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)....
Maurice Hudson

Maurice Hudson

profiles Born in Cuba in 1919, Maurice spent his early years there at a time when schooling for Black children was rear. So his parent moved to Jamaica when he five years of age, and life was better. His father’s mother was Margaret Garvey, the brother of the famous...
Cecil Holness

Cecil Holness

profiles Cecil Holness was born in Jamaica, and at the age of 22, volunteered to fight for Britain against Hitler’s army in World War II. Cecil’s decision was not only about service in the Royal Air Force, but he was motivated by a sense of adventure and the...
Allan Wilmot

Allan Wilmot

profiles Alan was born in Jamaica in 1925. After leaving college in 1941, he volunteered to join the Royal Navy, serving on a patrolling ship, escorting mine sweepers, and picking up survivors in the West Indies. In 1944 he volunteered for Royal Air Force service, and...