HOME AFFAIRS – WINDRUSH GENERATION & CARIBBEAN SERVICE VETERANS – 2 May 2018
[Leo Docherty: ...One element that we would do well to celebrate and recognise is the contribution of many members of the Windrush generation to our Armed Forces, prior to their arrival in this country in 1948, during the Second World War. During the Second World War, some 10,000 Caribbean soldiers served in the British Armed Forces across all three Services, and many conducted themselves in a very distinguished manner. ... ]
Dr Julian Lewis: I only wish I had known my hon. Friend was going to make that point, or I would have looked up the name of the very distinguished Afro-Caribbean officer from World War Two who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and was one of many people from that background who were recognised for great gallantry in the fight against fascism and Nazism.