GRAHAM – Ambrose Alexander

1391860 – A.A. Graham – Trinidad – W/O – Pilot – attested 6.6.41 – K. 12.9.44

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

From Operations Record Book, No. 118 Squadron at Peterhead:

24/9/43 F.Sgt. Pilot Graham 1391850 (!) from the West Indies posted from No. 52 O.T.U. During the Squadrons history we have had pilots from the following places: – Canada, New Zealand, Australia. Ceylon, France, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Norway, U.S.A. and now West Indies

12/10/43  AR323 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dawn Patrol 07:15-08:20 – Patrolled Peterhead – (unreadable)
14/10/43  AB782 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dawn Patrol 07:05-07:55 – Peterhead – (unreadable). Nothing to report
1/12/43    AR377 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Scramble 11:10-11:40 – These two Sections were up from Castletown after X raid

2/12/43   BL335 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Scramble 15:10-15:20 – Recalled when airborne. Friendly
5/12/43   BM272 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dawn Patrol 09:15-10:15 – Uneventful Dawn Patrol
7/12/43   AR377  F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dusk Patrol 16:15-17:45 – Both patrols uneventful
9/12/43   BM648 F/Sgt Graham A.A. – Dusk Patrol 16:10-17:25 – Uneventful patrols

[Courtesy: Mark E .Salt, Buchan Aero Club/RAF Peterhead Historian]

1391860 – Warrant Officer – Pilot – 1690 Flt, RAF Scampton – Martinet – KIA at 24

Educated at QRC; nickname “Sonny”; Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained at Piarco; Martinet HP321 of 1690 Flight, RAF Scampton, piloted by Graham with LAC Lewis on board encountered engine failure and force landed at Hucknall aerodrome. Graham killed instantly, Lewis died in hospital – Son of Ambrose Nathaniel and Francisca Graham, of Bpasso Piedpa, Trinidad.

[Source: CMHA]

Name: GRAHAM, AMBROSE ALEXANDER
Initials: A A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 24
Date of Death: 12/09/1944
Service No: 1391860
Additional information: Son of Ambrose Nathaniel and Francisca Graham, of Bpasso Piedpa, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. D. Grave 7A.
Cemetery: HUCKNALL CEMETERY

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

KENNY – Patrick ‘Gerald’ Oliver

[Picture courtesy Paul de La Bastide]

Name: (listed on memorial as:) KENNY, GERALD PATRICK (should be: Patrick ‘Gerald’ Oliver Kenny’)
Initials: G P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Rear Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 195 Sqdn.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 02/11/1944 (Date of birth: Jan 20 1907)
Service No: 1835809
Additional information: Son of Dr. Thomas Bernard Kenny, M.D., and Cecile Kenny, of Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XV. B. 7.
Cemetery: GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

FRASER – Alexander Dalgety ‘Sandy’

135490 – Flying Officer – Pilot – 268 Sqn – Mustang – KIA at 21

Mustang AFD 559 of 268 Sqn piloted by FO Fraser collided in mid air with another Mustang at 1540hrs 27 May 1944. Collision took place about 1 1/2 miles SW of ??. Buried Forfar Cemetery, Angus, Scotland, Compartment T, Square 56, Grave 3 Son of Dickson and Annie C. Fraser, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.

[Source: CMHA]

Name: FRASER, ALEXANDER DALGETY (SANDY)
Initials: A D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 268 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 27/05/1944
Service No: 135490
Additional information: Son of Dickson and Annie C. Fraser, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Compt. T. Sq. 56. Grave 3.
Cemetery: FORFAR CEMETERY

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

DEANE – David Sewall Wooding

605479 – Sergeant – Pilot – 2 AFU – Anson – KIA at 26

Volunteer UK; Anson instructor. Anson N9718 of No 2 AFU, flown by Sgt Deane crashed 1/2 mile from Millom Coast Guard Station at 0030hrs on 22 Sep 1943. All 5 crew members perished. Buried Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Chester; Sect A, Grave 501 – Son of Fredrick Gustave Wooding Deane and of Maud Gorring Deane (nee Batson), of Barbados.

[Source: CMHA]

605479 – D.S. Deane – Trinidad – attested 28.7.42 – Sgt. Pilot UK 5.7.43
Killed (FA) 29.4.43

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

Name: DEANE, DAVID SEWALL WOODING
Initials: D S W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 26
Date of Death: 22/09/1943
Service No: 605479
Additional information: Son of Fredrick Gustave Wooding Deane and of Maud Gorring Deane (nee Batson), of Barbados.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 501.
Cemetery: CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY

Anson of 2 AFU serial N9718 crashed into sea off Millom Coastguard Station, Cumberland. Also killed: L.S. Gibson, RCAF J/27481 – D. Clayton, 1288501 and W. Dowling, 1562767.

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

DSW Deane cousin to Charles Parnell King and DSB Davies.
Enlisted in Trinidad and qualified as a Pilot. On arrival in the Uk he was attached to an OTU Special Observers Training School.
On an evening training Mission on coming to land. the runway had changed and the Pilotwas unable to gain sufficient hight and consequently  crashed in the nearby sea. ALL occupants died in the Crash.

David is buried in Blacon Military Cemetery

Derek Davies

[Trinidad Guardian 18 January 1944 - Courtesy Jerome Lee, CMHA]

De FREITAS – Henry Anslem

1393818 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 59 OTU – Hurricane – KIA at 26

Volunteer UK; Hurricane AG111 crashed at 1500hrs 5 May 1943 4 miles from Donnington Airfield. Pilot killed in accident. Buried Perth Wellshill Cemetery, Scotland, Section 0, Jeanfield division, grave 15. Son of Henry Alexander and Josephine de Freitas; husband of Helen de Freitas, of Perth. B.Sc.

[Source: CMHA]

5. Henry Anselm de Freitas. Born abt 1917 in Trinidad, WI.[20] Henry Anselm died in United Kingdom on 6 May 1943; he was 26.[20] Buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery, Div. Grave 15. Served in the military.

Military: Flight Sergeant, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID # 1393818[20]

Honors:

First West Indian to be Awarded the Air Force Medal. The Air Force Medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy.[32].

[Source: Rootsweb]

BRYDEN – Richard Arthur

119712 – Pilot Officer – OTU RAF Annan – Hurricane – KIA at 19

Killed flying Hurricane V7466 on 4 May 1942 in an aircraft accident near Annan, Dumfries, Scotland – Engine failure. Buried Annan Cemetery, Dumfries, Section R, Grave 36. Volunteered ETS, trained at Piarco. Educated QRC Son of Capt. W. F. Bryden, M.C., and Flossie Bryden, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.

[Source: CMHA]

Name: BRYDEN, RICHARD ARTHUR
Initials: R A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 19
Date of Death: 04/05/1942
Service No: 119712
Additional information: Son of Capt. W. F. Bryden, M.C., and Flossie Bryden, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R. Grave 36.
Cemetery: ANNAN CEMETERY

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

BRITTO – Raymond

1803978 – Sergeant – Pilot – No 52 OTU – Spitfire Mk I – KIA at 25

Joined 1st HAA Unit of The Trinidad Volunteers at the beginning of 1940.

Son of Santiaga Roberts, Maraval. Age 25; Daughter is Merle Ursula Britto Lawrence, Moraldo St., Maraval. Killed on 2 Jan 1943 at 1430 hrs at Alston Down while flying Spitfire AR 240; Engine stalled, he attempeted to glide in but spun in hitting the ground near the watch tower building.

[Source: CMHA]

Name: BRITTO, RAYMOND
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 25
Date of Death: 02/01/1943
Service No: 1803978
Additional information: Son of Santiaga Roberts, of Maraval Village, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 5. R.C. Row FFF. Grave 15.
Cemetery: CIRENCESTER CEMETERY

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

 

JOHNSTONE – A.

Pilot – KIA

[Source: CMHA]

RAWLINS – Kenrick Wyville

134366 – Flying Officer – Observer/Navigator – No 8 Group, 139 Sqn, Swanton Morley – Mosquito – KIA at 27

Volunteer Trinidad ETS. a/c flown by Sgt Valentine took off from Swanton Morley at 2150hrs on 12 Aug 1943 for Berlin. Aircraft & crew failed to return. Body never recovered – Son of Charles and Mary Rawlins, of Princes Town, Trinidad, West Indies.

[Source: CMHA, CG]

Studied with Ulric Cross at St. Mary’s, joined RAF together, both 139 Sqn. Shot down in 7th operation

Interview Ulric Cross

[UC]

Name: RAWLINS, KENRICK WYVILLE
Initials: K W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 139 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 13/08/1943
Service No: 134366
Additional information: Son of Charles and Mary Rawlins, of Princes Town, Trinidad, West Indies.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 129.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

POON TIP – Allan Percy

605619 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 166 Sqn, RAF Kirmington – Lancaster – KIA

[Source: CMHA]

605619 – A.P. Poon Tip – Trinidad – attested 16.6.43 – Sgt. Navigator UK 16.6.44

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

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