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...
Arthur Leigh

Arthur Leigh

profiles Arthur was 22 years old when he answered the call from the Royal Air Force to volunteer to fight the Nazis in World War II. He had been employed as a clerk in Jamaica, but felt that the opportunity to serve in England was better than any other on the West...
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...