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...
Sam King

Sam King

community champion Born in Jamaica in 1926, Samuel King worked with his father on the family farm with every intention of eventually taking over after his dad retired. When war was declared, he was a schoolboy interested in everything that was going on in Britain and...
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...
Connie Mark

Connie Mark

profiles Born and brought up in Kingston with her sister, mother and father, Connie Mark (nee McDonald) was 16 when World War Two was declared. At the age of 21 she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), and served in Jamaica as a medical secretary to the...
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...