Edward Ricardo Braithwaite, writer, teacher and diplomat, born 27 June 1912; died 12 December 2016.
[Source: the Guardian, obituary]
RAF Pilot from Guyana
E. R. Braithwaite, the author of “To Sir With with Love” (a book remembered for its film and theme song) was a pilot with the RAF
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]