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France Honours fallen Barbados pilot George Inniss

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Dear Barbados Free Press

Thanks for your assistance with publicizing our search for the Barbadian Pilot of AD750 for the commemoration in France. (see BFP’s France to honour fallen Barbados RAF pilot George Inniss in May 2011 – Looking for relatives, photos)

Only a month ago we received pictures of George Inniss , which can be seen here.

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The commemoration was this weekend just passed. I expect lots of pictures from the attendees, but this was the first one I received (top) which I thought’ you’d like.

Best wishes
Jonathan Ives

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France to honour fallen Barbados RAF pilot George Inniss in May 2011 – Looking for relatives, photos

Updated: February 4, 2011

70th Anniversary of the death of a young Bajan pilot

Someone in Barbados must have a photo of George Harold Frederick INNISS

Let’s help France remember a young Bajan who died so far from home. Continue reading

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Searching For Barbados Relatives Of Rawle Lawson Knight

Sword Beach on D-Day: The brave, the frightened, the dead

Sword Beach on D-Day: The brave, the frightened, the dead

My grandfather, Rawle Lawson Knight, who was from Barbados fought in WWII. I know that he was on the front lines, having been shot while in Europe. He met my grandmother, Catherine Phillips in Wales, where she was from, and after they got married, following the war, they settled in Toronto, ON where my father and his siblings were born. I am trying to find out more information myself and since he is now deceased I find it even more difficult to come by.

On a another note, I know that he was quite the cricket player. If anyone can help me find out more about my family I would greatly appreciate any leads you might be able to provide. Thank you!

Candice

Posted as a comment on BFP’s article D-Day in Normandy – Barbados Connections

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