The Second Contingent
twelve men made up the Second Barbados
Contingent of Volunteers for the Armed
They were recruited for the Royal Air Force
(RAF) and departed
Barbados in November 1940.
the back row extreme right is Errol Walton Barrow
who was a flying officer with
the Royal Air Force
(RAF) and who later returned home and entered
On November 30th, 1966 he became the first Prime
Alleyne was born in September 1924. He enlisted
in the RAF in March 1944
during World War II.
his stint in the RAF Mr. Alleyne served in
various units in the United Kingdom
where he rose to Telegraphist 1. He continued in
until he retired in March 1966.
returning to Barbados, Mr. Alleyne began a writing
career and has authored
several books including “Historic
Bridgetown” and he has produced historic
Barbados for the local newspapers.
Commander, Aubrey Inniss, DFC was a wartime fighter ace. He was born in
Barbados on November 21, 1916.
joined the RAF in January 1939 on a service commission and by September when
war broke out he had been trained and was posted to 236 Squadron, flying the
Blenheim 4Fs on anti-shipping duties.
Inniss spent nineteen (19) years in the RAF. He retired in 1958 and
settled in North Devon, before returning to Barbados after his wife died in
1975. He subsequently died on January 30th, 2003.
Errol Walton Barrow
Hero of Barbados – Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, P.C. Q.C. (1920 – 1987)
is affectionately known as The Father of Independence and is credited with the
social transformation of Barbados.
in the parish of St. Lucy on January 21, 1920, he led a remarkable life.
He was one of twelve (12) volunteers of the Second Barbados Contingent, who
were recruited for the RAF in 1940 during World War II, where he served as a
Navigator in Bomber Command. Mr. Barrow completed thirty (30) missions
tour of duty ended in 1947 and he remained in the United Kingdom and studied
law in London.
Barrow returned to Barbados as a practising Barrister-at-Law and soon entered
politics. First, he joined the Barbados Labour Party in 1951. Then
in 1955, he formed the Democratic Labour Party. In 1966 he
led Barbados into a state of Independence and became the nation’s
first Prime Minister.
died on June 1st, 1987. His birthday is celebrated as a
National holiday and on April 28th 1998, the Rt. Excellent Errol
Walton Barrow was made a Barbadian National Hero.
Sheet – $6.00 The Barbados Concorde Experience
proudly presents British Airways Concorde G-BOAE or Alpha Echo for short.
For many years, this legendary aircraft thrilled visitors and locals alike with
its stunning combination of advanced engineering, technology and elegant
beauty. G-BOAE made its final home in Barbados and can be viewed at the
Barbados Concorde Experience.
Concorde first visited Barbados in 1977 at which time it transported Queen
Elizabeth II back to the United Kingdom after a visit to the island.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 July, 2011.