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Enjoy lunch in the Refuel Restaurant with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
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When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit the Wessex Café in Historic Hangars? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
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Lancaster Membership has been designed for people that wish to support the Museum from afar
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RADAR Magazine is a thrice yearly publication of the RAF Museum, bringing you access behind-the-scene
Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
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Without you assistance we would not be able to care for our collections, read our varied audiences or share our objects with a world wide audience.
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
Errol Walton Barrow was born in Nesfield, Barbados, on 21 January 1920. A gifted student, Barrow won three scholarships, the last in 1939 to study Classics at Codrington College. With the outbreak of war, however, the young Barbadian travelled to Britain to volunteer for the RAF.
Barrow joined the RAF in London on 31 December 1940, and was eventually selected as an Observer (Navigator). After training in Britain and Canada, he was commissioned as an officer on 4 November 1944. Barrow was posted to 88 Squadron and completed 45 bombing operations against targets in occupied Europe and Germany. Squadron Leader Alfred Barnes remembered him as:
“A bloody good Navigator - first class. Get you there, get you back. Never saw Barrow get in a flap…a good man to have along.“
After VE-Day, Flying Officer Barrow was chosen as the personal navigator of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir William Sholto Douglas, commander of the RAF in Germany. Barrow later studied at the London School of Economics and, in October 1950, he returned to Barbados as a lawyer.
Errol Barrow was drawn to politics, and in 1955 he formed the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to press for social and political reform and independence from British rule. The DLP came to power in 1961 and Barrow served as Premier, leading his country to independence on 30 November 1966.
As Prime Minister of Barbados, Barrow introduced measures to reduce poverty and ignorance and improve the quality of life of ordinary Barbadians. He also developed industry, commerce and tourism on the island. Barrow lessened Barbados’ reliance on foreign powers, especially the United States, and strengthened ties between the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean.
Errol Barrow served as Prime Minister until 1976. He returned to power with an overwhelming majority in May 1986, but died in office on 1 June 1987 aged only 67. His gravestone reads:
IN MEMORY OF FLYING OFFICER ERROL WALTON BARROW
NAVIGATOR, ROYAL AIR FORCE, WORLD WAR TWO
AND PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS
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