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...
Jocelyn Barrow

Jocelyn Barrow

community champion Postgraduate studies in education brought me to England in 1959. I had been very active politically in Trinidad as a member of the People’s National Movement since its formation, and was researching why secondary schools in Trinidad were under...
Harry Cumberbatch

Harry Cumberbatch

community champions In 1964 I was recruited in Barbados by London Transport to work on the buses, after some preparation I arrived at Bow bus garage in East London during the summer of that year. I had previously worked in the merchant navy as a seaman and had...
Lauren Phillpotts

Lauren Phillpotts

profiles Laurent Phillpotts was born in Jamaica in 1923. He had been a trainee linotype operator at the Gleaner before volunteering for service in the Royal Air Force in 1943. After three months training at a camp on the island, he travelled to England where he...
Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell

profiles Veron (Steve) Mitchell volunteered in 1944 to join the Royal Air Force. He was 19 years old and had spent the year before as an agricultural worker in the USA. His Jamaican father, David, fought for the British in South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902)....