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...
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...
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...
Sybil Phoenix

Sybil Phoenix

community champion I am a woman of faith, and a Christian who believes strongly in ‘service’ to others; it has been a normal practice during my early days in British Guiana (now Guyana). My mother died when I was nine years of age. As my father worked in the quarries...