Cecil Wippell, of Cross Roads, Jamaica.

[Source: The Trinidad Guardian 12 Mar 1943 from The West India Committee Circular - February 1943, courtesy Jerome Lee, CMHA]

Name: DUNLOP, ANDREW PETER CATHCART
Initials: A P C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 21
Date of Death: 10/12/1942
Service No: 119721
Additional information: Son of William Wallace Cathcart Dunlop and Adele Marie Francoise Dunlop, of St. Johns, Barbados; stepson of John Cecil Wippell, of Cross Roads, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 24. C. 9.
Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Killed on Active Service – haven’t found any details yet

Whitley V – serial AD699 of 10 OTU crashed Church Farm near Little Whittenham, Berkshire, 9 miles SSE of Oxford

Was educated at the Lodge School, Barbados. Peter was in Barbados at the outbreak of World War II and in 1940 volunteered for active service. He was part of the second contingent, recruited by a prominent citizen of Barbados named Harold Wright (who himself was a veteran of World War I), who launched a fund bearing his name, for the recruitment of volunteers to serve overseas. Andrew became a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in an aeroplane crash in 1942. Peter is remembered with honour at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England.

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

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]

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

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