Flying Officer Julian Albert Marryshow was a Grenadian airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who served during the Second World War.
He was born in Grenada, the son of Theophilus Albert Marryshow, a political activist and campaigner for a West Indies Federation. Marryshow joined the Royal Air Force under the "Trinidad Air Training Scheme", and was posted to the Supermarine Spitfire-equipped 602 Squadron. He was credited with damaging one Fw 190 while supporting the ill-fated Dieppe raid on 19 August 1942.
Marryshow later converted to the Hawker Typhoon, and operated the fighter-bomber as part of 193 Squadron. With his squadron, he flew sorties over Europe during the Normandy landings, and was credited with the destruction of a number of trains and rocket launcher sites. On 24 February 1945, Marryshow's Typhoon (serial EK236) was hit by flak and came down near Breda. He survived and was able to rejoin his squadron.
After the war, Marryshow studied economics under Professor Harold Laski at the London School of Economics. He went on to be employed in the tourism industry. His work took him to a number of countries, in various capacities, and he acted as a consultant to the tourists boards of Tonga and the Solomon Islands, amongst others. In 1974, he headed a committee for Barbados' Board of Tourism which decided to revive the 'Crop Over' harvest festival. Marryshow died on 17 July 2012, in Barbados.
- ↑ Brizan, George I. Brizan (2001), Brave Young Grenadians: Loyal British Subjects, p. 64.
- ↑ Foreman, John (2005), Raf Fighter Command Victory Claims, Volume 2, p. 194.
- ↑ Caribbean Glory, da-academy.org. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
- ↑ Bickers, Richard Townshend (1999), Hawker Typhoon: The Combat History, p. 106.
- ↑ Sheppard, Jill (1997), Marryshow of Grenada: An Introduction, p. 21.
- ↑ Douglas, Ngaire Douglas (1997), They came for savages: 100 years of tourism in Melanesia, p. 157.
- ↑ Macmillan Caribbean (2003), A-Z of Barbados Heritage, p. 60.
- ↑ Rest in Peace Julian, barbadosunderground.wordpress.com. Retrieved 7 August 2015.