Barbados Second Contingent Stamp

The Barbados Second Contingent were recruited specifically for the RAF and left Barbados in November 1940 to join the armed forces fighting World War 2.

The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados' first Prime Minister (1966 - 1976).

It also included Grey Doyle Cumberbatch born 1921 in St Lucy, Barbados.

By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

War Graves at St Swithuns

We Will Remember Them

Six World War 2 graves at St Swithun's, Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, England. Immaculately maintained by Mr George Hamblet for many years.

This is especially touching as none of the men were from Long Bennington. Three of the men were from Canada, one from Barbados and two from England. Normally, and at the request of the families, the bodies were transported to the areas where their families lived.

One of the graves belongs to Greystone Doyle Cumberbatch born St Lucy, Barbados in 1921.

By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org