Norma Best

Norma Best

profiles In 1944, Britain appealed to her colonies for assistance and one of the smallest was British Honduras (now Belize) responded. Norma Best (nee Leacock) was among those who volunteered. She was 20 years old, at the time.   With five other Auxiliary Territorial...
Harold Sinson

Harold Sinson

profiles Harold was 18 years of age, when the war was declared in 1939. He was working at a foundry in British Guiana (now Guyana) as an engineering fitter, and one day in 1943, his friend who worked at the Daily Chronicle newspaper told him that the RAF was...
Arthur Curling

Arthur Curling

profiles In 1944, when the British government advertised in Jamaica for volunteers for the Royal Air Force against Germany, Arthur Curling answered the call. He was not yet 16 years of age, at the time, but passed the test and enlisted. He recalled, “My parents...
Cy Grant

Cy Grant

profiles Cy was born in British Guiana (now Guyana) and was 22 years of age in 1941 when he volunteered to join the Royal Air Force. Two years later, he was commissioned, thus becoming one of the few Black Officers in the RAF. During World War 2, he flew on operations...
Euton Christian

Euton Christian

profiles Euton was born in Jamaica and volunteered to fight for Britain in 1944, at the age of 20. Many of his friends had already signed up, and he did not want to be left behind. After a short spell of training on the island, he and other volunteers sailed for...
Dudley Anderson

Dudley Anderson

profiles Dudley Anderson was born in Jamaica in 1925, and like many other young men in 1944 he volunteered to join the Royal Air Force. He travelled to England, trained, and served as a Medical Orderly. Before being demobbed, he took a bookkeeping and typing course at...