P/O George Harold Frederick Inniss

P/O George HF Inniss: 31st May 1916 to 5th February 1941

In France the 8th May is la fête de la Victoire 1945, le jour de la libération. It is a national holiday when those that gave their lives fighting for the freedom of France are remembered. The date celebrates announcement of the end of World War II by Charles de Gaulle on 8th May 1945. […]

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Leo Schultz photos album - Training in Canada

F/O Errol Barrow RAF Navigator World War II & Prime Minister of Barbados

Errol Walton Barrow (21st January 1920 – 1st June 1987): distinguished Barbadian statesman, visionary leader and a champion of Caribbean unity who led Barbados to independence on 30th November 1966 and then served as Barbados’ first and fourth Prime Minister. Prior to independence from: 1961 to 1966 as leader of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Errol

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Empire Windrush docking at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 21 June 1948

Windrush 75 – Pioneers & Champions

The HMT Empire Windrush is best remembered for bringing one of the first large groups of post-war Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean to the UK in June 1948. The ship’s name is used to denote what in the UK is known as the Windrush Generation. These are the estimated 500,000 Commonwealth citizens who immigrated from

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F/L Fred Clarke RCAF

F/L Fredrick Edsall Clarke RCAF 414 Army Cooperation Squadron 1917 – 2005

This is the story of Fred Clarke Jr. (known as Freddy / “Knobby” in the RCAF) who was born in 1917 in West Byfleet in Surrey, England while his Bajan father Maj. Frederick C Clarke MD MC 1883 – 1941 was serving in France with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) during World War I. After

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano 1789

Remembering Olaudah Equiano’s time in Barbados

I have often sat on the boardwalk on Wharf Road watching tourists walking into the centre of Bridgetown. Each of them will pass a memorial. It isn’t particularly small but most people walk by without a single glance, some slow their stride to ‘skim read’ the wording but no one ever seems to stop and

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Dr. Frederick C Clarke 1883 - 1941

Maj. Frederick C Clarke MD MC 1883 – 1941

This is the story of Bajan doctor Maj. Frederick Clarence Clarke MD MC who served during World War I with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. It is told by his grandsons: Ian and Christopher Clarke who both live in Canada. During World War I, from March 1915 to September 1919, Maj. Frederick Clarence Clarke MD MC, a Bajan

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