(38) Brendon Huggins
Wed, 24 October 2012 23:58:54 +0000

I am trying to get in touch with Jerome Lee, curator of the Military museum in Trinidad.
Jerome if you read these posts or anyone that may have a contact Email for him please get in touch with me.


(37) Max Dyson
Tue, 3 July 2012 19:38:17 +0000

How can I contact you? - I have found the picture of Viv Hazell to send in.

(36) Mike Watrous
Thu, 22 March 2012 03:11:11 +0000

Hello, I have an old pic of a 3 squadron. Is there someone I can send it to to see if its related to you? If so please emal me. Thanks

(35) Ken
Wed, 8 February 2012 11:41:31 +0000

After watching a fabulous documentary on tv the other night "Bomber Boys". I thought I would try to look up my grandfather who was from Trinidad and sign up for the RAF in WW2.He sadley passed away years ago but I am keen to know more about his service in the RAF.I have found him registered on this website. So can you help?
605741 – C.W. Clapperton – Trinidad – attested 1.12.43 – Wireless Operator/Air Gunner – #1 BGS 6.10.44

(34) Frederick WESTON
Mon, 9 January 2012 18:30:14 +0000

My late father Frederick Thomas WESTON was a master at Queens College,Georgetown, from 1935 until 1941 when he returned to the UK in October to join the R.A.F. as a member of the British Guyana section of the RAFVR.He became a navigator and ended up serving with 157 Squadron at Hunsdon.It was from there that he took off with his Piolot Barney Joblin on Aug 31st 1943 and crashed shortly after take whilst testing the aircraft.Both he and Barney killed.He proudly wore the British Guyana badge on his shoulders and I have a photo showing this shortly before he was killed.After the war I know from my mother that he was set to return to Guyana to resume his career at Queens.In fact one of the new school houses is now named after him,as he was described in "The Houses of Queens College" as probably the greatest all rounder the College ever had.I feel that he would have been incredibly proud to have been included as part of your history.I can provide a copy of his photo if neccessary.

(33) Michael
Thu, 10 November 2011 01:33:25 +0000

Ooops - should have added more to my last message.

I 'tripped' on to your site while googling the net for any information about W/Op Cass Waight, from 'British Honduras. KIA 19-20/02-44 (Lauren's crew). The story of the loss of his a/c is featuered in a book, 'A Leap In The Dark', by James Arthur Davies, one of the a/c's A/Gs.

I would have like to have added a picture of Cass Waight for your use but do not know how to do so.


(32) Michael
Thu, 10 November 2011 01:04:09 +0000

Just surfed on to your site and thank you for creating and maintaining it.

As a long time research enthuasiast involved in Bomber Command and in evaders or would be evaders in Europe in WWII, I may have a few items of interest for you.

If you feel I might contribute in someway, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Michael Moores LeBlanc

(31) Jon English
Sun, 21 August 2011 22:38:06 +0000
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My father fought in world war two. I used to love his stories of bravery and battle. A real character he was! I miss him a lot.

(30) Jennifer Anderson
Tue, 12 July 2011 13:57:12 +0000
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Hi there,

I'm currently doing dissertation research and I'm in need of some help!

My project title is 'Allies or Adversaries? A study of the changing attitudes towards the black community in Liverpool during the Second World War: the experiences of West Indian RAF technicians.'

In short, I am looking to locate any survivors that I could get in touch with- either in person or by email- in order to add weight to my study and ensure that it is an accurate representation of the time. Obviously from the title my study is centred around Liverpool however I'd be very happy to speak to any Caribbean ex-servicemen who lived elsewhere in the UK.

I have set up a web page in order to make it easier for people to get in touch.

I really hope someone can help.


(29) sherralyn chambers
Mon, 2 May 2011 17:30:40 +0000

Hi I am looking for details and records of my father in law, Edward Tony Chambers a jamaican who fought in World War II RAF. I am married to his son Wentworth Chambers who is named after an english soldier that Edward Chambers was friendly with.

Please help this is very important.

(28) JB Lloyd
Mon, 10 January 2011 07:22:32 +0000

How do I add my Uncle's name to the list of service personnel. He was in the RAF during the WW2 and was killed in action 1944.

(27) Daniel Hill
Fri, 30 July 2010 15:39:36 +0000

Hi, I am looking for information for someone who i met recently who told of their father - a Flt/Sgt from Port of Spain, Trinidad by the name of Leo Eric Fernandez. Born in 1922 and served with the RAF on Lancasters as a tail/mid-upper gunner. I am speicifally looking for a service number so I can cross reference with ORB's etc. He may be aware of this site and therefore have contacted you but I have had no luck researching so far so I thought it was worth a try.

Many thanks,

Dan Hill

(26) Thor Tate
Wed, 9 June 2010 22:46:03 +0000
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I forgot to name my father on yesterday's comment...

Harold Dudley Tate


(25) Thor Tate
Tue, 8 June 2010 20:09:54 +0000

My Dad (from Perth Town, Trelawny JA) was in the RAF during WW2, I'm piecing together all the bits he takes for granted! Now I have found this site I'm sure I'll be able to do a better job!

Is there anywhere I can post up a photo he has of his fellow servicemen? I am sure others might recognise someone they know.

It is interesting that he left JA to fight the fascists, but his squadron (not sure if that is the right term) are all black.

This is a brillant site BTW!!

(24) Marcia Cowan
Sat, 29 May 2010 23:48:36 +0000

May 29, 2010

My father Leslie Cowan served in the Royal Air Force. I do not know the years as my Mom informed me that he passed away 21 days after I was born in July 1952. I do have a photograph of him in RAF uniform which my grandfather(his dad)gave to me as my father's only child. My grandfather has since passed away also. If anyone has any information about him I would greatly appreciate you sharing it with me. Thank You.

(23) lynne beaumont
Tue, 13 April 2010 19:42:01 +0000

Looking for anyone who might have known or have any information about my Father Eric Roy Record. He was living in Port Antonio, Jamaica, when he joined up in the late 1940's. Not exactly sure what year, I dont have too much info about him. I know that he was born in 1928, joined up in Jamaica and then served in the airforce and settled in England, where he died in 1982.

(22) amy griffin
Mon, 12 April 2010 20:32:50 +0000
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My grandfather Gordon Chin, who lived in trinidad when he joined the Bomber command, canadian air force.that is all i know as i have tried to find something about him on here but cant as i dont know dates.he was born in 1927 so im thinking what age was the youngest you could 'join up'? H e is still alive today, but has been very poorly so i would love to cheer him up by finding some history or some one he knew back then

(21) Christopher Scott
Tue, 9 March 2010 20:02:18 +0000

Just came across your site Thank You!I appreciate the time and effort in Honouring "All" who served their Country during WW2.I spent my early childhood in Jamaica and will always remember the warmth of the people.
I feel, it would be greatly appreciated by many if Cy Grants tribute and other Biographies could be communicated to Schools in the Caribbean so present children and future generations there, can have a sense of pride for doing their part during WW2.
(?)Is there a (website) or ( photo records) that I could check, for a relative, or a Christopher Scott in the RAF during WW2 Thanks Chris

(20) charles cambridge
Sun, 28 February 2010 14:22:33 +0000

My father Cecil Vanderbilt Cambridge served in the RAF as a volunteer from British Guiana during World War 2. My his service be reflected in the records of those who proudly served? Thank you.

(19) Gabriel J. Christian
Wed, 17 February 2010 01:03:19 +0000
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Dear Hans and others who have supported, it was with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of Cy Grant. Mr. Grant was the inspiration for this website and a great humanitarian and purveyor of West Indian culture, history and peace among all people. Having endured the rigors of World War II and imprisonment, after having been shot down ove Holland and being rescued by the father of Hans Klootwik (the webmaster of this site!) he went on to a life time to building bridges between people of different backgrounds. He was honored, in absentia at Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, DC on June 19, 2010 at the Caribbean Glory event at which England's Attorney General Baroness Scotland was the keynote speaker. The other honorees were RAF veterans Ulric Cross and Dudly Thompson and British Army veterans Twistleton Bertrand and Wendell Christian. May we, all those who visit this site, come up with innovative and substantive ways in which we can support the work of Mr. Klootwik; such would be the best tribute paid to Cy Grant and those brave men and women from the British West Indians who volunteered to do battle for the cause of freedom during the dark days of World War II. May we always remember them.

Cy Grant was of great help to Judge Irving Andre and I in the publishig of For King & Country: The Service and Sacrifice of the British West Indian Military. On behalf of my family, Judge Andre and the organizers of Caribbean Glory, we extend heartfelt sympathy to Cy Grant's family and friends.

I salute you, Cy!

Note from the webmaster: Just to avoid any misunderstandings. My father was 11 years old at the time of Cy's crash in Holland. He lived at a walking-distance from the crash-site but was obviously too young to 'rescue' the RAF-flyer, who came down by parachute miles away anyway. But he was so impressed by the events that he undertook a meticulous research later on in life.


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